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“Very relaxing!”
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Hostel Heike
Brooklyn, New York
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“Very relaxing!”
Reviewed 26 July 2011

I had a very enjoyable stay at Hostel Heike. It was a cool looking place in one of the older buildings right on the main street. It was quiet, but not boring. (If you're looking for a party scene, seems like their sister hostel Mondu Taitu is the place to go.) The staff was the best I've found in my travels through Costa Rica and Panama - they are so friendly, helpful, and cool! The rooms were fine, although I would request a room on the top floor. I was briefly in room 1 right behind reception and I don't think I would've enjoyed my stay as much had I not moved upstairs because there wasn't a window, it was a bit loud since it was situated between the lobby and laundry room, and it was generally grimier. The pancake breakfast served until noon and the rooftop lounge were great touches. Pretty much the only problems I had with the place (slow and spotty internet, very weak showers that sometimes stopped running) had what I'm sure was a lot more to do with the fact that I was on an island off of Panama, rather than any fault of the hostel itself. A HUGE plus was that this was the only hostel where I saw people cleaning it every single day! And that includes the rooms themselves, too, not just a quick sweep of the halls or anything. I'd highly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Conway, Arkansas
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

Dorm rooms with AC are 12$ US, 11$ without. There are three or four computers on the roof with internet access, and a great hangout area.
The kitchen is open for use all hours... I think. Free coffee, bananas, and pancakes every morning.
Community showers... so don't be surprised if you have to wait a bit... but just a tip, if the bathrooms upstairs are full.. check downstairs.
The staff is super friendly and make an effort to get to know everyone. They were even giving some guy salsa lessons one day.
THere is no bar in this hostel (unlike Mondu) so it is much more quiet and I had no problem sleeping like a baby at night.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 29 January 2011

+ Located on the main street in Bocas town, close to everything
+ Good spot to meet fellow travellers
+ English speaking staff
+ Nice rooftop terrace
+ Free wifi and computers (that are always occupied though)
+ Nice people

- Not filthy in any way, but not the cleanest option
- You can hear everything through the walls
- Not the cheapest option either
- Thin and worn out mattresses

We ended up moving to a different hostel, where we paid a couple of bucks more than in Heike, and got a private room, private bathroom and cable-tv instead of Heike's basic room (only the bunk beds) with a shared toilet.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Property: Hostel Heike
Address: Calle 3, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
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Ranked #2 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
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