El Nido Backpacker’s Hotel and Hostel

LOCATIONEl Nido, Palawan
SIZE7,250 sq.m.

Primarily designed for local and foreign backpackers who crave for unique and authentic experiences, the architecture hopes to represent both the macro-culture of the Philippines and the micro-culture of El Nido, Palawan.

Minimalistic massing was combined with vibrant murals that depict snippets of local experiences, formulating spaces that are highly-stimulating, optimistic, and hopeful for the future; yet deeply grounded on its roots.


Project Team:

Principal Architect – Jason Buensalido; Lead Project Architect – Cholo Ramirez; Project Architects – Nitz Balce; Technical Innovations Architects – Ryan San Pedro, Jaydee Masajo

Interiors – Design Hirayama + Quesada, Landscape Architecture – BCL Asia