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“Stay 2 month in june 2012 in boquete and compare all the hostel and this one is the best for your money”

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Hostal Refugio del Rio
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
1 review
“Stay 2 month in june 2012 in boquete and compare all the hostel and this one is the best for your money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

I wirked for 2 months in boquete and i look all the hostel.
First of all, i stay after i compare alle the hostel and i found out it was the oe which you have the most for your money. The garden is just wonderfull with the river. and the kitchen is just amazing
After time, it appears that the owner was someone wonderfull, really funny and helpfull.
We did a lot of bbq with every one and the owner was always there and was the person who bring the most.
The personns working there are really kind. The are cleanig all day long, so it always clean.
I nearly never stay in my private room, always in the living room of the hostel. ( it was a old familly house) or in the garden
Really great souvenir!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

We have been looking around in Boquete for a nice , economic ,and friendly place to stay.
This is the place to go, friendly staff always ready to help you and even to show you the beauties of Boquete, super prices and a choice of rooms depending on your budget, this hostal is right in the center of the city surrounded by a luxurius garden by the river, like an oasis...We tried the "cabaña" room, by the river, waking up with the sound of the water and birds singing, best experience in refugio del rio on a shoestring budget.... Don't miss it!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012 via mobile

Clean and cozy, I've stayed two nights before moving into Mamallenas for a more social atmosphere and info for tours which they know loads of info about. Dorms were great and service was good. Another good option to stay in Boquete.

  • Stayed January 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

This place was an unbelievable find. The building has a kind of modern Alpine-lodge aesthetic, but with very open, well-lit spaces. The whole place was spotless, the rooms were lined with enormous windows, the beds were comfortable, you can hear the river at night, the kitchen is well-equipped, and the owner is a really friendly, interesting guy. It's much quieter than the hostels closer to the center of town (we looked at almost all of them), but it's only a 5-10 min walk from the main square.

I think it was a dollar cheaper per night than Mamallena when we were there, and you get astronomically higher bang for your buck.

Room Tip: If your want a dorm, try to get the one upstairs. It's nicer.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Really grat hostel. I stayed here with a group of nursing students. The ownernwas accommodating and friendly. He even went so far as to take USA to a canyon stream and he grilled for us! The hostel is clean with a beautiful river running right by it. The grounds are well kept. I would highly recommend a stay at this place.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

I absolutely love everything about Hostal Refugio del Rio! The staff is incredible! Any questions we have had they have gone above and beyond to answer them AND accommodate us! They have gotten us the best deals around as well. They are very knowledgeable of the area and people! The Hostal itself is beautiful and feels like home! They have wi-fi that is free (and computers), hot water, ac, laundry, and beautiful views of the river from the room I am staying in. They prices for the rooms are very reasonable, if I was not here for school, I would stay longer! The breakfast... oh my... not only was the food delicious, they decorated the table with fresh fruit and local flowers. For a full experience of luxury and relaxation in Boquete, book a room here!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

This Hostal by the river is a beautiful home converted to a hostal. a quiet refuge with several private rooms including one built over the river! If you enjoy the peaceful side of hostaling this is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hostal Refugio del Rio

Property: Hostal Refugio del Rio
Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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Hostal Refugio Del Rio Hotel Boquete

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