Friendly if basic hostel
We stayed in this hostel at the beginning of Oct. We found the stay perfectly pleasant and loved the large gorgeous garden available for guests to use and the well utensiled kitchen.
The property is located 10 minutes outside of town in a tranquil neighborhood and there is a beautiful garden with orange trees, pineapple plants and comfortable places to hang out like hammocks and easy chairs. Everything is very new and nice looking. It is the perfect place to stay for a while and totally feel at home! There is an office with a person 6 days per week to schedule all kind of fun adventures for you so you can see and learn a lot about the surroundings.The property is part of the Spanish by the River - Language School and is situated 5 km outside the town center in Alto Boquete. It is easy getting into town for only 50 cents with communal taxis and buses frequently passing by on the main road, just 180 meters from the school. check in: 15:00check out: 11:00breakfast not includedcredit cards not acceptedcancellation policy 72 hours+9 pax group bookings not accepted
check in: 15:00check out: 11:00breakfast not includedcredit cards not acceptedcancellation policy 72 hours+9 pax group bookings not accepted
Entrada a Palmira, 180 mts mano izquierda Alto Boquete
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Friendly if basic hostel
We stayed in this hostel at the beginning of Oct. We found the stay perfectly pleasant and loved the large gorgeous garden available for guests to use and the well utensiled kitchen. The room was clean if simple although did suffer from a lack of air-con / fan, barely any electric sockets and a shower that would only produce hot water at drizzle and often not even that meaning we often had to have cold showers. But i guess you get what you pay for and we didnt pay much to stay here so in that sense perhaps this comment is a little harsh. That said the room was made every-day and we really appreciated the fact that upon noticing I had clothes under my one pillow to increase the height, the cleaner bought in another pillow! We also found the owner really friendly and helpful and appreciated the free coffee always on offer.
We did however find the location slightly inconvenient, especially as we weren't doing a Spanish course the reason many people choose to stay here. The hostel is located about 2/3 km out of Boquette proper which meant you had to get a taxi into town; it was too far to walk and the roads lacked pavements. This wasn't a big deal when we wanted to get into town as most taxis would stop, you didn't ever have to wait more than a few minutes and it only cost 80 cents per person. But with the time of year it did present a slight challenge coming back from Boquette as after 9pm taxis were almost non-existent. That said Tammy's, the busiest and best bar in the town was able to sort these out for us on the two nights we were there, albeit one night, it did take over an hour for the taxi to actually turn up!
The only other thing that we noticed although again no fault of the hostel was that it was situated at a slightly lower altitude than Boquette proper which meant in the evenings whilst Boquette would be dry the weather at the hostel would be wet and raining meaning you always had to have waterproofs / an umbrella with you! I obviously don't know if it's always like this!
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