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Mar e Iguana Hostel Reviews

Playa Ismito, Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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139 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Nice hostel, 15 min. walking distance to central bocas. Friendly staff


Very good hostel to stay at if you are not that fond of partying and being close to town. Nice 20-25 minutes walk to Bocas town, which we did not mind at all. Great atmosphere!


Its an ok hostel. Outside of town, so nice if you dont like the party atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and there is a supermarket nearby. They dont have lockers though


If your looking for a quite out of town kind of place, about 15 min to walk. Its right across from a beach, close to a couple supermarkets and very chilled out... Rooms have AC which was nice but they are small.... Kitchen shuts early which was a bummer. but cool place to chil out on the hammocks.


The dorms were not that comfortable nor that clean.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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We clean the dorm every day , we do the same with toilets and the shower... Mattress are brand new and semi ortophedic..!!!


Here's a list of the issues I had with the hostel: 1. The A/C was very noisy and constantly dripped water into pool in the corner of the room. 2. The room smelled damp and mouldy 3. The wifi was patchy and unreliable 4. One cold outside shower for use of people staying in the dorm (was frequently filled with wasps) 5. Quite far from town and surrounded by a fairly dirty area 6. Electricity was gone for almost a full day (whole island affected), this also meant that there was no water.

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