Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 informations:

Reception is open from 7:00 - 23:00
No curfew.
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 00:00 .
Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 12 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2022
    This place is more like hotel with shared spaces for living. The jacuzzi and plunge pool are the best after a long day. The views from the balcony of the coffee fields and volcán baru is spectacular. Great value for money. Clean rooms and very helpful and kind staff. 10/10 recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Apr 2022
    For what you get, it's great value. Staff are so helpful, rooms are meticulously cleaned. The! Nice kitchen, great view, lots of hiking options's a castle! This place is spectacular, do not miss it.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Mar 2022
    We were hesitant as it’s a bit out of town. But you WhatsApp the hostel shuttle and they pick you up for $2! Very easy. The staff was incredible and gave tons of recommendations for activities, restaurants and night life. Special mention to Carlos and Elias for taking such great care of us. Their personalities made them feel like longtime friends. Wonderful experience!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2022
    Staying at the castle was a magical experience. The staff is so welcoming and helpful!! The view is incredible, the garden is beautiful, and the hot tub is an awesome ending to the day after hiking. Truly a wonderful stay and close to hiking trails or always accessible to reach the town if needed. Netflix was a plus as well :)
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 May 2022
    This place is insanely gorgeous! I loved my time here. The staff is lovely, always helpful and smiling. Rooms are clean and beds cozy. The views are epic!! Food is good too. The location is far from town but if you know this like I did, I had no issues, I enjoyed the views and quiet. It was a nice walk to town. Only issue I had were the bathrooms, two toilets and two showers for a lot of people. They were cleaned often though. This hostel is so beautiful, I’ll definitely be coming back!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Apr 2022
    Very cool hostel - a sight in itself - could do with making it a bit easier to get into boquete tho. Staff really helpful
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Apr 2022
    Spacious rooms with small individual lockers. Plenty of shelves and hooks too. Hostel was clean and lots of areas to hangout, restaurant, balcony, pool area and outside too. Description said family meals which I was looking forward given the hostel is quite secluded out of the town but it was just eat what you want off the menu in between the allotted times. Jacuzzi was a great addition after the volcan baru hike!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 May 2022
    All in all I can recommend staying here: Pro: The hostel is in a great location outside of town overlooking the valley, which is beautiful. Con: You have to pay for a taxi every time you wanna go somewhere. Pro: The private rooms seem really cool. Also, the deluxe 6-bed room has facilities inside the room. Cons: The dorm rooms feel crowded and the bunk beds have no curtain or railing. Pro: Garden, indoor pool and hot tub are great. Contra: The pools are in the same 'room' as the kitchen.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Apr 2022
    This is definitely worth staying, but probably only for a night, which is what I did. It's hands-down the most amazing hostel I've seen (over 25 total around Central America for me) but it's far from town so it's a pain to get groceries or walk around. Fortunately, there's a restaurant on site so you can buy your meals but I found it perfect to stay here only on my last night to have a chill night in a sweet hostel and for that it was perfect.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Apr 2022
    Only stayed here for one night after completing the volcano hike. The facilities and on site restaurant were nice, but didn’t have a very social atmosphere as most people stayed within their group.The beds were comfy but we felt for the price could have had a curtain and the door to the dorms didn’t lock. The surrounding views are lovely so good location if just wanting to spend a couple of days in the hostel but quite far from the town.
    England, Couple, 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


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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