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Hostal Bastimentos

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Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This review is solely based on the conditions of the hostel itself. I can't say anything poor about the staff because they were effective and efficient at their jobs. Start with the hotel grounds.. We got placed in a room to the back of the hostel (double bed room for 2 ppl $20). On the journey to our room each... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner, Enrique, and his staff are wonderful and helpful. My friend and I were here during New Year's, and they helped us out big time with finding us a place to stay. The hostel is very mellow--good views from the terrace and lots of chairs and hammocks. Big kitchen for you to use.

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Thank Colette S
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying here for several weeks and really can't say enough about how great this place is. The owner, Enrique is clever, fair, and reasonable. This property was built by him, and he is progressing even further with a restaurant extending in back of the main hostel quarters into the jungle. Only problems encountered were with the mainly dorm stays using... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just spent a week at Hostal Bastimentos and it was nothing short of amazing! During my stay I noticed some other guests nagging over the silliest little things and they run to the closest device to write a review about it, well yes it is a 25 year old building and the owner made it by hand so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel has some nice spots and some weird spots. Totaly needs more cleaning. The owner seemed ok, but he was yelling at the chill area in front of the guests, that people are terrible not doing the dishes and leaving the kitchen a mess. I understand that, but it was really inappropriate. Great value for money. Good location. Our... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I'm a 58year old travelling with daughter so prob see things differently to the younger backpacker. BUT hygiene doesn't change no matter how old you are. The toilets and showers were not cleaned while I was there in three days. First night we got double room but it was so dull and small and stuffy that we moved into dorm... More 

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London
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location & compared to the mainland or Bocas del Toro it is pretty good value for money. The views from the communal kitchen and seating areas are wonderful & its a peaceful place to come stay. Unfortunately breakfast wasn't included which made it tricky as there weren't many places to go to on this... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

+lots of hammocks to chill out in +friendly owner +spacious dorm -there was only 2 toliets to use but 1 had no lightbulb so you couldn't use it. The others toilet seat has a huge crack in it so you didnt want to sit on it-how hard is it to put in a lightbulb or a toilet seat? -showers werent... More 

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Thank Rinee B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

A pretty cool, relaxed place...we had a decent double room for a week @ $15 dollars per night with shared bathroom. Kitchen is good, plenty of space for preparing food, fridge, two big sinks, 11-12 gas stove tops on three different stoves spaced around the place so plenty of room to cook...Two supermarkets close by, the cheapest is further down... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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120 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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