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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 April 5, 2014
Lex S Manama, Bahrain
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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North Holland Province, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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