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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These people and their hostel are just amazing. I think this was one of the most welcoming places I have stayed at. The rooms and setting in the hostel are just amazing for their price. The sea starts right in front of the hostel and there is no need to walk at all to get to the beach.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 July 11, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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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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
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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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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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