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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The hostel is the cheapest around so I'll not discuss the cleanliness of beds and bathroom - only expect to get what you pay for. I payed for one night not knowing if I would stay longer, when signed in the lady (manager) shows me to the room and gives me the wifi password. The light wasn't working and she...

Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Booked coconut for 2 weeks but left after the first night even thou we payed for the whole period. It was by far the worst i have ever stayed in, our room had no windows and there was a glitch between roof and walls so all bugs and other that would have wanted to get in the room would, the...

Thank droghurt
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Everything bad people been writing about this place is true. Thought it couldn't be so bad so stayed there for one night but it was. For the same money they charge for a room without ac, dirty beds and no way to protect yourself from bugs you can get a small studio with your own kitchen just 5 min walk...

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I met a friend at Bocas del toro and chose the coconut Hostel for the first days. We spent 3 nights there while it was raining. The people were really friendly when we entered but this changed immediately when we had payd the rooms... The Rooms were really dark and not very clean. One evening a mouse climbed out of...

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is simple but good. Yes the showers are cold, but then again there is not such a thing as cold water in Bocas del Toro. The bed was clean and comfortable, the airco worked in both the rooms I stayed in and I ended up staying longer then planned. The owner is a nice guy and eager to...

Thank Boris B
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed there with my girlfriend for 4 nights camping, since start we got really bad welcome from the girl working there, she was like that all the time for our stay there also we notice that she is like that with all the couples, she just hate couples you can see right away because she was nice and smiling...

2Thank Nikola B
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Bed bugs all over the place. Super old mattresses. When I told the staff they didn't even act surprised and put tons of chemicals on them. The hostel is really dirty and sticky. Showers are old and dirty, you can't even close the toilet doors properly. Way too few people to take care about the hostel. Don't speak English at...

1Thank paulinek871
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Coconut is just about the best hostel in town , near the park near everything , ive been comming constantly every weekend to the island for work projects and I stay here...I like the moods, the staff, is like home .... They have a good location, private rooms and also dorms...the best is that you can also use your tent...

Thank Fatima P
Ma-Me-O Beach, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We first came there for holiday and came back to search for an oppurtunity to stay in Bocas so it cames that I ve been in Coconut for more than a month and I am not the only one Coconut is a place to feel welcome and stuck in a good way. People are friendly over there and always help...

Thank conny118
Meerbusch, Germany
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Sometimes the quality of hostels is not defined by the interior design or the mattresses or the quality of the kitchen but by the feeling it creates. For me every single person working and staying there became a good friend to party with or to just hang out. You cannot force this kind of atmosphere and this is why I...

Thank tobif33

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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Coconut is a cosy 12 room hostel with double bedrooms or shared dorms (4 to 6 people), and shared bathroom with hot water. It has a fully equipped kitchen, TV room with comfy couch, free wifi, top roof terrace with hammocks and great view of the island. Ideally located in the center of Bocas, it is #1 backpackers choice when looking for a clean place with chill atmosphere. We offer unique discounted tours for our guest with local guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Coconut Hostel

Address: Isla Colon, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $19 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Coconut Hostel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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“If you really need to stay here chose to camp on 3rd floor it's better than their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 361nikolab, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Economic to the MAX!”
 of 5 bubbles Zy_Ky_Om, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“rooms in any other place will be better”
 of 5 bubbles Flantier117, 29 Nov 2014 | Read review
“do not choose a room”
 of 5 bubbles elienev_13, 9 Jan 2014 | Read review
“avoid the bottom floor unless you hate sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles Morgan_Woolf, 10 Nov 2013 | Read review
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