Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City
Bambu Hostel, David City

Bambu Hostel, David City

San Mateo Abajo
11 Reviews
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller

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Bambu Hostel Reviews


Hostel has al the facilities you'll need -- kitchen and bed is all I need -- but it also adds a swimming pool and computer. The outdoor house on stilts is very comfortable and has mosquito nets, but it is also very shaky. When someone comes up the stairs it shakes, basically it shakes with everything. So not for the light sleeper.


Perfect escape from the city

This place is everything you need in a hostel to regroup while using David City as a hub to pass through. It is clean, comfortable, and friendly. The pool is a massive bonus, especially due to the humidity. The garden is a lovely space to pass the time and the wifi is reliable. It is within easy walking distance of shops, a massive supermarket and a bank and the restaurant opposite has to be visited (best fish soup I have ever tried and very reasonably priced). The bar is a nice area and you can bring your own beer, although the beer at the bar is so reasonably priced it would be rude not to buy some. The staff are helpful and will do whatever they can to try and help a weary traveler. Highly recommend.


Fantastic place and a friendly staff

Great gardens, pool, small poolside bar, large garden with fruit trees and blooming flowers, near shopping and transportation, 9 dollars a night to sleep in the tree house which is cool and quiet, no complaints.


Paradise in David Panama

Lush tropical gardens, sparkling pool, tons of public spaces friendly staff and NO MOSQUITOES.


The place is cool, the people running it are sh*t.

Hostal Bambu has a great pool, always clean. The garden is nice, and cabana is a good spot for protection from the hot sun. The mural is cool. The fans all work, and they actually have warm water. The place was clean, and the coffee was ready. I could do without the dog waking me up throughout the morning. My problem with the place is the people running it. I think his name is Greg -- that guy is sketchy. I've never been to a hostal where you were not allowed to bring your own beer! Have you ever heard of a non-BYOB hostel before? It's f***ing hot in David and the beers across the street are .60. I understand about trying to make money, but when he told me I couldn't have my beer in the fridge, and then he gave me friction for drinking my own beers in the cabana, I was like dude seriously? He was serious alright, and the girl helping him instigated and just made the conversation seem like an irrational bitch-fest. It was like I was supposed to feel grateful to have access to the pool and because of that I should buy his beers. I was like, dude just charge $10 instead of $8! I would have given Bambu a four, but the dude sucks. Overall, David is hot. I'd say the best place is Bambu, but prepare to ignore the assholes working there.


Best Hostel in Central America with a Pool!

bambu hostel a backpackers paradise! Incredible place! deluxe pool and garden, free avocados growing poolside and flowers and other fruits free for the taking! clean and friendly, live music and musicians jamming at night, cheap beer and good kitchen, only complaint was a dog barking around midnight which stopped soon after but that is central america, price was 7 bucks for dorm beds and 22 for privates with AC. bambu hostel was so much fun we stayed for a week! and be sure to check out the incredible mural that a guest painted there.



Location and Contact




Address: Calle Virgincita, San Mateo Abajo, David City, Panamá

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Website Bambu Hostel David City
Phone Number: (507) 730-2961
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking



Gym/Fitness Room

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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