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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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  • 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 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 8.5

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    This place is great. And it’s close to town. And they have a water slide. And a stuffed sloth teddy bear.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jul 2019
    Awesome hostel, beautiful, beautiful view, great atmosphere, wonderful staff, delicious food. Since there’s nowhere to get snacks on the island the tab can add up kind of quickly but no real complaints at all! Definitely worth a stop while in Bocas.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jun 2019
    Bambuda Lodge was a super special hostel that was a little paradise to stay at!! The private rooms were epic: roomy and breezy, we felt safe and comfortable in the common areas and the staff was amazing. The food was the best we've eaten so far in Central America (so good we stayed an extra night for it) and it was such good value compared to other Hostels in the area. It's an absolute paradise.. We hope to come back someday.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jun 2019
    Best hostel I have been to in central America! Beautiful property, friendly staff , great food and of course a slide who doesn't love that! They also offer family style dinner which is great to meet new people as a solo traveler!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jun 2019
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. It’s more like a resort! Pool is lovely, plenty of chill-out areas, weights for exercising and a really fun waterslide. You have to eat their food, and it was a little over my normal budget ($15 for dinner), but it was fab and totally worth it - fresh lobster/amazing beef stew. The family style dinner is a great way to meet to people. The staff are great and really helpful. The free boat shuttle is a nice touch. Would 100% recommend.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Jun 2019
    Beautiful hostel in a beautiful location, couldn’t recommend more!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Jun 2019
    I'd been looking forward to staying at this Bambuda, and it delivered!! It's definitely secluded, but that's part of the magic in my opinion. Amazing views, plenty of space to chill or play Bananagrams, and with the sweltering Bocas air the pool is everythang. Renzo, the chef, is crushing it with the food there - one of the best meals of my entire trip was the fresh mackerel with grilled octopus and arancini. Dorms were meh - I'd suggest some new fans, screens, and attention to cleanliness.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jun 2019
    Amazing, just mindblowing ❤️ super beautifull, great staff, tons of things to do. I would have loved to have a fridge for guests - otherwise no complaining.
    Finland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    24 Jun 2019
    STUNNING location. Totally isolated which is just what I wanted but with tons to do including the most amazing hike and a very healthy and large coral reef. I wish the rooms had AC but the place is off grid so I prefer the green credentials. My only criticism is that you are tied to their timings without the open kitchen. If Bambuda made kettle and tea coffee facilities available it would make a big difference being able to have coffee before 8am!! Don’t miss the chance to stay here though!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7

    Rating

    03 Jul 2019
    Only for couples and its really boring when you go alone and it's very expensive the food .
    Peru, Male, 31-40
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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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