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Bambuda Lodge - Hostel

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Economy Quadruple Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Signature Cabin, Balcony, Garden View | Balcony

Overview of Bambuda Lodge - Hostel

Bambuda Lodge - Hostel

2.0 star property
Bayfront hostel in Isla Solarte with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
South side of Isla Solarte, Isla Solarte, Bocas del Toro

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 5 min drive


  • Firefly - 16 min drive
  • Coco Hill - 16 min drive

About this property

Bambuda Lodge - Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Isla Solarte, Bambuda Lodge - Hostel is only 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from the airport. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.


Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish

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
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via Boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 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 check-in age is 16


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2013
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 7.5 and USD 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

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; temperature checks are available to guests.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Mobile payment options include: PayPal.

Also known as

Bambuda Lodge Hostel Isla Solarte
Bambuda Hostel Isla Solarte
Bambuda Lodge - Hostel Isla Solarte
Bambuda Lodge - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Bambuda Lodge - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bambuda Lodge - 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 Lodge - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, 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 Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Bambuda Lodge - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bambuda Lodge - Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Bambuda Lodge - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and boat tours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bambuda Lodge - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Bibi's on the Beach (2.5 mi), Ciao Pizza (3.1 mi) and Leaf Eaters Cafe (3.1 mi).
What's the area around Bambuda Lodge - Hostel like?
Bambuda Lodge - Hostel is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Bocas Marina and 2 minutes' walk from Hospital Point.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Staff was exceptional! Loved every minute of our stay. Food was also delicious! Highly Recommend!
Christy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bambuda is a wonderful place and highly recommended. We had an issue with La Loma Jungle Lodge chocolate tour and water taxi. The proprietors at Bumbuda where able to help resolve.
Jay, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

January 2022 visit
Charming, secluded, eco-friendly lodge on Isla Solarte. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable! The highlight of the property is the stunning, open bar and check-in/lounge area. The property offers a great mix of social, hostel dorms, and more isolated, solo/couple bungalows, with the ensuing social balance reflective of this. The bar offers incredible views of the water and mainland. Here is where you will find the hostel’s social dining areas, including the property’s family-style dinner offerings. The property itself is a series of structures and bungalows threaded across a wooden walkway in the middle of the jungle. My room, the bungalow located furthest away, is almost completely in the jungle. I would not at all hesitate to return to Bambuda. It offers good accommodation, trip-planning for activities on nearby islands, and thoughtfully-designed common areas. Staff was super friendly and helpful with service and requests. I really enjoyed their friendly and hospitable disposition. Some downsides are that the limited access and meal options on the island can be trying, but should be known or otherwise understood before arriving to the hostel. Nevertheless, this is a most compelling option for those visiting Bocas!
Looking from the main area
Devan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great eco lodge
This place is awesome. A short boat right from Bocas town, a cool communal vibe with private bungalows if you want them. Crowd skews young. Bar and pool area are great. Waterslide is fun but dangerous - there's a reason you need to sign the waiver. Food is pretty good though the fact that you have to get your dinner orders in at least 2 hours in advance can be a bummer. Overall a great experience.
Yotam, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful place. Service needs improvement
Beautiful setting facing the sea and jungle. Rooms are pretty with nice view, clean and quiet. A/C would be good but fan helps. Funny swing to the sea and free yoga classes. Cool environment. Service could be better. Check in made in the same place as restaurant need better coordination. If you ask something different in the menu they won’t do and I think staff should be better and improve customer service. Food is ok. Overall recommend.
Paulo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Definitely worth the money. Amazing
Amazing location, great staff and incredible meals.
Milan, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

I realize this place is rugged, but I got bed bugs!!!!! It has completely destroyed my experience. I knew I was getting bitten and was ready to roll with the ruggedness. But What I couldn’t understand why the mosquito spray wasn’t working. I was literally dousing myself in the stuff. I now see that my room had an infestation. I have the tell tell signs of 3 bites in a line or a triangle pattern. I’m sooo disappointed!
Liz, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This place is home away from home and the food is phenomenal especially the veggie food. This place is fab, cannot wait to go back.
Rona, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Absolutely wonderful location in the jungle, and plenty to do despite the remote location. The jungle cabins are luxurious yet still have that “in the jungle” feel- and make for great instagram shots!! Only (slight) negative was that it’s a little pricy. Overall would still recommend and will be back again myself!
3-night family trip
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