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Pukalani Hostal

Playa Mango, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Pukalani Hostal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I got a private room for 2 nights. I was surprised how clean it was. Probably the cleanest hostel I've seen. The pool area and view are pretty awesome! Close to both Playa Bluff and the main streets of Bocas Town. Breakfast was good! I would definitely stay again! I can't understand the bad reviews... Don't expect... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are mostly clean, and cleaned daily. The staff is often lost somewhere in the hostel so don't count on them for information. There is a a place to eat there but I would either go to town or use the kitchen. There is a free breakfast if you stay in a private room. Wifi is slow and not... More

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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with my family in Pukalani Hostal at Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon Panama and was a great experience. The place have all that you need, confortable rooms just in front of the beach, big swimming pool, bar with cold beers and drinks, and if you are surfer: you have the best waves just 5 minutes walk! Optional Pukalani... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'll start saying that you must know that Pukalani is not for partying! That said, this is a great hostal if you are looking to relax and you can always take a taxi to town for $2 and look for some more stuff to do. The pool is a great plus to take a break after a long day of... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When I first checked out this hostel online, I was so excited. They advertise many fun (and sometimes free) amenities and activities. I thought for sure I had a great weekend in store. However, when we arrived we quickly knew it wasn't like that. Everything pretty much closed at 9 or 10: the pool, the bar, various things you can... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

When reading reviews and investigating this hostel online, it seems like an awesome place to spend the weekend with some friends. They have a pool, a bar, awesome rooms, a dock with a pool table, kayaks and AIR CONDITIONING. However, when you get there you will realize that there are a lot of drawbacks. First of all, if you are... More

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JuanCaraballo, Propietario at Pukalani Hostal, responded to this review

This review is so good !!!! If this person take so much time to try to xplane things like the water dispenser din't stop when he buy water , make people clear that this person dont read the instrutions . Whater machine works like this : 25 cents - 1/2 gallon of water What is gonna happen is you try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

At first we wanted tostay two nights. Due to this awesome location we decided to stay longer. The place is very clean and the staff takes care of it all the time. You can tell that they put a lot of effort and love into this place. Also they are very friendly and helpful. They offer great service for your... More

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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Run by Juan, a true entrepreneur, his beautiful family and a friendly staff, Pukalani is a great, clean place to get away from the bustling circuit that exists in Bocas town. Just a short cab ride from town it's on a prime piece of realty, if you are always on the move there are a couple of bikes you can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My boyfriend and I were here for 1 night. This place was no where near the city center. So be prepared to use taxis. I wish they offered free bike rentals at least. There was free wifi, a pool, and free breakfast for private rooms. The host was great too!

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Zofingen, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We loved the fact that the hostel is not located in the "city-center" and very close to the beaches / surfbreaks. the spacious area (incl. pool) is very nice and cleaned every day. If you don't want to eat at their restaurant, there is a separate kitchen just for the guests. The host family is really lovely and helps whenever... 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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