7.5

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9.2

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Exceptional location
Nearby landmarks
Banaue Rice Terraces 30 m
Tappiya Falls 530 m
Banaue Bus Terminal 8.3 km
Hapao Rice Terraces 12.2 km
Cauayan Airport 65.9 km
Loakan Airport 83.5 km
Tuguegarao Airport 101.3 km
Dr.Juan C. Angara Airport 139.6 km
Laoag International Airport 152.8 km
Clark International Airport 204.3 km
Hillside Inn and Restaurant

"The restaurant upstairs with viewing deck was beautiful."

Daniel - March 14, 2020
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Hillside Inn and Restaurant

Viewpoint, Upper Batad, Batad, Banaue, Philippines, 3601 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Batad part of Banaue, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Shops

  • Currency exchange

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Value for money8.1
Location rating9.2

Rooms available at Hillside Inn and Restaurant

Attic Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Classic Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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  • 2 double beds
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Terrace Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Classic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
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Superior Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Balcony Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The inn offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    If you're looking for an easy way to get around Banaue with private transportation, the inn can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Hillside Inn and Restaurant. A selection of food types including western and asian breakfast options is available for guests.

    What are my dining options at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Hillside Inn and Restaurant features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

    What is the smoking policy at Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Hillside Inn and Restaurant does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

    What restaurants are nearby Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Restaurants including Top View Homestay and Restaurant-Batad are popular in Hillside Inn and Restaurant’s neighborhood which is known as Batad.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hillside Inn and Restaurant?

    Hillside Inn and Restaurant’s nearby natural sights include Tappiya Falls located in the same Batad area.

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    What people love about Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "The restaurant upstairs with viewing deck was beautiful."

      Daniel

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      March 14, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "EXPERIENCES: The hotel did a good job connecting us to a fantastic local guide (Job), who organized a great 2-day itinerary."

      Daniel

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      March 14, 2020

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Hillside Inn has a very good view of the rice terraces."

      Dinah

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      March 9, 2020

    Overall rating:

    7.5

    Very good
    155 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.8
    Facilities
    6.4
    Location
    9.2
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    What travelers say they love:
    Dining by the veranda was a very pleasant experience.
    Dinah from Philippines
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    More about Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    Hillside Inn and Restaurant

    Hillside Inn and Restaurant provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Exploring Banaue is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the inn. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby.
    On cold days and nights, the inn's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the inn, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. Little things you forgot to pack aren't a big problem! Just stop by the convenience stores to get what you need. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Feel right at home during your stay at Hillside Inn and Restaurant. Some rooms at Hillside Inn and Restaurant are equipped with linen service for your convenience. Some rooms at Hillside Inn and Restaurant include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. The inn also offers bottled water in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
    It's good to know that toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious free breakfast, which you'll always enjoy at Hillside Inn and Restaurant. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the inn. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
    Hillside Inn and Restaurant lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 86% of the city's accommodation.
    This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 83% of other options in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.4

    Most talked about facilities

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    13 mentions

    Food & Dining

    11 mentions

    Housekeeping

    2 mentions

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Karaoke
    • Massage
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Bottle of water
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Convenience store
    • Currency exchange
    • Elevator
    • Fireplace
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Shops
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Babysitting service
    • Family room
    • Kids meal
    • Playground

    Access

    • Dog-friendly
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Rental car

    Available in all rooms

    • Dining table
    • Free bottled water
    • Linens
    • Separate dining area
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Window
    Location
    Viewpoint, Upper Batad, Batad, Banaue, Philippines, 3601
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.2

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 4-6 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from12:00
    • Check-in until10:00
    • Check-out from10:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges0
    • Number of floors4
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 7
    • Year property opened1991
    • Most recent renovation2020

    Reviews of Hillside Inn and Restaurant from real guests

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    7.5
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    10
    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities6.4
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality6.0
    Service7.5
    Value for money8.1
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    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (22)
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    8.8
    Excellent
    maria from Australia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Worth every step...”

