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Hostal Mar e Iguana

Playa Ismito - Bocas Town - Isla Colon | Frente a la entrada de la playa el Istmito, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 06-100, Panama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here the first night we arrived in bocas. My boyfriend and I slept in the dorms which wasn't a bother. The air conditioning was nice! We liked the place enough that on our final day back to bocastown we stayed there for another two nights. This time we had a private room. The place overall is super chill,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The Mar e Iguana (mariuana...get it?) has a nice, if cramped, central bar/kitchen/office (in that order). It also has a beautiful hammok tower that if the weather is nice overlooks the ocean. That's about all I can say for this place. First of all, it's a solid 30 minute walk from when you arrive in Bocaslight town. There is nothing... More

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mareiguanahostal, Manager at Hostal Mar e Iguana, responded to this review

Fist of all you should have said that you tried to leave without paying , you started lying right from the beginning, saying you did not have money to pay at the moment but that you were going to pay later confirming this way your 3 day reservation. After the first night, the next morning, you wake up and show... More

Mackinac Island, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had a great time staying here basic dorm rooms with AC. You will need AC if you plan on sleeping in Bocas it is so hot and humid. I stayed in a dorm room as I was a solo traveler and it was just fine for me. No lockers for rent so valuables can be a problem if you do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a private room, just opposite reception/the bar. It was nice enough; the a/c was fixed for us before we moved in. Cold shower was unpleasant, though not entirely unexpected. The kitchen is small and everything in it needs a good clean (most likely from other guests not washing up properly). There is a good bar, with $1 beer... More

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Uralsk, Kazakhstan
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I chose this place thinking that it has a walking distance to the beach. Yes it has, but this beach is very dirty, you can't swim there because of sand moving by waves 20-30meters of shore string. However if you need calm place 15 minutes walking from town and supermarket close to it, this place is for you. We had... More

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Bay City, MI, USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I'm not sure how this place has gotten a single good review. It is the worst hostel I have ever seen. First of all, they are not located on the beach. The beach they are referring to is across the street, behind a restaurant and it is not maintained at all. The beach is almost always empty because there is... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I recently stayed at Mar e iguana hostel for one week in January. The hostel had decent facilities with comfortable beds. The prices were very competitive. The staff is super friendly and were very very helpful. The only drawbacks to this place is that it is out of bocas town (which could be a good thing if you dont want... More

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San Carlos, Panama
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Just what you would expect on a isolated island with a bunch of crazy, hippie types (wannabees and the sort) owned by 3 Italian. Great energy and feel. Nice and Comfy beds. I know and live in Panama, I recommend this place to all. Gracias por todo muchachos. Los hablamos. De tu hermano de Grecia (Paulie) y Evelyn

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed there for 2 night in the private rooms. Our rooms didnot have hot water, but if you like a hot shower ask for a room with one, you pay a bit more but a hot shower is worth it, specially in rainy days when you come back from the beach. The couple running the hostel are really nice... More

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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed here 2 weeks while we were examining all the hostels in Bocas Town..Watched them cleaning every day from pathways to porches to fridge items from gone guests even cleaned the kitchen..guests were advised to clean up after themselves but the added touch was helpful...They changed sheets whenever I needed and cleaned as well..Some kitchen items are a little worn... More

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Address: Playa Ismito - Bocas Town - Isla Colon | Frente a la entrada de la playa el Istmito, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 06-100, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal Mar e Iguana Hotel Bocas Town
Hostal Mar e Iguana Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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