I recently went to Bocas for a school trip and found a great regular spot for social life. Mondo has the best staff, and honestly, as soon as you walk through the door, they treat you like family. If you are interested in culture/diversity, it offers the best of all worlds, as there are travelers from all over and even the locals enjoy this bar/hostel on the regular. I did not stay at the hostel, but from what I heard from every single person staying there was that it was great and the price is fantastic. The environment is really chill, and there is always a good variety of great songs playing. I can not imagine my Panama experience without Mondo. The staff is all around helpful. I lost my phone in Panama, and when I asked the owners of Mondo, it seemed to me that they went out of their way to help me try and locate it.
Overall, I would say if you are visiting Bocas, MONDO is a MUST. Whether you stay there, or just enjoy the great people, drinks, and prices, it is a sure thing that you will be happy that you did.
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