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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 8.4

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    28 Jan 2020
    Honestly I was very surprised with this hostel in David. I only stayed for one night on my way through but I really enjoyed it. The staff were super helpful, the dorm rooms were pretty decent with ensuites, the pool and kitchen area were nice, and I actually liked the neighbourhood and location. Not much of a social vibe but that makes sense for a hostel in a transit city. Highly recommend
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Feb 2020
    Great stay at Bambu Hostel- the owner was really helpful and friendly. Loved having a pool to use and meeting the resident. Large room with good AC and bathroom.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    13 Jan 2020
    Very laid out place with good facilitie
    Panama, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Jan 2020
    1 night stopover before heading to Bocas del toro. Arrived around 6pm after a long trip and the staff were super helpful in telling us where we could find restaurants. Good air con in the private room we had but an old unit so a little loud, really cool wild pet coati which we saw but didn’t meet up close unfortunately. Good kitchen facilities. Opposite side of David to the bus terminal but worth the $4 taxi.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Jan 2020
    I just passed through David and Bambu provided a great place to spend a night while in transit. I really appreciated the helpful staff, especially Louis, who was always available to help me out with directions or information. The rooms are basic, but clean, it is a good spot to spend a night or two if you need to slow down.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2020
    Wonderful place to chill after an adventurous week! Staff were so nice and always helping me out.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel for one night in David when passing through. Good kitchen and the cats are cute
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Jan 2020
    Stayed just one night on my way from Panama City to Lost and found. It was comfortable for one night.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    09 Mar 2020
    Staff are really lovely! Hostel isn't located in the "city" and taxis in and out to the bus station add up. Note the tree house dorm is fun but as a very vocal rooster! Nice jungle garden and right beside the best supermarket I've been to in central America!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    27 Jan 2020
    I arrived at the hostel and the reception was locked and I couldn’t reach anyone from the hostel. I waited for about an hour, tried emailing them and all. Finally someone came so I didn’t have to sleep outside. The next day they had replied to my email in a rather unfriendly way. So, zero customer service, the dorm was damp and smelly, noisy roosters next door so if you want to sleep, don’t book this hostel.
    Finland, 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