First of all we are a family, we had a private room for $65/night. Safe to say this was a bit much. My perspectives on the room are that it was quite clean. Everyday the cleaning lady came round and refreshed your sheets. The bathroom was ok. Shower had warm and cold water, toilet was clean enough. On the AC: it would only turn on at 9 p.m., sometimes it wouldn't so you had to go and ask. During the daytime you couldn't turn it on because they want to "save energy to save the world". As someone who doesn't live in a hot country, I thought this was a bit of a let down. We have been ill the most of the time we spent here, and laying on the bed in the heat isn't that pleasant.
The location is absolutely beautiful. Nature is nice and we loved the crabs. Also if you want to go to Colon its a two minute boat ride there. The jetty is right in front of you so you don't have to walk anywhere.
The one thing that i really did not like about this place were the dogs. They were really smelly and came to lie next to you when you were having dinner. Also the furniture could do with a wash.
The people that worked here were very kind and helpful.
It was just our luck that there was this one loud German geezer here. You could hear him laugh and yell all night long. There was no such thing as "23:00 quiet time."
I thought the hostel was very focused on surfer people, not so much on families.
All in all, I thought it was a nice stay. I think it is a bit nicer when you're here with your friends and not as a family. Price for a private was a bit much. But the views were nice and we had a nice stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find your own Paradise!On Isla Carenero, directly located on a beautiful beach lined with palm trees, you will find the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel. Only a three-minute boat ride from Bocas Town, we provide a lovely beachfront hostel setting offering shared and private rooms. Our aim is to provide travellers with laid-back, quiet, clean and comfortable accommodations with all the best that Bocas has to offer close at hand. This newly-renovated hostel is a tranquil choice for travellers looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bocas del Toro. If you came to Bocas del Toro to wake up on the beach, enjoying a relaxed, frienly and welcoming environment, then the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel is your choice! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Carenero Island