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Balai Esperanza

Hartmann Beach Wescom, Brgy San Miguel, San Pedro, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, 5300
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Based on 30 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Robinsons Place Palawan
(3.94 km)
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
(48.92 km)
Sabang Boat Terminal
(51.38 km)
Apulit Port
(162.61 km)
Review by Traveloka users

1 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

This place is awesome. Warm welcome. Very accommodating and hospitable staff. Great Breakfast. No doubt, I am really in the Philippines. This made my trip a memorable one. Thanks to Ervin and Nanay Norma. Well done Guys.
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Anna O
Amazing Host!
Based on booking.com rate 8.5... and 4/5 of tripadvisor... We booked this room because all reviews were positive specially about the host. Ervin in an amazing host, very gentle and he booked for us our trip to Underground River and to El Nido. He made as feel like our home and he offers special rates for the tour in El Nido, not to be missed. About the cleanliness wasn't excellent... we found spiderwabes in the bathroom and a small spider crawling over the pillow. Lots of crack in the wall and the room was smaller than it looked in the picture ( he offered us to move in a big one but there was not private bathroom, even though no one stayed in the hostel at that time). Unfortunately we had a rainy days and few licks made the lounge area inaccessible. Only cold shower but it's normal in Palawan :) Breakfast was simple but good. We use the kitchenette... was simple with a bit of dust but enough for a quick dinner. He also offer tea and coffee all day long. The place definitely needs some refurbishments. If you travel on budget it's nice to spend some nights there.
Couples - Sep 22, 2017
Filipino Hospitality At Its Best
If the dictionary had "Filipino Hospitality" as an entry, Erven's picture will be next to it (together with Norma). From the moment I booked the reservation, he greeted me and thanked me for the booking. He gave me concise directions from the airport. Once I got to the guest house, I felt as if I was greeting a long lost friend despite the fact that this was the first time we met. He arranged the tour for the Underground River, he arranged for our transfer to El Nido, and he booked us on our Island Hopping Tours of El Nido. When he served me fluffy pancakes for breakfast the first day, I requested a more traditional Filipino breakfast the second day, and I got it. Finally, he and Norma grilled fish for us, as well as cooked some delicious vegetables and rice for dinner. There was no request left unheeded, no question left unanswered. The accommodation itself was simple and clean. The air conditioning and fan worked well together. The bath and CR facilities were immaculate. It is no wonder (almost) everyone gives it 5 stars. I highly recommend Balai Esperanza, especially if you are on a budget and/or you're a backpacker.
Friends getaway - Jul 17, 2017
Cecilie V
Feel like home in this backpackers paradise
Such a cozy, nice and pretty accommodation a little outside Puerto Princesa and only 2km from the airport. My boyfriend and I stayed for one night in the "bamboo hut". It was beautiful and original and a really nice experience. The price not only includes a nice place to stay and delicious breakfast but also an extremely helpful and friendly host, a great atmosphere and good opportunities for discovering the area. The place has scooters for rent and Erven(the host) is so helpful with everything and especially if you want to go on tours in the area or if you need transport of any kind. My boyfriend and I are going to El Nido tomorrow and even though we aren't staying at Balai Esperanza anymore we contacted Erven and he quickly arranged transport for us. That's great service, and we're so thankful! Everyone going to Puerto Princesa should visit Balai Esperanza :-)
Couples - Jun 30, 2017
Thomas N
Great place
We stayed for a week, the place is simple but nice. Located outside the city in a small village. Small shops and locals are close by, but not much more. A great place to use as a base for exploring puerto princesa and surroundings. The manager is super nice and the breakfast is great.
Couples - May 18, 2017
Felt very welcome here, they put a new chalk board up and had a social area, such a good idea. We played cards and met loads of travellers of an evening. Not much around, but had a walk around the nearby roads and bought some street food nearby. We only stayed 2 nights and it was a perfect stop over. We did the underground caves with another company but wished we had booked with balai. We paid for them to take us to El Nido and it was by far the cheapest we saw around. They also gave us discount for some El Nido trips and was way cheaper than anything else there. Many Thanks again!! :)
Friends getaway - Apr 27, 2017
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  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • Late check-out
    • Early check-in
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Staying at Balai Esperanza is a good choice when you are visiting San Pedro.

    This hostel is very easy to find since it is strategically positioned close to public facilities.

    About Balai Esperanza

    Not only located within easy reach of various places of interests for your adventure, but staying at Balai Esperanza will also give you a pleasant stay.

    When staying at a hostel, the design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. With its unique setting, Balai Esperanza provides a pleasant accommodation for your stay.

    Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Balai Esperanza, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

    If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Balai Esperanza is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

    This hostel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

    Balai Esperanza is the smartest choice for you who are looking for affordable accommodation with outstanding service.

    24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

    Balai Esperanza is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    Staying at Balai Esperanza will surely satisfy you with its great hospitality and affordable price.

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