Banaue Homestay deserves to be #1 on Tripadvisor because Bea and her family are the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to make us comfortable and help us where they could. When we arrived from the overnight bus at 6:15am there already someone waiting to pick us up. She also helped me out with buying the overnight bus back to Manila so I didn't have to worry about taking care of that in the short time I was there and risk having it being booked out. She also organised 2 excellent tours for us, one was an excellent hike from the Banaue viewpoint to the bottom of the rice terraces with a guide, and the next day a trip to Batad where we would hike from the Saddle point to the rice terraces, to tepia falls and back. After our long hike Bea let us hang out the guest house until our bus arrived to wind down and let us get changed and take a shower, which really made a difference as we didn't want to be dirty and sweaty from a long hike on the overnight bus back to Manila. I really felt at home there and welcome and I hope she retains the top spot here because she really deserves it. For guests expecting luxury accommodation - the rooms are basic but for the price you are paying very good value in my opinion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very basic, clean and simple accommodation that is located less than 10 minutes walk from Banaue town proper and from the bus station. 5 Rooms with 1 room with attached bathroom and 4 rooms with shared bathrooms. 3 Of our rooms is facing the rice terraces. ... more less