Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 1 week prior to 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 If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bambu Hostel is your best option in David, Panama and has the best atmosphere and facilities. Bambu staff are experienced travelers, friendly and helpful.

There are 4 different sleeping options, good free WIFI covering the entire property, a large outdoor fully equipped kitchen.
The huge garden is awesome, with a crystal clear swimming pool and tiki bar with $1 beers, and is surounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. Bambu has the 'jungle vibe in the city', compleate with wild animals and exotic birds and plenty of hamocks. Check out our resident wild and friendly coati on instagram.
The hostel is a 5 minute walk to 24 hour supermarkets, ATM, shopping, good cheap restaurants, and the best seafood shack in Panama is directly in front of the hostel.
Buses depart in front of Bambu to the Costa Rican border, so you dont need to go back to the bus terminal.
The private rooms are comfortable with good AC, orthopedic mattresses, cable TV, hot water showers. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Conveniently located near 24-hour supermarket, restaurants, taxi stand, bus station, main park and center of town. Excellent staff who could answer all my questions and provide helpful advice. Excellent atmosphere for relaxing by the pool or enjoying other activities. I highly recommend Bambu Hostel over the other hostels in David, Panama.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2019
    After backpacking around central America for a few months now it was refreshing to go to a REAL backpackers hostel, with a pool and outdoor kitchen good vibes and even a coati mascot that is free range on the property, host gregg was very welcoming as was his team of international volunteers. Its not a party hostel but we still had a party! highly recommended especially after the EXPENSIVE corporate chains that seem to be taking over the hosteling industry, so kudos to bambu hostel!!
    Kazakhstan, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Jun 2019
    Great hostel in David. Away from city center but $3 taxi to the bus terminal. 3 minutes walking distance to a couple of large supermarkets and across the street from a local Panamanian seafood place. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, great food prepared on site, huge communal kitchen, beautiful landscaping, clean swimming pool, and a bar with cheap $1 beers. The facility also has some great animals, including a pet coati. I would honestly not stay anywhere else when in David.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2019
    Reel daddy charters approves !! Job well done guys !!!
    Bahamas, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Jul 2019
    It’s a good hostel in David. The girl at the reception was nice and welcoming. The kitchen is outside and was a bit messy (the compost was overflowing for exemple) but overall we liked our stay !
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Fairly expensive for it is. Could do with a few repairs and some more cleaning. That being said, both the air conditioning and wifi works well, which is not always a given. Also secure space and quite friendly staff. Most folks here, including myself, are simply transiting through David, so it's not really fair to rate this hostel on atmosphere.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Jun 2019
    Good hostel
    Panama, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    20 Jun 2019
    My husband liked the vibe of this hotel - it’s very chill and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The room and the shower was fine and air con worked well. The kitchen was very dirty and they have pets at the hostel which roam around freely. My feedback would be to clean the surfaces of the kitchen and the room smelled funny. I wouldn’t stay in this hostel again but my husband would so a balanced review.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.1


    10 May 2019
    Ok if u just need somewhere to stay overnight. However the washroom and kitchen were disgusting. I’ve stayed at my fair share of hostels and know they’re not always spotless but this place was just nasty. Staff was nice but it just felt dirty.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    01 Jun 2019
    Unprepared staff, the private room was very dirty (hair everywhere, empty beer can under the bed), sheets were dirty and stained, shared bathrooms in nasty conditions. The overall aspect of the place is decaying and very far from being fresh. If volunteers will run the place at least pick ones that have a small ammount of passion for what they are doing. It is a service orientated industry and this young volunteers have no clue what that means.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room