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“Clean and comfortable - GREAT owner”
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Hostal Gaia
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Clean and comfortable - GREAT owner”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I can't say enough good things about Hostal Gaia. I originally planned to stay for 2 nights, but when I arrived, I liked it so much that I immediately signed up for 4. Clean, secure, nice location, friendly and relaxed vibe, and very comfortable beds. And the owner was extremely helpful!! She went out of her way to connect me with other guests and locals who could help me plan activities around Boquete. She is very friendly and speaks great English.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Falls Church, Va
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419 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

The hostel was managed well, furnished thoughtfully, and quiet. The shared area had a well equipped kitchen, a sitting area, and clean shower and bath. It is located a handful of blocks from the heart of town. It was a great place to stay and get some sleep and unwind from a long day.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This is a great spot. Feels more like staying at your fashionable friend's apartment rather than a true backpacker's hostel. Nice and clean with the best mattresses I've had traveling through all of Central America--which is to say real mattresses and not a foam pad. The prices are comparable to other hostels, but what you get is so much better. Attention to decor (definitely designed by a woman with thoughtful touches and a homey vibe). Full kitchen access, living room with television.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Magog, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

We enjoy our stay in this hostel. There is a good kitchen. The room is perfect, we had a private room with a private bathroom for an inexpensive price (around 11$ a night p.p.). The staff was really nice. The hostel is situated in the center of Boquete, the location is perfect. The hostel is perfect for sleeping because its a quiet hostel. People there are really nice! Thank you hostel Gaia. Enjoy your trip in Boquete you'll love it for sure!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Amelie093
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San Francisco
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

We stayed in one of the downstairs rooms. Spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. Felt quite homely.Excellent, modern ensuite. Wifi worked well in the room.

A 5 minute walk to the middle of town. A couple of restaurants across the road and an excellent bakery just next door.

We paid $33 but it was well worth it. You may want to go to the trouble of booking ahead as they are small and get busy (we had to move out of our room on the 4th night, but luckily had a tent and stayed in the back yard).

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

We paid $33 on our first night in Panama for a private room and bath. It was spartan and immaculate, and right across from Tammy's a great restaurant. The only drawback of the particular room we were in was that is was a few feet from the front desk, where there was often a TV on.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2010

Hostel Gaia is close to Boquette centre, some very good restaurants and next to an excellent bakery. We stayed in one of the few private rooms which was very clean and comfortable. The communal kitchen is well equipped and clean. The common room area has a large TV and the hostel has a good range of DVD´s.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Gaia
Address: Avenida B oeste | Bajo Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Boquete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostal Gaia 1.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boquete is known as the land of coffee and f lowers, beautiful landscapes and multitude shades of green flora. Gaia is the mother earth, where all this beauty lives...Here at our hostel you will find a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff, all the tourist information that you need, and more. We offer private rooms with bath and hot water & dorms with shared bath and hot water, comfortable beds with semi-orthopedic mattresses, bed linen, pillow and blankets. ... more   less 
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