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Spanish by the Sea

Calle 4ta, justo detrás del Hotel Bahía, Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón, Panama

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Hostel and language school, conveniently located in the center of Bocas del Toro

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Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón Hostel

Hostel Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Spanish by the Sea is a hostel and Spanish language school located in the centre of the bio diverse archipelago, Bocas del Toro. The surrounding area offers a wealth of things to see and do, from watching leatherback turtles to catamaran sailing.

Rooms are both shared and private with between 1 and 4 beds per room and shared bathrooms. There is also a shared kitchen as well as a communal space where students can practise their Spanish, socialise or watch cable television or a DVD together. Other facilities include a laundry service for $5 per load, free Wi-Fi, safes for valuables, free luggage storage. Relax in the hammocks in the palm tree shaded garden and listen to the stereo system.

The hostel has a tourist information and booking service so can help you plan all your excursions as well as kayak and snorkel equipment rentals. Guests can enjoy horseback riding, diving, sailing, surfing, trips to an indigenous tribe, to botanical gardens and local beaches and on a leatherback sea turtle tour.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of USD per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

From 08:00 to 17:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Snorkling (Less than 500 m)

See the full list of attractions



Door in Red room needed attention. Other than that swell!


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Wed 19 Apr 2017

Door in the red dorm needs attending ...othet than that swell!


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Wed 19 Apr 2017

It was too noizy at nights. Some guys spoke loud, made music. I don't believe most HI hostels allow to make noize at midnight.


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Fri 13 Jan 2017

Personal amable. Ambiente tranquilo. Tiene una cocina grande y bien equipada.


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Fri 19 Sep 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre
  • Nightlife (Less than 500 m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500 m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500 m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500 m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Calle 4 right behind Hotel Bahía Bocas del Toro
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

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