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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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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Property Description

*WINNER 0F 2016 HOSTELWORLD HOSCAR - BEST HOSTEL IN PANAMA*
*Bambuda Lodge now features an 150 ft waterslide from the bar to the ocean!! One of a kind. Come try it out. *
* 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 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 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 May 2019
    Tremendous experience with wonderful people. Will be back!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 May 2019
    Bambuda Lodge is one of the best hostel I've been. I would totally recommand this place if you're looking for some peace and quiet. Also the pirate boat and the waterslide is a must! The food was amazing and the staff were so welcoming. I would definitely come back. Big shout out to Dan for his big generosity!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    What can I say... Booked 2 nights, left 9 days later - reluctantly! One of the best hostels I've stayed at in South and Central America, and hands down the best food I've had anywhere since I started my trip 2 months ago. The staff were phenomenal, so friendly and was on first name terms with all by the time I left. I messed my own order up one night and the manager sorted everything out for me, very much appreciated. If you're in Bocas, do not skip this hostel!
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 May 2019
    We loved our stay! The lodge is well organized, amazing environment, friendly staff, DELICIOUS food, fun amenities, it had it all. Waking up in the jungle was magical. 2 constructive points; The private rooms smelled strange. Both rooms we stayed in. Nothing was done about that. We extended a night and they made us move to the room next door. This did not make sense at all, as all the rooms on that floor are the same. It was inconvenient.
    Netherlands, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Mar 2019
    I've been traveling for 7 months & this is the best hostal I've stayed at in that time. The facilities are second to none, the food is delicious, the staff amazing. Due to its location you have to eat on site so it does make it expensive if you usually cook for yourself but it's excellent value for money. I can't reccomed this place enough. It's perfect.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Apr 2019
    The location is out on an island - great to relax and be away from Bocas town but not the best place to stay if you want to be touring around the town. Most tours also start on the main island. Great atmosphere relaxing by the pool overlooking the water. There is no beach but pool is great.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Apr 2019
    Beautiful location, tasty food, saw a stingray while snorkeling nearby
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 May 2019
    Bambuda is the best choice for Bocas! The location (kinda secluded, like on its own little island), turned me off at first, but I’m so pleased I ended up staying there — it’s not even inconvenient, as they have a free boat shuttle 2x/day and a water taxi is about $4. The food is really good, so it’s hard to be bitter about their being no kitchen (albeit not the most affordable). The pool, clean bathrooms, staff, and even wildlife (!!!) make it worth the $ if you’re not on too tight a budget.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Apr 2019
    + location was beautiful, great facilities (pool, bar, water slide etc) food tasty and drinks reasonably priced. - food expensive for a hostel and no option to make your own, expensive to get to other islands, difficult to sleep in the dorm as it was very hot and fans were noisy. Dorm mates kept the door open due to heat so lots of bugs. Windows just mesh so could hear people talking who were standing inches from my bed outside. Would not stay again as a solo traveller, maybe as a group.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    04 May 2019
    There are not enough characters to tell what happened there. I would not recommend to stay there if you want staff who actually helps you if there is a problem. 2 small examples: We asked if we can put something small in the fridge. They said NO. Then I see how another tourist asking for her yoghurt from the fridge and they give it to her?! We put our names on the list for the free shuttle the day before we wanted to take it. The next morning they were erased and the list was already full...
    Austria, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

Awards

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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