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Hostal Mar e Iguana

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Had a great time staying here basic dorm rooms with AC. You will need AC if you plan on sleeping in Bocas it is so hot and humid. I stayed in a dorm room as I was a solo traveler and it was just fine for me. No lockers for rent so valuables can be a problem if you do...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

We had a private room, just opposite reception/the bar. It was nice enough; the a/c was fixed for us before we moved in. Cold shower was unpleasant, though not entirely unexpected. The kitchen is small and everything in it needs a good clean (most likely from other guests not washing up properly). There is a good bar, with $1 beer...

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Uralsk, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I chose this place thinking that it has a walking distance to the beach. Yes it has, but this beach is very dirty, you can't swim there because of sand moving by waves 20-30meters of shore string. However if you need calm place 15 minutes walking from town and supermarket close to it, this place is for you. We had...

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Bay City, MI, USA
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I'm not sure how this place has gotten a single good review. It is the worst hostel I have ever seen. First of all, they are not located on the beach. The beach they are referring to is across the street, behind a restaurant and it is not maintained at all. The beach is almost always empty because there is...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I recently stayed at Mar e iguana hostel for one week in January. The hostel had decent facilities with comfortable beds. The prices were very competitive. The staff is super friendly and were very very helpful. The only drawbacks to this place is that it is out of bocas town (which could be a good thing if you dont want...

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San Carlos, Panama
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Just what you would expect on a isolated island with a bunch of crazy, hippie types (wannabees and the sort) owned by 3 Italian. Great energy and feel. Nice and Comfy beds. I know and live in Panama, I recommend this place to all. Gracias por todo muchachos. Los hablamos. De tu hermano de Grecia (Paulie) y Evelyn

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for 2 night in the private rooms. Our rooms didnot have hot water, but if you like a hot shower ask for a room with one, you pay a bit more but a hot shower is worth it, specially in rainy days when you come back from the beach. The couple running the hostel are really nice...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed here 2 weeks while we were examining all the hostels in Bocas Town..Watched them cleaning every day from pathways to porches to fridge items from gone guests even cleaned the kitchen..guests were advised to clean up after themselves but the added touch was helpful...They changed sheets whenever I needed and cleaned as well..Some kitchen items are a little worn...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a double private. Nice chilled out place with very friendly staff. Cheap beer and cocktails, esp. at happy hour. Hammocks are great. Good tours and info. Kitchen good and 3 supermarkets close. Also a cheap local restaurant nearby on the each road. Wifi is good. Ran out of water 2 of 3 nights for a couple of hours....

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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

This hostel from Ricardo is extremely relaxed with super friendly people. Unfortunately we could only stay for one night but had a great time. Advice from us: go here, stay here and do the snorkeling tour. Greets from Utrecht to everyone at mar e iguana The Netherlands

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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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: $28 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal Mar e Iguana Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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