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“Charming place” 4 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 #16 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Boquete
Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Charming place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

We thought it was a very cute, charming hostal. We loved the river just outside and the possibility to sit by the river and relax. Nice vibe and friendly staff. Great location. Our room was a bit dark but otherwise ok, nothing special. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Riga, Latvia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

The location of the hostel is the best in the whole town - riverfront makes it beautiful and the very center makes it practical! You can find more romantic places out of the town, but if you want to be in a close walking distance to everything (bus station, shops, restaurants and meeting&booking point for the organized excursions) and not to spend a fortune, and also to be lulled in sleep by the river, then definitely stay there.
Rooms are rather plain and look a bit more dirty than they are (actually they are not), but hey - what can you expect for that price, and with such an amount of outdoor activities as Boquete offers you are not going to stay much indoors anyway. And - there are lovely balconies!
A great asset is the owner David. He is very welcoming and gives great travel tips.
We also liked a lot, that he was very quick and efficient replying our booking e-mails.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ontario
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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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San Francisco
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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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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Hostal Boquete Riverfront Inn

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 #16 of 37 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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