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Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Hostal Bastimentos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The rooms are fine; not too clean but very cheap. Big terraces and balconys with tables, hammocks and awesome views. The owner and staff are very nice, but as written below not always around to answer questions and help. Isla Bastimentos is fantastic and Hostal Bastimentos is a very good option.

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Lodz, Poland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Arriving on laid-back Isla Bastimentos from busy Isla Colon, we already felt we made the right choice. And the Hostal Bastimentos was also a great pick! The view of the bay is beautiful. The rooms are also good value for money. We occupied 2 double rooms in the upper part of the hostel. One had a direct view of the... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Owned by the congenial, friendly and earnest Enrique (born and raised on Bastimentos), this is a funky, very laid back hostel in the heart of Old Bank. Sitting on a property with coconut and other local trees, it boasts an amazing view and a menagerie of local birds. The dorms are good at incredible prices and it attracts a wide... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

After my hard night in the Island, I was like paradise there in Isla Batimentos. The Hostal was perfect a great location, calm, well decorated hostal, dorm were spatious and in worth the $ I paid for, there's Hammock for everyone, playa Wizard just a 15 minutes walk from there, see view as well, cooking tools, freezer (I will be... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
58 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and loved every second of it. This hostel is beautifully designed and well located slightly up the hill providing you with a lovely view of the area. The rooms are well kept, and comfortable. Prices are $10 for dorms and $20 for a private room with a bathroom (for two people). The owner is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Mellow yellow house on the hill, great views, nice mix of travelers. I'm writing this from the hammock listening to birds and watching the sea. That's the pace of this place. Get motivated walk to the beach or take a boat to the surf breaks. Tranquilo

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Address: Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Hostal Bastimentos Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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