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Avenida El Santuario, Boquete 0413 Panama
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#2 of 73 Speciality lodging in Boquete
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Bambuda Castle is a hostel located just out of Boquete town. The Castle has cozy dorms and beautiful private rooms, a bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi and rock climbing wall. The bars will keep the cold drinks flowing while you enjoy the heated swimming pool or relax in the hot tub. You can book all your tours and transportation at the hostel and our friendly staff are determined to make your stay fun and comfortable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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funkdoctor8 wrote a review Apr 2021
Florida162 contributions78 helpful votes
Its a castle with little hobbit houses! U kiddkng me? That's reason enough to go. Food was good, staff was solid, the grounds were beautiful, the views from the place were outstanding. Good for all ages too. Super social atmosphere for the young backpacker type crowd, but individual two person bungalows are great for those that have worked far too long to share a dorm room. Only possible negatives are that its a outside the central area (about a 5-7 min drive), so if you want to be in walking distance to the bars/restaurants, that's more difficult. But the property has really good food and drinks on site.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ricardo Guizado wrote a review Feb 2021
Panama City, Panama8 contributions11 helpful votes
Staff was very friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable and their food and drinks very tasty. I stayed in both private cabin and later inside the Bungalow for an entire week. The swimming pool and Jacuzzi worked perfectly. The Wifi was spotty in the rooms but quite stable in the terrace with the incredible views to the volcano.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: The most expensive bungalows are more private
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Suzi J wrote a review Feb 2021
Nueva Gorgona, Panama252 contributions87 helpful votes
We spent two nights in one of the hobbit homes at Bambuda Castle and had a fabulous stay. There are so many “attention to detail” little things that made it wonderful. The restaurant, hot tub and grounds were all magnificent. Great getaway!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pam & Scott wrote a review Jan 2021
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There aren’t enough words to do justice to the wonderful time we had at Bambuda. We stayed for four weeks - over the holidays, remote working in the new year & in the midst of a pandemic. We couldn’t have picked a better spot! The views are exceptional, the staff is warm & helpful, and the chef is genius! The castle & the hobbit homes are quirky in all the best ways - everywhere you look is charm & natural beauty. So much thought & love went into the design of converting this unique space into a world-class hostel! Major props to Ely, Carlos, Herminio (sp?), and Chef Wilmer who took excellent care of us. We feel like we are leaving with new friends along with our happy memories. Gracias!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
travelreviewbykc wrote a review Oct 2020
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As soon as were allowed to travel after 7 months COVID lockdown in Panama, we couldn’t wait to visit Boquete. My boyfriend found Bambuda Castle on the Internet and told me that “It has tiny Hobbit rooms for rent”. As we were not sure, we booked for a night but ended up staying for five nights. Not only Ely (Manager?) and Carlos (Bartender?) were so kind and helpful but also our room (superior bungalow) was spotlessly clean. I saw that the cleaning guy wears a head-lamp when he cleans the rooms. We loved the view of the Baru Volcano from the hotel. The only problem for us, was that the Bambuda restaurant was still closed because the COVID Lockdown had just lifted. We made simple meals in the common kitchen though. We didn’t have a chance to use the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi. They looked very nice and clean. We found new friends while staying in Bambuda. We plan to visit again early next year for Volcan Baru hiking, which we were not able to do this time. I highly recommend Bambuda Castle.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$20 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bambuda Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Bambuda Castle?
Nearby attractions include Boquete Bees (1.2 km), The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete (6.8 km), and Pipeline Trail (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bambuda Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bambuda Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bambuda Castle?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bambuda Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buckle Tip Coffee Studio, Gelateria La Ghiotta Boquete, and RetroGusto Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bambuda Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bambuda Castle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Bambuda Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.