Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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)
  • 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: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Great, relaxing place.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.4


    20 Jun 2019
    I really liked this hostel, perfect location, friendly staff, facilities were good - nice size kitchen fully stocked. Would definitely recommend.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed my 3 days stay at this hostel very good price staff very friendly and welcoming, good space for cooking. The hostel is well placed higly reccomend
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Apr 2019
    Good hostel for a couple of nights. Good location to walk about from. Very quiet so if you are after that I recommend! Room was good for the money and the garden is big. Also has one of the better kitchens we have seen. With not many people staying there it felt very chilled and you could just do your own thing. Recommend definitely if stopping by Boquete.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 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


    06 Sep 2019
    Overall really good. WiFi was pretty shocking throughout the whole hostel but apart from that it was good. The staff were very helpful and I would recommend this place to anyone.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 May 2019
    Nice hostel, well located in the center of the town, staff do speak English, they are not over friendly but they did gave us the infos and booked a shuttle for us. Rooms were clean, bed okay. Kitchen was nicely organized but dirty, nobody respect some simple rules (clean up after yourself or no plastic in the compost...) Common area were nice but also a little dirty from others Bad point for the showers, not much water, nearly warm and one is shared with toilet + there’s zero space in.
    France, Male, 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
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • 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