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“BED BUGS!!!!!”
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Hostel Heike
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“BED BUGS!!!!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Yeah. Bed Bugs are all over this place, its SICK and not worth staying here despite the nice location. I just got home, the bed bug bites are just showing up and this hostel is the only place I could've come in contact with bed bugs... So gross....

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

This hostel can be a lot of fun, if you're looking to party. It was a lot of fun throughout the day, but once you're ready to sleep, be prepared. The rooms all have their own locks, which people loose while out on the town. When they come back in the middle of the night they'll bang on the door trying to get to their bed. People come back in all states of inebriation, waking everyone up in the process. My best advice would be to just stay out on the town partying yourself so you're the last one back! As long as you don't loose your key.

There's a great big balcony on the roof great for the lazy afternoons, and meeting the other residents of the hostel; many hot.

Room Tip: Don't stay in Room 1. Try and get a top bunk closer to the fans.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

All seemed ok until Jolene the mad woman who runs the place "lost" 3 day's worth of my payment - so I had to pay double for 3 nights. The staff were rude and unreasoning. Just before new years they kicked friends out of a room because they wanted it for a friend of their's - pretty sure it's illegal to do that. Bed bug infestation after a tropical storm forced us all to leave covered in painful red welts.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

This place definitely has a fun atmosphere, friendly staff, and is decent value for the money. That said, I agree that it is cramped and dirty. And I definitely agree with reviewers who said to not stay in Room 1!! As they said, it is tucked between the reception area and laundry room, and you can hear EVERYTHING that happens in both areas. If you're a light sleeper, you're screwed if you stay there.

Hostel Heike definitely likes to party! If that's what you're looking for, you'll have a great time. But if you're looking for a quiet escape, you're probably better off somewhere else.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

This review is being written 2 months after leaving the hostel and I can still remember every single smile it gave me! The staff, the excellent rooms! The price! The location! The kitchen! This place has it all and more! Thnx heike for a great stay

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

My view of this hostel is prejudiced by the fact that I was bitten a lot by bugs/fleas or something similar in the bed or bedding. This meant I got v little sleep and was itchy and sore for several days after.

The room had air-con (not my choice, it was the only bed left) and it made the room freezing cold. Add the usual rowdyness of a busy hostal and it meant I barely slept.

The shower was filthy and the communal areas were all locked up at 10pm.

The staff were v friendly, however, and the price reasonable, but I wouldn't stay here again if you paid me.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

I write this review at 3am during my stay at hotel heike because I've been awakened by loud drunk people all around and flees biting me in my bed. I stayed here because it came highly recommended on LP but this place is a Joke!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hostel Heike
Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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