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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.


Bodhi Hostel & Lounge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Bodhi Hostel, where everything is designed with passion and nature in mind. Most of the furniture and decorations are handmade with recycled products or renewable resources. Through traveling, we hope for you to learn more about our world, about yourself, about people and cultures. Bodhi Hostel is named after the very tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment. In creating an open and sociable atmosphere, we want you to make new friends, and leave feeling a little enlightened yourself.

We offer free breakfast, high speed internet WiFi, lockers, bikes for rent, communal kitchen, bbq area, Shisha/Hookah lounge and bar with affordable beer.

Every bed in our place has a comfortable semi-therapeutic mattress (the same ones used in hospitals), pillow, hotel quality linen, towel, electric plug, individual lamps, fan, and curtains.

Our mission is to provide you with the best experience possible, whether you need a local guide or directions to get to the main attractions, we will do everything in our means to satisfy your needs. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Bodhi Hostel is just fantastic. We came to El Valle and were immediately blown away by this place! The beds are comfortable and private even in the dorm, the bathrooms and showers are great and the kitchen is spacious. Everything you need for a short or long stay. The pancake breakfast was definitely a highlight! Jacob is such a wonderful host and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We would absolutely recommend staying here! 10/10
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    An unbelievable community of friendly and very helpful people. A very warm atmosphere and considerate people. If I’m ever in the area again this is the place I’m going to stay. Unbelievable value for the price you pay.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2019
    Amazing place set in a small town within the jungle, hostel vibe is chill, respectful and clean. Staff are accomidating, kind and speak both spanish/english. Free breakfast - coffee, blueberry pancakes w/ banana, pina, lychee. Beds are clean, private with curtains, several bathroom facilities, full kitchens, tropical outdoor showers, workout area, massive yard w/ hammocks, couches, grass. Offers both single beds, and private rooms. Cafe offers excellent coffee/smoothies. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    The first Hostel I stayed in in Panama! Staff were great and very helpful. This was a great place to meet travelers from all over and share a hike or have supper with. Thanks for everything!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    El Valle is a great place to slow down and enjoy some nature. I really enjoyed my time at Bodhi. The kitchen is great, everyone was super respectful in the dorm, and they have great systems in place to make the dorm not feel so huge. They make some of the best hostel pancakes I’ve ever had. There are plenty of common areas, and a yoga floor with mats to use. Overall a very peaceful place and great space to recharge.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    The hostel was great. This is one of my top 3 favorite hostels. The location was good and it was super relaxing. The staff was very friendly and very willing to help. The dorm room was large but the beds had plenty of privacy. All the guests were very quiet and respectful. The showers were very clean and had hot water! There is plenty of space to relax and chill. The breakfast was delicious: coffee, fruit, and pancakes. The hostel is located to the main thorough way.  There was a lot of noise
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Jul 2019
    Good and quiet hostel, with a staff that is really welcoming and helpful. They give a lot of information about the place and all the possible hikes! The hostel has good facilities and breakfast is nice as well.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Sep 2019
    Clean and comfortable hostel that is in a good location! The garden was nice to relax and there were good facilities to make your own food etc. The hostel also had maps and good information on nearby treks etc and also restaurant recommendations.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Jul 2019
    Very easy to get to, clean and good breakfast. Good wifi connection and comfortable beds
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Sep 2019
    Pros: Super helpful and knowledgeable staff Great location, my bus stopped right out front Delicious pancake breakfast cooked by the staff each morning Great little cafe attached to the hostel Good wifi Cons: The laundry machine wasn’t working for the entire week I was there. They were having renovations done and I woke up to hammering and power tools early in the morning more than once. Bed linens aren’t changed for your whole stay and I found the bed really uncomfortable.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table


  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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