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Free Spirit Inn

Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 00190, Panama
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Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Marcela and her boyfriend who are managing the hotel are very nice people and did the best they could do. Everything else was a horrible: The floor was dirty, many death insects on the floor, full of spider nets. My wife has allergy to dust and we where forced to leave after one night. We are both experienced travellers but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the free spirit inn in december 2015 and it was perfect. it is set in a lush garden atop a hill overlooking the surrounding waters of bastimentos. the rooms are clean and cozy with a nice terrace to relax or to await the rains (they come and go in rainy season). The place is run by a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We arrived at Free Spirit Inn on the last leg of our 2 week trip to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Our intention was to find somewhere relaxing on Bastimentos to enjoy the last 3 days. After a tough journey across the border and into Bocas we finally made it around 8pm, by which time it was pitch dark. We... More 

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El Cuco, El Salvador
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a wonderful place, I had an amazing time. Me and my friends are really happy about this experience. The cabins are really beautiful and they have a wonderful view to the bay and the nearest islands. The rooms are clean and the host(Marcela) took really good care of us. It seems that the thatch roof is new and... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Coming to Bocas Del Toro is one of a very good tip when you are visiting Panama! But staying in Bastimentos is a better way to understand the real living style of the Islands and local people! Then about your selected place, to stay in a B&B is a must like being in a small, natural, calm and unique like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I decided to stay here based on the trip advisor reviews. At the last minute we had a change of plans and emailed Frank to see if we could arrange to cancel all or part of our reservation. When we hadn't heard back from him, we went to Bastimiento in person. The first time, we walked right... More 

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Calvin C, Manager at Free Spirit Inn, responded to this review

Hi, My Name is Marcela and i'm the new manager of Free Spirit Inn. Sorry to read everything that happen to you while the other manager were here. Well i dont understand the problem with the belll because is very easy to see it is right next to the door like a normal bell, the dog is here for my... More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I cannot explain how happy I was to arrive to the Free Spirit in on Bastimentos. Hidden away on the hill, the property is well beautifully well kept. You will find yourself surrounded by small huts filled with local Panamanian children and puppies, I would call the location far from touristy. The host, Frank, was incredibly helpful is suggesting restaurants... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a wonderful time staying in the Garden Glamping Hut. The weather wasn't in our favour for most of the trip, yet we still had such a great time just relaxing, enjoying the great breakfast provided by Frank, and exploring nearby Wizard Beach. The rain NEVER got inside the hut, and there were very few mosquitos. It really is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

my boyfriend and i stayed here for 3 nights after 2 weeks in Bocas Town and it was the perfect way to rest and recover. The owner was not there however the manager was awesome. The breakfasts were great and he was more than happy to help with anything we wanted. The room is decorated beautifully and is very clean,... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the "Free Spirit Inn" for one week. But this one week felt like an eternity for us - in a completely negative way! Calvin wasn't present, so I can' t say anything about him personally. But what I can say is: The "suite", where we stayed was a hole! I can't believe, how someone... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Suites
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our New Eco Friendly Inn offers a relaxed and lazy getaway with a splash of tropical adventure with local Caribbean music in the background with a beautiful island bay view, plus local restaurant ,bars with music and food stores two minutes away. Free Spirit Inn has comfortable private suites, with dreamy beds, private bathrooms with hot showers and stone massage floors. Each suite has a balcony view of the Caribbean and other islands in the bay, and a decorated sleeping loft for 1 to 2 extra guests.There is a outdoor seating area and hammock to enjoy quiet reflection, a garden area , outdoor open air shower ... more   less 

Additional Information about Free Spirit Inn

Address: Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos 00190, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $63 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Free Spirit Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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