Welcome to Mondo Taitu, the original surfparty hostel and bar in the Panamanian Caribbean. Mondo resides on a little slice of heaven in Bocas del Toro.Mondo Taitu Hostel has been in operation for over a decade and throughout the years thousands of backpackershave called Mondo their home. Mondo Taitu Hostel put itself on the map by being a staple for it’s wild parties, bohemian setting, and family like atmosphere.


At Mondo we pride ourselves on providing a chilled out island vibe by day and planning fun events for our guests at night. A regular night at Mondo might consist of body paint or dressing up for a themed party, representing your country in a beer pong tournament, and/or possibly meeting your future ex wife. (Just kidding, kinda)

When staying atour hostel our awesome staff make it a point to ensure an unbelievable experience with the goal of making Mondo the highlight of your travels. We play only the best music all day and night and we are firm believers in that “its 5oclock some where”.

Mondo’s chilled out ambience by day and wild party scene by night have made it the top destination choice for free spirited travelers throughout the Americas. Our guests obtain a euphoric feeling of freedom that cannot be felt anywhere else in the world.


  • Private rooms – two twin beds, full bed, or rent a dorm room out
  • Dorms- twin beds in bunks
  • Treehouse suite- 1 full, 1 twin, 1 hammock with ½ bath en suite

Send us a message to make a reservation today!


Located in the heart of Bocas Town, the center of activity for the islands of Bocas del Toro, Mondo Taitu is conveniently located 3 blocks from the airport, 1 block from the ocean, and 2 blocks of the main street.


“Travel plans and post up in Bocas for weeks on end. Owned and managed by three fun-loving Americans, Mondo is a wacky tree house like building that is locally famous for its wild events. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the bar at Mondo hosts a variety of festivities, ranging from ‘Sake Bomb’ parties to ’80s Night,’ though you can kick back here any time … All of the usual backpacker amenities are on offer here including a communal kitchen, lounge area, laundry facilities …” – Lonely Planet


In addition to our clean comfortable beds, Mondo Taitu offers the following:

  • Pancake Breakfast…FREE
  • Hot Strong Coffee… FREE
  • Communal Kitchen (Food=Love)…FREE
  • Tons of Cookware & Ample Fridge Space
  • Delicious Potable Filtered Rainwater…FREE
  • Wi-Fi… FREE
  • Guest computer… FREE
  • Personal Lockers… FREE
  • Highly Trained Ninja Security Guards… FREE
  • Fluffy Clean Towels… FREE
  • Book Exchange… FREE
  • Board Storage…FREE
  • Surfboard Rentals… CHEAP – longboards $15/day .:|:. shortboards $12/day (multiday discounts available!) Ask us about buying/selling boards.
  • Tons of Recommendations and Insider Tips… FREE– like a flip-flopped concierge service!
  • Special drink specials at the Mondo Taitu bar only for hostel guests!!!
  • We’ve got local expert knowledge on everything from pizza to transportation; finance to snorkeling; surf spots to shinebox acquisition. Let us help make your time in Bocas the most beautiful, relaxing, and superlatively rad trip the Caribbean has to offer.

Ask about our Artist/DJ/Craftsperson Work/Trade Program! If you got skills we need ‘em and we will hook you up.



Bar Menu Updated

The Mondo Surf Bar is notorious throughout Latin America for its wild and crazy parties, it’s legendary crowd, and the cheapest drinks in town. We specialize in getting the party started and are usually the first stop at the beginning of a huge night. We love to throw theme parties and have done everything from 90’s power hour to jungle nights, from Rum and Bass parties to giving out free moustache rides! What?!?!?

Happy Hour 5-8pm

$1 Beers

$2 Mixed Drinks

Other weekly specials!!!

If you are a hostel guest you’re entitled to dollar beers all day. Big drinker? Sign up for the OPEN BAR!!

This Week At Mondo