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Hostal Refugio del Rio

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. It was a great little spot right outside the town center. The town reminds me a lot of a small town where I am from and has a nice laid back feel. The hostel was very helpful in setting up a coffee tour and letting me know what I needed to do to hike...

Thank Jake S
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 5 March 2014

This place is a dump. The pictures are completely misleading. There were cockroaches in my room and the kitchen is very dirty! It is also very noisy late into the evening and early in the morning. You can get nicer places in Boquete for the same price.

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Luchini L, Owner at Hostal Refugio del Rio, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, We are really sorry for your bad experience, however, we have a few notes that might be useful for you, and for everyone who reads it. Our system shows that you stayed in our dorm. Out of 11 other people, no one had experienced cockroaches. Moreover, since we started operating, we never received concerns regarding cockroaches. Based on...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This was a really pleasant place to stay in Boquete. It's a large hostel, with plenty of opportunity to meet people to hang out with or to explore the area. The kitchen is large and well equipped, and there are plenty of shops and markets nearby to stock up on local produce. The kitchen does get very busy, do be...

Thank robotwigs
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Stumbled upon this place while searching for a hostel in Boquete. We were looking for a hostel with private rooms and privets baths. This beautiful place is located a couple of block from the town square sitting alongside a small river. It was clean and very affordable. The staff were super helpful. For the price we were blown away by...

Thank Strangrpilgram
Willingboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 February 2014

So much more than just a hostal, Refugio del Rio is a beautiful place to stay in Boquete. The main house is clean and a great place to read or relax. The kitchen is stocked and always smells wonderful as guests cook throughout the day. The outside area is incredible; I met so many cool people from all over the...

Thank Tim K
Consecon, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Rented a tree top room for 6 days. Great views, nice quiet area. Wifi always worked from our room so we didn't have to go to the common area.However the common area was nice & clean, like the rest of the property. Free coffee in the mornings was a nice touch. Pleasant, helpful staff

Thank CD1677
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Refugio del Rio is true to its name, it is a refuge by a wonderful river. The sound of the river can be heard from the tents or from the private treetop rooms. All reasonably priced and worth much more than you pay. It is more than just a hostel, it's a home. The staff treats you like family, the...

Thank Joanna P
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 31 January 2014

The individual rooms are great for the price: 36/night for a nice and quiet room by the river. There's a big kitchen, a jacuzzi and functional WIFI. Be careful about booking a day trip, you can do most of the hikes on your own without paying for a guide.

Thank Tyler G
Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

Really cheap for what you get. You won't like it if you don't enjoy meeting new people. Big house with wifi, four pc's and really nice kitchen. There are contacts everywhere so you won't suffer because of low battery : )

Thank Jan P
North Hampton Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Great service, big shared kitchen, hot tub and lovely grounds make this a great place to stay in Boquete. The riverside cabins are a great value (we didn't stay in one as they were fully booked), the other rooms vary (try to book one facing the river rather than one behind the kitchen) and they also offer camping (tent, air...

Thank McGrunkiss

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Known in town as the “luxurious” hostel for backpackers, you are always surprised to discover that such a beautiful house has been transformed into a hostel. Our place has been carefully furnished and decorated and also has 9 private all of which have private bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Refugio del Rio

Address: Ave. B Oeste, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range: ₹ 655 - ₹ 2,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Refugio del Rio 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask Luccini about the story of his German girlfriend”
 of 5 bubbles Tarant88, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms upstairs are spacious and very good value for money”
 of 5 bubbles S1047DSchrisc, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Loved the private rooms upstairs with shared bathroom, affordable, comfortable, great views and sweet river sounds”
 of 5 bubbles SpokeyDokeys, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Try the tree house out for a unique experience”
 of 5 bubbles jds88, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 & 2 are closest to the river and you can hear it as you go to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles jocko, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
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