Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2021
    I loved this Hostel. Paradise on earth. Wish I didn’t have to leave. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Great faculty. Very clean, comfy. The only drawback is there’s no kitchen to make your own food. But I’m sure the prepared meals is how they make money during the pandemic. Very convenient as well.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Nov 2021
    Best hostel I stayed at in Panama. The dorms and bathrooms are pretty new and clean. There are curtains and plugs for every bed. I also really liked the atmosphere. Easy to meet new people. The only con is that it can get quite expensive as you have to either eat the food they offer (which is quite good though) or get a water taxi to Colón. I would recommend to stay 2-3 nights.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Nov 2021
    Amazing place, amazing people
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Nov 2021
    Honestly it really felt like paradise. Nice staff, great people, nice pool and very good atmosphere. You buy all the meals, there is no kitchen. Dinner is really good, lunch is ok and breakfast is passable: Only the pancakes are value for money. You pay at the end of your stay, which means you order everything by saying your name. Not a watertight system. There were multiple people with the same name and on my bill was 50 dollars of things I didn't order... Bar closes too soon. No last call..
    Netherlands, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2021
    Amazing pool, water slide, and lounge area to relax in during the day. Heads up there is no kitchen for use so you have to bring your own snacks or order the meals they offer. I liked the family style dinners and it created a nice vibe to meet others. Friendly staff and the dorms were always super clean with a large spacious bathroom. Each bed also has curtains and their own tan which was so nice. The water taxis to bambuda and the meals you order there do add up though in the end but worth it.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Sep 2021
    Was great!! Good people, clean and fun!
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Sep 2021
    Beautiful place that you can stay in without wanting to leave to the main island. Every dinner is served together as a "family" meal. There is no kitchen and one restaurant (a little expensive).
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Sep 2021
    The place is nice- very clean. But I felt very trapped. There’s no beach and nowhere to go. You’re just there and unless you want to keep paying for taxi boats you’re trapped there. I was shocked by the price of their dinner (which wasn’t even good) and the fact they they wouldn’t even let me put some fruit in the fridge. The hostel itself is very nice- but nothing to do otherwise.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Oct 2021
    Nice hostel but the rooms dont have AC and its crazy hot inside. Its better to sleep outside
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.6


    08 Nov 2021
    Not the best location or hostel. You must order all your food from the hostel since there are no other restaurants or stores near by. The one activity they have is a hike but I wouldn’t recommend doing it. I stayed at 4 hostels in Bocas and this one was my least favorite.
    USA, Male, 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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