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Pukalani Hostal

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Playa Mango, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ran into the The Pukalani Hotel run by the Caraballo family by accident, we were on the way to Paki Point to take our three boys surfing. The hotel is not only well kept, clean, great social areas, right on the ocean but it also has a family environment that makes you feel at home. the prices are very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived at pukalani Hostel and was amazed by the incredible surroundings. A platform in the water. A big swimming pool in which you can actually swim and hammocks to relax. While having coffee I got to know Juan who is running the hostel and he is a great and friendly guy who is happy to help his guests the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first time in Panama, went to Bocas Del Toro, got a very kind and warm welcome from the owner of that hostel!, very sweet man, it was quiet and calm when we were there, clean and so relaxing place,beautiful view, lots to do!, and free breakfast are very good, just like restaurant, liked it a lot there, I could of... More

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California Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful inexpensive beachfront hostel that offers free kayaks. Private room was clean and had a fridge ,cozy couches outside of room to relax and friendly staff that accommodated requests(for extra pillows)with a smile...a great place to experience the island a few miles from town. Cheap cab ride to town($4 one way) if going out at night-seemed a little hairy to... More

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Palmares, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love it. It is the perfect place to stay in Bocas, beautiful, cheap, convenient, neat and the owners are the nicest people I've ever meet: Cheerful, fun, friendly, and they give excellent service. They are located in front of the beach, it makes the place even more wonderful. To go there, is really good experience, I hope to return... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Having stayed in over 200 hostels around the world, this would have to be one of the worst. Firstly however the location is amazing. Right on the water with your own dock, but this is as far as it goes. The hostel markets itself as a 'surfing' hostel, close to the waves and run by a local shaper. I asked... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with a group of eight people and it was literally one of the best hostels I have stayed at! The family who own it are so funny and helpful they made sure we had the best time we could and are just great people. It's out of town a bit but they have there own taxi drivers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Pukalani is the perfect home away from home hostel! Perfect location if you want to surf, and short cab ride to and from town! Mama and Papa Carabello have a well run hostel with beautiful staff that accommodates any level of travel. The boys Juan, Juampi and Joshy have extensive surf knowledge of the local area, and and an epic... More

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Porlamar, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The place is magic and afordable, the people is awesome, they make you feel in family, local knowledge of the waves and diving spots! Nice breakfast ..... Perfect for relax and recharge your battery!!!! Gracias a Juan, Juampi y toda la familia!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I would not recommend to stay at this place to anyone. It is close to paunch, which is nice, but the owners created the worst vibe of any place I have stayed in Central America. Very unfriendly and very rude at times. Do yourself a favor and give this place a miss. We moved on after several days of feeling... More

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JuanCaraballo, Propietario at Pukalani Hostal, responded to this review

This is one of my favorites reviews , Thanks for make the good reviews more real Is so funny when people write things like : THE WORSE 5 DAYS OF MY LIFE In first place how you will stay in a place for more then one day if you have such a bad experience ????? Thank you so much one... More

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Additional Information about Pukalani Hostal

Address: Playa Mango, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Also Known As:
Pukalani Hostal Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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