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 ???? 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.

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Property Description

Rafael`s House is located in the heart of Bastimentos Town and has been part of Old Banks history for over 80 years.

Rafael`s house is built in the Caribbean, colonial style that is widely seen on the Islands. Rafael`s House stands on stilts, is colorfully painted, has lots of windows and balconies on both sides of the house. Recently, Rafael`s House has been completely renovated, giving you the opportunity to find out what life is like in Panama`s Paradise.

New at Rafael's House is our Outdoor Living Room over the water at Cocos Bar, just steps away from your house! This is the most amazing upgrade that you could possibly imagine! You share this wonderful place with the guests staying at Rafael's Sleep Inn. There are hammocks, sofas and a kitchen for you to use. And you can jump right into the sea!

It will not be hard to find Rafael's House on Isla Bastimentos. Rafael has lived here his entire life and he is known by as well as everyone on the island. Rafael's house is situated right on Main Street, just meters away from the Park, the favorite hangout for the local people. Here you also find the Supermarket, the Police Station, the Hospital and public phones. You are in the center of Bastimentos Town!

The front porch of Rafael's House gives you first class view on Main Street. From your hammock you witness all the daily activities that take place in the lives of the local people living around you. Soon you might pick up some of the local language: 'Whappin man!' View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 2.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 2.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2017
    The place is beautiful and very clean. Our room had amazing views and a great kitchen. Excellent value for money in an awesome island with very local vibes.
    Spain, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2017
    Mix up and overbooking on arrival meant I didn't have the private room I booked and paid for on the first night. Was resolved the following night and I was given $10 back. Just to let people know this side of the island has nothing on so would suggest staying the other side, nothing wrong with the apartment, just the beaches aren't on this side
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    24 May 2017
    The actual location was amazing with free use of a kayak and easy to get to. We went in the low season so not many people around and we were left alone which was nice; however when a local came around and tried to sell drugs to us and wouldn't leave and the police came the owner seemed to disappear so the peaceful tranquility of being alone kinda become scary. Plus we paid cash and the owner said he would get us our $3 change but we never got it from him
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    26 Oct 2018
    Good things: Its very clean, and the facilities are great. No nasty smells or stains or anything. There is a full kitchen with an oven, fridge, and even a blender. Also, it is relatively cheap. BAD THINGS: The. Location. Is. Horrible. There are literally only 2 decent restaurants in the town, which is not enough variety to me. Want to go to the main island to eat? Or ANY beach? That will be $5-$10 per person on a water taxi. Just stay on the main island. The hostel is fine; location=terrible
    USA, Couple, 18-24
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  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace