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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this hostel and we had a great time. The staff was nice and the people cool. We had a double room for 24$ which is very cheap. The rooms are good for a short stay. BUT: The last night we noticed that the bed sheets would always come off so we tried to fix it....

Thank Sanda M
British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This review is solely based on the conditions of the hostel itself. I can't say anything poor about the staff because they were effective and efficient at their jobs. Start with the hotel grounds.. We got placed in a room to the back of the hostel (double bed room for 2 ppl $20). On the journey to our room each...

Thank KyMcCrae
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The owner, Enrique, and his staff are wonderful and helpful. My friend and I were here during New Year's, and they helped us out big time with finding us a place to stay. The hostel is very mellow--good views from the terrace and lots of chairs and hammocks. Big kitchen for you to use.

Thank Colette S
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Staying here for several weeks and really can't say enough about how great this place is. The owner, Enrique is clever, fair, and reasonable. This property was built by him, and he is progressing even further with a restaurant extending in back of the main hostel quarters into the jungle. Only problems encountered were with the mainly dorm stays using...

Thank Donna353WI
Ventura County Coast, California
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I just spent a week at Hostal Bastimentos and it was nothing short of amazing! During my stay I noticed some other guests nagging over the silliest little things and they run to the closest device to write a review about it, well yes it is a 25 year old building and the owner made it by hand so it...

2Thank pjmetz
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The hostel has some nice spots and some weird spots. Totaly needs more cleaning. The owner seemed ok, but he was yelling at the chill area in front of the guests, that people are terrible not doing the dishes and leaving the kitchen a mess. I understand that, but it was really inappropriate. Great value for money. Good location. Our...

1Thank Miroslav K
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

I'm a 58year old travelling with daughter so prob see things differently to the younger backpacker. BUT hygiene doesn't change no matter how old you are. The toilets and showers were not cleaned while I was there in three days. First night we got double room but it was so dull and small and stuffy that we moved into dorm...

1Thank Janet R
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel is in a great location & compared to the mainland or Bocas del Toro it is pretty good value for money. The views from the communal kitchen and seating areas are wonderful & its a peaceful place to come stay. Unfortunately breakfast wasn't included which made it tricky as there weren't many places to go to on this...

Thank michkathdavies
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

+lots of hammocks to chill out in +friendly owner +spacious dorm -there was only 2 toliets to use but 1 had no lightbulb so you couldn't use it. The others toilet seat has a huge crack in it so you didnt want to sit on it-how hard is it to put in a lightbulb or a toilet seat? -showers werent...

Thank Rinee B
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

A pretty cool, relaxed place...we had a decent double room for a week @ $15 dollars per night with shared bathroom. Kitchen is good, plenty of space for preparing food, fridge, two big sinks, 11-12 gas stove tops on three different stoves spaced around the place so plenty of room to cook...Two supermarkets close by, the cheapest is further down...

1Thank BeauMaynard

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Address: Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $16 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“Take a dorm bed you wont be let down as you are directly in the jungle!”
 of 5 bubbles pjmetz, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back and it will be more quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles solo-catta, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are many to choose from! Ranging from dorms to beautiful private rooms with balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles Magellan68, 23 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Ask for view to the sea (not all have it)”
 of 5 bubbles 636xeniax, 22 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Best rooms are those waterfront and on the upper floor. I have seen that there are also some rooms deeper in the building which may be dark.”
 of 5 bubbles Tomasinski, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
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