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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 8.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Oh, I just love to give a 10/10 rating! This is indeed the best hostel in Panama and if you see it, you ll know why. After travelling for two years, I got tired of cheap bed sheets, dirty bathrooms, crammed rooms and little comfort. Here, you have it all. Jacuzzi, swimming pool, nice bedding, personal bed light, shelves and even a working fireplace. Staff could not be more helpful and kind, to add to the nice experience!
    Italy, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    Would have loved to stay longer! The facility itself is just exceptional - Amazing atmosphere, awesome view and last but not least the JACUZZI! Further it’s crispy clean, the staff was extremely nice, helped us a lot & they cook a delicious dinner! Don’t worry about getting around - There is a free shuttle twice a day, a cab is super cheap or just take the 20 min walk down the hill. Either way, you won’t need any of this because you’ll probably just prefer enjoying your time at the castle!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Perfect Hostel! Nice staff, nice and not fairly priced food, beautiful location with views on the volcano. Would definetely go again!
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel. Everything was perfect, food is delicious, lovely staff, beautiful views and easy to organise tours.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    Fantastic, can't fault it at all. Great staff, great atmosphere.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    Gorgeous luxury hostel just out of town. One of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed in, great value for money. The communal dinner is incredible, the food is well worth the price. Beds and bathrooms are perfect, showers hot and clean. The pool and hot tub are very well kept, and the view in the back garden is just as impressive.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2019
    Amazing, quirky hostel with lovely staff! Love the pool, tv room and kitchen area. Great balcony with lush views. Dorm was a little crowded but still a good night sleep! Great idea with family dinners though a tad pricey but delicious. Would deffo recommend
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2019
    Very much enjoyed my stay in this unique and comfortable hostel. The food is amazing and the pool and jacuzzi are great. The dorms are tightly packed with very little space to pack your bag but this is only a minor thing in an otherwise great experience. The staff were incredible throughout my stay! Thank you!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 Oct 2019
    A beautiful setting and nice place to relax. Staff are helpful. Pool and spa serious bonus. Had the family style dinner first night and vegetables were cold and chicken only just warm - for the price this was disappointing. 10 bed dorm seriously cramped.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Aug 2019
    Beautiful place with lovely outdoor area, Tv room, swimming pool and jacuzzi which makes it feel like a hotel. It is far outside town but near the butterfly house and there’s 2 free shuttles to and from town a day. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Kitchen is poorly equipped and floor gets slippery as it’s right next to the pool. They offer a communal dinner which is nice. Showers and bathrooms are good.
    England, All Female Group, 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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