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Calipso Hostel

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I liked this place. We were heading to selinas, but we found this place for 10USD as opposed to 17USD in selinas. The rooms are nice, AC is essential btw. The kitchen is rough at the edges but functionally perfect. Free pancake mix in the mornings. Also, you can sit upstairs with a few beers and watch the world go... More 

Thank Daniel C
Playa del Carmen
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We camp around Bocas but we decide to spend a nitght in this hostal since the princes was very good. They have wifi, aor condition and breakfast include. And is excelent weel locared just right next to the park in the center. We go back 2 days after to ask for a shower and they were super nice enough to... More 

Thank Luz C
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stayed here for 4 days and I really liked it. I met a lot of nice people there..everybody at the reception was very kind and they gave me useful advices. Also the service was ok..I really appreciate the AC and the private bathroom in the dorm..most of the hostels don't have it! They also offer pancakes and coffee for... More 

Thank Shakeela8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great people in charge - very friendly and extremely helpful. Great location. WONDERFUL aircon! Comfy bed and clean throughout. Good wifi and lovely bterrace overlooking the main street. Excellent value for money.

Thank Brombags
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed here for 6 days. The staff was always friendly and as helpful as they could. The aircon in the room could be lower and really strange that the free breakfast was pancakes where you had to make them yourself.

Thank Nicholas N
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very nice hostel, clean and close to everything. I really enjoyed my stay here, the staff is super helpful and kind. The veranda at the second floor is perfect If you want to relax yourself. I really recommend this place !

Thank Antares4
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I woke up with lots of bed bug bites. The staff are cool, but don't recommend the hostel as the rooms are not very clean, otherwise this should not happened. Chinches en la cama. Picaduras aseguradas...

Thank s2cond
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We staied 1 week and i don t want to leave, very clean hostel , the structure is really nice, beautifull staff specialy the italian girl , the ubication is perfect really near to the important things and they make us feel like home😊

Thank Romewolf97
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We came to this hostel after a great recommendation and we were pleased with the roof and facilities. However, we were ravaged by bed bugs on the first night, and although this is not necessarily the fault of the hostel, they were very unsympathetic and unhelpful. We were all badly bitten and in pain and although we were moved to... More 

Thank immyjoness
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I arrived in Bocas town at 6am on an overnight bus from Panama City. We went to the reception of this hostel asking for a private room. Kindly the male receptionist offered to show us the bedroom. When we discovered it had a bunk bed aswell as a double bed, we politely inquired whether the hostel would... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Colon Island's Main Street, Calipso Hostel is right where all the action takes place but with enough distance from the main bars and clubs allowing you to have a pleasant night's sleep. With 6 dorm rooms and 3 private rooms, all of which are air conditioned and have their own private bathroom, this youth hostel has a welcoming international backpacker vibe. Beds in a dorm room go from $10 per night and private rooms go from $35 per night. The hostel has free wifi internet, an ample balcony, a common kitchen and 24 hour reception service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calipso Hostel

Address: 3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama (Formerly Tungara Hostel)
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: €10 - €11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles orlandom193, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pick the rooms upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles mawtyb, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“this hostal has a nice atmosphere I staid here for 4 nights ,and met lots of nice people some studied at a school it was not noisy at all ,and people that partied ,were silent to get in and out the rooms ,Im a bit older and travelling alone ,but I enjoyd it very much”
 of 5 bubbles urguide2007, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There's a bar downstairs, so upstairs rooms away from the bar may be quieter. Room number 7 was perfect, but did not have hot water. Not sure if this option is available. Also, you need to request the AC remotes at the front desk in order to turn them on. No extra fees or anything, just know to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ryank164, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Never stay here. If you must come to Bocas, find a hotel that is away from the main town area.”
 of 5 bubbles DeeF243, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
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