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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I'm very bitter about my experience here. My boyfriend and I stayed here for almost a week and the night before our departure, one of the receptionist told us that once we check out, we won't be able to use the kitchen or bathrooms. Gee, thanks. It rained hard on our check-out date but we got kicked out anyway. I...

2Thank JungleJane907
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Hostal Gaia is a very small homey Hostal, with kind staff and clean facilities. They have a nice deck out back with a Hammock and a few tables... perfect for enjoying breakfast outdoors or lounging with a good book. The rooms are very clean, and the kitchen is well equipped. I very much enjoyed my stay. However, I did visit...

Thank Brad N
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 weeks in April 2015 while taking spanish classes at Hablaya. This hostal is very clean and quiet. The WIFI signal was strong enough for me to stream Netflix from the common area and the dorm room. The staff is incredibly kind and was very helpful throughout my stay. This place has a very homey feel, and...

1Thank B F
Fort Pierce, Florida
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We stayed at this hostal for 4 nights. It is quiet, clean and in an excellent location (a few blocks off the main square). The staff was friendly but did not speak any English. The hostal is for those who want a quiet place to lay their head at night. We were in private room #2 which was nothing more...

1Thank Rae0fSun
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I was in Gaia for 2 nights in a private room, in the new building. The room and bathroom were big. The bathroom was just perfect, with nice shower. The bed was a bit disappointing: wasn't that comfortable and pillows were just way too small. The Wi-Fi was not reaching the room, but it was working on the balcony just...

1Thank b-noy
Peachland, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We stayed in a private room and it was fantastic and newly renovated. There is a babbling creek bordering the back of the property which was nice to sit by. It's walking distance to many restaurants and to Main Street. We wish we could have stayed longer. We will return! Thank you for the fantastic stay :)

1Thank BC_Pirate
Baudette, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We booked our stay at Hostal Gaia. Never having stayed in a hostel before, was a bit apprehensive. Once we arrived and got checked in, all concern was gone. The room was very adequate, the bed comfortable, the hot shower was awesome and the tranquil setting was peaceful, quiet and secure. The office, lounge, kitchen area wasn't big, but didn't...

1Thank Oly1950
Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Gaia hostel is a nice place to go to! The room are quite clean but there is no real breakfast. We stayed there for a few days ! Also the kitchen is very well equiped! Please note they don not take cards...

Thank Alexandre F
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

We planned to stay here for 3 Nights but finally stayed for 4 Night, just because of the Hostel and the nice people we met there. The kitchen is really really good and we enjoyed to prepare our own dishes in a clean kitchen with the best frying pan we saw on our travel in central america ;-)

Thank 3110Muensingen
Granada Department, Nicaragua
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Hostal Gaia in Boquete is definitely one of the best places in town. The beds are very comfortable, the hot shower really has a lot of pressure and the staff is really trying to help you whenever they can. But the best feature is the living room with the very comfortable couches, which is just like a casual living room...

Thank Peace P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boquete is known as the land of coffee and f lowers, beautiful landscapes and multitude shades of green flora. Gaia is the mother earth, where all this beauty lives...Here at our hostel you will find a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, all the tourist information that you need, and more. We offer private rooms with bath and hot water & dorms with shared bath and hot water, comfortable beds with semi-orthopedic mattresses, bed linen, pillow and blankets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Gaia

Address: Avenida B oeste | Bajo Boquete, Boquete 507, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range: $25 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Private room at the end is nicely decorated and right on the brook. More private than the rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Rae0fSun, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Reserve one of the private rooms with ensuite baths; Room #5 is best, is in a separate and private cabina. To get warm or hot water from the shower, turn on the water only a little. Using the full pressure will give you a very cold shower.”
 of 5 bubbles JetMags2014, 16 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Dorms are about 6 bed, private rooms worth the upgrade”
 of 5 bubbles LouGibney, 15 Jul 2013 | Read review
“I had the front room with private bath closest to the desk...still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles WParks, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“the one in the back in the main building was quieter in my opinon. The hostel area upstairs was clean and nice. Full kitchen . one bathroom, bunks and a big t.v. with movies and books available. Free coffee if I remember correctly. no A/C or fan, may need a fan in the hotter months, but not necessary most of the time”
 of 5 bubbles LauraDaniels, 23 Aug 2012 | Read review
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