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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

absolute scam. Paid $35 each for a shuttle to San Jose and as far as we got on the "shuttle" service was to the border where they told us someone would meet us on the other side. We got through exit/entry okay but when we got to the other side there was no identifiable person associated with the shuttle service...

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Barcelona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather scruffy. First thing that you notice on arrival is a smell of a cesspool, they try to cover it with a incense stick, but it doesn't always do the job, it's particularly noticeable in the mornings. Rooms are ok-ish, but there are no lockers. Well there are some lockers at the reception, but you must share it with other...

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Newquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Positive - very affordable and the dorms are air conditioned very well. There is a small kitchen and a sofa and swinging chair which is ideal for having a few drinks which you can just bring in from the super market. Staff helped us to book buses etc and had good knowledge on cheap restaurants. Negative - the showers and...

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

The hostel is the cheapest around so I'll not discuss the cleanliness of beds and bathroom - only expect to get what you pay for. I payed for one night not knowing if I would stay longer, when signed in the lady (manager) shows me to the room and gives me the wifi password. The light wasn't working and she...

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Booked coconut for 2 weeks but left after the first night even thou we payed for the whole period. It was by far the worst i have ever stayed in, our room had no windows and there was a glitch between roof and walls so all bugs and other that would have wanted to get in the room would, the...

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Everything bad people been writing about this place is true. Thought it couldn't be so bad so stayed there for one night but it was. For the same money they charge for a room without ac, dirty beds and no way to protect yourself from bugs you can get a small studio with your own kitchen just 5 min walk...

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

I met a friend at Bocas del toro and chose the coconut Hostel for the first days. We spent 3 nights there while it was raining. The people were really friendly when we entered but this changed immediately when we had payd the rooms... The Rooms were really dark and not very clean. One evening a mouse climbed out of...

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is simple but good. Yes the showers are cold, but then again there is not such a thing as cold water in Bocas del Toro. The bed was clean and comfortable, the airco worked in both the rooms I stayed in and I ended up staying longer then planned. The owner is a nice guy and eager to...

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Reviewed July 23, 2016

We stayed there with my girlfriend for 4 nights camping, since start we got really bad welcome from the girl working there, she was like that all the time for our stay there also we notice that she is like that with all the couples, she just hate couples you can see right away because she was nice and smiling...

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Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Bed bugs all over the place. Super old mattresses. When I told the staff they didn't even act surprised and put tons of chemicals on them. The hostel is really dirty and sticky. Showers are old and dirty, you can't even close the toilet doors properly. Way too few people to take care about the hostel. Don't speak English at...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Coconut is a cosy 12 room hostel with double bedrooms or shared dorms (4 to 6 people), and shared bathroom with hot water. It has a fully equipped kitchen, TV room with comfy couch, free wifi, top roof terrace with hammocks and great view of the island. Ideally located in the center of Bocas, it is #1 backpackers choice when looking for a clean place with chill atmosphere. We offer unique discounted tours for our guest with local guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coconut Hostel

Address: Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $14 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Coconut Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Coconut Hostel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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“If you really need to stay here chose to camp on 3rd floor it's better than their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 361nikolab, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“Economic to the MAX!”
 of 5 bubbles Zy_Ky_Om, Mar 4, 2016 | Read review
“rooms in any other place will be better”
 of 5 bubbles Flantier117, Nov 29, 2014 | Read review
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“avoid the bottom floor unless you hate sleep.”
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