Hostal Refugio del Rio

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Boquete, Panama

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Hostal Refugio del Rio Boquete Reviews

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Hostal Refugio del Rio Aug 11, 2014
Hostal Refugio del Rio is easily the best place to stay in thelittle city of Boquete. I heard of it prior to coming to north Panama, but when I inquired for the place to stay they did not have any openings so I had to go to another hostel for a night and then move to this beauty. Located just couple blocks from the main street and three – four blocks from the city’s main square, Refugio is in the perfect, quiet, relaxing place. Small stream edges the property and they take care of that nice water flow. They placed bunch of flowers to grow around the river and nice green grass leans over the banks.

There are few buildings that make this compound and they cover private and the dorm areas. Main building is kind of Alpine style built with high angle roof and two floors. Bottom floor is reserved for large dormitory and some private rooms and up the stairs you will find few more rooms. It is very cozy, warm feeling, good place. As soon as you enter you are in reception area that is very welcoming with nice couch siting area and receptionist that will help you with anything needed. They also offer lots of tours to surrounding and also the transportation to other areas of Panama. From there you will enter chill area with large table and wall of computers that you can use. WiFi is available everywhere in the building. There are metal lockers that you can use and the keys are provided when you deposit some amount of money. Table features feasts that can be made in the great kitchen right around the corner. That kitchen has everything you need to make food and also they have bunch of choices to buy if you did not make it to the grocery shop. Adjacent to the kitchen is a new outside chilling area that is nicely designed with recycled vine bottles that are supplied by people that chill heheheh

Dorm is large but beds are spaced nicely and you won’t have issue with overcrowding. There is good bathroom and shower with hot water ¬for that dorm but if you need it fast there is another bathroom on the first floor. Behind the main building they are having good looking garden with fresh produce and next to it some recycling facilities. You can even camp on the property if you are into campgrounds. That would be the cheapest way to stay around. Dorm price was just a bit more than around the town but well worth paying extra couple dollars.

Another goodie in the hostel is that they have Jacuzzi right next to the river, surrounded with chairs and some nice carvings. It is very nice to chill in hot water on the mountain with new friends, chatting about everything and anything and enjoying your drinks… When I was there (beginning of 2014), there was lots of beautification work around the buildings. They were putting a fish pond in the front and lots of small design elements all over. I will definitely stay here again!
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