Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 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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  • Perfect 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.

Hostel la Qhia Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Payment by Credit card, Debit card 2.30% bank fee over the amount of the reservation.
payment by Cash (free of fees).
In Santa Fe there is no ATM's, therefore it is advisable to bring cash with you.
there is not gas station. Refill your tank in Santiago.

Check in from 15:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception service is open from 07.00 to 21.00
No curfew.
High speed fiber optic cable internet service.

We have surveillance devices (cameras) in the hostel, parking, lobby and bar.
Our neighbors have roosters and dogs and there could be noise at night, it would be a good idea to bring ear plugs.
Please use the kitchen facilities but do not place alcohol drinks in the fridge. it is only for food. We have a proper bar.

Especial Note: La Qhia has some constructions, we apologize for the inconvenience during your stay. There may be noise from 7:30 a.m. to 15:00 p.m.
Please use the kitchen facilities but do not place alcohol drinks in the fridge. it is only for food. We have a proper bar. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

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


    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


    27 Jan 2022
    A hidden gem in Panama! The property is beautiful and has some great views of the surrounding mountains. I immediately extended my stay upon arrival. They have one of the best hostel guides I've ever seen, with info on restaurants, hikes, activities, etc. And the wifi was some of the best I've come across in Panama--great for remote work! There are some loud roosters so bring some earplugs. The dorm room only had one plug which was tough..had to charge devices elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Aug 2021
    Very nice hostel! Staff is nice and then dorms are very clean. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need. The place also had a bar on site with cheap prices. The hostel also has a website which you can visit for local advise, hiking trails and restaurant advise!
    Netherlands, Couple, 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
  • 8.6


    05 Nov 2019
    It was a good hostel but it was not so good that the staff who worked there did not speak english, so she could not help us with our activities around there. But maybe in the high season there work more people. We were there when there were inly 4 other guests. I would still recommend it because it was very clean and I could sleep very good in the dorm room.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 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
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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