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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Ideal location right on the main strip of town. Nice and clean bedding, with option for air-conditioned room. Delicious pancake breakfast and sweet rooftop area. Overall, definitely would recommend staying here. The kind of hostel that attracts young fun-loving backpackers and surfers.

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Seattle, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid extra to get a private room. I was OK not having air conditioning, but because of this I had to sleep with the windows open. The screens were torn, so the bugs could get in. Music next door blared until past 2 a.m. When I turned back the sheets to get into bed, a bunch of cockroaches scurried...

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Had good customer service and a good location but lacked in other ways. Wifi was really bad and kitchen was very messy. The room was cheap thankfully and had fans but the individual lockers were too small to store much. Liked the idea of a rooftop chill area but it closed too early for us to use.

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the compliments and the comments. We are glad that you had a great time but will working to make sure that the facilities are perfect for you on your next stay. Cheers,

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Good sized dorms, that were clean along with the bathrooms. Comfy beds. Self-serve breakfast, pancakes, and a lot of them! Good kitchen facilities. Good central locations. Staff really friendly, chilled and helpful. Booked onto the boat tour from here, wouldn't recommend as not much snorkelling.

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you loved what we had to offer at Hostel Heike. We pride ourselves for being a home away from home for our guests and among the ways we do it are by keeping the hostel clean, providing comfy beds, a great kitchen and yummy breakfast! Sorry the tour was not up to snuff. We will...

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel's location is very good. Just in the main Street, with a souvenir store next to it and a lot of supermarkets all around. I had a little issue with a couple that also was staying in my room, so I spoke to the manager to see if I could change rooms to which she agreed without any hesitation....

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay. I was so happy to hear how helpful your staff was on your visit. We pride ourselves on having such friendly and helpful staff members. We are sorry to hear that the wifi was not up to par. We will be getting a new modem and new routers in the coming weeks so...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We've been at the hostel for a couple days. Great conditions, the crew is so kind and helpful and a very decent price. Although we had many troubles and things that we change our mind they helped us a lot!

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Glad we were able to help with your troubles. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hostel Heike. Have a great rest of your travels!

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Hostel Heike for 4 nights whole getting my Pasi Open Water at Diving Pirates. The two are very close to each other so I can recommend either of them. I had the AC room for just 2 dollars more which was nice. The staff is very friendly and the kitchen supplies whatever you need, albeit a bit low...

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Hey Remco, Thank you for your stay at Hostel Heike. We are glad you enjoyed our place and the staff and appreciate the feedback. Is there anything in particular in the kitchen that you thought needed replacing? Let us know so that we can look into it. Also, we'll take a look at our showers to make sure the hot...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I love love love this hostel. The staff is super helpful and always makes you feel at home. Great coffee and banana pancakes and a wonderful location close to all the activities and trips. It's a wonderful value for your money and is a home away from home.

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

We are so happy that you loved your stay at Hostel Heike. We pride ourselves on being a home away from home for our guests and are please to hear that you felt the same way. Hearing comments like yours make all of our hard work worth it! Safe Travels. Daniel

Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Overall this was just an ok stay at the hostel. I found it great that they offered a kitchen that you could make breakfast at it but it wasn't anything special. It was clean and had a fair price but was overall an average trip.

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Daniel S, Owner at Hostel Heike, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at Hostel Heike Charlotte. We are glad that you liked our kitchen and enjoyed the cleanliness and price. Please let us know what else we could have done to make your stay wonderful rather than just Ok. Hope you are continuing to enjoy your trip. Cheers, Daniel

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay here for 2 nights. The DIY pancake breakfast was awesome. Drinkable tap water and free coffee and mini bananas. There wasn't an option on hostel world, but we asked for a private room and got one for just a couple dollars more with fans. This place is HOT and the plastic mattress covers make sleeping a...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Hostel Heike

Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $17 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“Back of the hostel in order to avoid the loudly music of the next door bar not open on thanks G*d on Mondays.”
 of 5 bubbles seliyakim, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best with Air Cond.”
 of 5 bubbles 813juant, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Personally AC was too cold, fan was plenty and no mosquitoes bothered me”
 of 5 bubbles vivian_alive, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Make yourself some pancakes in the morning and go eat upstairs at the rooftop area”
 of 5 bubbles A_drft, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get the A/C dorm!”
 of 5 bubbles MariaAndando, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
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