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Calipso Hostel

3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama
Apr 9 Apr 10
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    All reviews pancakes free coffee and water overlooking the main street the kitchen would highly recommend staying here bar attached gave us great advice bunk beds fun place enjoyed my stay super nice main park rooms are nice good vibes spent nights hostel dorm parties nightlife
    Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

    We were booked into this hostel for 1 week as we were having Spanish lessons with Habla Ya. You have to pay a 50% deposit when booking and the remainder upfront when you arrive. Every email explicitly states that they do not offer any refunds...More

    Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

    My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night in a private room in early/mid feb 2014. The hostel seemed ok. Popular gringo bar out front and wasn't that noisy in the room either, staff seemed friendly, the a/c worked well and location is also...More

    Response from panamajoules, Owner at Calipso Hostel

    We're really really sorry that this happened to your girlfriend and you should have received a complete refund. It's totally our fault that our staff didn't make the best decision. In regards to the bed bugs, unfortunately during high season we hadn't been able to...More

    Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

    The people in the hostel is really cool, the hostel is clean enough but not super clean. Rooms are way too tight. The people is really cool, but there are no common areas to hang out. In the end everybody gets to be in a...More

    Response from panamajoules, Owner at Calipso Hostel

    Hi. We've just changed management and we're making improvements. We've completely redone furniture in guest area downstairs by kitchen so that more people can hang out and be comfortable. We've also taken bunk beds out of the rooms where people have told us it's too...More

    Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

    We booked the Tungara Hostel at Bocas cause we thought it would be fine by the Internet adds but, do not be fooled. It was the worse experience we have ever had at a hostel. We booked a private room for 5 nights and after...More

    Response from panamajoules, Owner at Calipso Hostel

    We really apologize about your mattress. The day immediately after you gave your feedback. It was replaced with a brand new one, which we would have really liked if you could have enjoyed, but you decided to leave. In regards to the water temperature, we've...More

    Reviewed 4 November 2014

    Very helpful and friendly staff, awesome activity board that let me fill up my days and nights with great budget-friendly activities. We had a few critters running around in our room, but I believe it was an incident that affected all hostels on the block....More

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    Lia M
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    "Only stay if you don't want to sleep"
    Ba8ydriver, 1 month agoRead review
    "private rooms"
    Orlando M, over a year agoRead review
    "Pick the rooms upstairs."
    Mawty B, over a year agoRead review
    "this hostal has a nice atmosphere I staid here for 4 nights ,and met lots of nice people some studied at a..."
    urguide2007, over a year agoRead review
    "There's a bar downstairs, so upstairs rooms away from the bar may be quieter. Room number 7 was perfect..."
    Ryan K, over a year agoRead review
    "Never stay here. If you must come to Bocas, find a hotel that is away from the main town area."
    Dee F, over a year agoRead review
    "Upstairs is much better. It's a very humid place and room #3 is to be avoided unless you have a thing for..."
    mike v, over a year agoRead review
    "The private rooms are perfect if you are traveling in groups of 2 or 3! Definitely worth it."
    taliaelise54, over a year agoRead review
    "Room 1 is right on the street- very loud and easy access for people to enter who aren't guests of the..."
    Jocelyn K, over a year agoRead review
    "Located right next to Hostel Heike. Rooms facing the street are undesirable and LOUD!"
    nsovey, over a year agoRead review
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