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Bambu Hostel

Calle Virgincita, San Mateo Abajo, David City, Panama 507


We welcome Backpackers and International Travelers from all corners of the world. Gregg Lapkin, seasoned traveler and hostel owner will personally greet you and make you feel at home. David is a travel crossroads ideally situated 45 minutes from the Costa Rican border town of Paso Canoas. Mixed Dorm with Fan $8Free BreakfastFree Coffee/TeaFree Cable TV/DVDDeluxe in ground Pool, deckRancho Bar and grillBeers and Cocktails $1Private doubles with A/C $25Free wireless wi-fi and computers on DSL linesFree Cable TV/DVD


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Traveler Reviews

“Sweet paradise, convenient location to airport ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 03, 2019

I booked one night in a 8 bed dorm at Bambu Hostel the night before my flight to PTY. The hostel is in a great location and had a chance to meet Gregg from Brooklyn, who is quite the renaissance man...

“Average stay, owner”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on December 01, 2019

I stayed at Bambu Hostel and rated it honestly. The facilities are old, the kitchen was filthy and I found that my room was unswept. I wasn't expecting a five-star hotel but I did expect a clean...

“I spend a very good time there!”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 10, 2019

Hola! I stayed 3 nights in this hostel! I really enjoyed my stay there. We do not believe in David, the garden is planted with trees, a pool, a lounge area with TV. The kitchen is a simple hostel...


From Bus station: Taxi 1-2 dollars just say "calle virgincita frente bar polo' San Mateo Abajo From supermarket '99' on 'Sur F' walk towards Pan Am highway, go left at Santo Rosa Sugar factory, keep walking and go right at first small grocery small store take a right, 4th house on the left, on same is a small park with a small 'virgincita' statue.


24 hours cancellation.

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