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Bodhi Panama City
Located in the heart of the tallest mountain in Panama City, Cerro Ancon, Bodhi Hostel Panama City is in the best option for travelers who love nature and still would like to stay in an area 5 minutes away from Casco Antiguo and 10 minutes away from the Albrook Terminal Station. Our hostel is surrounded by tucans, monkeys, deers and lots of other animals.
Bodhi eL VALLE DE ANTÓN
We offer accommodation in private rooms or in our 27 bed dorm. Both dorm and private rooms have comfortable mattresses, stylish details and a lot of natural light to make sure you enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Bodhi bASECAMP AT Kalu yala
At our base camp we offer accommodation in walk-in style nylon tent with and inflatable mattress for one or two people, social area with games, sofas, hammocks in the middle of the panamanian rainforest.
Enlightenment through travel
Our Mission is to inspire and encourage Sustainable ways of living and Travel.
WE WANT TO MAKE YOU PART OF THE BODHI FAMILY, PROTECTING THE PEOPLE AND NATURE AROUND US, PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AND RAISING AWARENESS OF OUR SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACT IN THE WORLD.
Bodhi Hostel Panama City
Located 5 minutes away from the old town and in the middle of nature Bodhi Panama city is a new hostel focused on art and sustainability.
What the best voted hostel in Panama has to offer:
Getting to Bodhi Panama
Bus from Albrook Terminal to Bodhi Panama City
From the Main Bus Terminal in Albrook Mall, take any bus in direction to 5 de mayo, ask the driver to drop you off at Mercado de Abastos, walk up next to DJI for 7 minutes until you arrive at Hospital Oncologico, continue walking the street next to the Hospital called Gustavo Chay, after the hospital we are in the first house to the right.
Taxi or uber from elsewhere to Bodhi Panama City: ask the driver to take you to Calle Gustavo Chay (next to Hospital Oncologico) our house is the first, its a 3 floor green wood house house.
Please feel free to contact us if you are confused with the directions. The staff here at Bodhi Hostel are eager to help you with your journey. Our Whatsapp number is +507 6313-5460.
Bodhi Hostel El Valle
Located in the heart of El Valle de Anton, Panama, the second largest inhabited sleeping volcano in the world, Bodhi is an established and always reviving hostel owned and managed by local experienced backpackers. everything Here is designed with passion and nature in mind.
What the best voted hostel in Panama has to offer:
Movie screening lounge
Getting to Bodhi El Valle
Bus from Panama City to El Valle de Anton
From the Main Bus Terminal in Albrook Mall, take the direct bus heading to El Valle de Anton (leaves every 20 minutes until 7pm, $4.50). Upon arrival, ask the driver to drop you off at MELO, Bodhi Hostel is right next door.
Bus from elsewhere to El Valle de Anton:
Take any bus to San Carlos (most that runs on the Inter-American highway pass by there). Transfer to bus for El Valle de Anton. Upon arrival, ask the driver to drop you off at MELO, Bodhi Hostel is right next door.
By Car to El Valle de Anton:
From Panama City, drive west until you pass Coronado and San Carlos. Approximately 5 minutes later, you will see a bridge and a red sign on the right saying Las Uvas. Turn there, and in about 30 minutes you will arrive in El Valle de Anton. Head along the main street until you get to MELO (big yellow sign with green). Bodhi Hostel is located right next door.
Please feel free to contact us if you are confused with the directions. The staff here at Bodhi Hostel are eager to help you with your journey. Our Whatsapp number is +507 6429-4143.
Bodhi Hostel Kalu Yala
embrace the jungle in the most sustainable and comfortable way possible. Kalu Yala and Bodhi Hostels have joined forces to bring you an experience few have had. Discover a new destination, camping in the heart of the pacora Jungle with the services provided by the Best Hostel in Panama.
Your basecamp for rethinking possible offers:
Routes for hiking
Refreshing rivers and waterfalls
Walk-in style nylon tent with inflatable mattress
3 meals per day at $15
Tours vary in physical requirements and length at a price range of $20-$50.
Getting to Bodhi Kalu Yala
NOT A WALK-IN LOCATION! PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION MINIMUM 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE!
MetroBus from Panama City to 24 de Diciembre:
From Albrook, 5 de Mayo or Avenida Balboa, take a bus to either La Doña, Felipillo, Pacora or Chepo. Ask the driver to let you know when you get to 24 de Diciembre/La Doña. In La Doña stop (you will see the McDonald’s and KFC on the left hand side of the street). Cross over the blue bridge to get to the shopping plaza: Centro Comercial de la Doña. Cost 1st bus: $0.75/$1.00
From 24 de Diciembre to San Miguel (Kalu Yala Basecamp):
Walk to the back of the shopping plaza to the bus terminal and ask for the bus to "San Miguel". The bus will say “San Miguel” or “La Mesa” on the front window and is leaving from the second line. Ask the driver to drop you off at La Piedra de San Miguel, where you should arrive after 1 hour (if there is no traffic). Once you arrive to the stone with ‘Bienvenidos a San Miguel’ take a right to the gravel path. Kalu Yala Basecamp is the 3rd house to the left. If you can’t find it, ask anybody in town for the yellow house. Cost 2nd bus: $1.25
Uber from Panama City to San Miguel (Kalu Yala Basecamp):
On Uber app, enter the following as the destination: Kalu Yala Basecamp. At the town center of San Miguel you will see a large painted rock that says, “Bienvenidos a San Miguel”, take the gravel road that spurs off to the right along the river, three houses down on the left there is a bright yellow house with a tall gate. Costs Uber: $30-65.
From Kalu Yala Basecamp to the valley of Kalu Yala
From Kalu Yala Basecamp we have a 4x4 truck bringing you into the valley of Kalu Yala. This rides normally leaves twice a day and costs $10 per person, per ride. Please contact us for the timing of the truck and arrange it minimum 24 hours before to reserve your spot (WhatsApp: +507 6206-9075).
You can also hike in, open Google Maps and put the route from Kalu Yala Basecamp to Kalu Yala. There is no cellphone connection in Kalu Yala Basecamp or in Kalu Yala, so make sure to open the route in Google Maps before arriving to Kalu Yala Basecamp (we do have wifi). Costs 4x4 truck, per person, per way: $10
Please feel free to contact us if you are confused with the directions. The staff here at Bodhi Hostel are eager to help you with your journey. Our Whatsapp number is +507 6206-9075.