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“Bed bugs are rampant!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse

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Avenida Sur, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507, Panama   |  
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“Bed bugs are rampant!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Made a reservation and had correspondence to prove this, yet they claimed it was never confirmed. They assigned a bed to me that was already taken by someone else. I came back to have all my stuff moved- gave me a new bed, which they kicked someone out of to give me. 10 mins after I went to bed I started being eaten alive by Bed Bugs. I slept in that bed for a total of 2 hours that night. I currently have over 50 welts to my hands, eyes, ears, face, legs thanks to Casa Verde and have had to go to the doctors as my eye swelled & closed up as a result. I slept out on the deck on a dirty couch with the security guard while he snored and I stayed awake for the rest of the night. He was nice enough to make sure I was comfortable- more than the staff here! Breakfast is not available even though they state it is. Staff were incredibly unhelpful- I checked out ASAP and moved to a great hotel up the road. The view does not make up for this badly run hostel.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Casa Verde is a popular hostel on the back packing trail based upon the past years reputation. Stayed for only one night in single room with ac because of several factors. The room was very noisy as a result of "thin walls". The staff was not friendly although the guests were trying to have a good time. The facilities such as bathroom and showers were deficient. The best aspect is the waterfront location combined with the outdoor deck area. Rumor has it that Casa Verde was top notch prior to the management change.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This hostel has an awesome setting on top of the water and they have lovely hammocks right over the water. They also have a grill you can use for free! BUT BUT BUT they are infested with BED BUGS so that brings all the rating through the floor. Too bad! I also think the staff was very rude and ignorant. Don't stay here!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Casa Verde is excellent. There are cool people staying there, it's right on the water, there's dinghy docking, the ladies at the front have sweet Caribbean charm, the rooms are clean, the showers are hot, the location is in town but not right in the center of the noise, tours leave right from the dock, there is good food and cold beer. I returned this year and recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We only stayed one night there because the environment and the ac of the dorm room was very loud...The people at the reception were not very friendly and also showers and bathrooms were insufficient. However, the views were nice and the mattresses were also very good.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This hostile is well kept and clean. The rooms are very basic and you need share a bathroom in most of the rooms. The hotel is right on the water with a teriffic view and it is easy to flag down a water taxi to to on a tour or just explore the area. The restaurant & bar is fun with music several nights and food specials. It's a short walk to town and even shorter to the mainland ferry. A good deal for the price. Staff is very friendly.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Beautiful place to hang out, you have a porch over the water with hammocks and sofas. We compared a few places and its really a good budget for the view you get.
The rooms were ok, small but clean and we had a brand new a/c. We slept there for 3 night. The first nights were really quiet, but the last one was less. The walls are really thin so you can hear everyone coming back from the party. So when there are a lot of young partying people staying there, you'll probably have more noise . The bar downstairs is closed at 10pm but the staff also disappears. I think you just have to be lucky with your neighbours.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse

Address: Avenida Sur, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for a laid back community atmosphere where it's easy to rest & relax? Among all the great places to stay in Bocas, Casa Verde truly is your best value community house in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Come enjoy life on the water at Casa Verde! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse Hotel Bocas Town
Casa Verde Hostel And Guesthouse
Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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