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 ???? 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.


Hostal Garden by Refugio del Rio

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Property Description
We started in 2007 as Hostal Refugio del Río and in May 2017 we moved to a new property in the center of Boquete and turned the former “Pension Marilos” into our new Refugio. Renovated with a lot of love put into details we created a special place for you. We offer free Wi-Fi and lockers for our guests, parking space in front of the hostel,small mini super to 3 minutes walking tour information and booking.

We are located within walking distance (2 blocks) from the central square of Boquete where the public buses arrive. Also the big supermarkets of the town are not more than a 5 minutes walk away from the hostel. Furthermore, several restaurants and coffee shops are reacheable on foot from our hostel.

All the rooms are designed individually and are pleasant and well furnished, beds of privates as well as dorms are equipped with comfortable mattresses. The hostel is surrounded by a huge garden with hammocks: the perfect spot to relax after a long hike. The garden is designed for you to enjoy yourself during your stay. Plenty of fruit trees are growing there, In the hostel you find a huge and well equipped kitchen and a spacious common area, where you can always find someone to talk to and share stories with. The rooms are cleaned daily, the common areas even several times a day.

Hostal Garden by Refugio del Rio Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.

Check in from 13:00 to 16:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Quiet time is 11.00 PM

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open from 07.00 to 23.00.
No curfew.
it is not posible to enter this local before 11.00am .
Please note that we have a cat living in our hostal. We don't know how this happened, but now she's ruling the dorm.
We also have Lady Lu, the most relaxed dog ever.
They are totally cool and friendly, but please take this in consideration before booking.
If you reserve the el check in apartments and the payment is in hostel garden. Nex we will transfer you to the apartments as they are in another local very central. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    I've been travelling through Central America for a month and this was my favourite hostel so far. The kitchen is really well kitted out, the dining area is big, clean and stylish and the large garden is a great place to hang out. It's really central and always spotlessly clean and the staff are very friendly. A great place to chill out for a few days in Boquete.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2019
    such an amazing hostel. so clean, amazing facilities, different rooms to hang out in. is a great spot for couples & small groups.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2019
    This is hands down one of the cleanest, nicest hostels I've stayed in. The kitchen was incredible (I'm talking proper pots and pans, real cooking utensils, and a CLEAN fridge!) It was such a quiet, peaceful space with a lovely, big backyard that I enjoyed spending time in. Staff was kind and helpful!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Mar 2019
    A nice hostal on a quiet street off the main street. The staff are really friendly and helpful
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    14 Apr 2019
    Great, clean and quiet hostel. Very peaceful making it perfect to chill out in the garden and relax.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Feb 2019
    Excellent value for money. The building itself is old, but the kitchen is newly updated with great new cookware. There isn’t a ton of interaction between guests because there is no bar, but it was perfectly fine for a couple. The backyard was nice for lounging in the sun. Our room was nothing special but fairly clean. The shared bathroom is only two toilets for the whole building so you had to be quick, would have been nicer if there were more
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Jan 2019
    Good clean hostel for a stay while hiking.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2019
    More of a chill hostel, clean, great amenities , how showers, lots of rules and posters , I made friends there, an older crowd compared to most hostels, like 26-35 age group, I would recommend it , even when it’s full it doesn’t feel crowded, nice outside area , great location
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    28 Jan 2019
    Other travelers were very friendly, easy to get along with and make friends. Communal kitchen made for an easy conversation place. Liked how they organized the food in the fridge. Backyad was great to chill in and relax or smoke. Downside of this place: Strict staff on quiet time. She came into the sitting area at 10:30pm on a Friday saying we need to go to bed. She said if we didn’t go to our rooms she would call the cops. Even though 11pm was the informed quiet time. Very messed up place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    18 Mar 2019
    Boring as hell, the cats are every where staff isn’t very help full left after one night.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi