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Bocas Island Lodge

On A Hill Above Red Frog Beach | 15 min water taxi from Bocas Town, Isla Bastimentos, Panama (Formerly Bocas Bound Hostel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

So, you plan a trip to beautiful Bocas del Toro. Hotel prices seem outside your budget. But wait. The nicest, coolest, cleanest, most laid back relaxing hostal is not at Colón island. It is at Bastimento. Great rooms, great restaurant (I loved the vegetarían burguer), and Bastimento is just incredible. We had the greatest time in our trip through Central... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Overall I loved this place. The room was comfortable (sleep denied by the loud couple next door - yeah, that kind of loud) and the facilities are clean and very accessible. There is a good kitchen and the staff is extremely helpful. We even got a ride to the dock in the golf-cart when the rain was pouring. Great staff.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The hostel is nice, but I would personally prefer to go other hostel in Isla Bastimentos right on the beach or at Boca del Drago right on the beach, I you like hiking is nice to walk like 20 minutes for the beach, but I was expecting to be nearer and don’t walk too much The hostel doesn’t have any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Watch out: Booked and payed for a private room (as listed). We, as most people will do, arrived with the morning bus from Panama City at 9 am. We knew about the very late check in (14/2pm) - but there was not much to do about that. No possibility of free breakfast (which would be included the day after). Therefore... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

The formula is easy: 1. If Pedro is there expect: friendliness, effectiveness, great customer service, and a great experience that will make your stay not only pleasant but memorable! 2. If the other owner, Willy, is there expect none of the above. It can be understood if the owner of a business goes partying until 6 am when breakfast should... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Ok first of all, the previous reviews made me weary of coming here. I'm so glad we didn't listen to them! Apparently the management has changed. William (Willy) and Roberto are really friendly and helpful and you could see he/they were really trying to change the place with smart little ideas (chalkboards outside each room to leave messages etc -... More 

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San francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

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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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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