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Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It was our first time travelling to Bocas and we wanted something more quiet away from hustle and bustle from Isla Colon, while still staying close by. Thus, Gran Kahuna was recommend by a friend, due to their strategic location. The hostel indeed has an amazing crystal clear beach just outside your doorstep and you are able to take a...

Thank blee108
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two times. The first time we were in a room with AC which was nice. But the beds were terrible and the space was way to small for the amount of beds. The second time we stayed here (we had to make an emergency trip to san jose and left our stuff) it was even worse. We...

Thank Astrid K
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a beautiful location right at the beach and in a chill area. If you are lucky with the weather like I was, you'll have the best few days enjoying doing nothing but swimming, reading and sunbathing! It was perfect for me as I wasn't looking to party, only relaxing. I didn't have much time there and I...

Thank sahlasa_
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A night in paradise. Me and my friend rented a private room. After having the worst nights of our trip in Rocking J's Hostel at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, we arrived at this beautiful establishment. It was very quiet and relaxing, our room was clean, cold (A/C) and the owner was just amazing!!! She was so welcoming, free spirit with...

Thank StephaneeGarcia
United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This hostel is in such a great location and could be so much more - something agreed by all of the travellers staying there whilst we were there. It is literally on the beach (the sand flies were a bit of a nuisance!), and the hostel itself is cool and creative. However, the staff weren't great at dealing with issues,...

Thank Danielle C
Margarita Island, Venezuela
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Hey everyone!! i start by saying that i was receptionist for 8 months in this beautiful hostal, i can read all the good and bad reviews, for the good reviews thank you i really make an effort in trying of everyone feel nice in this place and the bad ones (im sorry to say this) but people sometimes expect five...

1Thank liseth r
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I had an unforgettable and really good stay in Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel. As soon as I knew about this place I moved from the hostel I currently stayed to Gran Kahuna. The atmosphere is exactly how the hostel looked like, inspiring, chilled out and very happy. A lot of things in the hostel are handmade by the owners and...

Thank Helisa2016
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This place is set up with a great deal of creativity, and has many items made by previous guests. We were lucky and got a bargain as a thank you for our help. By travellers, for travellers! The atmosphere was great and laid back, and included of nights with live music and poker. Many (local) friends were made here. The...

Thank Rebeccadriaanse
Puerto Viejo
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I'm not one to write bad reviews but staying here was horrible. I noticed the bites the day after my first night there but did not want to jump to conclusions about bed bugs. When I returned to the hostel later that night, I got out a flashlight and they were everywhere, and not just little ones. I killed about...

3Thank David S
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We actually just wanted to stay for one night and then travelling around but at the end we stayed in this place for the whole time. That happened firstly because the staff welcomed us very warmly that we felt at home immediatly. We were hanging out every evening at the bar with the people who work there and they gave...

Thank katharinatress

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Find your own Paradise!On Isla Carenero, directly located on a beautiful beach lined with palm trees, you will find the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel. Only a three-minute boat ride from Bocas Town, we provide a lovely beachfront hostel setting offering shared and private rooms. Our aim is to provide travellers with laid-back, quiet, clean and comfortable accommodations with all the best that Bocas has to offer close at hand. This newly-renovated hostel is a tranquil choice for travellers looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bocas del Toro. If you came to Bocas del Toro to wake up on the beach, enjoying a relaxed, frienly and welcoming environment, then the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel is your choice! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel

Address: Carenero Island | In Front of the Beach, Carenero Island 00420, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: ₹ 973 - ₹ 3,893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“A/C only works at night, bed bugs all over.”
blee108, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room and went into a dorm. I'd go private but there's still bed bugs!”
daniellecX4019BO, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One day i will be BACK :)”
lisethr_12, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“come ready for the sand fleas”
522jj, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms there!”
torontofoodlover101, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
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