I was silly to not check the date of the previous reviews before booking into this hostel.
I didn't end up staying here as first impressions scared me right off.
First of all Puerto Lindo is not a safe place and I would only recommend going if you are catching a yacht from there to Colombia. While we were there a couple got mugged at gunpoint in the middle of the day while walking between Puerto Lindo and Isla Grande.
We arrived at this hostel after a couple of interesting but fun bus rides from Panama City. After walking through the town past some very shady characters (only men sitting around the village) we were greeted by a silent, gangster looking man who politely showed us to the rooms but said next to nothing. The private room hadn't been cleaned and looked like it hadn't been used in ages. The dorm room was okay but the place was absolutely deserted. The man did not ask us for our names or any identification. There was nowhere to get food or anything and we thought it would be a depressing and scary couple of nights before we caught our yacht. We decided to leave and luckily found Wunderbar up the road, brilliant in comparison.
There are no real food options in Puerto Lindo though and no wifi - things to think about before you go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Puerto Lindo is situated in the center of Puerto Lindo town, in front of the bay, it was specifically designed to backpacker and to make a nice adventure out of your trip.We opened recently but we already offer several activities, we rent a very competitive prices kayaks and snorkel equipment .P.L.`s bay is surrounded with monkeys inhabited islands which you can reach easily by kayak or even swim for the most sportive ones.P.L. is a happy, nice peaceful Caribbean village, with some festivals that have music at every corner. People here are very friendly and educated towards tourists.The hostel is equipped with 20 beds which are distributed in dormitories and private rooms. There is also a common area and a kitchen at your disposal. ... more less
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