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Hostal Bastimentos

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Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostel, very cheap nice double room for $15. Good vibe, big well equipped kitchen. Big terrace, social area, many hammocks. Good location close to the water taxis, supermarkets and walking distance from wizard and red frog beaches.

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is very nice with amazing terraces on the town and on the sea. and the people running it are so kind. They even took care of me when I was sick! I will go back there next time I come back to this beautiful island

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Bluefields, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The hostal bastimento got a great view of the sea, the place is clean and the kitchen is big so you can cook. The people from the hostel were really nice and always willing to help. Our room had a private bathroom and it was cheap option compared with our stay in the main island! Bastimento is a great option... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I am very happy to have stayed at this place. For a very cheap rate of $7.50 per night in a dorm, this is probably the cheapest I have found in all of Panama (at least in my experience). Though its very affordable, nothing comes short. The location of the dorm is actually very good. It tucked up in the... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Been at Hostal Bastimentos with my girlfriend now for over a week and it feels like home and family. There is a large kitchen that many people use in the evenings and mornings where we meet lots of other travelers. Many people here it seems intend to be here for just a night and end up staying weeks or even... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Came here with my girlfriend for 4 nights. When you arrive in bastimentos the first things that will hit you is it isn't a touristy place , it's just like staying in a local neighbourhood , totally different to colon, so this place had a nice homily feel and felt like a safe place to stop. We checked a few... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The worst thing about Hostel Bastimentos was having to leave. Never has a hostel felt so much like a home away from home, I am totally in love with this big rambling yellow house. There is a great chilled and friendly vibe here, with a big communal area but also lots of little balconies with hammocks where you can take... More 

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Exmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We are not your typical backpackers who like to party and hang out with a lot of crazy tourists getting drunk and partying,so Bocos de toro island was definitely not for us,At the island of Bastimentos you are with real people and real Caribean lifestyle,the hostel was amazing!Enrique,you can congradulate yourself over and over,I have built businesses like this in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Hola, me and my boyfriend stayed for 12 days at Hostel Bastimentos and we felt very well, after a view days you feel home. Enrique the owner is a warm hearted person, he is always there if we had a questions or to talk about everything. IF YOU STAYIN IN BASTIMENTOS GO TO HOSTEL BASTIMENTO Our room was very nice,... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I always stay in this hostal for various reasons: I love this island and the Hostal. Bastimentos island is a few minutes and 2-3 dollars boat taxi to the busier more crazy island of Bocas, isla Colon. You can hop over for the day or night life and still come home to a peaceful hostal. It is safe, beautiful, natural,... More 

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