Hostel Villa Vento Surf




The Review

Hostel Villa Vento Surf is a reasonable place to enjoy your time in Santa Catalina. The hostel has a good atmosphere about it, but expect basics with regard to bathrooms and other amenities.

The Location

Santa Catalina is a really small town and the Hostel Villa Vento Surf is located on the road heading in toward the shops and beach. It is only a short, five- to ten-minute walk away from everything that you might need during your stay, including the supermarket and tour operators for day trips and diving to Isla Coiba.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are large and spacious and the beds are also quite comfortable. During the day, the rooms get quite hot, but at 9 p.m. they turn the air conditioners on so it is cooler and more comfortable to sleep. There are lockers in one of the dorms but not in the other, so you're either trekking in and out of someone else's room or having people come into yours because of it.

There is a bathroom attached to each dormitory and this has a decent shower, but the bathrooms can become a little bit smelly in the heat if the door is left open. There is another bathroom downstairs if the bathrooms in the dorms are occupied.

Common Spaces

The entire hostel centres around an outside lounge area and a swimming pool. It is a great place to chill out and meet people. There is a bar that sells drinks and awesome acai bowls for a snack. There is a giant, industrial-sized kitchen off this area too and they serve pancake breakfast here every morning for free (the catch is that you have to cook the pancakes yourself).


The hostel does offer to arrange tours to Isla Coiba, but you will find a better deal negotiating with other vendors in the street. The other catch here is that there is no Wi-Fi. You can either purchase a Wi-Fi pass from the shop at the front of the hostel, or if you can find it, there is a free Wi-Fi network called Internetparatodo, which you cannot access in the hostel, but you can find it in other parts of the town. Lack of internet is a problem everywhere that you can expect.
by Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Villa Vento Surf" at Main Road, in front of the bakery, Calle principal, frente a la panaderia.)


Main Road, in front of the bakery, Calle principal, frente a la panaderia, Santa Catalina, Panama
7.634337, -81.257480 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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+507 6659 2900
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81% Guest Reviews

  Muy bien situado, economico, y muy buen trato. Lo unico malo los cortes de agua pero estando donde estamos no podemos pedir mas.
Age 34, Euskal Herria

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