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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is really cool. It is like a yellow labyrinth up in the jungle. But, that said, it's probably all that is good about it. It really isn't clean, the toilets rarely worked and there are little to no good, working equipment in the kitchen. The hammocks smell like old sweat and I doubt they've been washed, like ever....

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My first time staying in a hostel- a good experience. All the basics- private room (tiny, clean, quiet), hammocks, shared kitchen, great kayak/snorkel guide (Jorge.) Incredible views. Friendly dogs. Would stay here again.

1Thank Beth H
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Wonderful, clean hostel/hotel with great views of the bay. There are a lot of different rooms to choose from and plenty of communal spaces to relax with hammocks. There are dorms, private rooms with a/c and private rooms with fans. The kitchen is great and it is easy to buy food to cook with at the grocery store next door,...

2Thank surfburner
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I had a great time here. The staff was great - very informative and welcoming. I went on a couple of tours with Marta (snorkeling and trekking) and had a blast! Highly recommend them :) Atmosphere of the hostel was comforting - hammocks everywhere and multiple areas along the main porch to relax. Cheap - $10 a night dorm room,...

Thank Megan E
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Large dorms, clean bathrooms and a Nice social area. The Staff is also Very friendly. It is also close to Bubbas House where You can enjoy an amazing alive music show every Monday and a Delicious Barbecue on Friday night just behind the hostal.

Thank Rafaella P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I spent two nights on Isla Colon and decided to get out of there before it destroyed my will to live or I decided to raise the place to the ground. Comparatively Bastimentos is a place I could easily live. Chilled out, friendly locals, great vibe. Hostal Basitmentos was built and is run by an easy going, friendly guy who...

1Thank nathandrew
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

It is spacious, has a nice view and has lots of hammocks. The dorm and sanitary were ok. Kitchen is spacious but needs an update.. Can not imagine how place is when it is actually full. When low season it could use more atmosphere; except for the voluneer(s) who tried their best!

Thank Sjaak L
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The hostel is great, with lots of space to chill and hang out with the other guests, hammocks, sofas, etc. Rooms are basic. Kitchen is big enough but also quite basic. Good wifi, breakfast not included.We enjoyed it a lot!

Thank Sara F
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The place is great. Fast wifi, double kitchen, close to the stores. There was so much space to chill and so many hammocks set up too. The rooms were basic for sure - the bed sheets don't really stay on the mattress, but the staff are willing to change your sheets/towels any time you ask. Our original plan was to...

Thank navhoot
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The communal space is great, with numerous hammocks, and the staff are super helpful booking buses and tours etc. Rooms are comfortable with big lockers and air con that works! The main negative about this hostel is the toilets/showers. The lights are very temperamental meaning showering/using the toilet in the pitch black....

1Thank Jessica S

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Additional Information about Hostal Bastimentos

Address: Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $16 - $35 (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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