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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Bambuda Castle

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

-Winner of Hostelworld's best hostel in Panama-

Bambuda Castle is a hostel located just out of Boquete town. At the Castle we have both cozy dorms and beautiful private rooms, a swimming
pool, jacuzzi, rock climbing wall and two bars. We serve delicious family style dinner every night and offer a tasty breakfast. For those who feel like
cooking the kitchen is open and free for guests to use.

We offer a free shuttle to and from the Castle. The shuttle will leave from the Castle at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The shuttle will leave from Coffee shop 'Perfect Pair', heading to the Castle at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Perfect Pair is only a few blocks from the main town square.

You can book all your tours and transportation right from the hostel and a
friendly team of staff are determined to make your stay as fun and comfortable as possible.

Bambuda Castle has three shared dormitories and a variety of unique private rooms all with
private bathrooms.

Bambuda Castle is the perfect place to meet other travellers and

More info:
Cancellation policy is 72 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged for the entire booking.
We do not accommodate children under 12 years old.

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00
Payment upon checkout
Taxes not included: - 10%
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Bambuda Castle was literally amazing - their staff was really helpful and kind, gorgeous views from the lounge area, comfortable beds... etc etc etc etc literally no flaws to the place, it's a dope hostel.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in. It's like a luxury resort but with the friendly and homely vibe. Everything about it is incredible, food, staff, services, kitchen, pool, rooms, views. The staff were particularly helpful to me, thanks Daniel! Everyone should stayed here for at least a few days to have the chance to stay in a real castle.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 May 2019
    Awesome hostel, friendly staff who are always ready to help you. Beautiful view of the vulcano and they have apool & hot tub! The hostel is clean and the beds are comfy and have there own plugs. The family stile dinners are a great way to meet new people and have a great dinner. The only "con" it's outside the city center and it will take a 45 minutes to walk to there. They do have a free shuttle but only twice a day. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Boquete!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Apr 2019
    Definitely the best hostel I have ever stayed at! The staff are amazing (thanks Daniel), the views are absolutely breath taking, the facilities are perfect, the whole hostel was clean, and the family dinners are a very easy way to meet people. The only bad things I would say about this place is that the showers aren't the best, and you do have to take a taxi into town, unless you want the 45 minute walk. I would 10000% recommend coming here!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Apr 2019
    Really lovely hostel with a great communal area and lots of places to chill and socialise. The view is stunning, it’s a really amazing hostel. We had some issues with our booking but the staff were so kind and helpful and sorted it out very generously for us straight away! We were treated very well. It was a lovely stay, thanks again.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Apr 2019
    The view from the hostel is amazing, lots of group and solo travellers around and the hostel makes it easy to meet people with lots of common areas/ organizing tours& transportation/ family dinners. Food was amazing and decent price! Everyone there was super helpful in helping to get places and giving advice on what to do. Pool and jacuzzi were a sweet bonus especially after a long hike. The hostel is overall so nice and surrounded by great views!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 May 2019
    Staff were all lovely, kind and accommodating. Beautiful castle, excellent facilities apart from a few pan upgrades required in the kitchen otherwise faultless! Would recommend staying here and Bambuda Lodge in Bocas which is equally as amazing!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Apr 2019
    We stayed here with a large group and this was our favorite hostel we stayed at. This place is beautiful and full of fun activities to keep us entertained and relaxed. It was very clean and the staff helped us find places to go near town. I would recommend this place to anyone!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Apr 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here! This is a very unique hostel with a beautiful view. It is a bit out of town but they have a free shuttle twice a day. The family style dinners were a treat. All the food served here was delicious. There are lockers for each bed. This is a social hostel but also has quiet places where you can sit alone. Easy to book tours and shuttles from the hostel. Would definitely recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Mar 2019
    A little out of the way but awesome place to stay
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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