We stayed in a dorm which has aircon and lockers and seemed clean.
After the first night we discovered the room had bedbugs (as we woke up with bites all over us).
Although it is not the hostel's fault, usually people are apologetic after an encounter with bedbugs but not this one.
They made us feel as if we were lying about it. They told us that is is impossible because they have metal bed frames (which isn't true).
We were able to wash all of our things in hot water and change rooms but they were not happy about it.
Food was good but a little expensive.
They have a kitchen but no supermarket so bring what you want from Bocas Town.
They have a good pool table and ping pong table, a good social area and an excellent jungle walk to the beach (we saw sloths and monkeys about 30 metres down the track).
Overall the hostel was good but one particular staff member made it one to forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a living rainforest, on a Caribbean island, Bocas Bound is the place to stay and visit in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Bound provides immediate access to surfing, rain forest hikes, kayaking, and beautiful beaches. Bocas Bound is an exotic destination in Bocas del Toro that attracts back-packers, surfers, and cost-conscious families looking for a place that is extraordinarily different from a typical Bocas hotel. Trails from your doorstep lead you through dense jungle to breathtaking beaches and hidden coves. The nightly chorus of nature will cause you to truly appreciate Isla Bastimentos.* 8 min walk to Red Frog Beach * Beach Activity Center* Hiking Trails and Canopy Zipline* 15 minute water taxi to Bocas Town* Air-conditioned rooms* Full Restaurant Bar and Lounge * Community kitchen * Free Breakfast & Coffee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bocas Bound Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Bocas Island Lodge Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro