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Bubba's House is right on the water over Bastimentos bay, a short 10 minute boat ride from Bocas del Toro. We offer shared rooms from $15, and private rooms with air conditioning and private bathroom from $45. As is common in the area, we do not have hot water. We have a Bar and Restaurant on site, so we do not have a communal kitchen. Come have a cold one and enjoy the ocean breeze on our beautiful terrace right over the water. Daily surf shuttles and tours available. SUP Rentals and daily tours available. Please note that check in time is from 1 pm to 8 pm. If you will arrive later than 8 pm, please email us. Failure to check in or communicate your plans before 8 pm may result in your booking being canceled and your place being given to another customer. Thank you in advance for your communication and cooperation!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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I was GRANDPAcking in Bastimentos for 4 nights and stayed all 4 of those nights in an Aircon Double Room at Bubba's for a ‘discounted’ price of US$31 / night. Bubba’s looked the best of a bad (and expensive) bunch of options. It is built over the water with a shared deck area.
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Bubbas house has a great location right on the ocean and during happy hour it’s incredible. The island is friendly and the staff gave advice about the island that was really helpful. Bubbas is also a restaurant so the food smells amazing but way outside my budget but the staff
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We had a good time at bubbas. The owner Julian is a nice guy who finds a solution for all questions. He is looking for his guests that everybody can enjoy their stay. Old bank is a nice little town with friendly people.
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Hi! Greetings from Finland. We were staying in Jaguar hostel and wanted to eat somewhere near and decided to come to Bubbas. Me and my friend got veggie burgers with salad and fries. SO GOOD! Thank you!
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We started with 1 night and ended up with 3 nights. This place is really nice and cozy. The rooms are simple but nice. Only thing is that due to lack of water on the island there is fix showering times. The owner is very nice and friendly helping with everything. He is as well
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Hi Crystal, We have several rooms with large lockers big enough for a very large bag. Please make sure you mention this when you make your reservation. Regards, Emy.
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How do you get there from Florida ?
You need to fly from Miami to Panama city, then you can fly to Bocas or take a Bus. Once you arrive in Bocas you need to take a water taxi to Bastimentos.
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Do they have a lock box in the rooms?
Only dorm rooms have lockers. We have plans to install lock boxes in all rooms soon.
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How far is this hostel from the closest sandy beach?
The closest beach is 20 minutes by foot or 5 minutes by boat.
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"Ask for a room on the 1st floor"
"Take a room upstairs - downstairs can be really noisy at night."
"Try to avoid room closest to the reception desk. It can get noisy."
"Private rooms on 1st floor are moe airy."
"Rooms on the front have a beautiful view but are not quiet."
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla Bastimentos
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