I arrived at the hostel with four of my friends and we were told the hostel was $10 a night for a dorm room and $25 for a private double. After one night we went to book in for another and now the owner's son who had booked us in before told us it was now $15 a night for a dorm room and $35 for a private because there was a local festival. When we asked why he didn't tell us he said he did, however none of my or my friends or the swath of other backpackers who decided to check out that morning with the surprise %50 price increase.
It is not a nice feeling to be accused of lying when 12 plus people remember a different story. The more likely scenario is that they made a last minute decisin to use the festival to cash in on the likely increase in travelers.
Two other guests were not about the price increase and were also not told their bed was only available for one night and were woken up and told to "Get out"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient location steps from downtown Bocas. Walking distance to all bars, restaurants & shopping. Free WIFI, hot water, a/c, computer use, pancake mix/syrup, and coffee. Party everywhere else, but come back to sleep at a quiet, safe and secure building. All dorms with personal safes. All privates with personal safes and personal frigs. Everything clean and new. If you don't see it, ask us for info. Backpackers, surfers, college students, gap year students and beyond - everybody is welcome at HosteLuego. Party, relax and have the best Bocas del Toro vacation ever. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hosteluego Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town