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Bambu Hostel

Calle Virgincita | San Mateo neighborhood, David, Panama
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Marion, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stumbled across the Bambu Hostel by accident, as I was traveling late one night in Panama. I'm sure glad I found this place. Folks from all over the world seem to know about this place. There were 6 Country's represented by the different guests that were there. I'm 54, white male, and from the USA. I was the oldest... More

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Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bambu Hostel is a great place to stop for a night, before you head to Bocas del Toro, Boquete, or Costa Rica, or to enjoy the pleasures that a small city like David has to offer (supermarkets, pharmacies and shops). Great kitchen with two hobs, a fridge and a huge table to have your dinner! Dorms are basic, but very... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I might have been extremely lucky with previous hostels I stayed at during my trip. I had to stay one night in David and for that it's ok. The owner and staff is friendly and helpful. Plus for that. However, it's a very noisy place. Until 4 am there was party noise right outside of my (private) room. While this... More

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agent421, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

As I read this review, the dreaded fear of the "bad" review grabbed hold of me. "How could she not like our great hostel?" I thought. "She was nice at check in" I remembered. Then this wave of calm swept over me and I began to relax. "Not everyone is going to like you and thats ok", I thought and... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great kitchen. Dorm rooms were basic but fine. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Lots of guests hanging out by the pool late into the night talking. Not a crazy loud party scene though. David isn't a very nice city compared to other places in Panama, but it's a good pit stop.

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

David seems to only have a couple of hostel options and we were really happy choosing Bambu. We ended up extending an extra night. Rooms: I stayed in double private w/bathroom and was definitely satisfied. Clean, had a/c, a small TV, desk area, and a spacious bathroom (warm showers). Wi-fi was strong in the rooms. Facility: Still under some renovations,... More

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Leon, Nicaragua
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very friendly owner of hostel. Nice interior and amazing garden with swimming pool.You can buy some drink at hostel or opposite of hostel is good fishing restaurant. Good wi-fi and not far way from bus station. We were enjoyed to stay and hope comeback again.

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good: - Garden, Cable TV, Swimmingpool, quiet place Bad: - Single room shared bathroom 30 US without window, another single room - with window - 35 US: air condition was not working that well, people smoking in front of your window. - Breakfast: i ordered first, after me was coming other 5 people, i was get it last, was waiting... More

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agent421, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

There are "HOTEL people" and "HOSTEL people", however some folks dont know which one they are. Dont chose a hostel just to save money. Simon would have been happier in a hotel. The issues that Simon expressed shows that he would have been better suited in a hotel. Bambu hostel is exactly what we say it is, a hostel. We... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is a good option for your stop over in David, including if you just need somewhere to sleep for a night before pressing on. We stayed in a private room with shared bathroom for USD$28. Room was spartan but clean and spacious. Bathroom clean. Cable tv and good wifi included. Air con also included, which we needed as... More

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Paris, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We've been in bambu during a quiet period (so we don't know how it is with the bar full just next to the room during week end or high season)! we had the dorm (bambu room) for us! it's a lovely place. People who work there are nice and helpfull. we tried another hostel in David as that one was... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights just whilst we were killing time before our friend arrives as we can explore with him - the pool and tv made this a great place to do that with us able to watch the World Cup and hang out in the pool! Big kitchen is very nicely kept and well equipped-... More

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agent421, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, but we DO have hot water..lots of it, its possible that it was on the fritz in your room, that day and we will check that out... More

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Address: Calle Virgincita | San Mateo neighborhood, David, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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Bambu Hotel David
Bambu Hostel Panama/David

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