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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Reviewed 20 January 2014

great place to relax,comfortable, great hospitality, good food,great view over the bay, nice owners.The hammocks out on the deck are a blast. one of the best hostels on the island. I will defenetly come back someday!!!

Thank david f
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Despite reading some very negative reviews, I decided to stay at this guesthouse in Bastimentos. And it was a good choice. Most complaints I have read were about the attitude of the owners. I don't know why, since they have been nothing but nice to me, available and caring too. My room was truly lovely, spacious and clean. The only...

Thank taffani
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Chris (the owner) was very helpful in helping us plan out our stay at Isla Bastimentos including transport to and from the island and a snorkeling tour and hikes on the island. The family style dinner for $7 was excellent value. We were served Caribbean style, freshly caught lobster and this was one of our best meals in Panama. The...

Thank anutham
Bocas Town, Panama
Reviewed 10 December 2013

TioTom is the perfect place to chill out and a good starting point to explore the beautiful island of Bastimentos. Friendly owner Chris has some good local connections and recommends the best places for diving, surfing or swimming. The meals are great value for money and often freshly caught fish (we had really tasty barracuda for 8 dollar only!). And...

Thank Job v
Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We stayed at Tio Toms for 4 nights in mid November. The place is a house build on stilts on the water. In the house all rooms are build out of wood, so wooden walls, and floors. This gives the place a very cosy atmosphere of a big old wooden ship. On the downside is, that it also makes the...

2Thank Globekiter
Big Sky, Montana
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed at tio toms for three nights and loved it! It has recently been taken over by some friends of the formal owner (Tom) and they do an excellent job at making you feel at home. Chris makes the best homemade jam for breakfast every morning and serves excellent family dinners at night! Daryl is extremely nice and pleasant...

Thank Kelly S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 October 2013

from the very beginning ,everything was perfect. our room was great. the food was almost gourmet. the prices were most reasonable. the service was excellent. what can i say . it was seven days of paradise. thank you chris. we loved it and will return next year.

1Thank darryl s
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We moved hostels to Tio Tom´s as we didn´t like the other hostel, and we haven´t been disappointed at Tio Tom´s. It´s a beautiful, rustic place with a nice hammock area in the back where you can chill out and even get free wifi for updating your fb status while relaxing in a hammock. Tio Tom´s host always cooks dinner...

Thank Hannahbanana2013
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed for 4 days and we had a blast. The host, Chris, is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very rustique, but typical and clean. The hammock dock is a nice place to relax or enjoy a beer. The homemade food is simply delicious. Although there is just one menu for supper, you will not be disapointed. Always...

Thank Kaklou
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We are a couple with a 2.5 yo daughter, we enjoyed spending a week at Tio Tom, Tom and Ina were great hosts and though having a 2.5yo can be noisy they were very patient and overall we felt very comfortable and welcome there. the food is great, and the family dinner is also a great way to spend time...

Thank dwido

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You are looking for a nice place at the Caribbean? Our family-guesthouse is builded over the water of the lagoon and located in the centre of the village Bastimentos on the same named island in the north of Panama at the archipelago Bocas del Toro. ... more   less 

Additional Information about TioTomsGuesthouse

Address: Main Street, Isla Bastimentos, Panama (Formerly Pension Tio Tom)
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $39 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Pension Tio Tom Hotel Isla Bastimentos
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“Bring CASH most businesses on the Isla do not accept credit cards. Bocas Town is only a 8 minute boat ride away with an ATM.”
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“Any room is great but there are only a few so book early.”
15joew, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There is one room in front off to the side that room has the best views.”
laurelr_61, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room that faces away from the water taxi dock so people aren't constantly looking into your window!”
iluvcamby, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Several rooms are next to the main boat landing, so the bungalow on the other side might be better if you want less noise during rush hour.”
donp787, 22 May 2014 | Read review
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