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Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to stay here during the Independence Day holiday. This is a very busy time to visit so almost everywhere was booked up. We received a confirmation email that our booking was good to go, but when we got there the guy working informed us that they had over booked us so we couldn't stay there. He was unwilling... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Gilbertito is a friendly helpful innkeeper. We were off season but I believe this is quiet and calm all year. Room was small, AC efficient - quiet, bed comfortable, clean. Great place to kick back for a day or stage excursions.

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Lillooet, Canada
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Reviewed January 28, 2016

First the positive. What a great atmosphere, nice bar and common area, open and airy. I really liked the locations: out of the hustle of Bocas Town, but walking distance. Cross the street and you are on a great swiming beach, and a decent grocery store down the street. Staff/volunteers were friendly and helpful. A/C worked in the room and... More 

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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Mar e iguana has lots of nice commun spaces, a good kitchen, comfty beds and a really nice atmosphere. We stayed there for 5 nights and enjoyed it alot. Its abit outside of bocas town, but its still in walking distance or you can rent bikes at the hostel! Thanks alot for the nice days!

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Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a Nice time at this hostel, we stayed in there private room, only cold water shower and ants Along the Walls. Other than that i cant complain about anything. really helpful personell and they got good tours out to the ilands, various tours, they put up a sign the day before where the tour for the next day... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, 6 days is too long to spend in Bocas. The hostel is absolutely fine, the staff are the best part, rooms are quite average, beers are way too expensive ($2) as well as other drinks. There's a functional kitchen that needs a little repair, but incredibly useful in Bocas where restaurants are expensive (lots of supermarkets). We really enjoyed... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed January 8, 2016

I stayed with my friend for 4 nights at Mar e Iguana(28/12/1015-01/01/2016). I liked location because it was little bit further from all the craziness but still few steps away from the beach. This weekend was spring break for college kids from Argentina and I enjoyed not to have to deal with party till the sun is up. The stuff... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed October 7, 2015

is the second time we stay at this hostel, we like the beach in front and is a very good valuable for the price specialy the drinks at the bar...!!! plus the staff is always very friendly... highly reccomented..

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a couple of issues with Mar e Iguana. First, the hostel has a cockroach problem. We found several during our one night (shorter than planned) stay. Second, the salty air and water is taking it's toll on some of the doors. Our knob popped out of it's place. Third, after paying for a towel, we discovered we were... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights and the hostel is quite cozy and close to the beach. But to get to one of the nicer beaches you still need to travel a bit so there is not really a point in staying in this hostel. There should be plenty of good options in town. Staff are super friendly though and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Mar e Iguana and the Irie Lion bar is the perfect place to relax when you travel to Bocas del Toro. Sitting beside the Caribbean Sea just minutes from Bocas Town.Mar e Iguana has access to all of the activities this area offers, but it enjoys the serenity that makes Bocas Panama unique.Your key to comfort in Bocas del Toro...Specializing in relaxation and having great rates, the hostel has a wide range of features. Guests can get help scheduling tours, surf lessons, massages and other activities. Visitors here can also enjoy the nightlife of Bocas Town, with bars and restaurants only minutes away. For those who are more interested in enjoying nature, the sound of the waves has a calming effect, especially when heard from the hostels comfortable hammocks.Rooms at Hostel Mar e Iguana are also very comfortable and provide features you would expect in a resort, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.The Irie Lion Bar & Restaurant provides great drinks and special food every days, plus you can enjoy live reggae music every thursday.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Mar e Iguana

Address: Playa Ismito - Bocas Town - Isla Colon | Frente a la entrada de la playa el Istmito, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 06-100, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $11 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal Mar e Iguana Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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“private room for two is nearly the same price that 2 person in a share room!”
 of 5 bubbles F159IXmichaelw, Oct 7, 2015 | Read review
“get the rooms upstairs as you'll get your own private balcony.”
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“All the rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles LaraSicily, Mar 16, 2013 | Read review
“"Don't miss the Thursday night BBQ & Live Music"”
 of 5 bubbles Casa-Surf, Oct 28, 2012 | Read review
“Spend the extra on a private if you are traveling with a companion. At least you can control the AC...”
 of 5 bubbles JordanS461, Oct 19, 2012 | Read review
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