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#122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Banwa Pension
Ranked #13 of 138 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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Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Banwa for our trip to El Nido. It is a very nice pension with a general "laid back" atmosphere. The rooms are simple and clean. If you like to taste some delicious Filipino dishes you should enjoy the beautiful veranda (in my view the best part of the house). Hope to be back very soon ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place! So pretty, super nice and helpful people, always smiling. Free wifi and locker, too bad the breakfast wasn't included but they do serve it for some extra pesos and it's good food! The rooms weren't as pretty as the rest, but still fine.

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manila philippines
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67 reviews 67 reviews
58 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I finally found a place where I could stay and not ever think of going somewhere else. At first glace you can see a house which old and is in constant battle with the elements. This place has survived time. I have nothing but respect for its longevity especially because most of the materials used to build it is wood.... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When I was searching for a place to stay in Puerto Princesa, the look and feel that Banwa's pictures gave me told me that it was the right place to stay. True! I was surprised when the tricycle driver took us there because he got shocked that we were staying at Banwa. Apparently, most guests there are foreigners. I guess... More

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Makati, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stumbled upon this little jewel on the internet, and I was taken by its good reviews and affordable price. When I got there, I was not disappointed. This is the best place I've been so far that is easy on the pocket - perfect for backpackers. I especially loved the common area/mini bar/restaurant. You can order coffee, read books... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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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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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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Address: #122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, 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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