7 Hostels in Isla Colón, Panama

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Isla Colón, Panama. You can choose from 7 Isla Colón hostels. In total, there are 16 cheap places to stay in Isla Colón such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $16 for a dorm.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Isla Colón


(Selina Hostels Boca del Toro is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Isla Colón


(Hostal Mamallena Bocas is the best rated)

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Hostels in Isla Colón for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Isla Colón for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Isla Colón? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Isla Colón alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Isla Colón. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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

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?

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FAQ about Isla Colón Hostels

A hostel in Isla Colón costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Isla Colón with private rooms costs on average $106.

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Hostelz.com compares prices for 7 hostels in Isla Colón, Panama. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Isla Colón such as

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Hostal Mamallena Bocas is the best rated hostel for partying in Isla Colón.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Isla Colón - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Isla Colón. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Isla Colón. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Let me tell you, AC is important!


I love Bocas and have visited several times. You must go out to Bastiamentos and explore Red Frog.

Joy West

This is the best place ever! Locals are helpful and beaches are fantastic. It needs a hostel on the water for swimming and relaxing, not on the main street, and with private rooms.


It's a great place to visit!


What a sh*thole! Watch your ass everywhere you go in this city or you will be robbed and murdered.


Try Hacienda del Toro on Isla San Cristobal.


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Your Packing List for Isla Colón

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Isla Colón and Panama.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Isla Colón