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Calle Virgincita San Mateo neighborhood, David 0426 Panama See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
Poolside Bar
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Bambu Hostel is a very beautiful little place where you can spend the whole day with new people from around the world, cook in an outside kitchen and cool yourself in the pool. Rooms and baths are checked and cleaned permanently and also the volunteers...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, friendly people , clean & inexpensive, hot water , cold air @ great out door kitchen!! Loved it !! Grocery store 2 blocks , sea food across the street. Restaurants a few blocks .

Thank Denvergeorge9
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I stayed in private room number one because off the street so no barking dog noise. Excellent room and a well stocked kitchen and a CLEAN swimming pool. The staff is fluent in English, Spanish and French. The owner even speaks Chinese. I asked him...More

Thank timanderson2001
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived after dinner, very casual hangout, owner should know this place could be AMAZING IF: repairs and cleaning as well as a bit of paint and a touch of decoration could be what will take this place from average to Amazing!

Thank Corvid_12
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Wi-fi Works 60 % of the time in the kitchen area which is the best place to hang out. One of the employees showed me how to reset the wifi extender, which did the trick when the wifi didn't work. WiFi is decently fast, but...More

Thank Inspiration740522
Response from Gregg L, Owner at Bambu HostelResponded 20 December 2017

During his stay we had a couple days where the wifi extender box was de programed because this guy decided to unplug it. We got a technician to re program it and the wife is awesome now. The jungle house dorm that he mentions is...More

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WE ARE A BACKPACKERS' HOSTEL, NOT A HOTEL OR AN INN OR LODGE We just completed a large out door kitchen with ...More ten burners and loads of counter space all you need to create a gourmet creation (or a backpackers bowl of pasta) in the comfort and beauty of our flowing garden and pool.. When you are done following all the other tourists to Boquete and Bocas; come spend some time in David. This is real Panama. You will be interacting with Panamanians rather than always being around other tourists. This is a chance to stay at a super cool hostel and explore a real Panamanian city. Dance all night long to Salsa, Merengue, Rock and Reggaeton.. Great restaurants and shopping; and David is cheap!!!! 1/2 The price of Costa Rica. How about a $1 beer in a bar? David is a safe and friendly city too. Get your Latino on in David! New Jungle House in Garden at Bambu Hostel see photo below, built on stilts from native wood and bambu walls with tin roof, sleeps 10 backpackers and overlooks the sparkling pool, only dorm of its kind in Panama! Lonely Planet Recommended International Backpackers Hostel with a Pool and Deluxe tropical gardens in David Panama.We welcome Backpackers and International Travelers from all corners of the world. David is fun! It has everything that a weary traveler could need to recharge the batteries, fine dining, casinos, movie theaters, inexpensive shopping, nightclubs and discos, festivals, and, within 45 minutes, awesome mountains, Caldera Hot Springs, Playa Barqueta and Costa Rica. Come stay with us at Bambu, relax in the garden, swing on a hammock with a cold beer at the Bambu pool bar, dip in the pool and watch the tropical birds flying in the backyard. We have very few rules here, just come with a good attitude and have fun, but just remember this: If you think that you are going to have it all for a low price, think again. When you choose to stay at a hostel you need to accept the unwritten (until now) agreement of hosteling. The agreement is that there is a trade off. The deal says that you will receive a awesome travelers' community with lots of amenities, in our case, a clean luxury swimming pool, wifi, gardens with hammocks, amazing outdoor kitchen, laundry service, travel services, computers with skype, phone calls, books, games, a pool side bar with $1 beer, excellent and cheap seafood meals, etc . What you might not get is 100% quietness, privacy and comfort. That is the trade off at most backpacker hostels. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel class
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 23 - USD 30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bambu Hotel David
Location
Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Hotel class
Number of rooms
7
Price range
USD 23 - USD 30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Bambu Hotel David
Location
Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
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agent421
1 July 2016|
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Response from Gregg L | Property representative |
yes. there is a stadium here in town. Its a fun night out to watch a professional game, and its verry low priced.There are food and snanks/drinks being served too.
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agent421
20 December 2015|
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Hot Springs, waterfalls, canyon swimming, bambu hostel (see the coati), beach, rain forrest visit, ...festivals carnivals..
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helenlouiseUk
15 September 2015|
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Response from agent421 | Property representative |
You can take a bus for .35 cents, find the bus that is going to 'frontera' (frontier) ask to get off at the 'azucerera' (santa rosa sugar factory) with your back to the sugar factory walk about one block take your first... More
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"Jungle dorm open with mozzie nets, other is AC, also private rooms. You choose"
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"Dormitory in the tree house"
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"I loved the open treehouse area naturally built with bambuuu"
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"Jungle dorm is a fun experience if you are fine with sleeping in an outdoorish environment"
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