One night was not enough at this hostel in a private room (with bathroom) in the trees, we would have stayed for 1 week if possible and were sad to move. We didn't realise how full the hostels can be in low season so I recommend reserving this one in advance. The gardens are lush, with a stream out back and a hot tub under a tree by the creek that looked like a lot of fun while occupied by our neighbours (sadly we didn't have time in our short stay to use it.)
The staff were very helpful after my partner arrived having had a motorbike accident and showed a doctor who was staying at the hostel to our room - who was wonderful and gave us peace of mind. They also helped push start my partner's motorbike, and called me a taxi.
The bed was very comfortable and the bed linen crisp and clean. Our room was quite small, and very clean too. We had a tv, balcony, bathroom, and stream view for $38 per night. It is located very near to the town centre. When we moved out and looked at other accommodation we found nearby hostels to not be so lovely. We ended up staying in Hostal Boquete with a balcony and river view - a fair alternative if this place if full.
I would definitely come back!
- 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