    Hillside Inn has the best view of Batad Rice terraces from our room.(make sure you request a room with the view). There were 5 of us. We're just excited to see a place we've only seen in pictures and movies since childhood. Et voila after 10 hours of bus ride (Ohayami bus services) from Sampaloc Manila to Banaue. Make sure you arrange all transportations with Hillside Inn because if you don't you will find yourself paying for more if you don't know any better. There is a jeep that goes to Batad from Banaue Local market ( price unknown as I wasn't given a change to haggle and a post a note on my foreheads "generouslady" 😀) if you're in a budget and know where to go at Batad I suggest you do that. But after a long bus ride you just want to Be where you want to Be. After the confusion our pick-up arrived a minute late I say and he admitted😀. We discussed our transport fee and it cost me (4,500 including a tour guide. this is including a return transport to Banaue. Does it sound expensive? I say yes but if you asked and arrange everything thru Hillside which I've admit I've forgotten maybe it will be cheaper. They did gave me a quote for a car pooling price which was more reasonable and again as I was busy thinking everything was ok for our trip I forgot could have saved me a little more for spending money😀.Live, travel and learn... From our journey to Banaue I'll say less than an hour depending on the road we arrived at Batad drop off point. A 20-30minutes trek (depends how long your legs are..mine was a bit challenge) to the town of Batad, every step was counted (I've stopped after 10) it was a good walked I've warned my nieces about the walk and I don't want any complains and they didn't as we were overtaken by an old lady carrying a sack of sand on her head walking as fast as she can with a mismatched slippers (thongs) so no complains at all. After 25 minutes walk we arrived and saw the green roof of hillside inn over looking the Batad rice terraces...yes it was

    Reviewed February 13, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Neil from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Perfect view and great food.”

    I AM DEFINITELY GOING BACK! Everything you need is right there. It’s not only an inn. It’s also a restaurant, a view deck and a tourism office rolled into one. It’s conveniently located at the mouth of Batad Village. I think they have the busiest kitchen in the village. Well, that’s kind of expected. A market vendor in Banaue town advised me to look for it. She said it’s the most popular chalet in that part of the mountain. I was served the tastiest vegetable dish I’ve had in years! And, for a cheap price too. I was pleasantly surprised to find pizza in this very remote place. With the way they treat their guests, I can say how much premium is placed on customer service. That’s indigenous hospitality so to speak. I even sat side by side with guests from other inns who came to dine at the restaurant on a regular basis. No wonder this inn has been thriving for decades. The respectable woman who owns the place is the sweetest grandmother ever! It’s the one place I made friends with three different nationalities. My happiest moment: sitting by the restaurant's veranda, clutching a cup of coffee and staring at the most magnificent view in the world!

    Reviewed January 26, 2016

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

    Awesome Trip!”

    My girlfriend and I went to Banaue with our Taiwanese friend. Our stay at Hillside Inn was very fun. It wasn't the best inn in the world, but the staff made it worth it. Roberson served as our guide and our friend during our stay. Even his sister Odette was so friendly. The food doesn't get served immediately, so order earlier. They gave us bananas when we told them we've been waiting for a while. Finally, the view in our room, was so beautiful. You have to see it!

    Reviewed June 13, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Aristotle from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    Great place, Great View”

    Hillside Inn is perfect for nature lovers, travelers and adventurers who wants a place to stay. It has good food, humble tour guides, happy owners, friendly cats and dogs lying around and has a perfect view of batad rice terraces

    Reviewed October 06, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Emma from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

    Awesome place!”

