Bambuda Lodge, Isla Solarte

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So much fun!!!!

Bambuda is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in!!!! The staff is great, the food is great, the place is clean and well kept. The pool area and lounge area are great for relaxing and also having a good time! I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Bocas Del Toro!!!!

Age 28 | USA


Excellent everything. My only complaint is that if you don't book in advance, they may not have space.

Age 27 | USA

Beautiful setting

Tom, Dan, and staff are lovely.

Age 59 | U S A

Bambuda Lodge is a hotel-style hostel that supports eco-tourism and is run by travelers. Additionally, there's a pool with a great view, and you can also snorkel at the dock of the hostel!

The Location

Bambuda Lodge is located on a small island, a fifteen-minute boat ride from Isla Colon (you'll have to pay to ride the boat). The hostel building is visible from the water and is on a little hill, so that you have a great view over the water. The dorms are located on the first floor of the building. The hostel looks like wooden house that could also be in a ski resort.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The two ten-bed dorms are next to each other and have a couch just in the entrance area, so you can relax there most of the time by yourself, since the main common area is downstairs. The dorms have their own bathroom with toilet. If the toilet or shower is occupied, there are also two toilets and one shower downstairs, next to the private rooms.

The rooms and bathrooms are clean; however, it can happen that the shower is a bit dirty, since the shower curtain is quite wide and therefore the floor can be wet and get dirty from the feet of guests. Also there can be bugs in the dorm and in the area in front of the dorms, since the windows of the area in front and the doors of the dorms are usually open to get the air circulating.

Common Spaces

The common area is downstairs, with a big table, plus some hammocks and comfortable couches. The view is exceptional -- you look down on the sea and the dock with the mountains in the background. Beside that you can enjoy the same view from the pool, since it is right in front of the common area. The bar/restaurant is next to the common area. Here, you can get your food and drinks. You will find most guests usually in this area.


Bambuda Lodge is an exceptional place with snorkeling, pool, great food, and a great relaxation area. It is a better place for relaxation than for partying. All this comfort and quality has its price, so therefore this is not a budget option. Since you are on an island, you will have to buy breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you are there all day. This adds up. Unfortunately, there is no kitchen available here to cook and eat your own food.

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Location and Contact




Address: Isla Solarte (Solarte Island), Panama

Bambuda Lodge is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Bambuda Lodge Isla Solarte
Phone Number: 50763410887
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box



Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange



Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Swimming Pool

Curfew: No Curfew


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