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Bocas Bound Hostel

On A Hill Above Red Frog Beach | 15 min water taxi from Bocas Town, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Bocas bound is a great alternative to the spring break feel of Bocas Town. The new manager William is wonderful and made our trip unique and totally awesome. It's by far the best value on Isla Bastimentos. I heartily recommend this place if you want a chill vibe where you can meet wonderful people.

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Augsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tom, the owner, is a super nice guy who will help you with whatever you need (trips to different places, special food, or even sports-events on TV). The food prices are very fair and the dishes are tasty and well sized! The rooms are like rooms are at hostels, and the pricing is fair. There's always some sort of event... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Besides Bocas Bound being secluded on a beutiful jungle island- with access to beaches, jungle trails, and water taxis to the itger islands- the staff & management are very accommodating! They made sure we had a comfortable stay and were very pleasent to work with.

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Panama City, Panama
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I couldn't believe how bad this was. Upon entering the room, the odor of mold was overwhelming, and the floors were constantly wet and puddled for both nights that I spent there. I developed horrible, itchy, unsightly hives all over my body that went away when I left (FYI, I am not hyper-allergenic, and have never had this problem before).... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a terrible experience staying at Hostel Bastimentos, and now knowing the area a lot better, there are tons of better options for the same price! Firstly, the service was pretty bad, we had made a reservation but we couldn't find someone working the front desk at first, and when we did she only spoke Spanish... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We rented a double room with a shared bathroom. The room was advertised as having AC but the AC unit was in the room beside it and only slightly affected our room and the others that were in our wing of the building. The room itself was a shoe box, and the floors were not clean. It was dusty as... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

First of all, I’d like to say thank you to a wonderful couple that I met while on the main-island at HostelLuego. They invited me to join them for a daytrip to explore the famous Red Frog Beach, which they had bought a room. Well, here’s my 1st-“Helpful Hint”: the last water taxi leaves at 5:30. Lucky for me, their... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed here over New Year as there was not much else available. Didn't start off on a great note as we had travelled that day from San Jose and were a little restless only to be kept waiting 5 minutes while the reception staff finished their conversation. Rooms were basic, small beds but at least the room is kept... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

They left us last day without room. We traveled with baby of 1 year. Something incredibly rude!! They knew about our arrival one week ago. Nowadays a lot of hostals (to be sure of travelers) use system of overbooking...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed over in January in a private room with shared bathroom/toilet. The room was clean and had a working fan. Also the shared bathroom facilities were clean and spacey. The only minor points were that there were not enough hooks in the room to hang up your stuff and that the shared kitchen was pretty dirty. I wouldn't recommend... More

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Address: On A Hill Above Red Frog Beach | 15 min water taxi from Bocas Town, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
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Located in a living rainforest, on a Caribbean island, Bocas Bound is the place to stay and visit in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Bound provides immediate access to surfing, rain forest hikes, kayaking, and beautiful beaches. Bocas Bound is an exotic destination in Bocas del Toro that attracts back-packers, surfers, and cost-conscious families looking for a place that is extraordinarily different from a typical Bocas hotel. Trails from your doorstep lead you through dense jungle to breathtaking beaches and hidden coves. The nightly chorus of nature will cause you to truly appreciate Isla Bastimentos.* 8 min walk to Red Frog Beach * Beach Activity Center* Hiking Trails and Canopy Zipline* 15 minute water taxi to Bocas Town* Air-conditioned rooms* Full Restaurant Bar and Lounge * Community kitchen * Free Breakfast & Coffee. ... more   less 
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