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All reviews fresh fruit longer stay in town mini fridge hot water wi fi included breakfast stayed here for nights bocas island upstairs noise balcony ac caribbean hostel
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

If you want the hostel experience for the price of a hotel, this is the place for you.
Yes, our room was clean but the good news stops there.

Everything felt cheap and low-budget, from cables hanging from the wall to oddly positioned art prints covering up "bad bits". The bathroom was so small you couldn't sit straight on the toilet, the towels were thin and mismatched, and there was no fan. Rooms face onto the street so if you don't want people looking in you have to keep the curtains drawn at all times.

And talking of facing onto the street - be prepared for noise. A LOT OF NOISE. A badly positioned wall directly outside the room means that revellers congregating in town sit there to enjoy a beer or late night takeaway. They chat. And laugh. And sing. All night long. There were also building works outside our room from 8am-7pm during our stay. Oh joy.

When we stumbled to breakfast bleary-eyed, one cup of coffee and one glass of artificial tasting juice was plonked down in front of us. There was a chair on the table we were sat at but I wasn’t allowed to move it. Huh? You also get scrambled eggs and some cheap bread. Our 8 year old doesn't eat eggs so we asked for some jam to go with the bread, but the response was "we only have butter". We also asked for coffee refills, only to be told "we don't usually do this".

As an island, it's pretty obvious that people want to go swimming and surfing, yet there is nowhere in the room to hang anything. Not even a hook on the back of the bathroom door. We left with a lot of damp clothes and towels. No beach towels are provided so take your own. Heaven forbid you should make any more requests.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Our stay at the Hotelito Del Mar was wonderful and fun time. Daniel and Alex treated us like family and helped us with all of our travel and tour needs. Bocas is beautiful and a great place to visit with all there is to do. It reminded us of key west 20 years ago and the people there were so friendly. A walk from airport to hotel was great and we felt total save. My wife and I totally recommend this place to stay.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Came to visit the region at the recommendation of friends. Stayed at Hotelita Del Mar and couldn't have had a better experience. Alamo and his staff are very accommodating and will help organize your vacations and make you very much at home when there. Walking distance to everything you would need and if you desire you can go across the street and jump in a boat to explore other islands and eat at other restaurants. Recommend Bibis for a great meal. Wish there was a 6th star.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank David C
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Spent a night here and it was very well located and clean. The town gets very loud at night so if you want a super quiet place to sleep this might not be for you.
Would stay here again for a few nights if I was back in Bocas del Toro.

Stayed: January 2018
Thank paola r
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Clean basic accommodation in Bocas Town. Nothing fancy but very centrally located on the main road. Restaurants, bars, supermarkets and ferries all nearby. Perfect for a first night while planning a longer stay around Bocas del Toro.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Hans V
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