Bambuda Castle - Hostel

2.0 star property
Mountain hostel in Los Naranjos with indoor pool and restaurant

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Bambuda Castle - Hostel

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Aerial view
BBQ/picnic Area
Banquet hall
Triple Room

Overview of Bambuda Castle - Hostel

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
El Castillo, Calle Principal, El Santua, Los Naranjos, Los Naranjos
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa tub
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/games room
  • Free self-parking

Room options

Four Person Apartment Loft

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds

Bed in 10-Bed Dorm

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Bed in 6-Bed Dorm

  • 22 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

2-Bedroom Casita

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds

Cabin Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Tower Room

  • 16 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Garden Bungalow

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room

  • 27 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Bunk Beds OR 1 Single Bed

Hobbit Home

  • 27 sq m
  • Valley view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Cabin Suite with Balcony

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

One Bedroom Apartment

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Bed in Deluxe 6-Bed Dorm

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Cabin Suite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Futon

About this area

Getting around

  • David (DAV-Enrique Malek Intl.) - 74 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • La Casa Del Café - Panamá - 7 min drive
  • Buckle Tip - 7 min drive
  • Boquete Brewing Company - 6 min drive
  • Kotowa Coffee House - 7 min drive
  • Boquete Sandwich Shop - 7 min drive

About this property

Bambuda Castle - Hostel

Enjoy your visit to Los Naranjos with a stay at Bambuda Castle - Hostel. After splashing around at the indoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A hot tub, a snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby
  • Canoeing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Hot tub
  • Banquet hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately PAB 6 to 8 per person
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Bambuda Castle Hostel
Bambuda Hostel Los Naranjos
Bambuda Castle - Hostel Los Naranjos
Bambuda Castle - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Bambuda Castle - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bambuda Castle - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Bambuda Castle - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, hiking and mountain climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Bambuda Castle - Hostel also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bambuda Castle - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Greg, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Oscar Xavier, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent dining
Fernando, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What a cool place! It’s part hostel and part hotel. We stayed in one of the hobbit homes and it was beyond cool. Everything was new and updated inside the home. It was a very nice, but casual environment around the hotel. It had a great vibe of young and older adults. The dining area is large and a great hangout for all visitors. The views of the mountains were fantastic. The staff was very helpful and even had a laundry service for us. The food was great. It was a very fun and unique place to stay. We really enjoyed it and would book there again.
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10/10 Exceptional

Such a great retreat from the hustle & bustle of downtown. Truly feels like you are on an eco resort with comfortable amenities and a truly unique feel to the hotel!
Liz, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cynthia, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing property! Very attentive staff. Good food. Unique castle and hobbit holes! I’ve been to many great hostels and this one tops them all!
Reggie, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

sergio, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing staff...Amazing view
Stayed in Cocobolo "hobbit house". So cute and unique. High ceiling, sliding door w screen. Birds everywhere in the garden. Amazing view. Shared basic kitchen with fridge. No coffee maker...but a tea kettle. Restaurant on site that is actually open 7 days. Pool and hot tub. Lots of hiking nearby. Better to have a car to get to and from town...but taxis are a few bucks. $30 shuttle daily 8am gets you to bocas del toro. $20 Uber from David. Staff are extremely helpful and all speak fluent english. Great recommendations for restaurants in where to shop for bakery, veggies and gifts. There's a little info book on all to see and do in the area. So very helpful! Loved this place. Would stay again in a heartbeat
3-night trip
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