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Bambu Hostel Reviews

C/Virgincita San Mateo Abajo, David City, Panama

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78%

Rating
316 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

These guys are fun and friendly and helpful, only place I will stay in David sorry to leave and looking forward to my return

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Bambu for 10 days. We had to keep changing our reservations, as we had problems with our flights to Panama. Greg (the owner) was so helpful, accommodating, and communicative. We stayed in a double room with air conditioning and a TV with cable. The room was basic, clean, and comfy -- great for a hostel! The staff was super cool and helpful, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing, and the neighborhood is all local families and felt very safe! Bambu is great!!


77%

Not too shabby. I chose the 6 bed dorm with air in when I saw the tree house, it's not bad but was just a little too open for me. The 6 bed only had one power point, very annoying! Kitchens good, wifis decent and staff are nice


100%

Stayed here seviral times and it's great and laid back every time. Everything you need


83%

David is an interesting city - many people pass through en route to more fabulous destinations. I was concerned I would not have enough to do in David for the 2 days I stayed, however, Bambu and the wonderful pool and garden were enough. I ended up staying an extra day because the atmosphere was so awesome and the price was right. ALL of the staff were extremely attentive and just nice. Makes a difference when staff seem like they want to be there. Most of hostel patrons stayed up and mingled.


91%

It was a bit tough to find, but an absolute relief when I did!

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic Place to stay in David


86%

Nice Hostel a little bit outside of town with a beautiful tropical garden with hammocks and a swimming Pool. The dorm is a treehouse with an amazing atmosphere. The Boss Michael is gorgeous. Try the fish in the other side of the Road!


60%

Stay was oke but not exceptional good. Cheapest rooms are in the tree house.


49%

couldnt find hotel. so didnt stay there

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belarus
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

I have very nice stay at Bambu Hostel with plenty of information post on wall for thing to do & place to visit , met many nice people there and owner is a knowledgable person .

  • 25th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


51%

It was far from the terminal and centre. Nice guy.


71%

Nice hostel but it was horribly loud at night due to the neighbouring farms. Dogfights and roosters making loud noises All night long. Be sure to bring extra earplugs.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I am very happy with my stay at te Bambu Hostel. The only thing is; what you promise, you have to deliver. What I mean is that "they" promised us a hot shower. But during the days we were there, It wouldn't work. There has to be some magic to have it work. So make the warm water work, the system they have is to much of a gamble! Nothing but good words, other than this!


100%

I highly recommend this hostel. I stayed for 1 night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is in David and there's lots to do. The staff is very helpful and the atmosphere is calming and fun! It's clean as well and the hot showers were a definite plus! It's great value for your money.


77%

Had an 8 bed dorm all to myself so it was lovely and quite. Staff were really friendly and liked to have a chat. Only negative is breakfast was not on offer - there was nice coffee! I would have been happy to pay extra as there wasn't anyway near to go for breakfast. Although there is a supermarket a short walk away. Other than that I would recommend a stay at Bambu...


66%

negative: - loud water pump - some nights there were some party people (pool party, etc.) positive: - the staff was very friendly und helpful - very nice pool


77%

It's great located if you want to take the bus to the border, paso canoas. The bus passes almost i frot of the hostel.

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

Upon arrival, the staff didn't check the balance to pay and tried to overcharge me. I really liked the treehouse dorm as a feature but there were huge holes in the mosquito nets and am not sure the sheets were clean. I was given no pillowcase and no info about anything, not even location of toilets, or shops. Anyone staying in the treehouse should also be aware that the cockrels are rather loud early in the mornings. It's a shame because the facilities are excellent and seem under used.


80%

A relaxing hostel in Panama. I was coming from Costa Rica so David is a great location to make a stop. Dorm room is nice and comfy.They have a swimming pool, a kitchen for cooking, a ping pong table and one dollar beer! The owner Greg and the staff are really nice and welcoming. I stayed my first night at the tree house. It was a nice but you could be awoken by some chickens next to the hostel. Then I switched to their dorm room for two more nights. I would recommend staying in Bambu hostel!


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