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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 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From what I can tell Pukalani is far and away the best hostel in Bocas. The location is prime for surf oriented guests (halfway between bluff beach and town) but also for those traveling without agenda. The accommodations are more than adequate, clean beds, nice bathrooms and attentive staff. There are some rules at Pukalani but they are 100% warranted... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostel with a nice pool and oceanfront that for me is perfect to relax after all the activities in Bocas town. The location from Bocas town is good. We walked to the hostel in just 20 mint and we used the taxis services during the night that actually is cheap. The room was clean we stayed in a mix dorm... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private room was secure, beds were comfy, and we had an AC unit and bathroom/shower, so we were happy, but some friends of ours did not have an AC unit in their private room, so double check on this. The room came with breakfast (coffee or juice with pancakes or eggs and toast) which was great for a quick... More 

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Tiene razon con el tema de los taxis !! Por ser temporada alta los taxis estan trata do de hacer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, quiet, with a nice looking pool area. Yet otherwise not very hospitable. We were welcomed with a long list of rules, as you'll also find them on signs all over the place, including the fines you pay if you don't follow them. The advertised bicycle rental was not available. The wifi didn't reach around the corner to our room... More 

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Aun es dificil para nosotros entender el porque las personas se quejan de las reglas de nuestro hostal cuando al... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

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 December 2, 2014

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 November 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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 November 21, 2014

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 November 16, 2014

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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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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