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Liwanag Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Banwa Pension
Ranked #11 of 132 Puerto Princesa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Place is clean and like a hidden gem in the city, not readily accesible from the main road- it only shows its form for the true traveler. Cheap, has free WIFI, staff are very friendly and knowlegable and the toilets are basic. Stayed for 2 nights, highly recommended.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was on top of my list when doing my research of Puerto Princesa. A quaint sort of hideaway for backpackers with large open spaces ideal for social gatherings and meeting fellow travelers. These are exactly the type of places I look for when I travel. The place is tucked away in a far off corner of the city... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A great find. This hostel is among the friendliest and nicest that I have stayed in. The staff were incredibly helpful and I plan to return as soon as I get another opportunity to return to Puerto Princesa.

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Pateros, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My collegues and I went to Puerto Princesa last January 2014 and stayed at Banwa Art House for five consecutive nights. The place was really wonderful, the people here are very hospitable and efficient. Double thumbs up for the food and service. Good place, good price/quality ratio. I was amazed when I realized the place speaks for itself, AN ART... More

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Banwa is my favorite hang-out spot. I've been in Puerto Princesa for the past 6 months and Banwa is my "home away from home." I love the artsy decor, the open air and rustic feel to the cafe. The staff have become dear friends and the service is always excellent!

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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We just fell in love with this place when we got there. The interior was so relaxing, pulling us towards the beanbags and wooden benches while staring at the ceiling tapestry. Place is very affordable, spent cheap money for dormitory room. Expect that beds are very simple and that bathrooms are not fancy. Do not forget that you can have... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with my friends. Good food, great atmosphere and helpful staff. The artwork on display creates a nice ambience. The rooms downstairs are quite close to the kitchen, so they might not be the best if you're sensitive to cooking scents.

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Quezon City, Philippines
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My family and I go out on an annual out-of-town trip, and last 2013, we decided to check out Palawan and its beauty. Banwa Art House is not a place for you if you prefer to be in the comforts of an air-conditioned room. Slippers and shoes are left outside, so if you're wary of any losses, carry your shoes... More

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Haifa, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed there only 1 night but the place was really great! the stuff were so helpful. Be aware that the attractions rates in the hotel is more expansive and if you want there is a travel agency outside of the hotel where you can buy the same thing in 10% less.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The banwa pension is a peacefull paradise in Puerto princessa. The best place to rest before going further in Palawan. There is dormitories and some rooms for couples, it's a tiny and cosy hostel. The rooms are clean and tidy. The staff is very competent and extra nice. They are available for any kind of information you could ask. The... More

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Address: Liwanag Street, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Also Known As:
Banwa Pension Hotel Puerto Princesa
Banwa Pension Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa

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Banwa Art House is the best landing spot in town. We have dormitory rooms and private rooms for couples and single travellers. Our open verandah cafe and art gallery is a great place to eat, drink, chill and meet fellow travellers and see arts from local artist. We also offer an extensive menu with plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Our staff are very knowledgeable to answer your queries regarding travel. Good music is important to us and we our proud to have a very good collection of them. Strictly a karaoke- Free Zone! ... more   less 
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