    Had an amazing stay at Hillside Inn. Room with a stunning view over the rice terraces, comfy and clean. A hot shower and a really cool balcony area to eat in the restaurant with a stunning view again. Best thing about this place were the people. Magellan and his family were just Awesome, super friendly and helpful and just lovely people. I'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed January 18, 2018

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Katharina from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Nice people and great view!”

    view from the terrace, friendly staff

    We had a great stay at the Hillside Inn. The view from the terrace is just awesome, the staff was really friendly and we had a lot of fun! The standard of the accomodation is as you would expect from a remote village. However, after an exhausting 6-hours trek we loved the hot shower and the comfy beds. Overall probably the best place to stay in Batad. However, taking into account the price you pay for a room at Agoda, the value what you get is too low. Would highly recommend not to book over Agoda or any other platform - rather just go there and pay the walk-in rate. Just as a comparison: Walk-in rate for a double room with shared bathroom is 200P (4 Euros) and booking over Agoda is more than 14 Euros, i.e. more than three times higher!

    Reviewed October 19, 2015

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Rebecca from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Blessed by hillside inn!”

    Our stay at Hillside Inn was fantastic! First and formost, the staff and guides are fantastic! We experienced some extenuating circumstances and the guides could not have been more helpful or level headed in helping us out. We were very blessed by those guys! (Shout out to Roberson and Job--highly recommend them!) There are no outlets in the rooms so bring extra batteries/power bank (you can pay to use an outlet downstairs for 25php though) and there are no ATMs so make sure to have enough cash! The inn coordinated our pick up and our tours for very reasonable prices (we weren't expecting it, but they will be waiting for you when you get off the bus--so don't worry, it's legit). There is a lot of walking and stair climbing involved but the rice terraces are stunning and it's so very worth the sore legs after. Our group has been living in the Philippines between 6-12 months and this was most definitely one of our favorite places in the whole country!

    Reviewed November 14, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anya from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Lovely third visit, always a pleasure to come back”

    I keep coming back to Batad, and I’ve always stayed at the Hillside Inn. So many fond memories and always such warm, gracious hospitality.

    Reviewed April 01, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wendy from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Wow what a location and view!!”

    Awesome location (must be willing/able to trek in)! Fantastic views of the Batad rice terraces. Super friendly staff and guides to learn about and trek/ tour the area. Food was very good and very reasonably priced! Hot water was a little spotty / sketchy but showering after a day of trekking is all we needed. The massage ladies did a great job on our sore muscles. All so reasonably priced- we would come back to this place again if we make it back to the Philippines. The peacefulness of this area and the rich culture is a must visit!!

    Reviewed August 27, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Daniel from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Unbelievable location/view for the price”

    OVERALL: The room cost is incredibly low for the extraordinary view and proximity to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. FACILITIES: The rooms are no frills, homey, and clean, which is exactly what was expected. The hot shower was nice, but the bathroom/shower could be cleaned more frequently. The restaurant upstairs with viewing deck was beautiful. SERVICE: The town has few restaurants, so most people choose to eat at the hotel. The food is lackluster (understandable given the geographic isolation) and extremely overpriced. You are also charged a fee for charging your electronic devices and for shower towels, which was unexpected and excessive. We almost ran out of cash, and there is no ATM in Batad. Lastly, the customer service could definitely be improved -- the hotel staff were not welcoming or particularly helpful, and were kind of gruff in answering questions. EXPERIENCES: The hotel did a good job connecting us to a fantastic local guide (Job), who organized a great 2-day itinerary.

    Reviewed March 14, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Elena from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Awesome stay”

    I had a great stay in Batad at Hillside! The view is stunning and I would highly recommend this place. Staff are friendly and will help you book guides. Accommodation is very basic but is clean enough and what you would expect

    Reviewed April 07, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good
    marcelo from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Travel between the 1st and 3rd week of June wherein the views of the Rice terraces are impressive”

    Do not expect much in Batad like internet/network since there is no signal, we stayed there for 2nights because we planned to trek the rice terraces and the Tappiya waterfalls. This Inn offers a 5 star majestic views of the rice terraces, Get a room that is on the 2nd floor, room number 1 and 2 offers a window facing the perfect view . You can also enjoy having breakfast, lunch, and dinner or just sipping to your brewed coffee while enjoying the view of the terraces. We suggest to take a picture on their laundry area on the 2nd floor it offers a fulldeck view of the rice terraces. Hillside Inn would be the perfect place to stay at if you are after the view of the rice terraces and do not care much of the services/amenities

    Reviewed June 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Malyn from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Highly recommended”

    1. best view of Batad rice terraces on their dining hall 2. food has big serving, good taste 3. staff is approachable and always around 4. rooms are clean 5. bathroom (common bath) is already dirty when its my turn to use it, no trash can that's why leftover shampoos and soaps scatter on the floor which made the water outlet clogged. water is so cold, no water heater. 6. i know they can do better

    Reviewed October 02, 2019

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    7.6
    Very good
    Brian from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    The best hotel in Batad with spectacular view”

    If you want to spend your trip in Batad, choose this Hotel. It has a VERY NICE view of the whole Batad Rice Terraces that other hotels can't offer. And the price was very affordable too! I think many travelers made their booking here and so, the atmosphere in the hotel lobby/restaurant was so great. Sometimes, the guides who are staying here before they proceed for tomorrow's hike, Do some guitar performances and it was great to jam with them.

    Reviewed April 06, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dinah from Philippines
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Thank you po, Ma'am Mirza, for being very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay at Hillside Inn. ”

    Hillside Inn has a very good view of the rice terraces. Dining by the veranda was a very pleasant experience.

    Reviewed March 09, 2020

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Patrick from Canada
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Basic and awesome”

    Basic room, facility and everything. But it all work. Awesome view for breakfast & nice location in Batad. Would stay there again, considering it is very good value for money.

    Reviewed May 07, 2017

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    5.6
    Joanna from Egypt
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Amazing view but too loud and food overpriced ”

    We stayed one night at Hillside inn. The view is really amazing but that's the only reason for staying there. The rooms are literally made of tin and you can hear everything and everyone. The restaurant stays open till quite and was noisy. If you're backpacking and want to meet people it might be a place for you but we just wanted a good night sleep after quite an exhausting day of hiking and unfortunately that didn't happen. I don't complain about the food too often but here is was honestly really bad and very overpriced. By comparison we had one more full meal at the other place we were staying after, same amount of drinks and ended up paying 2/3 of what we paid at Hillside. On the plus side, we were picked up at the station and had someone help is organise the transport and the trips for the next few days but then again, most of the places in Batad/Banaue offer that. The view is really stunning but there is another hostel next door with the same view m. We didn't check it properly but it might be a better choice.

    Reviewed April 27, 2016

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    6.0
    melanie from France
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Spartan environment, enjoy a night as a Local”

    Amazing view, just sit front of the Wonderful Batad rice terraces and relax. No best place to enjoy Batad! Spartan rooms, shared showers, local restaurant with good range of foods. Hotel access is difficult, be advised not to bring luggages since there's a 30min walking distance up and down through a soil and slipping path in the mountain. Would not recommend to tourists expecting a minimum confort. But definitely very convenient if you have the full treck of Batad in a day, because there's no more jeepneys to leave Batad to go to Banaue after 4:00pm and after sunset around 5:30-6:00pm, it's too dark to cross the walking path up to the road.

    Reviewed May 05, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Julia from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Awesome location and good food”

    Location is prime - the view is probably the best in whole Batad!! Room rates are cheap and the food in their restaurant is very good, too! Staff could be a bit more friendly and bathrooms could be a bit cleaner, however, all in all a good place with great value for money!

    Reviewed March 18, 2016

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Catherine from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    comfortable short stay”

    We didn't have electricity for two days/one night but nonetheless, we had a good stay and all for an affordable fee. The room had two beds and a very nice view of the terraces - bathroom/toilet room was also more spacious and comfortable than I expected. It also has a nice location in terms of distance from the 'end of the road' (where Banaue-bound jeepney waits for passengers in the morning).

    Reviewed October 15, 2016

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