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 11:00am

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 9.0

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    Can comfortably say it was the best hostel ive stayed in. Sensational location and facilities where it is a quick boat to town with the hostel running two boats a day. Food is of the highest quality, in particular the family dinners. Staff are all extremely friendly and super helpful, and only wish i could have stayed longer
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2019
    I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels in different parts of the world and this may be my favorite. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food was amazing, the island is beautiful and secluded and the atmosphere was super inviting. As a solo traveler, I met so many awesome people here. The family dinners and the way the “hostel” is set up is very conducive for meeting people. It’s off the main island, but still very easy to get to bocas town by a short boat ride. Stayed 5 nights, wish it was longer.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2019
    Amazing!! One of those few luxury hostels. The food was a little pricey but amazing, and the atmosphere is so nice because everyone eats dinner at the same time. I wish I could’ve stayed forever. There’s nothing like that view! The jungle hike was also worth it!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Best hostel I've ever been to. Would 100% go again
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Book in advance - it fills up, and for good reason. This lodge effectively combined a luxury resort location and vibe with a hostel price and experience. Nestled right in the jungle with an ocean-front view, you arrive via the dock out front. Everything is based on a tab system. Some may not like that you can't bring food or make your own - you have to buy all meals at the lodge, or go into town. But the meals and the family dinner were honestly part of what made it so darn great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Nov 2019
    Amazing little oasis, stayed only 2 nights but could easily have done at least the double. The family dinners were really good, pricy but worth every dollar. Staff super friendly and nice vibe. Beds comfy and clean, loved falling asleep to the jungle sounds! Tack så mycket!
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Oct 2019
    1 of the best places I’ve ever stayed. Meals were amazing & reasonably priced. Rooms were newly renovated and spacious. Stayed in a private room as well as a dorm & was very pleased. The atmosphere is amazing. Everyone hangs out around the pool and lounging area. The bar has drinks priced right and allow you to charge them to the room so you don’t have to carry cash. The water slide was so much fun and a nice touch. Grounds are well kept and beautiful! The staff are what make this place special!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2019
    The view from this place alone should make you want to stay here! The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was very chill. Didn't see to be much of a party place, which was nice! But they had a killer happy hour. It was a nice change up to have a pool and get away from the sand flies for a day.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2019
    After leaving a deserved 10/10 review for their sister hostel Bambuda Castle, I was looking forward to come here and was not disappointed. Beautiful resort, efforts made to make it successful are very obvious. No kitchen on site. Meals are more expensive than other hostels and if you are backpacking you will feel the pain when paying the bill! But quality is higher and meals are made with evident love. The personal fan for each bed is a delightful touch!
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Oct 2019
    Loved our stay here - just wish we could have stayed longer. One of the more pricy private hostel rooms we’ve stayed in, but definitely unlike any hostel we’ve stayed at! Gorgeous location, lovely staff, beautiful room & great atmosphere. Pool + surrounding area is nice to relax in, slide down to water fun, views amazing. Note there is no kitchen, and due to remote location you do have to eat at their restaurant - full menu for breakfast and lunch, then a family style dinner (4x options).
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
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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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