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Hostal Refugio del Rio

Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our 3 and 6 y/o daughters stayed a couple nights at this hostel in late June 2014. We made arrangements quickly while leaving Bocas Del Toro, and luckily we were able to secure the last room available, an upstairs room with bunkbeds and a single. Plenty of space with a nice view of the creek... More

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really lovely stay at this hostal. Our first few nights we stayed in the tree house - very romantic, quiet, away from everyone with river running right in front. Staff is super helpful and rooms were ready early. Gave us choice of room we wanted for last few nights. Spacious, clean just beautiful all around. Within walking distance... More

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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course reading all the rave reviews I went here with high expectations. I stayed with another traveler I met in the Colibri room which is next to the reception and is HUGE. They gladly added a second bed so we each had our own bed which was nice as the double bed was pretty tiny (I would say only... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Panama between May and early June of 2014 I had the opportunity to stay here twice, once in the group room, and once in a private room. The group room was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in, it had A/C, it was very clean, and all of the staff and other guests were friendly and respectful.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our service team had a wonderful 6 nights staying at Refugio del Rio. The staff was helpful, kind, and welcoming. The facility was comfortable and beautiful. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The location and outdoor spaces are exemplary; the patio was the perfect place to spend evenings working, watching World Cup games, and playing cards.

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san felix, panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a super time at Refugio del Rio. Had planned to stay a night and stayed for two weeks! Excellent location, staff, ambiance, and amenities. THen there's the hottub! I slept better than in any other "hostel" before.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night was not enough at this hostel in a private room (with bathroom) in the trees, we would have stayed for 1 week if possible and were sad to move. We didn't realise how full the hostels can be in low season so I recommend reserving this one in advance. The gardens are lush, with a stream out back... More

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Morriston, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a single night at the hostal and would have enjoyed staying longer but they didn't have space available. We were lulled to sleep by the sound of the river alongside the "Tree House" apartment with private bath. The cabin design was fun and bed very comfortable. Happened to be there on a night when you could get pizza... More

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London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
131 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I ended up in a dorm for 1 night, then three in a private room (Ruiseñor 2 I think). The dorm was ok (no curtains on the windows, so it got light very early, and the bathroom was quite grotty), but the private room was wonderful! It was very secluded, with a pretty balcony overlooking the river. The room itself... More

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Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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