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.
  • 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 2 weeks prior to 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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Surrounded by lush gardens and hammocks, this original bamboo-and-stone chalet makes a great base camp for mountain adventures around Santa Fé. Hostel la Qhia is the perfect match for your holidays in Santa Fe and Panama.

We are located in one of the best spots of Santa Fe, near to some of the finest attractions of the area such as Santa Fe National Park, Parque Nacional Omar Torrijos and Volcan La Yeguada, amongst other interesting attractions of our area.

The three clean, snug rooms all feature crisp bedding; the ones upstairs are complete charmers. Dorms with six beds, communal kitchen, one bungalow and 3 social areas. One Familiar Cabaña, 2 rooms with kitchen and terrace, for families from 2 to 5 people. We have some social areas where the guests and travellers can get together and exchange past experiences and future plans. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2022
    Great space. My only complaint is the roosters calling very early in the morning. I'm told that that's something the hostel is looking to fix or at least control.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2022
    A great place in a central location 🌸 I loved it and I’ll be back 🙏🏽
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Mar 2022
    The place to stay in Santa Fe! The hostel and its garden are beautiful and the atmosphere is excellent. There are also nice drinks at the bar. Only negative are the dogs which start barking in the night. Nonetheless, would 100% recommend!
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2022
    The dorm room is a little cramped, but the rest of the place makes up for it. Great outdoor common areas, a small bar with happy hour is awesome, free coffee in the morning, and the kitchen is well equipped.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jun 2022
    Calm, quiet retreat in a very cute town. The staff (Reynaldo especially) were super friendly and helpful even though my Spanish was very rusty. All the necessary amenities are present, and I recommend heading over to the Qhia's bar in the evenings to go chat with Reynaldo and whoever else might be there, he makes killer cocktails. Really enjoyed my short stay :)
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2022
    I really enjoyed my stay at this cute little hostel in the middle of nature. The owner and his dog are very nice and they have a really well prepared website that gives you all the important information about the area, hikes you can do and restaurants to visit. They take good care of our environment and are really eco-friendly as the name already suggests.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Jul 2022
    We stayed here for one night and found it to be adequate for checking out the town of Santa Fe itself. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable with the area. There were only 3 others staying here and so the vibe was lackluster and very quiet. The hostel is very close to the main town center and by a coop-market with an ATM. The main issue we had was the noise level from the adjacent "private" rooms. You could even hear whispers between the very thin stick walls and open ceilings.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Feb 2022
    It's fine. Not 'eco'. Nice people. Nice views. Not enough light bulbs in bedroom or kitchen. Water pressure issues in the afternoon, hot or cold, but downstairs worked. Needed an extra blanket. The trash bin in toilet was hard to use without touching the lid, which is gross given it's for s***ty toilet paper. The mosquito net was too small for the bed and thus useless. I loved Santa Fe, it is still a Panamanian town.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    04 Feb 2022
    The hostel was fine, but it was terribly dirty in our dorm. Spiderwebs, cockroaches, and all around just a LOT of dust. The sheets and blankets were very old and worn out. The walls in the dorms were very very thin and right next to the kitchen and common-area and there were holes to the outside with no mosquito-nets. There were also passive-aggressive messages around the place like “If you rest or put your things on another bed than your own you will be charged 15 dollars!!”
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.4


    19 Aug 2022
    This place is in the middle of now where. You are completely alone and need to walk 30mins in the city. You have a beautiful jungle view, but lo ocean. The rooms are eco, all made out of bamboo, therefore big space between windows, walls etc, so mosquitos are for sure I’m the room. Snake would be possible, but I didn’t saw one on the property. Breakfast is not included, as well no coffee. The kitchen is equipped medium. The problem about the location is, that the way is in a really bad conditions, my hikin
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi