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timbucktoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is great, chilled, clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It has a pool, a jungle tree-house, banana trees and a coati. When we were there a bearded dragon roamed through the garden which was cool. Would defiantly recommend and staff there again!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Just had a quick one night stop over here on way to Costa rica. Easy to find location Outdoor jungle area was beautiful and very relaxed. Pool was not working while we were there. Good kitchen set up! Dorms were clean and okay. Wish the air con came on before 9 ad David is so hot! Reception were helpful and...

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Gregg L, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

the pool was down for 2 days. its back now and crystalline!!

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I stayed in the Bambu Hostel for five nights in a private room with A/C and private bathroom (warm water available!). They also have a phantastic looking treehouse (dorm) in the garden and they also offer a regular dorm, both with shared bathroom. The kitchen is half opened, good equipped, located in the garden and has lots of space to...

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The place is great. Rooms clean.. Nice people. The pool area is perfect.. Better than I expected. The fish restaurant across the street is a great value. Try the fried Mahi Mahi... Outstanding and less than 5 usd with a cold beer.. Will be back there again whenever in that part of the world.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Like most backpackers, we stayed in David as stopover. This Hostal is one of the cheapest possibilities in David. Don't except too much. Rooms are dark an very simple and Internet is very slow. We liked the openair kitchen and the small garden with pool. Unfortunately the washing machine was out of order, but the staff was helpful to explain...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice hostel in David. Good location Always good to meet people. Not that much to do but a good atmosphere. Go to the canyons for a day trip. Even the hot springs are worth a trip. The volunteers, working there, are relax friendly and helpful, the owner too, lazy guy:)

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Thank Malte S
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The place is very comfortable and nice! With diferent tipes of rooms and even a treehouse where every bed has a mosquito net. There are also hammocks and a SWIMMING POOL!! Also the kitchen is very nice and has everything you need. Included is also a breakfast with coffee and fruits. You can buy a beer for 1 dollar at...

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Lille, France
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Verry nice place if you're on your way to bocas or panama city you have to stop here. CLEAN hostel the pool is very clean too and nice to swim in, with the little jungle around and nice colorful flowers. Nice atmosphere in the jungle dorm 11$ Nice sea food restaurant across the road What else ? Great staff !

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David, Panama
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Felt immediately at home. nice painted hostel with a beautiful garden and pool. Spend one night in the bamboo hut and slept pretty well. In the morning I made the acquaintance of the coati Lucy who walked around in the kitchen. A place I can really recommend.

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Bytom, Poland
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Wow. I was surprised finding that good hostel in a city that actually have almost nothing to offer to travelers. Friendly stuff, a lot of space, swimming pool, many plants in the garden, good internet, delicious pescaderia (local restaurant specialising in fish) on the other site of the road, dormitory in the tree house and couti living there! Its a...

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Gregg L, Owner at Bambu Hostel, responded to this review

Ive traveled all over the world and I can tell you that the best travel experieneces are not always where you think they will be. Sure, beaches and mountains are great but there are lots of hidden gems in places you might not expect. LIKE DAVID! This is authentic un gringonozed, un touristy Panama. How about a huge fish diner...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
WE ARE A BACKPACKERS' HOSTEL, NOT A HOTEL OR AN INN OR LODGE We just completed a large out door kitchen with ten burners and loads of counter space all you need to create a gourmet creation (or a backpackers bowl of pasta) in the comfort and beauty of our flowing garden and pool.. When you are done following all the other tourists to Boquete and Bocas; come spend some time in David. This is real Panama. You will be interacting with Panamanians rather than always being around other tourists. This is a chance to stay at a super cool hostel and explore a real Panamanian city. Dance all night long to Salsa, Merengue, Rock and Reggaeton.. Great restaurants and shopping; and David is cheap!!!! 1/2 The price of Costa Rica. How about a $1 beer in a bar? David is a safe and friendly city too. Get your Latino on in David! New Jungle House in Garden at Bambu Hostel see photo below, built on stilts from native wood and bambu walls with tin roof, sleeps 10 backpackers and overlooks the sparkling pool, only dorm of its kind in Panama! Lonely Planet Recommended International Backpackers Hostel with a Pool and Deluxe tropical gardens in David Panama.We welcome Backpackers and International Travelers from all corners of the world. David is fun! It has everything that a weary traveler could need to recharge the batteries, fine dining, casinos, movie theaters, inexpensive shopping, nightclubs and discos, festivals, and, within 45 minutes, awesome mountains, Caldera Hot Springs, Playa Barqueta and Costa Rica. Come stay with us at Bambu, relax in the garden, swing on a hammock with a cold beer at the Bambu pool bar, dip in the pool and watch the tropical birds flying in the backyard. We have very few rules here, just come with a good attitude and have fun, but just remember this: If you think that you are going to have it all for a low price, think again. When you choose to stay at a hostel you need to accept the unwritten (until now) agreement of hosteling. The agreement is that there is a trade off. The deal says that you will receive a awesome travelers' community with lots of amenities, in our case, a clean luxury swimming pool, wifi, gardens with hammocks, amazing outdoor kitchen, laundry service, travel services, computers with skype, phone calls, books, games, a pool side bar with $1 beer, excellent and cheap seafood meals, etc . What you might not get is 100% quietness, privacy and comfort. That is the trade off at most backpacker hostels. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bambu Hostel

Address: Calle Virgincita | San Mateo neighborhood, David 0426, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > David
Price Range: ₹ 1,477 - ₹ 2,312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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Bambu Hostel David, Panama - Chiriqui
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“Dormitory in the tree house”
Zdzislawin, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I loved the open treehouse area naturally built with bambuuu”
giannajann, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Jungle dorm is a fun experience if you are fine with sleeping in an outdoorish environment”
nunapuna, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Private room #9 is one with its own bathroom and shower.”
DaveM709, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“the private rooms are great!”
panamasparadise, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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