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Hostal Mar e Iguana

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We had a couple of issues with Mar e Iguana. First, the hostel has a cockroach problem. We found several during our one night (shorter than planned) stay. Second, the salty air and water is taking it's toll on some of the doors. Our knob popped out of it's place. Third, after paying for a towel, we discovered we were...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights and the hostel is quite cozy and close to the beach. But to get to one of the nicer beaches you still need to travel a bit so there is not really a point in staying in this hostel. There should be plenty of good options in town. Staff are super friendly though and...

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Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This hostel is 15 minutes on foot away from the town-center. Some restaurants and a super-market are close by. The place is clean and the bar/restaurant is a cool place to hang around. The staff is very nice and forthcoming. The dorm is small but has enough space for your luggage and as a/c! Wifi is fast and But, on...

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Reviewed 21 July 2015

the vibe in this hostel is very nice, lots of common space in a nice garden,, rooms were bit small but very clean and with everything I need.. the bar is very cheap specially in happy hours, is easy to meet other travellers here... they offer very good boat tours... I hope to be back soon....

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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 14 July 2015

I was really looking forward to this stay but was rather disappointed. There is a great two-story terrace where yoga is sometimes held in the mornings, with several hammocks and wifi accesible. The staff were all very nice and helpful as well. However, the reservation I had made via email earlier in the spring was lost somewhere along the line....

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Friedrichshafen, Germany
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

I loved the hostel! The staff and the People are very friendly. It's a nice and relaxed atmosphere there and because it's a 15 minutes walk from town also quite at night. You just have to cross the road and you're already at the beach. The hostel and the rooms are clean. If you want to make a tour to...

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Staying at Mar E Iguana is an experience in and of itself, not a jump off point to be used for going out at night in Bocas town, as it is rather far away. The private rooms are nothing too special, and the kitchen is a little dirty and lacking important things such as lids for pots... but it's all...

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Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 23 April 2015

As the name suggests, it is a very calm and laid-back hostel. Certainly one of the better places to relax at if you ever get tired of all the ruckus in town, and even if you don't it is a good place to go to. I have been in BDT for 9 weeks and I can safely say that they...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed here the first night we arrived in bocas. My boyfriend and I slept in the dorms which wasn't a bother. The air conditioning was nice! We liked the place enough that on our final day back to bocastown we stayed there for another two nights. This time we had a private room. The place overall is super chill,...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The Mar e Iguana (mariuana...get it?) has a nice, if cramped, central bar/kitchen/office (in that order). It also has a beautiful hammok tower that if the weather is nice overlooks the ocean. That's about all I can say for this place. First of all, it's a solid 30 minute walk from when you arrive in Bocaslight town. There is nothing...

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Fist of all you should have said that you tried to leave without paying , you started lying right from the beginning, saying you did not have money to pay at the moment but that you were going to pay later confirming this way your 3 day reservation. After the first night, the next morning, you wake up and show...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Mar e Iguana and the Irie Lion bar is the perfect place to relax when you travel to Bocas del Toro. Sitting beside the Caribbean Sea just minutes from Bocas Town.Mar e Iguana has access to all of the activities this area offers, but it enjoys the serenity that makes Bocas Panama unique.Your key to comfort in Bocas del Toro...Specializing in relaxation and having great rates, the hostel has a wide range of features. Guests can get help scheduling tours, surf lessons, massages and other activities. Visitors here can also enjoy the nightlife of Bocas Town, with bars and restaurants only minutes away. For those who are more interested in enjoying nature, the sound of the waves has a calming effect, especially when heard from the hostels comfortable hammocks.Rooms at Hostel Mar e Iguana are also very comfortable and provide features you would expect in a resort, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.The Irie Lion Bar & Restaurant provides great drinks and special food every days, plus you can enjoy live reggae music every thursday.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Mar e Iguana

Address: Playa Ismito - Bocas Town - Isla Colon | Frente a la entrada de la playa el Istmito, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 06-100, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $35 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal Mar e Iguana Hotel Bocas Town
Hostal Mar e Iguana Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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