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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

The staff here rocks. A lot of young fun people that totally helped us with everything. We took our ten year old and 8 year-old here and they really enjoyed it. There is a zip line coming soon too. It is a hostel and not a hotel but we had our own hostel room with 2 showers and two toilets... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Stayed here for 2 nights in a dorm. Dorm had 10 beds with 2 toilets, 2 showers and 2 basins. Looked like there were 4 or 5 similar dorms at the resort. Dorm had aircon which was great, no hot water but wasnt needed. Bathroom area doesn't have a door so you could hear everyones business. Beds comfortable with new... More

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

This is my favourite place to stay in Panama. Its location is perfect on red frog beach, it has a wild and unspoilt atmosphere to it. You can easily go to the other islands by boat. The staff here are wonderful. From checking in, a staff helped us with our heavy luggage to our room, patiently answering all our questions... More

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We only intended to stay at Bocas bound for a 2 or 3 nights and ended up staying over a week! It is a great place to kick back and relax, lay in a hammock, read a book, play some pool or ping pong. The rooms are air conditioned and the restaurant leisure area is fully fanned. The staff are... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2010

We intended to stay at Bocas Bound for 3 nights but loved it so much we ended up staying for 10! This hostel has a really cool vibe, clean rooms and super friendly and helpful staff. The food is really tasty, the beach is idyllic. We had so much fun snorkelling, kayaking and surfing in the clear blue sea of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Although we were originally planning to stay in Bocas Town, we changed our plans in favor of this hostel near Red Frog beach. We stayed in one of the suites, which basically has two small bedrooms with double beds and a third, twin bed, in an open living area and a big private bathroom (kind of dorm style, but all... More

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

During my trip to Costa Rica and Panama this is the hostel that i liked the most, there is the jungle and the beach, good atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. The beach is 100 meters but the road is nice, in the middle of the jungle where you can see spectacular red frogs! Walking, it is 1 hour and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010 via mobile

Frankly, this place is sick! Super clean, a small walk (through the very cool jungle) to Red Frog beach and only a bit more to Turtle Beach. You won't find a better beach with no crowds and even a bar to quench even the gnarliest thirst. All the staff are very laid back and very helpful - not to mention... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

I have stayed in many hostels around the world, and this is by far one of the cleanest and friendliest I have ever come across. Let's not forget the gorgeous surroundings! A sweet walk through the jungle opening to a beautiful beach, with many miles of beach to further discover. The local people are extremely friendly and the folks who... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

I stayed at Bocas Bound for a week in April. The place is in the middle of a jungle with a beautiful beach 5 min walk away. It is exactly what I was looking for and it was kinda hard to leave after only a week. The staff are awesome, made us feel very welcome and super friendly. They even... 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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