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Hostal Refugio del Rio

Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was great. Price was good. Hostel amenities were amazing. The room itself was good, but not great. The room was clean and perfectly serviceable, but kind of in a weird location and the bathroom was just okay. We arrived very early in the morning and the hosts let us hang around until our room was ready. They were helpful... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for three nights in a dorm room. As the door is constantly open, the cat of the hostel always lies in the dorm beds. As I am allergic, that is a no-go. Staff put a sign on the door, which was nice. There are many people hanging out, so it was never clear to me, who actually... More

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Gold Hill, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a week in a private room overlooking the river-that you would easily pay 4 times more for in the states.. So beautiful and relaxing. The staff was so helpful and friendly. Such a great location-so private but two minutes from downtown.We are in our 60s and felt totally welcome even though most guests were in their 20s. Loved... More

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Leucadia, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of this hostel is fantastic and walking distance to most everything in Boquete. I thought we had booked the treehouse room, as we wanted private rooms, a bathroom, and a view, but my dad had arrived a day prior for check in and didn't realize that we had asked for the treehouse. When we arrived, it was occupied.... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I honestly do not know how anyone can find fault with this hostel. Anna and Gina, especially, delivered absolutely amazing client services. Clean, comfortable, friendly, in a great location with excellent amenities and the most polite “clean up after yourself” signs I have ever encountered, this is one of the nicest hostels, ever.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed one night in this simple but charming place. We got a room right away even though we didn't have a reservation, we were lucky that a reservation had just been cancelled. The staff was welcoming and friendly. They showed us around all the amenities of the hostel. We stayed in a private room. The room... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (couple 41 & 50) stayed at Refugio del Rio for one night in March 2014. We paid $38 a night for a private room with a bathroom and small patio. The room was large and clean but basic and the double bed was comfortable. The bathroom was large and very modern. The shower was very nice with lots of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed in the private treehouse room. Read our books on the patio and were lulled to sleep by the sound of the river rushing by. Not TV, no A/C necessary. We did get a few bug bites...try not to leave the light on inside after dark. Great value and closer to town to do your shopping and browsing. Lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

There is a lovely stream that flows besides the hostel. A very hot, hot tub to enjoy after the adventures that can be had here. Clean rooms. On-site shop. Warm ambience and awesomely friendly staff! Highly recommend it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was a great little spot right outside the town center. The town reminds me a lot of a small town where I am from and has a nice laid back feel. The hostel was very helpful in setting up a coffee tour and letting me know what I needed to do to hike... More

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Additional Information about Hostal Refugio del Rio

Also Known As:
Hostal Refugio Del Rio Hotel Boquete
Hostal Refugio Del Rio Hotel
Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 Specialty lodging in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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