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Santander, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a shame it got burned down, I hope they re-build and re-open sometime soon. Place was so calm and chill. Staff was great and the garden was fantastic. A great loss if they don't get it up and running again.

Thank solesillo
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

My friend and I stayed here for about 3 nights and we had a pleasant stay. The rooms were clean, albeit a little noisy because of the roosters, but I guess you can't really do anything to prevent that. There is a large decking/bar in the pension which is comfortable and a great way to meet other travellers but also...

2Thank rebeccalw21
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I hope this is not too late and may add as encouragement to the business and family to continue with it despite the place catching fire in late 2014. I love the feel of the place, so close to nature. The common area showcases artworks made of native materials. It encourages travelers to mingle with each other with its tables...

Thank Gratz A
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 November 2014

This is my first review, but I felt the need to make a profile and leave this message because this place was just that great! The food is delicious, the staff is friendly, the price is right, the location is perfect, and the setting is like nothing else I experienced in a 3 month trip through South East Asia. My...

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

I decided to go there because somebody recommended this place to me. Honestly it's the first time I'm writing a review in my life but this time I just have to because it's amazing. I traveled a lot in my life and did a lot of hostel, Banwa is one of my favorite. Cheap place, nice staff (open the door...

1Thank Marie-Andrée R
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We emailed the hostel the morning we flew from Manilla. They reserved the room we wanted for us and sent us back an email. When you get to the airport, walk out to the road and walk right to get a trike coming down the road for 8-10 pesos a piece instead of 50 from the trikes waiting outside the...

Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3-4 nights. Staff were so friendly and helpful organizing everything i needed and always smiling and happy. Food was excellent and bar/ restaurant area was a very comfortable relaxed place to spend time. Would definitely reccomend this place to most people. Only issue for me was that people in the dorms didnt tip toe around in the...

Thank Daniel v
Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Hello Daniel, Wow! Thank you for your great review, we thank you for the time you spent on posting this comment. The staff are sending their regards for you. Every review is our inspiration to excel and be the best in this industry. I apologize for that disturbing steps of some of our guests in the morning, I will definitely...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

Maybe we were unlucky, as we could only get in the dorm, which was full of mosquitoes and reception had no bug spray. Got eaten to pieces! The weaved walls also don't help when morons are right outside the dorm talking incessant traveller nonsense till 4am. The place itself is lovely, the main area being a nice relaxing space. The...

Thank Scook84
Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations.It is always our goal to provide everyone our guest the best possible service and hospitality that we can offer. Regarding the mosquitoes it is the season of mosquitoes from July...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

This place is in the middle if town and close to restos and a massage place. The design is rustic and native, with art pieces on the wall. The owner's Mom makes fabulous shell and seed beading on natuve fiber and create such an explosion of colors. The common lounge is welcoming with a bat to order food and drinks....

Thank Chris C
Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, Thank you for staying with us during your vacation here in Puerto Princesa City. Most specially for the time you spent in posting your review. We appreciate it very much. Yes, the common lounge is called the "Vehranda", this is where different people with different language meet and mingle. We hope to see you soon again. Best...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I rely on Trip Advisor when selecting a good but affordable place. Banwa Art House seemed very impressive based on reviews and I’m pleased that I experienced the same delightful service. Cheerful, accommodating staff, clean restrooms, reasonably priced good food, accessible location and fantastic artsy ambience. I came to Palawan for five days without an itinerary and I ‘blame’ the...

Thank Ria-chan
Jaren A, Manager at Banwa Pension, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Ria, Thank you for the time you spent for posting a review here, we value your review very much. Like you, yes, we really love art, thank you for appreciating us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, I just hope that you will be here again next time you visit Palawan. I know you haven't traveled...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Banwa Pension has ceased to trade as of 7th October 2014 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banwa Pension

Address: # 122 Liwanag Street | Corner B. Mendoza, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mimaropa > Palawan Province > Palawan Island > Puerto Princesa
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Banwa Pension Hotel Puerto Princesa
Banwa Pension Palawan Island/Puerto Princesa
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“If you are travelling solo, choose the dormitory rooms so you could save - but you have to use the communal bathrooms and you have to walk across the hall to get there. If you are a family (we were 5 adults, 1 kid and 1 infant), you could get their largest room although you may have to be slightly cramped inside but still comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles pahmee, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Segunda room was good. Even the dorms. Cheap but excellent”
 of 5 bubbles VAN062014, 13 Apr 2014 | Read review
“If you're finicky, better get a solo room than share a room with others.”
  • One of the rooms once you reach the entrance.
 of 5 bubbles PamBaluyo, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
“It's a tiny hostel, so make sure you book a room before arrival”
 of 5 bubbles 25simc, 14 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Dorms all the way!”
 of 5 bubbles thphotog, 7 Feb 2014 | Read review
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