So much more than just a hostal, Refugio del Rio is a beautiful place to stay in Boquete. The main house is clean and a great place to read or relax. The kitchen is stocked and always smells wonderful as guests cook throughout the day. The outside area is incredible; I met so many cool people from all over the world just by hanging out on the patio. Soothing sounds of the river make the backyard an excellent spot to chill, and the sauna was a welcome respite after a hike up Volcan Baru. Don't be scared of the outdoor shower and toilet, they work great. Many travelers stayed in their tents next to the river and I can definitely see why.
The staff is very friendly and helpful despite my limited Spanish (hola Gina!). Wifi was solid throughout the entire property area and they have four PCs for use as well. Two different travelers who had been all over told me this was there favorite hostal in the entire world. Such a great spot.
- 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 8 private all of which some have private and some have shared bathrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Refugio Del Rio Hotel Boquete