Hostels in Isla Colón, Panama

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Get to know Isla Colón (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Isla Colón. To help you make friends with Isla Colón before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Isla Colón is also named and spelled Isla Colon - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
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The most developed and populated island of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama, Isla Colon’s primary attraction is the waterfront community of Bocas Town – where visitors can enjoy spectacular beaches, pounding surf, and beautiful palm trees.

Hostels here provide tourists with a unique opportunity to learn about the culture and lifestyle on Isla Colon, or hotel accommodation is available throughout Bocas Town. The community is small and easy to navigate by foot or bicycle, making a hostel stay especially convenient for visitors looking to get a feel for what Panama is all about.

Simon Bolivar Park, located in the center of Bocas Town, is a perfect place for tourists to find some mementos and keepsakes to bring home – local artisans gather in this park to market their food and other handmade goods. There are also a number of gift shops throughout the central part of the town where visitors can check out Panamanian handiwork.

However, it’s the beaches that are the main draw to this bustling community. Swimmers can visit Starfish Beach, Big Creek Beach, and Sandfly Beach for a relaxing day in the sun, and the currents found at Bluff Beach make for some challenging surf conditions for adventurous watersports aficionados.

The food in Isla Colon is remarkably varied for a small island community, so travelers can enjoy choosing from over-the-water bars and restaurants or venturing out to experience Isla Colon’s nightlife with reggae bars, Full Moon parties, and deep-house sushi bars. Fresh seafood is a major draw for tourists looking for a true Panamanian culinary experience.

Visitors can access this picturesque island community via air through Panama City, and take a water taxi or a private boat to explore some of the other nearby islands. There is also a local taxi service to help tourists who want to leave their hotel or hostel and experience life on the archipelago.

Written by local enthusiast for Isla Colón hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Isla Colón hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Isla Colón Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Isla Colón. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Isla Colón. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Isla Colón costs on average $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Isla Colón with private rooms costs on average $75. shows all 6 Hostels in Isla Colón. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Isla Colón, Panama. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Isla Colón such as
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Your Packing List for Isla Colón

Your Packing List for Isla Colón

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Isla Colón Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Isla Colón, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$19 Average dorm price
$75 Average private room price
$21 Cheapest hostel in Isla Colón
Macondo Hostel Isla Grande is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Isla Colón
Selina Hostels Boca del Toro is the best rated
Most Isla Colón hostels are located in
Bocas Town
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Bocas del Toro (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Isla Solarte (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Isla Bastimentos (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Manzanillo (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (60 Km / 38 mi.)
Cerro Punta (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Boquete (71 Km / 44 mi.)

Travel Tips for Isla Colón - from the Community

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