Refugio del Rio

Av B Oeste y Calle 5


Our hostel is located in a quiet and safe street just two block away from downtown, so its pretty easy to get from the bus stop, go buy groceries, take a walk around town or get some drinks at night at the local pubs. We have free maps at the reception, so you will know there the cool spots are.

We receive people from all around the world, so the hostel is staffed 24 hours a day by English and Spanish speakers who can help you with everything, from getting a clean towel to setting up a volcano hike. We’re known as one of the nicest and friendliest hostels in Boquete. We’ve been in this business for over 10 years, always providing the best service.

The hostel has 13 rooms with high-quality mattresses, including private rooms, dorms and cabins, and a large campsite with bathrooms and outdoor kitchen. The house has a fully equipped communal kitchen for those who prefer to cook, and a Pizza Place run by our own staff. From time to time we have a Pizza Night or Movie Night, so its impossible to get bored here! The hostal also has a shared library, which means that you can take the book you like and leave another one in exchange: all our books have wonderful stories behind them. Also, our Wi-Fi signal covers the entire extension of the hostal.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included



Traveler Reviews

“Awesome place ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 24, 2018

The staff is super friendly and helpful. Our room was a bit small, but it was no problem to move around for 2 persons. The common area is big and a great place to hang out. Even better is the big...

“Best place”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 12, 2017

One of my best stays. Really friendly staff, beautiful garden, calm but social environment and a new, well-equipped kitchen. There's a charismatic cat and one (or two?) dogs at the place. They also...

“Clean, central spot, very good!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 22, 2017

We stayed for four nights and have absolutely nothing to complain about. All the areas were clean and well maintained. The staff was always helpful while the garden invites to hang around and relax...


From the main square where the bus stop is, just walk 2 blocks crossing the main street and one to your left. Its impossible to get lost, we're just 2 blocks away from downtown.


Online cancellations must be at least 48 hs prior the arrival date. If not, only 50% of the deposit will be returned.
If there's no cancellation and the guest don't show up, there will be no refund of the deposit.