We are so stoked you want to stay at Bubba's House! and really look forward to your visit. In order to ensure you have an amazing experience at our hostel please consider the following BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATION:

  • We are a HOSTEL not a HOTEL.
  • We are on an ISLAND.
  • We are located in BASTIMENTOS not on BOCAS TOWN.
  • We do not allow PETS or MINORS.
  • If you are looking for PARTY SCENE, you should consider staying in Bocas Town instead.
  • We accept CASH ONLY payment (no credit cards).
  • There are no ATMs on this island. There is an ATM in Bocas Town.
  • This hostel has NO HOT WATER.
  • This hostel DOES NOT have a communal KITCHEN. We have an onsite restaurant, it's affordable and delicious, there are also many other restaurants on the island.
  • There are no cars on the island, so, NO, we do not offer free parking, unless you have a boat.
  • WATER TAXIS from Bocas to Bastimentos is $3 and takes 10 minutes.
  • LAST BOAT from Almirante to Bocas is at 6pm.
  • Check-in time is: from 1pm-8pm.

If you now still feel like this is the right spot for you, we are sure you're just gonna love this little Caribbean island as much as we do! And we're surely gonna love you.

Cancellation policy:

You can cancel or modify your reservation without a charge up to 3 days before arrival. For no-shows, late cancellations or late modifications the first night of lodging will be charged on your card.

We reserve the right to preauthorize your credit card or to request a deposit to guarantee your booking. Any reservations containing false or incorrect information such as wrong credit card details or contact information will be cancelled.

contact & social info:
Lau: +507 640 39447 (whatsapp)
Emy: +507 658 98872 (whatsapp)
Tripadvisor: tripadvisor.com/bubbas-house
Facebook: facebook.com/bubbas.house.bastimentos
Twitter: twitter.com/bubbas_house
Instagram: instagram.com/bubbashouse/
Youtube: youtube.com/c/Bubbas-house

We look forward to your visit and hope you have an unforgettable vacation!

Love & Cheers from The Bubba's Family.


How to get here:

By Plane:

There are a few ways to come to Bocas del Toro from Panama City, the fastest is by plane, which takes around 45 minutes. The cost is between $100-$142 for a one way ticket. Pricing is subject to change, for up to date information and availability check the airline's website at AirPanama.com.

Keep in mind that International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport, and local flights depart from Albrook airport, which is around 25 minutes away by road without traffic.


Once you arrive in Bocas del Toro, you can take a 10 minute water taxi ride to Bastimentos for around $3.

You can ask the taxi driver to drop you off directly on our private dock or from the public dock take the walkway to the right for about 50 meters. You will see a sign indicating our location.


By Bus:

The ride from Panama City to Bocas takes over 11 hours, and it costs around $29. The bus will take you to Almirante, then you must take a ferry ($6) to Bocas. Then a water taxi to Bastimentos ($3).

IMPORTANT NOTE: The last boat from Almirante to Bocas departs at 6PM.