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“A nice step up from just a hostel and has a great staff.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal Boquete Riverfront Inn
Ave a Este Casa sn Runta 21 D | 4A Sur, Boquete 507, Panama   |  
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Ranked #19 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
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“A nice step up from just a hostel and has a great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

Great place to stay that is one block away from the heart of town, within walking distance of the three bars, as well as all the tour operators. It's a clean, quiet place along the river, but there are always travelers there looking to talk about their experiences.

David can give you a few good suggestions on what to do and knows the area very well.

Nice, clean rooms, with towels, soap and shampoo. Bed's vary in comfort, find a good one if you're going to stay there more than one night.

Don't forget about the restaurant, they have great food whether you want something local or something to remind you of home.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

Great room, great location, great tips. David made our time in Boquete so easy and fun, he had so many recommendations for things to do. View from out room was beautiful and the staff was very friendly!!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

We very much enjoyed our stay at Hostal Boquete. The location is perfect (very close to the downtown area, within blocks), but nestled right on the river, so you fall asleep to the sound of the water, not whatever else is going on in the streets. The rooms are simple, yet very clean and the bathrooms were nicely tiled and also clean. There are several different rooms, so you can choose how large of a room you want and where you want to be located within the hotel. Also, we were two rooms sharing a very large common space, with couches, TV and kitchen. If we had been a group of 4 it would have been like having our own apartment. There is also a great area in the back, with hammocks strung and seating areas, where you can enjoy the cool Boquete breeze and listen to the water. The lobby is full of guests chatting and giving tips to one another. We met some great travelers there.

Most importantly, the staff was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful, offering as much advice as you want about activities. We had a last-minute change and the owner was even nice enough to let us back out of our second night and check out WAY later than we should have. They definitely go above and beyond to ensure their guests are well taken care of.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2009

Easy to find....turn left before the bridge. Best location.... can hear the river rapids.....friendly staff and sometimes have a mad Yank called Joey who keeps you entertained and liquored up with amazing cocktails! Owner extremely hospitable and has a presence about the place. Very clean and bright. Great breakfasts. Excellent value

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

This hostal has a great location in town and is within walking distance of the bus ´terminal´, restaurants and grocery stores. David, the owner, is very helpful in sorting out activities and transportation. He is a great, honest guy and definitely made our stay more enjoable! The hot water was a bit finicky in our room, but there is hot water. Our room also had a tv and DVD player so we rented a movie one night in town which was nice.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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johnn1e
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2009

Hammocks and rooms by the river, short walk to lots of great cafe's and restaurants. Rent a scooter and put on some sunscreen!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2009

Great value and great location by the river! Ask for the private balcony room facing the river. The owner is amazingly helpful. He can point you in the right direction with whatever you are looking for. Wonderful to relax by the river after a day full of adventures in Boquete!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ave a Este Casa sn Runta 21 D | 4A Sur, Boquete 507, Panama
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Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming inn/hotel on the river/ private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, cable t.v. wifi, internet truly the best location in Boquete. ... more   less 
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