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Puerto Lindo Costa Arriba, Isla Grande Panama
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#2 of 5 Speciality lodging in Isla Grande
Our family run hotel is a nature lover's paradise. Situated within the Portobelo national park and less than 500 metres from the sea, it is the perfect location to explore the coral reefs, mangroves and jungles that are part of this amazing protected reserve. Our cabanas are clean and comfortable and are the perfect base for you to explore the surrounding areas. Catch a water taxi to Isla Grande directly from Puerto Lindo which is less than 5 minutes walk away. The historical towns of Nombre del Dios and Portobelo are both about 20 minutes away. You can also explore our local beautiful nature walks, horse ride, dive, kayak, surf or snorkel. Considered experts in organising crossings to and from Colombia and the San Blas Islands, we can assist in making your bookings with the most reputable captains.
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English, Spanish, German
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Otilia C wrote a review Feb 2021
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The owner Silvia was very accommodating before and during our stay, helping us with tips we found especially helpful as it was the first time in Panama for us. The rooms are well ventilated and clean. The wide terasse with hammocks and jungle view is exceptional ❤️ (colibries flying by all the time, and howler monkeys to be heard from time to time) Internet is available at good speed (extra cost). Fresh coffee every morning. Prepare your own food in the hostel kitchen, head to one of the nearby restaurants or keep an eye on the mobile pizza van stopping by in the nearby Linton Bay Marina. All in all, it was the best choice we could have made for our stay. Looking forward to our next trip in the area and stay at Hostel Wunderbar!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ibrahim wrote a review Sep 2019
Oman1 contribution
I stayed in the dorm. Overall the place looks alright but the owner Silvia is totally unfriendly and hostile. Overall in many years of travelling this stands out as the worst hostel experience of my life.
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Date of stay: March 2019
ThomasDijkxhoorn wrote a review Feb 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Last week we spent 6 nights in Hostel Wunderbar. The staff is great in particular, Lady and Silvia are great people, Silvia even took fresh vegetables and fruit out of the city for us! The place is really spacious with a nice garden, where there is a little tree house. From there you can spot the howling monkeys regularly! Waking up with surrounding jungle sounds (Birds and monkeys) was Just beautiful and the islands laying in front of Puerto Lindo's harbour are truly wunderful, during the week there are little tourists on these islands, which makes it even better. We would like to thank Silvia, Lady and the rest of the staff for being very Wunderbar!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Merle B wrote a review Apr 2017
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We have been at Hostel Wunderbar in April 2017 after a friend who was there a few weeks before recommended it. We did not regret to have made the slightly complicated way to Puerto Lindo. It is a very small village which is quiet and perfect for a nice time without many tourists. It is possible to rent a kanu or kayak and go through the mangroves or to one of the islands close to the shore. Wunderbar has cozy and beautiful rooms and a great kitchen and a big terrace to cook and chill on with monkeys climbing in the trees around the property. The owners were very helpful with every question/problem we has. We planned to stay three nights but ended up styling eight. Great place to snorkel off the coast without taking an expensive tour. Thanks to Silvia and her family, we had a great time!! (Wifi only at the Scuba diving school but it is actually quite nice to have a little time to disconnect, make sure to bring cash since there is not ATM anywhere close)
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jochen F wrote a review Feb 2017
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Don't go there if you haven't booked a boat before! We had contact with Silvia before we went there. She told us to come and we will find a boat via San Blas to Catagena (Colombia). So we trust her to find a boat. As we arrived in her Hostel she hadn't time for us. She was always in hurry and it was no nice atmosphere! She told us to go to the village and find a boat by ourself (without specific contacts). We felt lost and very disappointed walking around four days to search for a chance to go to the islands and to colombia. In this area is nothing special to do! You don´t have internet in the hostel or in the village. There are no supermarkets to buy something. After four days we left without a boat and with ~120USD (for the nights) less. People in the village we met told us this story happens not the first time! .... It feels like a rip-off. The rooms of the hostel are nice, but the unfriendly and stressful atmosphere we haven't felt welcome. During our stay they have been in our room (to check?), but it wasn't not cleaned! Some of the (5?) dogs are incalculable, onetime they are friendly and onetime they bark and try to bite you. Finally, we DO NOT recommend to go there!
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Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from silvia b, Owner at Hostel Wunderbar
Responded 22 Feb 2017
i am really sorry that you did not find a boat - i told you that in high season it need to be reserved beforehand , and good boats are booked out weeks or even month - some of the boats are fully booked 6 month in forfront. ofcorse happend this sometimes - that people what dont want to book before they want to sail to colombia - not find a boat. there is a reason why people book before..... if you find it is unfriendly that i helped you with the paperwork to enter panama , or that i contacted several captains and places where i thaught there is a posibility to get last minute places - than i am really sorry. we clean every day our rooms so if someone was in your room - it was for cleaning
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US$32 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Wunderbar
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Wunderbar?
Nearby attractions include Playa Blanca (7.5 km) and Playa Lopes Mendez (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Wunderbar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and a 24 hour front desk.
Is parking available at Hostel Wunderbar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Wunderbar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panamarina, Restaurante Pizzeria Don Quijote, and Aku.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Wunderbar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Wunderbar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portobelo National Park (9.5 km).