Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The property reserves the right to cancel any reservation made for 4 or more rooms according to our group policy. In addition, the property reserves the right to cancel any reservation made for 8 people or more according to our group policy.
Individual reservations done under the same person will be categorized as group reservations as well.

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
  • 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.

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: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Payment upon checkout
Taxes not included: - 10%
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2021
    One of the best hostels I ever stayed at. Staff (especially Carlos) were amazing and went out of their way to make sure we had the best time there. Atmosphere was great, the castle itself, the sunset from the balcony and pool/jacuzzi were super nice. Dorms and bathrooms were clean and the beds were amazing! Would only like to have a rubbish bin in the dorm, but that’s super minor!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Dec 2021
    Pretty hostel with great views. The best thing is the jacuzzi which is nice after a hiking day and to meet other travelers. Carlos at the reception is very friendly. Around 50 mins walking time from the center or 2 dollar by taxi. Would def recommend staying!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2021
    Wonderful hostel and the staff were amazing!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2021
    Very clean and safe hostel with amazing views of the mountains and nearby farms. I would stay here again, but it is an effort to travel back and forth from town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Jan 2022
    Really nice place feels very luxurious for the price. Dorms are a bit squished and would be better if they had bigger lockers seeing as the main door is never locked. Food is amazing quality and cheap for what you get. Staff are very nice and friendly - can’t recommend it enough.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    20 Dec 2021
    Loved my stay here. A very luxurious hostel. The pool and jacuzzi are a big plus! I loved the food; I had most of my meals there and I have no regrets. Only the opening hours of the kitchen are quite tight. Evening only 6-8. The place felt spacious, and there is a really pleasant atmosphere. The mattresses were great although the beds can be improved with a railing (top) and more space when sitting up (bottom bunk). Points for improvement: The doors!!! They are so squeeky. Would come agai
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Nov 2021
    Super nice place. The stuff are nice and helpful, restaurant is great, dorms are ok, hot shower, and the best part is the Jacuzzi! Trust me you will appreciate it after a long day of hiking. The only problem is the location, it’s a bit far from the center but there are many taxis around and that’s not that expensive.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2022
    This place is more like a hotel than a hostel! The facilities are amazing, dorm rooms and bathrooms are extremely clean and views are fantastic. It’s a little bit out of the town but taxis seem to be a safe option to get around and the hostel themselves will call one for you if you need. The food is great, quite expensive for a hostel but well worth the price, particularly the pancake breakfast. They did lose my shirt in the laundry but the staff were as helpful as they could be.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Nov 2021
    The hostel is gorgeous! staff are friendly and helpful. The facilities are amazing, pool and hot tub, movie room. The view is incredible to. Location for view is great, but super far from town need to get a taxi in and out to get to town every time.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Nov 2021
    Scenic location and goot atmosphere. The tower room that we stayed in was very moldy however.
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 31-40
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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


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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