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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Palmares, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
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

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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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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