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“Best Hostel @ Bocas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse

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Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Best Hostel @ Bocas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Bocas is a super chill, cozy place where it almost feels like coming home to your warm family, thanks to Eddie (manger) and his great crew.
Location is awesome, right at the water. Good facilities, great food, very nice surf- and dive options, swingy live music in the nights,.. in short: best Hostel in Bocas to stay at!

Room Tip: Dorms are small, so therefor also a good options for travellers that normally don't like to shar...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Suzanna84
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Casa Verde in August 2014 in a private room with a double bed upstairs, on the street side.
The restaurant area is great, with good ocean views. The food is good and the drinks are cheap. Live music played both nights we were there, and the party ended at around 11, so we could still get some sleep.
We had trouble with the AC, meaning we had no remote so it was turned on by the staff and we couldn't turn it off or down, so it was freezing during the night and wasting precious energy during the day.
But overall, the room was small but clean, the bed and pillows were good and it was quiet.
The service isn't so good. The woman at the front desk didn't care and seemed annoyed by my questions.
The kitchen is horrible for a hostal : the oven didn't work, the stove's ignition was broken so you had to use a piece of paper lit on fire to light it (kind of dangerous), and there is basically no kitchen ware to work with, so don't plan on cooking yourself if you're going there.
The wi-fi exists, but that's about it, it's so slow that our cells kept unconnecting. We had to use our own data.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, pick a room on the street side, opposite from the bar.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I have stayed at casa verde many times when I visit bocas. Eddie and his family have done a lot of work in upgrading the facility. Stay in a private room and be sure to enjoy the bar and food downstairs right on the ocean. Staff goes out of there way to make you feel at home. Great value hammocks right next to the sea and night time security.

Room Tip: Ask to look at room before you pay. Private rooms are best!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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133 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

I really like staying at casa verde during the day. you have access to the sea, awesome hammocks and the food at the bar is delicious. drinks are reasonable and stuff is friendly. Only thing are the rooms. You could turn on the AC but not regulate, at least in the room I was staying. so it was very cold early in the morning. furthermore, the upper beds are too close to the ceiling. also the mattress is old and shapeless.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SaraBana
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Kassel, Germany
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

Not in the middle of the main area, but really nice located directly on the sea. Was there one evening. Beer for $1, Cocktails $5. Really good but expensive Chicken wings and french fries. Stuff was friendly. Good but much too loud live music, hammocks on a dock. Restrooms need an update. Would go there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

I've stayed here several times when I visit Bocas. It's a basic hostel, not fancy and you need your own towel. I prefer the private room but the hostel atmosphere is the best in town. The waterfront location and restaurant are two more reasons to stay here. Make a reservation and see the room before you pay, standard practice everywhere in Bocas.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

I don't know why people like this place, I didn't have a good experience here. The staff were unhelpful, disinterested and generally made me feel unwelcome every time I asked a question or needed help. The hostel is conveniently located in Bocas town, a 5 min walk from where the boat docks. It's right on the water, and the hammocks to lounge in were the best thing about this hostel. The cleanliness was very poor, particularly in the toilets. There were only two toilers downstairs one of which didn't work, and the hostel was full. I could not get the hot water working in the showers despite them telling me that there was hot water. Breakfast is not included. There were supposed to be secure lockers in the room but only one functioned in ours - and there were 5 people in the room. That said the bar area was a cool place to hangout in and it's location over the water helped the atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nomad_Neena
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Additional Information about Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse

Property: Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse
Address: Avenida Sur, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 507, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for a laid back community atmosphere where it's easy to rest & relax? Among all the great places to stay in Bocas, Casa Verde truly is your best value community house in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Come enjoy life on the water at Casa Verde! ... more   less 
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Casa Verde Hostel And Guesthouse
Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse Hotel Bocas Town
Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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