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Hostal Gaia

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Bajo Boquete, Boquete 507, Panama
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Driehuis, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The hostel is just a couple hundred meters behind the main town centre. Every room has its own shower and toilet (in the same room). Beds were clean and made upon arrival. There is no AC, but as this town is located up on a mountain hill, almost nobody will need it anyway. There was no breakfast included: they do... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Set in a quiet residential neighborhood yet only two blocks from the business district. Very clean, well maintained, fully stocked kitchen and a friendly and helpful staff. The backyard has a lawn and furniture for relaxing by the river and a great spot for pitching your own tent (limited availability).

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with two friends in a 6 bed dorm. The room itself is nice with lots of storage space. The beds are comfy though there is one top bed in the room that has no head space , I don't know why someone would pay to sleep here ! Bathroom is nice and big with hot water but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This was a great little hostel to stay in. The hostel room was nice and the bed was conformable. It was a nice quite place which had larger rooms for families and was a great jumping off point. You really do feel like you are walking into someones home which is nice - a kitchen for cooking and a living... More 

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Oakland, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The hostel itself was great and the staff helped me find a cab on Christmas eve to take me up to Volcán Barú. The one thing is that it is on a little gravel road off a foot bridge and no one seemed to know its name or where it is. You need to head to the Peruvian seafood restaurant... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

After the craziness of Bocas it was nice to stay in this quiet hostel for a few days. The rooms are clean and the bunks are comfortable enough. If you are looking for a quiet place to recharge then this is your spot. If you want more social interactions then Hostel Refugio Rio is a better choice.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

I'm very bitter about my experience here. My boyfriend and I stayed here for almost a week and the night before our departure, one of the receptionist told us that once we check out, we won't be able to use the kitchen or bathrooms. Gee, thanks. It rained hard on our check-out date but we got kicked out anyway. I... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Hostal Gaia is a very small homey Hostal, with kind staff and clean facilities. They have a nice deck out back with a Hammock and a few tables... perfect for enjoying breakfast outdoors or lounging with a good book. The rooms are very clean, and the kitchen is well equipped. I very much enjoyed my stay. However, I did visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 weeks in April 2015 while taking spanish classes at Hablaya. This hostal is very clean and quiet. The WIFI signal was strong enough for me to stream Netflix from the common area and the dorm room. The staff is incredibly kind and was very helpful throughout my stay. This place has a very homey feel, and... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed at this hostal for 4 nights. It is quiet, clean and in an excellent location (a few blocks off the main square). The staff was friendly but did not speak any English. The hostal is for those who want a quiet place to lay their head at night. We were in private room #2 which was nothing more... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boquete is known as the land of coffee and f lowers, beautiful landscapes and multitude shades of green flora. Gaia is the mother earth, where all this beauty lives...Here at our hostel you will find a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, all the tourist information that you need, and more. We offer private rooms with bath and hot water & dorms with shared bath and hot water, comfortable beds with semi-orthopedic mattresses, bed linen, pillow and blankets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Gaia

Address: Bajo Boquete, Boquete 507, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range: $29 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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