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Hostal Bastimentos

Certificate of Excellence
Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maracuyas Oaxaca, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Germany
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was extremely glad I stayed here! It was affordabld at $7.50 a night. Enrique has done a beautiful and thoughtful job of creating an excellent hostel. It is very big, so it is easy to feel that you are the only one at the hostel. I was very lucky to share the company of gorgeous Kati and her daughter,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed a week of paradise there. The hostel owners are brothers and also very engaged in the development of the community on the island. A stay here is definitely more chilling than at the main island Colon. Loved the hammocks and nice atmosphere. Tip: bring some food to cook from the main island, as the shops here are a bit... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I liked the house and the rooms but when I arrived no one was there except the cleaning person. Was kind of wired and during my stay it seemed like not very many people stayed there. Showers and toilets are tiny and not very nice. Do not expect that someone replies to your E-Mails. Overall the Old Bank of Bastimentos... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is like the house that jack built, after a week i still found new rooms and balconies. The rooms aren't amazing, in fact the dorms are probably better than the private rooms, but you come for the position and the balcony. The views of the bay and across to the other islands are fantastic. There are beautiful comfy... More 

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