Welcome to Bambu Hostel

A long time ago in a faraway land it was said: 'build it and they will come'. This is why we have set up this urban-paradise in the capitol of Western Panama. David, located in the province of Chiriqui, just 45 minutes from the border of Costa Rica, is close to hot Springs, beaches, volcanoes, rain forrest, rafting, and even baseball, malls, nightlife and medical services. We are not a hotel nor a b&b or a lodge, we are a hostel, a place that encourages social interaction among international travelers and backpackers. We do that by offering spaces where are guests can relax, cook outdoors, swing in hammocks or play ping pong.

Catch the bus to the Border with Costa Rica a block from the hostel, no need to go the bus terminal!


If you are heading to Costa Rica, Boquete, Panama City or Bocas Del Toro, you will need to pass through David.  With our famous tree house dorm for backpackers, and comfortable private rooms complete with AC/cable, hot showers and orthopedic mattresses,  and other features including an outdoor kitchen with ten burners, fridge and large picnic table, pool side bar with dollar beers, and wifi throughout the property.

When you are done following all the other tourists to Boquete and Bocas, come spend some time in David. This is real Panama, a great place to practice and improve your Spanish. And close by, raft in rivers, swim in a spectacular canyon, nearby beaches, mountain towns and even the border of Costa Rica is less than an hour away. So throw away your guide books and experience real latin culture at Bambu Hostel, David Panama.

Best outdoor fully stocked kitchen with 10 burners and fridge!

This is the official Bambu Mascot a Coati, she still has no name, she loves fruit and eggs, and has many friends and admirers here.

AC dorm alternative to Jungle House Dorm $14 a night with own WC
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Bambu Hostel

Calle De La Virgencita

San Mateo Abajo,

David, Panama

phone: (507) 730-2961

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