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“great location, wonderful river sounds/views, close to everything”
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Hostal Boquete
Reviewed 25 November 2011

overall: great budget place to stay in boquete.

pros
-very good location in centre of town. close to everything (supermarket, shopping just a block away) while still giving a remote feel being on the river
-right on the river, with lovely river-sounds drowning out the noise of the city all around
-river-front rooms are very nice, really enjoyed staying on the porch/balcony there
-very reasonable price ($35)
-warm showers, fridge on balcony and full kitchen. fans (no a/c required in boquete).

cons
-needs some maintenance. hotel and rooms are dated and worn
-beds, cushions, and fixtures could use some updating
-service ok
-kitchen (while useful) was very grimy and confined.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

This was a really great place to stay. It was a block away from the bus stop/center of town. It was located right behind the town's main grocery store too which was super convenient. (although you still got this private, off the beaten path feel due to its location right on the river) The views from the hostal were amazing and the river made sleeping very enjoyable-could hear the water rushing by all night with a constant breeze. No need for air conditioning ever in this town! Because it was right in the center of town, you could easily walk to restaurants, tourist offices, and anywhere else you needed to get to. The owner was very helpful and nice and if you have the front desk sign you up for tourist activities, they will even get you a discount! Accommodations were clean and there was hot water although the water pressure was questionable at times. Overall, really great place to stay, especially for the price and location. Without a doubt, if we come back for a visit, we will stay here again!

Room Tip: Rooms with balconies or windows facing the river are really nice!
  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Yes, the sound of the river is very nice ... just wish that I could say the same about the rooms. My room was certainly not worth $30 (single) with its mismatched sheets, broken ceiling tiles, filthy light fixtures, flat pillows, and half-broken toilet. While they have benches on the balcony overlooking the river, the cushions are two old pieces of foam rubber with no covers. I could not keep the free wifi signal inside my room or on the balcony.

I think that the owner neeeds to invest time and money into basic maintenance of the rooms. The place is old, worn, and tired looking. I would not stay there again.

The staff was nice.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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MIKEPS21, Owner at Hostal Boquete, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2011

We as owners of Hostal Boquete are sorry for your unplesant experience and having aquired the property not too long ago we are in the process of renovating. We thank you for your review because it helps us in locating the areas that needs improvement. We do hope you change your mind and visit us and beautiful Boquete again.


Michael Jernigan
Owner

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Great budget option in Boquete, especially loved the sounds of the river at night. Warm showers, TV, big bed, balcony, friendly staff. No complaints.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

Loved this hostal - shame the restasrant closed - wonderful location on the river

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Cute hotel with bungalow next to the river. It makes a nice song during the sleep.
Good breakfast.
They provide you good recommendations for rentals and excursions.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

We loved the location right on the river near the pretty bridge. The room we had shared a balcony overlooking the river and across from the fairground garden. It was the rainy season and rained each afternoon so it was wonderful to have the balcony to go out on although there is a nice patio/eating area below as well as the guest only kitchen. The Internet is only in the office area. They have two computers for guest use or you can use your own wireless there. If you are looking for budget accommadations this is the place to go! It is close to a grocery store and Lourdes Restaurant which was quite good and very reasonable. Mi Jardin Es Su Jardin is also enjoyable. Bus service to and from David is frequent.

Room Tip: Room 10
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank dsgray1925
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Additional Information about Hostal Boquete

Address: Ave a Este Casa sn Runta 21 D | 4A Sur, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Boquete
Price Range: £23 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Boquete 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming inn/hotel on the river/ private rooms, private bathrooms, hot water, cable t.v. wifi, internet truly the best location in Boquete. ... more   less 
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Hostal Boquete Riverfront Hotel Boquete

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