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C/Virgincita San Mateo Abajo, David City, Panama

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314 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Staff very nice


Great service, great staff, comfy beds with mosquito nets, clean and really cool hostel with pool, chilled atmosphere, cool experience sleeping in a treehouse, great bbq night, ... we just felt like at home! :)

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Superb! The atmosphere is super relax, and everything you may need if not in the hostel is nearby. Greg will make you feel like at home. A super recommended place.

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Panama
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


David city was pretty unexciting, but Bambu was great! I wasn't there on a party night and things were pretty mellow, but the pool was awesome. Water was so inviting after a long trip. They had a tiki hut w a bar and dollar beers. Plus they had an area to read outdoors in hammocks. Great stop if you need a day or two to rejuvenate after traveling. The only weird thing is that you don't get a key for the AC dorm. It just remains unlocked. But there are lockers in the common area.


The 2 guys on evening staff were very nice and helpful. However, next day, the woman who cooked my breakfast I can't say the same. The bar kitchen was absolutely filthy. She cracked 2 eggs into a very scarred teflon pan and when I asked for scrambled, simply stirred them up with the spatula! Yuk! Then served a slice of cold cheese on white toast with no butter. Yuk! It was gross. I have NEVER seen a fridge SO FILTHY! Room was average. If you stay there don't eat their breakfast!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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A failing grade because the eggs were not properly broken in the pan? Are you serious? What about the lush tropical gardens and the swimming pool, and redone modern rooms and the entrance freshly covered with bambu, what hostel offers TV with over 500 channels, we have a great place...and a super modern outdoor kitchen overlooking the pool, folks from all around the world love it, yet a broken egg ruined it for you, thats a pity.

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