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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

* Now offering free transportation 2x per day! details below *

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 snorkelling 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 snorkelling gear or rent our kayaks or pirate island and go exploring!

We offer a free shuttle to and from Bambuda Lodge to La Buga Dive Centre in Bocas Town. We have two round trips per day, the schedule is as follows:

Bambuda to Bocas (La Buga) 10:00am

Bocas (La Buga) to Bambuda 10:30am

Bambuda to Bocas (La Buga) 4:00pm

Bocas (La Buga) to Bambuda 5:00pm
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 14:00 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 8.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Food was amazing, such a tranquil spot. Great atmosphere with the pool etc and slide. Could go on for ages. If you are coming to Bocas you must stay here
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Aug 2019
    LOVED IT! Gorgeous place, family meal was great as a solo traveller to meet people! All the people I met were lovely, staff were wonderful! Gorgeous location, food is insanely good! (Vegetarian) If you want a hostel kitchen - read it first, seen so many people moan about it but it clearly states that on their page and the food is so good you wouldn’t want to cook 😂 But if you are a cool traveller who wants to stay at an environmentally beautiful place stay here! :) Ps the slide is fun!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    Best Hostel in Panama!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Wow! This place was heaven on Earth. Honestly, if you even consider staying anywhere else, you’re making a bad decision. The pool/bar area overlooking the water, coupled with the chill music/energy of the location made this my absolute favorite hostel/hotel stay I’ve ever experienced (there have been a few). The ‘hostel’ offers all three meals, and the dinner is served in a family/community style manner, making you feel very welcome. 10/10 rating from myself and all of my traveling partners.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    WOW.. If you are in Bocas Del Torro you need to stay at this hostel. It’s definitely the nicest hostel we have stayed in over our travels. The food is amazing I was so excited for meal times. The hostel itself is beautiful too & staff are really friendly. I wish we could have stayed longer than we did, worth the money!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    An amazing place to stay! Highly recommend you stay here. Great social atmosphere, excellent lounging area around the bar and pool, and the best food. Also very clean and beds were comfortable. Staff is friendly and helpful! Everyone is quick to recommend a suggestion, tour or place to go.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in! Can absolutely recommend. The view from the hostel is unreal, the staff super nice, facilities clean and cosy. Couldn’t find a better hostel imho. The only tiny thing I wasn’t 100% happy with was the price of the breakkie. A tad too high for what you get. Otherwise dandy.
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Aug 2019
    Bambuda is paradise, with a stunning ocean view, swimming pool and water slide! The adorable dog Russell and I quickly became close friends, but I made many others there as well (humans) because of the friendly staff, large deck, family dinners (delicious!!) every night at large tables, and ping pong table. Though there’s no beach at this hostel, Hospital Point is a quick water taxi ride away ($2 each way) and there’s a good reef there - free snorkel rental at reception!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Sep 2019
    Really enjoyed our time at Bambuda, we had a lovely room and took advantage of the recommended tours. We had a brilliant day of activities that ended in a visit to Zapatilla island which was so beautiful. Only negative thing I would say, is that although the food was fantastic, I felt it should have been a few dollars cheaper.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Aug 2019
    Love everything about Bambuda and the eco vibe. Cannot fault the lodge design or surrounding nature. Would have liked to have known about difficulty making own meals whilst there. May have broken the bank for some travellers.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
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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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