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Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I went there with some friends the first weekend of december and the received us very well. In the night, we used the restaurant and it was so cheap, with such good food that we were so in love with it. At the next day, after we check out, we were still able to be on the beach and sit...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Don't stay there. Was bitten by sandflies all over. Next morning I went to reception to tell them about their bed bug problem. The women walked with me to the room, looked 2 seconds at the mattress and told me that its not bed bugs. After half an hour convincing her she finally believed me. Then one manager came asked...

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Rented a SUP for the first time. It was $15 for 1 hour or $20 for 2. Had many great laughs and fell off a few times. Not the best place to learn because there are so many boats blasting by but it was fun. The water hammocks were lovely and if I am ever back in Bocas I would...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The communal area was actually not too bad as you had a beautiful view out to sea and were within good walking distance from a supermarket and a lovely restaurant. It also had comfy sofas and a good clean kitchen area to make food although there was sand all over the sofas. The washing service was brilliant and only took...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It was our first time travelling to Bocas and we wanted something more quiet away from hustle and bustle from Isla Colon, while still staying close by. Thus, Gran Kahuna was recommend by a friend, due to their strategic location. The hostel indeed has an amazing crystal clear beach just outside your doorstep and you are able to take a...

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here two times. The first time we were in a room with AC which was nice. But the beds were terrible and the space was way to small for the amount of beds. The second time we stayed here (we had to make an emergency trip to san jose and left our stuff) it was even worse. We...

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a beautiful location right at the beach and in a chill area. If you are lucky with the weather like I was, you'll have the best few days enjoying doing nothing but swimming, reading and sunbathing! It was perfect for me as I wasn't looking to party, only relaxing. I didn't have much time there and I...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A night in paradise. Me and my friend rented a private room. After having the worst nights of our trip in Rocking J's Hostel at Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, we arrived at this beautiful establishment. It was very quiet and relaxing, our room was clean, cold (A/C) and the owner was just amazing!!! She was so welcoming, free spirit with...

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This hostel is in such a great location and could be so much more - something agreed by all of the travellers staying there whilst we were there. It is literally on the beach (the sand flies were a bit of a nuisance!), and the hostel itself is cool and creative. However, the staff weren't great at dealing with issues,...

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Margarita Island, Venezuela
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Hey everyone!! i start by saying that i was receptionist for 8 months in this beautiful hostal, i can read all the good and bad reviews, for the good reviews thank you i really make an effort in trying of everyone feel nice in this place and the bad ones (im sorry to say this) but people sometimes expect five...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Find your own Paradise!On Isla Carenero, directly located on a beautiful beach lined with palm trees, you will find the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel. Only a three-minute boat ride from Bocas Town, we provide a lovely beachfront hostel setting offering shared and private rooms. Our aim is to provide travellers with laid-back, quiet, clean and comfortable accommodations with all the best that Bocas has to offer close at hand. This newly-renovated hostel is a tranquil choice for travellers looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bocas del Toro. If you came to Bocas del Toro to wake up on the beach, enjoying a relaxed, frienly and welcoming environment, then the Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel is your choice! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gran Kahuna Beach Hostel

Address: Carenero Island | In Front of the Beach, Carenero Island 00420, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Carenero Island
Price Range: $23 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“A/C only works at night, bed bugs all over.”
 of 5 bubbles blee108, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a private room and went into a dorm. I'd go private but there's still bed bugs!”
 of 5 bubbles daniellecX4019BO, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“One day i will be BACK :)”
 of 5 bubbles lisethr_12, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“come ready for the sand fleas”
 of 5 bubbles 522jj, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms there!”
 of 5 bubbles torontofoodlover101, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
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