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ABOUT US

Learn more about Bambuda Lodge

WHAT WE ARE

Bambuda Lodge is a waterfront eco-friendly hostel that combines chilled, sociable vibes with boutique hotel features. Hidden in unspoiled rainforests of Isla Solarte, you’re away from the crowd, but not too far away. It’s just a short boat ride back to Bocas Town, or to other islands.

Friends and veteran backpackers Dan and Tom started Bambuda Lodge from scratch back in 2014, it all started with a vision to provide travelers with a unique hostel experience where comfort, style and a great atmosphere are combined to give travelers an unforgettable stay.

Quite a few people agree…

BOCAS DEL TORO TOP PICK
#1 HOSTEL IN BOCAS DEL TORO
#1 HOTEL IN BOCAS DEL TORO
TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE HOTELS IN THE WORLD
TOP 5 HOSTELS WITH POOLS IN THE WORLD

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Booking.com

Hostel World

“This place is amazing! Great atmosphere, relaxing place to get away from Bocas town, and the dinner menu was insanely good. Can’t recommend this place enough.”

HOSTELWORLD | 10/10 Rating

kieran_o5540, New Zealand

“Wonderful, wonderful place 🙂 We had the most incredible experience thanks to Bambuda and its team. The hostel and facilities are amazing, the staff is great, the location is breathtaking…”

HostelWorld | 10/10 Rating

b00704454231, France

“There is not enough room in the review box to say all the amazing things there are to say about Bambuda. Easily the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at in the world. The food is amazing, great vibes, phenomenal staff, ample activities, clean/well kept facilities, I could go on. This is a must visit and be sure to take part in the family dinners!”

HostelWorld | 10/10 Rating

pgibson6, Canada

“This was the most magical place. The setting is idyllic and very private compared to other hostels where you are surrounded by other properties and people. The food was amazing and it was so easy to feel relaxed and at piece [sic]. The facilities are top notch and the employees absolutely wonderful.
The rooms were spacious and clean and everything was well done.”

Booking.com | 10/10 Rating

Victoria, South Africa

So what’s all the fuss about? Well, quite a few things, really.

THE TOP 5 REASONS OUR GUESTS LOVE BAMBUDA LODGE:

THE TOP 5 REASONS OUR GUESTS LOVE BAMBUDA LODGE:

One of the highlights of our property is our beautiful swimming pool which offers the most incredible panoramic views of the bay. Enjoy your favorite cocktail by the pool or get you heart pumping by jumping into our 150 foot water slide that runs all the way to the Caribbean sea.

EXPERIENCE THE SUPER-CHILLED ATMOSPHERE

Hard to explain but easy to recognize, Bambuda has a special feel. A mystical vibe takes place somewhere between the lush scenery, great music, family-style dinners, the poolside stories and the amazing people. We’re very lucky to attract a great crowd here. Different ages, different nationalities, different stories, but always friendly, interesting and cool people you’ll want to get to know and create memories with.

WALK OUT THE HOSTEL, STRAIGHT INTO RAINFOREST

It’s not often you’ll stay somewhere with the sea right out front and the rainforest right out back. You can hike our endless jungle trails or grab a snorkel kit and explore our nearby reefs, kayak around bay or enjoy our beautiful sunsets from our wooden dock.

Isla Solarte’s location is ideal for exploring the Bocas archipelago, our boat drivers are always available to show you around the best white sand beaches, secret islands, diving spots and much more. Ask our front desk for the best recommendations.

ENJOY AND KICKBACK IN OUR GORGEOUS SURROUNDINGS

Our main common space is a stunning split level deck overlooking the sea, perfect for all-day lounging. Its poolside area blends into the bar/restaurant, all surrounded by hammocks, daybeds and cushions to sink into. After sunset, gather together for our famous three course family-style dinner, cooked by top local chefs using natural and locally sourced ingredients.

BAMBUDA LODGE IS 100% OFF-GRID AND SUSTAINABLY RUN

At Bambuda Lodge you’ll feel so comfortable you will forget you are in an eco-lodge. But as recognized by various green awards, Bambuda Lodge is 100% off-grid, our hostel runs on its very own solar energy, rainwater catchment and sustainable waste systems.

We source everything responsibly – from the sustainably harvested building materials to the ingredients in your cocktails. So you can feel proud you’re helping Solarte stay beautiful.

Your adventure starts here!

Book your stay today!