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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Don't go here!! The island Bestimentos is really beautiful, but the hostel is not worth the money at all. The rooms are less than basic and it is not clean. Service is really bad.. The staff is rude! If you made a reservation you are not sure that the room is booked. Don't be suprised if they just booked it... More

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Panama City, Panama
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

While checking out Hostels in the Bocas area we also took the water taxi to Bastimentos to visit the Bocas bound Hostel..This was previously a workers accommodation site for the guys building the fancy villas inland..this was evident in the cave we were put in (no window and 10x10 with used sheets I had to change myself) ..True there was... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I stayed here for three nights at the end of November 2013. We paid about $35 dollars a night for a double bedroom with some air conditioning (it was shared with the other rooms in the little block, but kept it cool). We shared a big bathroom that was very clean and well equipped. I can´t really complain about the... More

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed at Bocas Bound a month and a half ago and had a great time! Tom who manages the restaurant is a true gem, he went out of his way to provide us with everything we needed (and he always has great music playing in the common area!). The dorms were clean and comfortable, and had AC to top it... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

It's not the easiest place to get to (water taxi, then 15 minute walk), and if you've made the choice to take some time to stop over here, then it's such a shame to be ignored from the outset (by every staff member I might add!), and when you do grab someone's attention, it is as if you have ruined... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

I had made a reservation for one of the villas, but found it wasn't available. The staff offered up the hostel, Bocus Bound 2, which was substantially lower in cost. I found it was comfortable, had hot showers and the amenities at the resort are amazing. The staff was very friendly and I ended up staying 4 nights instead of... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I spent Friday October 11 to Monday October 14 at Bocas Bound Hostel. I could give numerous examples of how the service is anything but decent. I am not hard to please, but the staff at Bocas Bound were not great. The beach was amazing. The hamburger at the restaurant on the beach was great. The air... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We stayed in a dorm which has aircon and lockers and seemed clean. After the first night we discovered the room had bedbugs (as we woke up with bites all over us). Although it is not the hostel's fault, usually people are apologetic after an encounter with bedbugs but not this one. They made us feel as if we were... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

For the price we paid ($33), we have stayed at better hostels. Pros: - friendly reception guy. Gave us a 3 person room with a window for the price of a double without a window. - Inexpensive rooms. - Pool table. - Nice walk to the beach. Cons: - Dry air in the rooms. - A lot of ants everywhere.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is great to get away from the main island and enjoy the beach. Bocas Bound is nice but very basic. The property is located on Red Frog Beach about a 20-minute boat ride from the main island. Let me say that the island is amazing, absolutely stunning. It part jungle, part ocean…. paradise! Our room was private, very... 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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Bocas Bound Hostel Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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