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Carretera Nacional, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749 Panama
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#2 of 6 Specialty lodging in Playa Venao
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Hostel Venao Cove is located at the tip of the bay overlooking all of Venao Beach. The rooms are spread out on a generous 5 hectares of beachfront paradise, with plenty of options regarding accommodations. Venao Cove is more than a hostel: It is really like a tiny village that has slowly grown into what it looks like today- with several cabanas here and there, nothing too intrusive, with a small footprint.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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gsania264650 wrote a review Mar 2020
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
One of my favorite places in the whole Panamà. I keep coming back to it. I would like to see (hear) a horn announcing the arrival of the fruit/fish trucks. Good beach and usually a great bunch of people.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Nicolas Z wrote a review Mar 2020
Madrid, Spain7 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful place, friendly staff, peaceful and quiet. Surf spot a short walk away, superb garden with a bonfire, barbecues, ping pong tables, slack line and more. Beds in the dorm are supper comfortable and well built (no squicky noises at night) and best of all, they have proper toilet paper!! Would recommend 100%
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Date of stay: February 2020
CelmB wrote a review Jul 2019
Panama City, Panama8 contributions16 helpful votes
Just from the beginning, we didn´t have a good experience. We were calling so many times before arriving and no one answer, after like the 20th time. Once they gave us the room, we notice holes in our bedclothes, towels, curtains, and even the sink! The shower was not working and we ask reception to change rooms or fix it, they didn´t come to fix it until the next day. Not only that but on our way out of the room on check out, we saw a big roach running around. This place is way too expensive for what it is, just don´t stay here, you can find better places around for the same price.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Mehmet Akif Balcı wrote a review Jun 2019
Istanbul, Turkey10 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the best part of the beach because when you get close to Venao Cove it gets more green and chill. I really like that the owners keep it so simple and people here are all connected to enjoy their time and share good moments together. Its hard to feel this way on the other side of the beach where its all about money. I wouldn't think twice if I wanna stay in a hostel in Playa Venao. Thank you Leaf for being such a great person, crazy skilled surfer and amazing dad! Hope to see you soon again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: All the rooms are chill and good value.
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AMU wrote a review May 2019
David, Panama3 contributions
Super chill, hip vibes. If you're looking for a peaceful place to surf, this is for you. Just know it's a little far walking distance from most restaurant options--there are some close by, but not many. Great staff!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
$41 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PanamaLos Santos ProvincePedasiPlaya Venao
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Venao Cove
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Venao Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Venao Cove?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Venao Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Venao Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coleos Cafe, Pizza Gavilan, and Restaurante Panga.
Is Hostel Venao Cove located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Playa Venao.
Are pets allowed at Hostel Venao Cove?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Venao Cove?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Hostel Venao Cove have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.