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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 9.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    Love this place. The jacuzzi and pool in the basement are perfect after a good day of hiking. The staff is super helpful and the food is great. The costs can creep up on you if you're not careful but that's on you too manage. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Dec 2019
    I loved everything about this hostel! The staff is incredible and will help you arrange tours and hikes. The pool, jacuzzi, and incredible terrace view are a huge perk for the dorm price. The food was great too, though you can eat cheaper in town. If you want to go to town frequently the location is a bit annoying as it's a taxi ride or 40 mins walk but I think the castle was worth it!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    Amazing place: the castle, the landscape and the bungalow are simply unique! We really enjoyed our stay at Bambuda Castle and we recommend it for your journey in Boquete!
    Italy, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    21 Dec 2019
    The staff and ambiance at Bambuda were fantastic. We really enjoyed our stay and can without a doubt say that it was the cats pajamas.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Dec 2019
    The shuttle broke down and doubled the time it took to get to Bocas, otherwise every thing about this Hostel was perfect. Absolutely one of the best Hostels I’ve ever stayed in without question. 👍
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Jan 2020
    Had a great stay here! Stayed in the 10 bed dorm which was fine, was clean. There is a hot tub which is perfect for after hiking and since it can get a bit cold there at night. Easy to meet people with the family dinners, food is also good. The walk from the town up to the castle is really nice, about 30 minutes. Easy to arrange transportation from the hostel to wherever you want to go! No hot water in the showers though.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    24 Dec 2019
    Awesome hostel, though feels more like a hotel. Dorms were good and very clean, dinner bit expensive but high in quality and quantity. Pool/jaccuci and TV-room where awesome, especially after the volcano hike. Staff is very helpful
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Feb 2020
    We stayed in the private 2-person rooms with a beautiful view of the surrounding area of Boquete. The room was comfortable and well-appointed & very clean. Available services, including meals, were easily accessed. Very comfortable location and I would recommend.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Dec 2019
    Clean, but electricity does not run all the time and internet connexion problems. the jacuzzi was tepid! the castle is far away from town and the shuttle always half and hour late! I asked the cancellation of my last night 72 hours before according to hostel rules; they refused!! no sense of client treat!! just very commercial for US tourists coming from costa rica nearby! just good for a couple of nights! don t stay more, you ll get bored!!!! just averaged overall!
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    06 Dec 2019
    A beautiful location with lots of places to sit and hang out. Wifi is quick and the view is incredible-coffee too. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable which was a shame. The pillows were more like pancakes, the mattresses a bit lumpy, and the blankets itchy. There was no quiet hours enforced. I got no sleep the entire night as partiers who decided to come home late screamed and shouted until past 4 am with nobody to calm them. The staff is very sweet and kind- maybe a bit too much so.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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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