Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Exploring is recommended in Palawan and Green Turtle is a great place to start. Located at San Jose New Market - the best to understand local culture and the real way of island living. And just across is the San Jose Bus Terminal, the main transport hub of Palawan - the best to quickly catch bus and van schedule to northern and southern destinations on the island.

Green Turtle is a 24+ beds basic accommodation. All dorm rooms are upstairs, airconditioned, have comfortable beds, secured big lockers, and reasonably clean toilets and showers. We have a hang-out area for you to meet like-minded travellers so bring drinks to share at night and make new friends.

- Puerto Princesa Int'l Airport is just one jeepney ride (25 min; PHP 15)
- Eateries, market street foods, fruit stalls, Julies bakeshop and grocery (4 min walk)
- Ka Inato - Main branch, Nokinocs San Manuel, DJ Balcony Bar (5-8 min walk)
- Go-land, Massway, and Andrew's Supermarkets (4-7 mins walk)
- Busses, jeepney and shuttle vans to El Nido, Port Barton, Bataraza, etc (3 min walk)
- Robinsons Mall Palawan (22 min walk) or one jeepney ride (6 min; PHP 12)
- "Bayan"; old market, one jeepney ride (45 min - < 1hr; PHP 16)
- Cathedral, +Plaza Cuartel, +Bay Walk, one jeepney ride +walk (< 1 hr; PHP 20)
- Anywhere in Rizal Avenue back to San Jose New Market (< 1hr; PHP 16 to 20)
- PSU, City Hall, and a newly developed open space park (20 min walk or jog, to see at sunrise)

We assist our guests with sightseeing tours. We help to secure one of the lowest booking prices for Puerto Princesa Subterranean River - a UNESCO world heritage site.

We, Mama Bing and the team treat our guests like family and guide them to their next island destination. We are a small family-run accommodation so expect a bit of informality, flexibility, naughtiness, thrills and memorable cool ways of exploring Palawan.

Green Turtle Backpackers Guesthouse is a favourite airport stopover for backpackers and solo travellers in Puerto Princesa. We are certainly a budget-friendly and time-saving choice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 7.1

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2020
    We stayed here for 1 night before getting the van to port barton, they arranged for the van to pick us up and were really helpful with recommending places to eat. They have the best wifi in most of the Philippines and the beds are so comfy with great pillows and blankets!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 May 2022
    Green Turtle was great. Just stayed one night in transit but Mama Bling and Ab were really.nice and extremely helpful with information and making me feel welcome. I would def stay there again and highly recommend. Love the water pressure in shower which is not found everywhere on Palawan.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2022
    Great place. Super helpful staff. Highly recommended
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    29 Aug 2022
    A fantastic guest house. Really enjoyed my stay here. Super helpful staff, who went above and beyond to help me when I was having some problems. The whole place is very clean and well looked after and the beds are super comfy. Stayed in a dorm and private room here both where great.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2022
    Super helpful staff!
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    08 Aug 2022
    Nice hostel right next to the bus terminal. Perfect for overnight stays
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Jun 2022
    Surprisingly had a really nice stay here - seems to be the only decently reviewed place in Princessa. Small place, met some great people and it's got what you need.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2022
    Staff friendly and helpful, helped us book our bus to El Nido! Lockers available. Hostel is clean. Shower facilities okay, okay water pressure but water luke warm. Free water refills available and breakfast for a small charge. Bed comfy with privacy curtains. Not much around hostel but mall a short taxi away
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Aug 2022
    Not much around there at all, the grand mother than runs it is absolutely lovely! Was pretty empty when I was there. Toilet and shower were pretty terrible
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    08 Jan 2020
    There was literally no atmosphere here and as a solo traveller it isn’t recommended unless it’s just for one night and if you don’t want to meet anyone. I saw 2 other people staying here during my visit. Bathrooms are average however beds are comfortable and a curtain is provided. Main issue was location I felt unsafe walking around the area on my own as a female solo traveller even to the supermarket at the end of the street. Overall an alright stay for a layover.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi