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Hostal Refugio del Rio

Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Esperance, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel has a beautiful location with a small stream flowing past, friendly staff, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The kitchen is well equipped you can have a lovely breakfast for just $A3 if you want with a fresh bread roll, fruit, coffee and cereal and yogurt. The staff are full of great information and can tell you where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During my travels in Panama, I spent 8 nights at Refugio del Rio (over two stays) and saw 5 different rooms. My favorite room was the tree house, where you will fall asleep to the sound of the river. All were very lovely and different with extremely good value. Like others have said, in many ways this feels like an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely hostel with big, clean rooms and great facilities. We loved sitting on our verandah, listening to the stream and watching the birds. You can buy breakfast at the hostel, but there is also a good kitchen. Nice quiet area, but only a few minutes walk from town. My daughter especially enjoyed the hot tub. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ill keep this short, the hostel was awesome, clean rooms, nicely spaced dorms. The layout of the kitchen and outdoor area was wicked, there is even a hot tub outside by the stream! Such a cool little place, out of the way from the main street but still right where you need to be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the nicest hostel I have ever stayed at. The private room with a private bath was simple and clean. The rate was affordable and they had a hot tub. It was lovely to wake up to the bubbling river outside. The staff were very helpful and they even had a puppy to play with! Delightful stay.

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jeeusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a private room there last month. Room was good though the ot water in the shower could have been warmer. The best part though was the beautiful common area, especially th garden which is really beatiful with the stream passing there and even a jaccuzi. It really gives a sense of luxury in a price of a hostel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a private room with bathroom, TV, no hot water. There are a few different options for privates, some of them have balcony, others don't and the noise level might be different as well due to their location regarding the common areas and the thickness of the walls between rooms. The close by river soothes and offers the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel was better than most hotels I've stayed at for twice the price. The rooms are spacious and light, very clean and the common areas are very nice. There are several computers, games and books for use, a big, clean kitchen with tons of storage space and even a jacuzzi in the back! It is close to the centre... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a 20km hike with these guys - received an email, confirming my trip and directing me to them from the beach, where I was staying. Up at 4:30, out the door by 5 to get there on time. They never showed nor responded to my emails asking what happened. Didn't get any money from me, but it cost... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staff is super friendly and accommodating. I was able to secure a private room with bathroom and to my delight, it is located on a stream surrounded by trees, flowers, lawns and some wildlife. One wall of my room is 100% window which allows me to enjoy the stream view. I have travelled the world and stayed in many... More

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Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
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Known in town as the “luxurious” hostel for backpackers, you are always surprised to discover that such a beautiful house has been transformed into a hostel. Our place has been carefully furnished and decorated and also has 9 private all of which have private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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