We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hostel Heike

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 160: English reviews
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beds are ok. The noise from the street is ludacris sometimes. Location is absolutely perfect. Do it yourself pancakes are edible. The atmosphere is do-able. At the moment I was there 2 of the rooms suffered from bugs. There is a lot of potential in this place. Get a bucket of paint. Brighten up the place and get some...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David S
A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was dark and small for 4 beds. Facilities like showers require an update. Location is easy to find and WiFi is available. There is a good bar as well as a supermarkt within 3 minutes walking distance. Overall the hostel is functional.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Рига, Латвия
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and clean hostel in the very center of Isla Colon, however it's pretty calm and quite as located a bit further from a central square. There is an amazing roof terrace with hammocks, sofas, tables, where to read books, have a lunch, talk to other quests or to work. Like a small oasis in the heart of crowdy party...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jusha_P
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

We are so happy that you stayed with us at Hostel Heike. We work hard to ensure that everyone that stays at Heike appreciates that we do our very best to make Heike a home away from home for travelers coming to Bocas and reviews like yours make all of our hard work worth it. Come back and stay with...

Reviewed January 13, 2017

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Ideal location right on the main strip of town. Nice and clean bedding, with option for air-conditioned room. Delicious pancake breakfast and sweet rooftop area. Overall, definitely would recommend staying here. The kind of hostel that attracts young fun-loving backpackers and surfers.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank michaela b
Seattle, United States
Reviewed January 5, 2017

I paid extra to get a private room. I was OK not having air conditioning, but because of this I had to sleep with the windows open. The screens were torn, so the bugs could get in. Music next door blared until past 2 a.m. When I turned back the sheets to get into bed, a bunch of cockroaches scurried...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carol W
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Had good customer service and a good location but lacked in other ways. Wifi was really bad and kitchen was very messy. The room was cheap thankfully and had fans but the individual lockers were too small to store much. Liked the idea of a rooftop chill area but it closed too early for us to use.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Erica P
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the compliments and the comments. We are glad that you had a great time but will working to make sure that the facilities are perfect for you on your next stay. Cheers,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Good sized dorms, that were clean along with the bathrooms. Comfy beds. Self-serve breakfast, pancakes, and a lot of them! Good kitchen facilities. Good central locations. Staff really friendly, chilled and helpful. Booked onto the boat tour from here, wouldn't recommend as not much snorkelling.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alicedem91
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you loved what we had to offer at Hostel Heike. We pride ourselves for being a home away from home for our guests and among the ways we do it are by keeping the hostel clean, providing comfy beds, a great kitchen and yummy breakfast! Sorry the tour was not up to snuff. We will...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This hostel's location is very good. Just in the main Street, with a souvenir store next to it and a lot of supermarkets all around. I had a little issue with a couple that also was staying in my room, so I spoke to the manager to see if I could change rooms to which she agreed without any hesitation....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Talyballentine
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay. I was so happy to hear how helpful your staff was on your visit. We pride ourselves on having such friendly and helpful staff members. We are sorry to hear that the wifi was not up to par. We will be getting a new modem and new routers in the coming weeks so...

Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We've been at the hostel for a couple days. Great conditions, the crew is so kind and helpful and a very decent price. Although we had many troubles and things that we change our mind they helped us a lot!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank netanelp5
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Glad we were able to help with your troubles. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hostel Heike. Have a great rest of your travels!

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Hostel Heike for 4 nights whole getting my Pasi Open Water at Diving Pirates. The two are very close to each other so I can recommend either of them. I had the AC room for just 2 dollars more which was nice. The staff is very friendly and the kitchen supplies whatever you need, albeit a bit low...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Remco S
Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Hey Remco, Thank you for your stay at Hostel Heike. We are glad you enjoyed our place and the staff and appreciate the feedback. Is there anything in particular in the kitchen that you thought needed replacing? Let us know so that we can look into it. Also, we'll take a look at our showers to make sure the hot...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

34 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (34)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (22)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bocas Town
0.1 mi away
Tropical Suites Hotel
Tropical Suites Hotel
#1 of 13 in Bocas Town
498 reviews
0.1 mi away
Bocas Paradise Hotel
Bocas Paradise Hotel
#7 of 13 in Bocas Town
178 reviews
0.8 mi away
Hotel Palma Royale
Hotel Palma Royale
#2 of 13 in Bocas Town
399 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.2 mi away
Selina Bocas del Toro
Selina Bocas del Toro
#3 of 47 in Isla Colon
371 reviews
2.3 mi away
Bambuda Lodge
Bambuda Lodge
#1 of 2 in Isla Solarte
313 reviews
0.7 mi away
Panama's Paradise Saigoncito
Panama's Paradise Saigoncito
#2 of 40 in Bocas Town
320 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hostel Heike

Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $13 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Hostel Heike reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostel Heike Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Hostel Heike staff and other travelers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hostel Heike staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Back of the hostel in order to avoid the loudly music of the next door bar not open on thanks G*d on Mondays.”
 of 5 bubbles seliyakim, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“Best with Air Cond.”
 of 5 bubbles 813juant, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“Personally AC was too cold, fan was plenty and no mosquitoes bothered me”
 of 5 bubbles vivian_alive, Jan 1, 2016 | Read review
“Make yourself some pancakes in the morning and go eat upstairs at the rooftop area”
 of 5 bubbles A_drft, Oct 12, 2015 | Read review
“Get the A/C dorm!”
 of 5 bubbles MariaAndando, Apr 26, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question