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Pukalani Hostal

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Playa Mango, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Pukalani Hostal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place in bocas del toro! Everyone that is part of the staff here is so helpful, rooms are cleaned daily, comfortable beds with AC. Super close to all the best surf breaks and a short cab or bike ride to the city (2 dollar cab fee, 10 minute bike ride) free pancake breakfast in the mornings! If you are... More 

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Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing time at the Pukalani Hostel. We arrived after one night in town and could not have been happier of where we ended up. Great location on the water just outside of the of town, which is still easily accessible by boat or taxi. The Caraballos and staff made us feel like family. The hostel is kept really... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot thank the Caraballo family and all the staff at Pukalani enough for a wonderful week! From the moment we arrived, Juan and his staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and welcome. Travelling with one friend in a wheelchair, Juan even resulted to a circular saw to cut the door and make the bathroom... More 

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panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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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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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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