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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 September 9, 2010
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

I returned home from Bocas bound hostel last night. I have never written a review on trip advisor, but felt compelled to after such an incredible experience. I am a 30 year old female, and I have stayed in many hostels and hotels around the world, and Bocas bound was by far one of the friendliest and cleanest places that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

This hostel has so much potential it's a crying shame that the staff are so lax, the restaurant is so slow and the noise is so bad. The staff have wild parties at night that keep you awake ALL night. I finally got to sleep at 6am once they passed out after a raucous night of partying. Of course because... More 

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Raven55, Guest Relations Manager at Bocas Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry to hear that your experience on Bastimentos did not meet your expectations. We apologize! We have received very little criticism about our staff albeit we are fairly new and still trying to be more organized and improve our service. We have heard many compliments about our staff being friendly and accommodating. Most vacationers appreciate that... More 

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

AC is good but this was too much. Everybody was sneezing and shaking in the dorms at night and I almost catch a cold... the aircon is set fix and it cannot be switched off apparently... this should be fixed as it is not nice to fly from a cold country to be colder in the Caribbean!!

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Oakland, California
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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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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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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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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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