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 ???? 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."

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%
Breakfast not included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2021
    This place is stunning! The views, vibe and staff make it well worth the extra taxi ride out of town. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2021
    Comfy beds, great wifi, awesome facilities, and good toilet paper— that alone makes this place worth it 😂 Even a little workout area! Great staff that is always so kind and friendly, great hot tub, and a gorgeous view. It’s very comfortable and easy to meet people, though they’ll all probably be tired from hiking and not down to party much 😂 All in all, great place. Zero complaints.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2021
    What a place totally amazing experience the staff were super friendly and we booked a coffee tour through them which was fantastic the Jacuzzi is really nice as a workout area outside everything that you one in a hostel and more the food at the restaurant is really lovely it’s far a bit far out of town but worth it.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay, even if it is a bit far away from city center. The food prepared by the staff was tasty and the view from the castle were so nice, we rarely felt the need to leave except for hikes and tours around Boquete!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Jul 2021
    If there was the perfect house to live in, it was that. I had the best experience, of just extending my stay over and over again. A lot of places to hike around, amazing staff, delicious food. Pool, jacuzzi, everything I would ever want. Do yourself a favor and go there.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2021
    AMAZiNG PLACE! A real life castle that you can stay in! A big common kitchen , a huge indoor pool and jacuzzi , a movie room, gym facilities and a lot more! We had the best time there.
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Aug 2021
    The staff at Bambuda were amazing! The staff knew me by name and greeted me everytime I entered the communal area. The food offered on-site is exceptional, especially since hostels don't typically have a restaurant or chefs on-site to cater to guests. Additionally, there were food options for vegetarians, which bodes well for me since I'm a pescatarian. I was able to request minor changes to the meal to accommodate my diet. Bambuda makes you feel at home and yet, provides a great escape.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Aug 2021
    Very nice terrace and view, hot and cold pool, good food. Just be aware the property is a 3km uphill walk from town center.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    13 Aug 2021
    Amazing place. High class feel with normal hostel prices. Highly recommend starting here for a night or two.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    06 Jul 2021
    Its ok dorms are tight. Food is good. Can be loud at times and getting sleep is not a priority here as noise echoes throughout the castle.
    USA, Male, 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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