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 5 or more rooms according to our group policy. In addition, the property reserves the right to cancel any reservation made for 10 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Bambuda Lodge is the only place in Bocas with a waterfront location and a massive pool. Only 5 minutes from town, Bambuda offers the perfect blend of good vibrations and chilled out atmosphere. We have a 150 foot waterslide from the bar to the ocean, a coral reef for snorkeling and acres of lush jungle for exploring. Our on-site bar and restaurant will keep the cold drinks flowing while you relax by the pool. Spend time in one of our many interesting hang out spots where you can enjoy the amazing view and the delicious food with friends.

We can organize any and all of the available activities in the surrounding area. Tours and excursions can be booked with a simple phone call and many of the companies will pick you up and drop you off right from Bambuda Lodge. We will gladly explain everything you need to know about the area, and which activities will best suit you, depending on your interests. You can have an action packed vacation on any budget.

Our property is covered by lush natural rainforest with 30 different kinds of fruit trees growing. Behind the hotel you will find miles of available hiking in our own private jungle. Around the house you will find mango, lemon, pineapple, bananas, bread fruit and several other tropical fruits growing.Directly off the dock we have a coral reef teeming with marine life. Borrow our snorkeling gear or rent our kayaks or pirate island and go exploring!

Getting to us and around Bocas:

You can go to any dock in Bocas Town and ask a water taxi driver to take you to Bambuda Lodge. They’ll know exactly where to go and will charge you $4-$7/pp to drop you off right at our dock.

Once here, we easily arrange a water taxi to take you directly from Bambuda Lodge to just about anywhere around the Bocas Islands you may want to go, day or night. We have a board that lists water taxi prices & info, and can arrange for one to pick you up at any time you need!

Please Note:

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged for your entire stay.

We do not allow children under age 16 at the Lodge.

Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 .
Reception 8 am – 11 pm
Payment upon checkout by cash or credit card (3% fee).
Taxes not included: - 10%
Breakfast not included.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 May 2022
    great food, staff and location! enjoyed our time here very much!! however - you can leave out the slide
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 May 2022
    I’ll pre-frame my review by saying this: Some people make reviews like “The weather wasn’t great” or someone on the street was rude to me”…. That’s hilarious, but stupid, because it has NOTHING to do with the hostel. On that note, this was one of my favourite stays out of the 30+ hostels I’ve ever stayed at. It’s like a resort at a hostel price. Friendly and helpful staff, it’s secluded on its own little island, the food was great, the view is PHENOMENAL and its a chill social vibe.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2022
    Best hostel in Bocas, and best staff! Alexis and Andrea were amazing along with every other staff member! Couldn’t recommend this hostel enough perfect mix or parties and relaxing.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2022
    Amazing hostel. Great to meet people, friendly staff, good food. There’s are also a pool and slide. Highly recommended.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Apr 2022
    Amazing place. The entire staff knew my name after a day which was insanely impressive considering I hadn't spoken to most of them. The only down side is no AC in the dorms. Highly recommend tho it's a lovely hostel with a great atmosphere!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Mar 2022
    Great hostel with an amazing atmosphere. Staff go above and beyond to make you sure you get the best experience. You can book quite a few day trips from the hostel! You are also not far from the main island for the bigger parties, yet you can sleep peacefully. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 May 2022
    JUST BOOK IT!! Had the best 3 nights here (if you extend they give you 10% discount but a risk as they are often full). Best social atmosphere, so much fun, amazing food. Expensive but so so worth it!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Mar 2022
    A very good hostel to stay in the middle of the jungle and just be in the hostel and enjoy the facility and the nature. You need to take a boat because it’s in another location than the main island and everything is with a taxi boat. They have food inside the hostel, 3 meals a day and drinks, there is pool and nice chairs to sit on and the common area is very nice and welcoming. There is also a shuttle to the pirates party and a lot of Jungle tours that they are having.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Mar 2022
    I really enjoyed this place for a few nights! Staff was incredible, pool and view were lovely. The only issue is that there's not a lot to do except lounge around. Boats leave every hour but especially after hours they are pricey and not guaranteed. It made it a bit difficult to do anything else except for hang out. But if you're looking for a few nights away from town to relax this is PERFECT!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 May 2022
    The main deck area has a fantastic vibe/view. Food is great. Wasn't as annoying other reviewers claim to have to order at preset times - Bocas is a chill place where you just island hop lazily anyway. Plus too hot to eat lol. This hostel is legit IN the jungle, there's literally a wild sloth chilling in the trees outside the room. Only problem is zero privacy even in the private lodge bc the way the windows are (other guests walking by can see right in). No a/c either. Loved the workout room!
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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