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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    My husband and I stay at the Bambu regularly. We like its laid back energy.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Dec 2018
    I cannot believe how good the value is staying at Bambu Hostel. It was very cheap and very clean. The staff is friendly and Greg does a great job keeping everyone happy. Between the $1 poolside beers and the great service I'll definitely return.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2019
    Nice and tranquil hostel in David (where isn't too much to do). Really friendly staff. I only stayed one night before heading to Bocas.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Apr 2019
    Great atmosphere and super helpful staff. Highly recommended!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2019
    Great hostel. Not much to do in David but this an awesome place to hang out and meet people. Pool is lovely and rooms are clean. Staff are some of the best I've encountered and Carolina and Nathan are a credit to the hostel. And drinks are cheap! Very big 24hr supermarket 5 min walk away, too.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Feb 2019
    This is a great hostel for your stay in David! It’s a beautiful little oasis and the staff are super friendly. All of their animals really make it a special experience!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Jan 2019
    Great Hostel. I have stayed before and will stay again next time I come to Panama. Great place to meet people for people travelling alone.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    31 Mar 2019
    I had a great stay at the Bambú hostel, i stayed there for 2 Nights in the treehouse, did laundry and got great support for finding my instrument that i lost on the border. The location is a little outside of David, little spooky to go out alone at night and not a lot to do but okay. The pool seems clean, toilets always have paper and i didn't have bedbug-problems, which is worth a lot! The Antseater pet is the cutest of all! For David a good hostel, would stay again.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    18 Dec 2018
    Cool weird animal hangs out there and you can get up close to it. Atmosphere is what you make it. Staff was very good to me. Bartender was very good. Only fans in tree house beds.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 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
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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