I was traveling over Christmas with my family (brother, father, sister, her husband, and their two children). We made the mistake of not booking a place ahead of time in Bocas del Toro. So when we got off the boat, I went around looking for a place to stay. I made it to Hostal Hansi and talked to the lady, who was very nice, and she said she had one room with three single beds, and asked how many we were. I told her it was our family but it would be my sister, her husband, and two children staying there. My father, brother, and I stayed at another hostel that night in a dorm room. But for the next night, we found a nicer hotel close by which had two double beds and air conditioning. My nephew and niece had a hard time sleeping that night, because the room was right by the street and it was a little noisy that night. Not overly noisy but they just had trouble sleeping. So we thought we would let my sister, husband, and the two kids have the other hotel room so maybe they could sleep better the second night. So my father, brother, and I stayed in the room at Hostal Hansi. The next morning when my brother and I got up to make some eggs we had bought in the kitchen, we were accosted by a man yelling at us telling us we had no right to be there. I tried to tell him we were staying in the room right there, and then his wife came up behind him yelling at us too saying that I had told her it was for a couple and two children and then she sees me, and "this young man" (referring to my brother). We tried to explain what had happened but they just shook their heads and walked away. I realize we probably should have explained what had happened to them beforehand but she had seen us all there the day before, and I hadn't thought it would be a problem. I also think they could have approached us differently rather than yelling at us saying we had no right to be there. We had paid for the room and had not been noisy or disrespectful in any way.
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