About Hostel Bastimentos


Welcome to Hostel Bastimentos. We are a locally owned and operated hostel on beautiful Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro. Established in 1994, we have the experience needed to bring the highest quality Caribbean experience to our guests. Hostel Bastimentos has over 20 rooms in all price ranges, from our cozy 6 bed dorm with rates starting at just $7.50 a night to our luxury hand crafted wood suits. We are located in the heart of Old Bank, a sleepy village with the population of just 1500. There are no cars or motorcycles on the island, just a 2 meter wide path way stretching from the picturesque point to the jungle fringed estuary. We assure you will enjoy the true essence of Caribbean culture backed up by the sounds of untouched jungle. From our front door you will have the option of walking to one of the most beautiful wilderness beaches on Isla Bastimentos, Playa Wizard, with golden sandy beaches and crystal clear water. There are many adventures to indulge in, Polo Beach, surfing, Nvidia Caves, jungle walkabouts, Isla Zapatilla, Coral Cay, kayaking, camping tours, and many more. Our staff is more than happy to help you plan day trips or give you information on the surrounding areas. Come enjoy the Caribbean with us!

Click here to see our review in Lonely Planet!

Click here to see our review in Lonely Planet!

  • Free WI-FI
  • 2 fully equipped kitchens
  • 7 hammock lounges
  • Scenic views of Bastimentos and Solarte
  • Traditional wood kayaks free for guests
  • Safe, secure, and fun atmosphere
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Beautiful jungle garden full of tropical fruits
  • Internationally recognized; Lonely Planet and The Rough Guide
  • A truly unique Caribbean experience!


This is just a glimpse of our beautiful Island!

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