Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel
The Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel provide a comfortable base from which guests can see and experience the unique rice terraces of the Cordillera region.
The Ifugao town of Banaue is known worldwide for its millennia-old rice terraces. The Banaue Rice Terraces are a National Cultural Treasure and the terrace clusters in Batad and Bangaan in Banaue are part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras listed as a UNESCO cultural world heritage site.
The Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, owned and operated by the Philippine government's Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority or TIEZA, is the largest accommodation and only established hotel in the area. The hotel is an ideal base for travelers to the region, and provides comfortable rooms and convenient facilities that guests can enjoy after their active explorations of the region.
Perched on a peak 4,000 feet above sea level, the hotel offers dramatic views of the surrounding rice terraces. The hotel has 32 De Luxe Rooms, 45 Standard Rooms, and 4 Suites with two bedrooms each, as well as a hostel for larger groups or backpackers. The rooms are fully carpeted and furnished with a traditional Cordilleran touch, by way of wood walls and native fabrics. The rooms have private balconies overlooking the rice terraces.
The hotel has a number of in-house dining options, including the Imbayah Restaurant, the Rooftop Coffee Shop, and the Guihob Cocktail Lounge. These, together with the Cambulo Ballroom and Videoke Bar, and the Hostel Lounge or Mad-diket Hall, are available for use during conventions, conferences, and other events.
Recreational facilities include indoor games such as billiards and table tennis, and an outdoor swimming pool on a deck with an excellent view of the neighboring mountains. The hotel arranges cultural presentations to let guests experience the rich ethnic heritage of the region, and a souvenir and curio shop where visitors can purchase native products.
Travelers will naturally want to step out and enjoy the fresh mountain air and the challenge of hiking through the rice terraces to the nearby towns, but after a long adventure-filled day, they can count on returning to the comfort of their rooms at the Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel.
How to get there:
The Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel is 348 kilometers north of Manila and can be reached via Cabanatuan City and Lagawe Roads. There two alternate routes that can be traversed in private vehicles or via public bus via Baguio City. First is from Baguio City to Banaue via Halsema Mountain Trail and Bontoc, Mt. Province. Second is from Baguio City to Banaue via San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. Travel time is approximately 8 - 9 hours.