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Captain Jack's Hostel

Portobelo, Panama
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review refers not directly to the Blue Sailing company. It's about the sailing boat Independence. Chaos pur We had a disapointing cruise with this boat. - The boat has seen it's best days long time ago. It's dirty and old. - The space is very limited. We were more people on the boat than promised (26 max.) - In... More

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50 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here as it was the meeting point for sailing to Colombia. The staff seemed friendly and rooms were clean. Staff allowed us to stay in the dorm/leave our bags there past check out time until our captain came to pick us up and take us to the boat as no one else was checking in which was nice. Some... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

$12 pp/night is too high for a dorm bed in a basement; but it's just about the only place to stay in Portobelo if you need WIFI! We stayed for 1 night and left because of the high prices and no access to a kitchen. (His restaurant food is super high too...) So we found a private room in town... More

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First off they are all pirates, real life. His entire crew from Jack to the taxi driver. Beneath the seamingly easy going front is a money loving egotistical jerk. Behind the smile there was an uneasy tension that made me feel uncomfortable, being in the hospitality business this concerned me. Hostel Portobelo aka. Captain Jack's is not a true hostel... More

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stayed for a night in Portobelo and had a great experience. Really great service and the food was out of this world. It is a little expensive but is worth every penny. Drinks are reasonably priced and be sure to take a look at the food and drink specials on the chalkboard. Will definitely return.

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I stayed there twice since I live here in Panama! Its a wonderful place to escape from the city! Captain jack and his crew are very friendly and helpful! If you want to visit one of the beaches or book another tour, just ask them and you will find help! I have enjoyed this place the first time with some... More

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice bar and restaurant area. Food is good but a bit expensive. Rooms are very basic but if you're just looking for a bed it does the job. Not much to do in the town except for boat trips to Colombia so don't stay for too long!

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Plano, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place was a lot of fun to come to and had the advantage of being open past 8 every night. The owner is very personable and checked on us several times to make sure things were good while a bunch of regulars sat around playing guitar and singing songs. The fresh coconut lemonade is to die for and they've... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I would rate the upstairs restaurant/bar a solid 5 but the downstairs hostel gets a 1. First the restaurant/bar... Yes, it is a tad bit pricey for a backpacker place but the food is very good and worth the price. Dinners start at about $13. We tried their chicken special w/ wine/cheese sauce special, pad thai, and had a few... More

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights ..water didn't work both nights and morning felt dirty how the cooks washed there hands before serving you high priced food ...got angry when I asked about the water didn't tell you were the closest toilet is.. Still charged full price .,Bar was good and view was too ...

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Address: Portobelo, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
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