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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to stay. Friendly people, bright, clean rooms and lovely communal space in a great location. Helpful about trekking and onward travel etc. Would absolutely highly recommend. We didn't have the breakfast but looked delicious and nice, clean communal kitchen.

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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

They really helped to make our stay great. We showed up early the day of our check in and let us take our room which was perfect after trucking around our heavy bags. They have great tour options and pizza and an outdoor bar and bikes and the list doesn't stop there. Check it out!

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1 Thank Erica P
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The warm welcome by the staff makes you feel home the first moment you get there. The house is beautiful- rooms and kitchen are spacious and clean! The hostel is surrounded by the most beautiful garden, with a variety of fruit trees and a river at the back of the house. When I was there, we enjoyed homemade Argentinian pizza... More 

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Lille, France
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We arrive with a reservation for 2 night. We get a room with windows where glass were missing and no mosquito protection, so totally open! When we ask about the windows it were like "ho no it will be ok for the night" and when we say that we want to leave, they propose an other room. We go away,... More 

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Thank LaColloc
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The moment I walked in I felt at home. It's cozy, and the staff is very friendly. The kitchen is really clean, plenty of cooking equipment. It's on a very beautiful plot of land, with a garden and right next to a flowing river. You don't even feel like you're in town, but the center of town is only a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was the best hostel I stayed in during my journey through Panama! Every staff member was friendly and welcoming. They all went out of the way to help me with everything I needed. The location was so tranquil but close to the center of town. I stayed in the dorm bedroom, which had a lot of beds but never... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great place to stay! Very clean and friendly. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and you can choose which size you want- small $3, medium $4, large $6. Just be aware that the breakfast is made to order so you have to wait about 10 mins.

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Thank Nicole W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

10 of our group stayed here. It was a lovely property and all of the staff was very kind. Each of the rooms were very clean. We were able to rent 2 in the main house and then 2 near the river. The rooms by the river are so very nice - especially the one right on the river. I... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a room by the river which is really great. Loved the bathroom and the spaciousness of the room. We also had a private balcony. All in all it's a cool place 1 the garden is gorgeous too. What is letting it down a bit is the kitchen. It is too small for the place, hardly any bench... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I stayed in a private room along with my friend for a business trip. The place is very clean, the staff is very welcoming and the place is just very peaceful and beautiful. I could not say anything bad about this hostel, it was very accessible and cheap !

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Known in town as the “luxurious” hostel for backpackers, you are always surprised to discover that such a beautiful house has been transformed into a hostel. Our place has been carefully furnished and decorated and also has 9 private all of which have private bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Refugio del Rio

Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range: £12 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Refugio del Rio 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask Luccini about the story of his German girlfriend”
 of 5 bubbles Tarant88, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms upstairs are spacious and very good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles S1047DSchrisc, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Loved the private rooms upstairs with shared bathroom, affordable, comfortable, great views and sweet river sounds”
 of 5 bubbles SpokeyDokeys, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Try the tree house out for a unique experience”
 of 5 bubbles jds88, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 & 2 are closest to the river and you can hear it as you go to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles jocko, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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