Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

No group bookings in January nor February !

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Aqua Lounge is located on the warm Panamanian Caribbean sea, on Isla Carenero, one minute boat ride (1$) away from Isla Colon. The hostel has a huge sundeck with lounge chairs to enjoy sunbathing and the amazing sunsets, we have the perfect view to Bocas town. On top of that, we have natural pools, a trampoline to jump into the sea, hammocks, slack lines and two stories dive tower. Once you dive into the pristine Caribbean waters you will be able to enjoy a huge diversity of fish, starfish and coral; is the perfect spot to do some snorkeling and chill out at our bar. We have a round bar with cheap and good drinks and also a restaurant with a broad menu to suit all palets and all pockets.

Aqua Lounge is located on Isla Carenero, Bocas del Toro, Panamá. Carenero is a small and exclusive island where you can find restaurants, supermarket, white sand beaches, surf snd snorkel spots.
One minute boat ride will take you to Isla Colon, where the main town is located, there you have a wide range of restaurants and night life.

We offer several options for our guests. We have several dorms, that would offer you a great standard of comfort and services as well as we offer several private rooms for groups of friends that travel together. Of course, since we are a hostel, we also take care of the social aspect of the accommodation, which means that we have several common and social areas where the travellers can get together and speak about past experiences and future plans.

Aqua Lounge Policies and Conditions.

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 12:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.


The reception is open from 07.00 to 21.00.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Awesome hostel right on the water! Amazing deck and diving towers. Beautiful art throughout the building. Was extremely clean. Staff were so pleasant and helpful! They were very understanding about our booking changes due to the virus situation and did not charge us a cancellation fee. You guys rock!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    Abaolutely loved the aqua lounge! Everyone on staff was absolutely amazing. Great customer service from kind genuine people! The hostel is right on the water and is a great escape from the main island (only a ferry ride away). Great soaces to chill and socialize throughout the hostel as well as an amazing restaurant. I would love to go back and visit the aqua lounge again one day!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Best hostel in Bocas. Been staying here for years. You feel like you are at home with the great people who work and own the place.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    Great value for a very nice private room. If you are doing filthy friday staying here is a must! You will not regret it. Food was really good an in expensive. Great location and on a really cool island to walk around and explore but still very close to the big party bars. Really cool fish to see if you snorkeling around the dock! Worth a short or long stay! One of my favorite stays in bocas.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Feb 2020
    Great hostel which is built on the waterside across from Selina Hostel. Staff were friendly (Fay and the chef in particular were great) and the place makes for a great stay if you are attending Filthy Friday (Aqua Lounge is the final stop of the pub crawl). If so, open a tab at the hostel before going to Filthy Friday and you will be able to buy beers at the much better hostel prices.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Feb 2020
    Had a amzing stay. Super chill vibe. Filthy fridays is carzy and the staff really is there to help you and emprove you stay.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 Jan 2020
    Really laid back hostel. I stayed again on the Friday so I didn't have to go to the whole of filthy Friday I could just be there for the last hours of partying at the hostel for free.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    26 Jan 2020
    Overall we enjoyed our stay at Aqua except that the air con was on extremely high overnight and the people at reception were the only ones who had a remote so we could not turn it off. We were sleeping in hoodies and trackies and were still absolutely freezing. The island around the hostel is so beautiful and the staff were friendly and the breakfast was great. We were there on a Monday-Tuesday so it wasn’t very lively, but I think it would be different on a weekend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    13 Feb 2020
    Stayer for Filthy Friday which was perfect, but further than that there is nothing to do. The photos of the hostel are outdated as well. Food was really good though!
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    30 Jan 2020
    A trap since the place is on another island, forcing you to pay 2 USD to catch a boat to do anything (round trip). You need to pay the hostel prices to pay to eat and drink, since there is no other option. NO WIFI, ridiculous! And yet I was charged AGAIN for the fee I had paid for booking through website. The tour offered by them was the worst i've ever done in my life in 2 years traveling around the world! Seriously, stay in the main island, there are better options!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi