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Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Hostel Heike
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bocas Town, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an awesome experience there. They have an upstairs which not everyone knows about. Free Internet, computers. Good price all year long. It is annoying that there is no reservations. but I think that is how they keep it $10. They are very friendly, and have free breakfast. In a hostel, it is the environment that makes the experience.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a nice hostel in the center of Bocas and we really enjoyed our stay at the island. Only the woman at the reception was so rude that we moved on the second day. I would not go there anymore, there are many nice hostels around..

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only going to stay three nights and it turned into six . We took the leap and payed an extra $2 for AC dorms . Totally worth it . AC is turned on from six pm to 11am and you sleep so well! The staff -yarleny and augusto were so great ! They are so friendly and know... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first got there, I couldn't see what the hype was about at all. It is really cramped, the showers are teeny, and they lock the whole place up at 10 PM. But then we had breakfast, and they add little chocolate shavings to the pancake batter and make their own syrup... So it's one of the best pancake... More 

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've stayed in dozens of hostels throughout my travels, this was by far the worst. We'd heard it was hard to get into (because it was so good) so we booked a room. When we arrived, they had our booking, but had decided to give our room away - they argued that they're never sure if bookings will turn up... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

originally not planning on going to panama on our trip, but from puerto viejo in costa rica it's such an easy trip, we decided to go for 2-4 days.. we stayed a week and left with heavy hearts!!! not only are the islands and beaches amazing, but Heike felt like home!! the staff are wonderful! i feel terribly embarrassed for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Moved here from Mondo Taitu as I wanted to stay somewhere more central and possible a little cleaner. I got what I was after and also enjoyed the rooftop area which was great to chill at, and fell asleep in the hammocks a few times. It was annoying that the rooftop area closed at 10pm because it was a great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

the roof top with the valueble computers closes after 22pm As well as the kitchen and all the porches ! It's not a hostel - it's a prison - literally ! No windows in the rooms nor the building, ac'a are shut down between 10-6pm and the place gets so hot and humide that it is almost unbarrible to stay... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had a great stay here, was only in bocas for two nights but loved it. The staff were great and so friendly and helpful, the rooms are hot but the fans work well and it's clean, plenty of toilets so no queuing for the shower, free drinking water, good kitchen. Met loads of great people there and was in... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

First I didn't want to go to hostel heike, because it wasn't at the sea. But then I changed anyway. and it was great. The rooms are big enough. bunk beds are high. mattress are confortable. Breakfast with delicious pancake included in $10 (dorm/fan). Shower / Toilet are big and clean. stuff is very friendly. Terrace is nice to chill... More 

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Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Hostel Heike Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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