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Bambu Hostel

Calle Virgincita | San Mateo neighborhood, David, Panama
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Granada Department, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel Bambú is a very welcoming place in David, the staff is very friendly. I stayed in the airconditioned 3-bed dorm, which has a good value and is very silent - as long as you do not bump your head on the bunk bed above you :) The great downside is the toilet situation. Please correct me if i am... More 

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We have 3 toilets and 2 showers for 13 people. Another 6 bed dorm has its own bathroom. We are in the high season now so the hostel is often very busy, and we do are best to keep up with the cleaning. The cleaning staff first cleans the toilets and showers at 700am and again at 200pm Perhaps the... More 

Randers, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with a couple of friends over new years and it was a blast. ( A/C dorms ) Not only was the NYE party a great come together but the atmosphere both before and after really lent itself to recharging your batteries and planning your activities in and around David/Chiriqui. Greg the owner and his cool staff are very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is an alright place if you need somewhere to stay. Pretty clean, friendly staff, but disorganized. If you stay in the dorm, there is a rooster literally outside the window on the property next door. It "crows" all hours of the night, and heavily around 4-6am. You will not sleep. It's not a terrible place, but if you... More 

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lapkin, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

this is why we offer lots of options. The jungle house dorm where the reviewer slept is dirt cheap at $11 dollars a person. It is a charming bamboo forest house on stilts, great for budget backpackers. complete with the sounds of the outdoors, roosters, and other animals. We explain this to everyone who stays there, so you know upfront... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a cool hostel! feels like you're in the jungle being in the city, it's a close walk to any grocery or liquor store, the hostel itself is very cool and a great hang out spot. outdoor kitchen, nice clean pool, ping pong table in the front, TV, wifi and available laptops, multiple bathrooms, outdoor bar, in general a very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a wee little gem on the outskirts of David City. Ample places to lounge and kick back and recharge the batteries :) An awesome jungle dorm on stilts, surrounded by floral takes you up in the tree tops, where you may catch a view of a rather cute Coati whom lives there too! Small kitchen, swimming pool, and... More 

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lapkin, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

Im glad you enjoyed your stay! I would like say that although David can feel spread out, we are located only 7 minutes from the city center, and additionally we have our own shopping here with supermarkets and restaurants right around the hostel. More 

Bocas Town, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We live in Bocas on Isla Colon and travel to David for almost a week at a time every 3 or 4 months. We have stayed in numerous hostels and hotels and by far this hostel is the most comfortable. We always stay in a private room. The rooms are quiet, have comfortable beds an air conditioner that will keep... More 

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lapkin, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

We've put in a lot work to make the rooms more like a hotel room. new curtains, fresh paint, some wall hangings. All rooms have ortho mattresses, good fitting sheets, cable tv, and AC. But please remember Bambu is a hostel not a hotel or an inn or lodge. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Thanks guys, liked your place, especially the hidden backyard with great natural flair. We stayed in a private but the jungle dorm almost made me want the bunk, nice concept. Outdoor kitchen is also cool.

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lapkin, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

true! the backyard is our "centerpiece". It is what makes us stand out. The crystal clear clean pool surrounded by lush gardens with a pool side tiki bar, and hammocks, and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Thank you for pointing this out. The atmosphere is relaxed. We let people relax by not getting in their way. Its like you are... More 

bournmouth
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Gregg and the team met me straight away at the front desk and were very honest funny and helpful . They showed me the place before me making a decision, and it was a place that is slowly being up dated and made better every day ! a positive and very helpful staff knowledgable with all the connecting places and... More 

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Thank you and please come again! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife ans I spent 3 nights in the hostel to get the opportunity to cook by ourselves and it was definitely cheaper than some hotels in downtown. But when we saw the room we knew why it was cheaper… The cleaning, most of the part of the hostel are invested by pets who pissing everywhere so when you don't... More 

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lapkin, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

Cheap backpackers? If you are a hostel in panama and you are not on the radar of "cheap backpacker" than you will not have much of a business, as cheap back packers are the majority of the guests in hostels. Our guests are young and old alike and are traveling on a budget to get the most bang for their... More 

marbella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

David is a little city at the pacific side of Panama , I stayed at the Bambu Hostel ,a little hostal not far from the centre ,Bambu , has a beautiful garden ,with a nice size pool and a jungle house ,which the owner build some years ago , I stayed here for a couple of days ,they have recently... 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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