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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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

Check in from 15:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Cancellations/Modifications are free of charge prior to 48 hours before your check-in date. After that, we will charge to your credit card the total of the first night plus tax. 100% of the first night will be charged to your credit card in case of No-Show.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast not included.


Reception is open from 7 am until 9 pm.
No curfew.
smoking designed areas
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

Age Restrictions:
Guests must be 18 years or older to stay in a shared dormitory. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.3

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
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2022
    This is a great place to stay if you are visiting Bocas. The water taxi to and from the hostel is easy to get and it's cheap. There were always other guests around the pool and bar and plenty of things to do at night at the hostel. It's about a 5 min walk to a smaller supermarket and you can easily walk to a number of different restaurants. I highly recommend BiBis. We stayed in a private room with bunk beds and a bathroom. The room is definitely on the smaller size.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Feb 2022
    The hostel is beautifully renovated and there was still some construction going on when we visited so I can only expect it will look even better once it‘s done. Unfortunately the prices have definitely been adjusted to the new exterior and the bar is very expensive (jamaican bar next door is half the price). Only one shower shared between 14-16 people but hopefully they‘ll add some more soon. Beautiful hostel, hopefully they manage to keep the spirit of Aqua Lounge and how it used to be alive
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 May 2022
    Great hostel across the town of Bocas. Very friendly and helpfull staff! You can jump in the sea on many different spots. Also nice to stay here on a friday because you can join the filthy friday party at 5.30pm and the afterparty for free without paying 40$
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Feb 2022
    Good place to stay with chill folks but be aware it is very loud at night with the party. During the the day it is enjoyable but the night is only for people who like to party or photographers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Feb 2022
    My opinion of party hostels are generally very low, but this one is super chill. An easy ride to the main town by boat for more food options. This place is great for people who want a place near the surf spots (with board rentals at $50 for 5 days), access to town, many close food options, and party (or at least more friendly people). This is far better than Selina in atmosphere. If you want to go to bed early and sleep light, do not stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 8.9


    19 May 2022
    Fun if you want to party, but hard to sleep since they are always hosting over the weekend days and they raise the price when they are hosting.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Feb 2022
    Good place to stay if you like parties. Beautiful location.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    09 Apr 2022
    Not my favourite hostel so far. The crowd is really young so there is not really a vibe apart from being completely hammered in the night and sleep through the day. The staff is super nice and really helpful and the smoothies are bangin'! I heard there are new owners so this might change the place for the good in the future. It's definitely a beautiful place with a lot of potential but I think it would work better if they would find a unique selling point with the parties (only techno/house?).
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 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
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi