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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%
Breakfast not included.' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Be careful! You may never leave this place! IT IS THAT GOOD. My boyfriend and I were blown away by the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. The common areas were also very clean, which I was surprised by being as every bed was booked during our stay and it was packed. We stayed in one of the “hobbit houses”. We cannot wait to come back to this paradise and would highly recommend. Next time, we hope to visit their sister hostel, Bambuda Lodge in Bocas as others also highly recommended!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Wow wow wow! My first straight 10 review! This place is breathtaking. Food..stunning. Facilities...exceptional. But if you still weren’t convinced, the STAFF.... made all that come together into the PERFECT experience. I doubled my length of stay to 4 days. Front of house just superb, special thanks to José for being a legend and Luís for kindly (and safely) taking me rock climbing. All guests had the same experience and we ended up merging into one big hiking/drinking group all day all night!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    Without a doubt the best hostel or more accurately a Castle- I have ever stayed in. The views, the rooms, the staff, the food...everything was exceptional and I cannot wait to come back here again!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Simply amazing. The place itself is beautiful, cozy and superbly clean. The staff are so kind and helpful (every single guy at reception was amazing, special shoutout to Jose though for being especially amazing!!). I went as a solo traveller and I was able to meet a lot of cool people, but if you’re just looking for a break from traveling during your travels, this feels like a little home away from home (a nicer one though). Great value for money, great beds, great everything really!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Jun 2019
    Facilities were incredible and the hot tub is an added plus! Atmosphere was pretty good considering it is low season and overall the hostel is clean - the beds are a bit creaky but that would be my only complaint. Located a little out of town but this is not really an issue - you can catch a taxi for about $3 - and the view is worth it. Really awesome stay!
    South Africa, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jun 2019
    Amazing, amazing hostel. The other reviews say it all, but really, don’t hesitate to stay here. The building, staff, and food are all so fantastic, it really makes you feel like you’re staying at a 5 star hotel. The only small complaint I have is that there wasn’t any markers/tape available to label your food, but that’s small potato’s. Can’t wait to come back to Bambuda.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2019
    Wow! This place is amazing! The staff are super nice and helpful. Everything is sparkling clean and the bathrooms are nicer than some hotels. We had a rental car so it was easy for us to get around but I could see it being hard if you didn't have one.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Jun 2019
    Wonderful hostel. Really amazing value for all the fantastic facilities and location. Loved the fact that it was affordable to stay in absolute luxury (compared to other hostels). Fab pool, tv room and chill out areas. Only tiny issue was that the kitchen could do with more pots and pans- it was mostly ok with only a short wait to use things, but it was low season and I feel like it may be an issue when the hostel is busier. Lastly the staff were great- especially José! Thanks for a great stay!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jun 2019
    The staff here was incredibly friendly, kind and helpful! This hostel can be costly if you take taxis to get to the town center and eat meals at the hostel, but if you can swing it I highly recommend. I really didn’t mind walking up/ down the mountain to get to/from the hostel—very beautiful, scenic walk! I’m not sure about their security though as none of the rooms lock and I left early one morning to see that the doors to the hostel were unlocked and unstaffed.
    USA, 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


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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