Windmill Hostel | Established Campground

Panama

Details

Verified:
over 1 year ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Nice hostel in a great location. It has a well equipped Kitchen and hot showers. There is a Games room, including a sitting area. Also a pool with loungers. Costs $10 per person to camp with breakfast. Also have comfortable private rooms for $33.

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Although the hostel was open, the camp ground was closed ;o(

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Here in October(rainy season) Friday night, no one around to make noise. Still 10pp for camping no elec; this, we have found is about standard. Nice pool and great fully stocked kitchens

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The place is ok but to expensive for what it is. We payed 10$ per people per night. Toilets and showers are clean, when the hostel is not to crowded. There are several kitchens to use. The included breakfast is: 2 eggs and 2 toast per people to cook by your own… ;-) If you are there on a weekend it is party everywhere in town. If you want like to leave early in the morning it is not possible. Because the parking lot is full and all people who made party are sleeping and will not move their car.

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Crazy- 10$ pppn without electricity, 15$pppn with electricity!!! We asked for better price if we stay one week, but they don't want! We left to bomberos place- nice quite grassy area-for free (electricity is possibel)

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Warning: max. 3 m clearance to camp in the back!

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Still $10 a night including breakfast! Beautiful spot right downtown.

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I have to agree with many of the previous posts:
1-Unlimited parking spots,
2-Wifi reached in back of lot most of the time,
3-Clean and numerous bathrooms and showers to choose from with TP,
4-Hot water, and
5-Attractive landscaping and pool area.

Only complaint: Used on Friday and Saturday by many people who don't observe the quiet hours and no enforcement.

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It's party time on Friday and Saturday nights. There's a quiet hour but it's ignored by guests and not enforced by management.

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Perfect place! We enjoyed it very much! Still 10$/pPpN.

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10USD pppn. Very fast wifi, power, nice swimming pool, breakfast included (2 eggs, 2 toast, coffee)

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For us this is the nicest campground in Panama. American owned. Huge grassy field behind a wonderful swimming pool. We parked behind the palapa with hammocks and a large table, so we could string an extension cord for electricity. Nearest toilet (with TP) is at the swimming pool, outside cold shower as well. Inside the hostel there are hot showers, toilets and 3 kitchens. All pretty clean. DIY breakfast in the largest kitchen (2 eggs, 2 toast, coffee). Good wifi (though out of order a few hours one afternoon). Friendly American resident (not the owner) Sandi likes to chat. US$ 10 per person per night. You enter the camping area through a passage from the small parking lot. If a car blocks the entrance, the staff will find the owner to move the car.

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We were very pleased with this place. Nice showers, great barbecue,and kitchen pool side. Close to the village. 10$ a person/night

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10$ per person, nice Hostel, clean, swimming pool, game room (e.g. ping pong) breakfast included (2 toasts, 2 eggs, coffee), close to town

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Nous avons décidé d'aller au Windmill Hostel parce qu’il était assez proche du centre et parce que nous pensions y trouver tous les services nécessaires, comme les douches chaudes, etc. Nous avions l’intention d’y séjourner au moins 3 nuits. Quelle déception!!! Voici les faits : 1) A l’arrivée, le propriétaire américain a exigé que notre fille de 5 ans paye la même somme qu’un adulte (10 US$), la seule et unique fois en Amérique Latine. 2) Il n’aime pas les enfants. 3) Cet homme était carrément désagréable. Il a passé tout le temps à nous expliquer ce que nous ne pouvions PAS faire "sur sa propriété" 4) Les douches étaient glacée, donc impossible de donner une douche à notre fille. 5) L’internet ne marchait pas bien. 6) Cette hôtel était un chantier. C.à.d. : des briques, barres de métal, ciment et ouvriers partout. Donc beaucoup de bruit. 7) On a dû mettre notre camping-car dans un champ très sale (avec des machines industrielles) assez isolée du reste. 8) il enqueulle ses clients le matin quand il y a du café qui traine dans la cafetière. Conclusion : De tous nos voyages à travers les Amériques, ce fut l'expérience la plus désagréable que nous ayons eu. Je recommande à personne le Windmill Hostel et conseille plutôt l’Hôtel El Valle un peu plus loin. L’hôtel EL Valle, géré par un couple équatorien, était en comparaison un havre de civilité et de paix. Ils autorisent le parking du camping-car devant leur hôtel a 20 US$ la nuit.

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We decided to go to this place because of the great reviews on iOverlander, which stated that we would find all the services, like hot showers, etc. here. We drove all the way from the coast and wanted to stay for at least 3 days to relax. What a disappointment!!! Firstly we were quite surprised when the American owner demanded the same amount of money for our 5 year old daughter than for an adult (10 dollars). This was the first and ONLY time that we had to pay for our daughter in the WHOLE of Central and South America!!!!! The showers were ice cold, making it impossible to give my daughter a shower since it was very cold. Children and dogs are most certainly not welcome here!! The owner’s eyes literally popped out of his head when our 5 year old got out of the RV and he immediately demanded to know if “there were any more of “THOSE” where “THAT” came from! He spent more time telling us what we CANNOT do “on HIS property” than what we could do. Since we own a boutique hotel ourselves we were shocked by the way paying CLIENTS were treated. While he was busy with us some poor dog dared to wander onto his property and the treatment this poor animal received from this man was downright disgusting. The only place where we were supposed to access the internet was in the middle of building rubble rather than lots of grass…. And even then the internet never worked. Only at the swimming pool. We had crossed 10 borders by this time and slept in many hostals and campgrounds and this was the first time payment was demanded immediately before we could use any of the amenities. We normally did payment at the end since we very often prolonged our stay. Needless to say, even though we intended to stay longer we left the next day after trying to negotiate with him since our child could not have a shower at his place at all. His reply was that the showers were there so tough luck! He complained about having to refill the coffee and tea in the kitchen when it was finished and the guests had to organize for the gas bottle to be switched by them when it ran out. In all our travels through the Americas this was the most unpleasant experience we ever had. Hotel EL Valle which is run by an Ecuadorian couple not far away was a haven of civility after this place. It was cheaper but absolutely beautiful and neat. The food in their restaurant was also of the best we have tasted thus far. I would definitely not recommend Windmill hostal since this owner’s should not be in the hospitality business at all!!!

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Great place- camped for 3 nights, soft grassy ground, good restaurant attached to the hostel too, pool is a relief in the heat and we enjoyed the games room with the pool table and dart board. The Internet is fast and there are plug points everywhere- also 10 dollars per person, with 2 eggs you make yourself for breakfast with proper coffee

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Nice spacious campground, swimming pool, great Wifi, DIY breakfast included, well equipped kitchen, lots of place to sit and relax.

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Great place. Nice camping on a large grassy area with a small river. Well kept, clean, pool, currently extending the dormitories. Nice well equipped kitchen, oven and restaurant on the property with reasonable prices.

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Nice hostel in a great location. It has a well equipped Kitchen and hot showers. There is a Games room, including a sitting area. Also a pool with loungers. Costs $10 per person to camp with breakfast. Also have comfortable private rooms for $33.

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