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.

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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.2

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    The best hostel! It felt more like a luxury resort. The food is amazing!! The staff are really friendly and helpful. The views are awesome!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Jan 2020
    Every time I stay at Bambuda, I promise to myself I will return. Never been disapoined, it is an acceptional place. Rooms are a good size, beds are super comfortable, everything works, clean linen, no bed bugs, outstanding service, superb dining, better than most hotels, it the JEWEL in Bocas. It has a happy, playfull, advetures atmosphere, it was my great pleasure to spend time there again. I will most definetely be back! Thank you Tom & Dan, well done!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Bambuda lodge was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at.. friendly and accommodating staff, beautiful landscape overlooking the ocean with a pristine pool and fun water slide. We were so sad to leave this paradise. Don’t book elsewhere, we tried 3 different hostels in Bocas del toro and this was the best. Oh I can’t forget to mention they have the BEST food.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2019
    Out of the top three Hostels I’ve been so far two of them are a Bambuda. Consistently I leave having met new friends (family style dinners rule), feeling well rested, very well fed (top notch chef), excited about getting back on the road yet sad to leave all at the same time. There’s very few hostels you walk up to the bar, they have a new beer waiting for you, add it to your tab and the longest part of the experience being chatting with the staff. Can’t praise enough. 👍👌
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Jan 2020
    Amazing place to stay! Definitely stay here of you're visiting Boca's! It's definitely more chill and away from the main party island but the view and the facilities are just amazing! Loved the family dinner, really good the get chatting to people !
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Dec 2019
    The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The food was great and atmosphere was lively, but never too much to be a disturbance. Absolutely loved our stay.
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2020
    Fantastic hostel - great views of the coast, cool pool, slide to the sea, kayak hire, super helpful staff - all good!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Jan 2020
    Nice and clean rooms and bathrooms, very friendly and helpful staff, pool is always clean, slide is great fun. The food (especially the dinner) is probably the best food we've eaten so far on our backpacking trip and certainly worth the money. Drinks are very reasonably priced. No shelfs or power plugs for top bunks and generally not many power plugs in the room which was a bit annoying.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Jan 2020
    We loved our stay at Bambuda Lodge. Beautiful hostel and delicious food. I think however you might struggle as a solo traveller to mingle with people.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    17 Dec 2019
    clean place but many defects : the doors of the rooms and bathrooms were difficult to open and close; internet did not work a whole afternoon, the jacuzzi was cold because of maintenance procedure (late december: high season??) electricity was also cut. I asked the cancelling of my last night five days before at the reception: they refused when policy is 72 hours prior the day! very negative people at the reception refused to negociate:they just want money from tourists: very commercial !
    France, Male, 41+
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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

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