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|Distance to city centre||0.5 km|
|"Very friendly staff and comfortable room"||(in 46 reviews)|
|"Good location, friendly staff, slept well."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Location, amenities, staff were amazing"||(in 10 reviews)|
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|friendly staff||in 59 reviews|
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|kitchen is well equipped||in 32 reviews|
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|selina||in 1 review|
The only reason this review has received a 5.0 is due to the location and the staff!
Where do I begin!!! For our entire 3 night stay we we’re forced to monitor our showering and toilet schedules. Ingrid (the owner, according to staff) apparently refuses to pay for full use of water for the hostel and Spanish school, which therefore means that for approximately 20hrs of every day there is absolutely no water available for use. Not only is this a blatant disregard of basic human rights but it is also completely and utterly unhygienic, as there is often faeces left in unflushable toilets, and you are not able to wash your hands after using these disgustingly dirty bathrooms. As for the water in the showers, if you are not up at 6am in the morning, around at midday, approximately 7pm or 10pm you are essentially forced to use old water bottles which we were lucky enough to be given by one of the lovely staff. For the entire 3 days, our group of four were able to have an actual shower 3 times!!! Ohhh how could I have possibly almost forgotten to mention the inability to access the wifi anywhere but the front reception area... how in a hostel that provides Spanish lessons can there be no internet access to all areas of the hostel!! I cannot voice my disgust more for the apparent lack of care that the owner of this hostel has for the students, staff and public that she has residing in this accommodation facility. With new owners this place would flourish!!!!
The staff was super. I felt at home. Very good atmosfer
Cold water in shower
Great community vibe from this place. Very friendly and welcoming people.
The first private room we were in, looked nothing like the pictures and was extremely basic. When it started getting dark we noticed that we didn’t even have a light, so we asked to switch rooms. The staff helped us and gave us a 3bed dorm room where the two of us could stay without sharing with a third person. They organize movienights and even a special night now to watch the new episodes of Game of Thrones, awesome! They also organize other activities and have spanish class. The location was perfect, close to everything and also quiet. The staff and other people staying there were really friendly and helpfull.
Half of the times that we went to the bathroom during our stay, there was no toiletpaper which is annoying. Also one day there was no more water to shower.
I loved the Vibe. The staff is just brilliant and the mix of travellers just amazing. I just had the best time and will definitely come back
- There was literally no water for two days on the whole island, so I can't blame the hostel for it. It is a small island and it can happen that there is no water, but sure therefore, toilets were kind of disgusting at a certain point, because of no water ...but this was really the only thing
With a stay at Spanish by the Sea -Bocas in Bocas del Toro, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
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- Good kitchenette
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Most Popular Landmarks
- La Buga Dive and Surf 143 m
- Bocas Dive Center 0.5 km
- Bocas Marina 0.6 km
- Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden 2.7 km
- Red Frog Beach 7 km
- Starfish Beach 13 km
|Bocas Del Toro||1.1 km|