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 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
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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:

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.
You'll need to send the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking, 48 hours after your booking.

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.

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.

NOTE: Tenga en cuenta que Bambuda casa de campo y sus clientes son principalmente personas de habla inglesa de Europa y América del Norte, si siente que va a ser un problema, por que no alojarse en otro lugar.
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 00:00 .
Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes not included - 10.00%
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 16 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Beautiful spot!!! We loved every part of this hostel experience; the dedicated staff, the clean pool, comfy beds, and the delicious food are all reasons why we would recommend Bambuda to anyone! Seriously some of the best food from our entire trip. This hostel is nestled in the jungle with epic water views, 5 min taxi to Boca Town (which the staff always help you arrange). Social/chill vibes👌🏻
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2022
    great place if you want a more relaxed and chill night or two from the partying of other islands. but you still have quick water taxi access to other parts of bocas if you want to spend your days elsewhere. i went during low season and just happened to have many group travelers, i think i was the only solo traveler so it wasn’t a very good social atmosphere for me.
    Japan, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2022
    Best location I’ve stayed at in Panama!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2022
    One of the best hostels I have stayed at!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2022
    Usually don’t leave reviews but this is the only hostel that I would leave a review for and I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels throughout my travels. Dinner is at a set time on really long tables so you are never eating alone and it feels like a family meal. The staff are so incredible and lovely, and they made me feel really at home there. Would even just go back from how nice the staff were. Thank u for the most amazing stay. That hostel also smells amazing. Idk what it is but it smells like oak
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2022
    Loved my stay here, so beautiful and peaceful. Staff so friendly and took the time to learn your name. Only downside is no kitchen!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2022
    Good atmosphere, well located a little far from Bocas town. Very helpful, and friendly staff. Easy to meet people there. I don't recommend for budget travellers, it's expensive, and not to much activities to do close there. Nice view.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2022
    Bambuda is a very special place and by far my favourite hostel in Central America - great atmosphere thanks to the community dinners each night, absolutely wonderful staff who know your name after about 5 minutes and make you feel like a VIP and a beautiful location. The only slight downside is being off the mainland away from shops but since most beaches/tours aren't on the mainland anyway and water taxis are easy to get this isn't too much of a problem. The real star is Rock the hostel dog!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Jun 2022
    A magical place! The hostel setting is incredible. Views from the pool/bar/restaurant area are stunning. Chilling by the pool was 10/10. Floaties and water volleyball equipment available. There’s a crazy water slide into the sea you can do too! Arrival by water taxi from Bocas town costs 4 dollars if sharing and bartering. Very clean dorm with spacious en suite. No air con but I stayed cool on top bunk, each bed has a fan. Food is good and social atmosphere is excellent for solo travellers :)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jun 2022
    Firstly: Don't stay here if you're on a budget since the restaurant food and transportation to and from the island is expensive. Just be aware. I liked the place, the pool and the views are cool, it's clean. Staff was friendly but I didn't have the best experiences with them, like, I was told I had been moved to a bigger dorm when I arrived only to find out that my original dorm was entirely empty for the first night. In addition they kept mixing food orders up, food arriving delayed, cold etc.
    Germany, Female, 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


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