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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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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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24 helpful votes 24 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stayed here for two nights, great place to stay. Enjoyed the the town and loved the atmoshere here. Layed back, good food and very frindly staff! People walk in and out, boat captains and tourists alike... Stay an axtra day if you can. And the place to go off to Catagena, Colombia...

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We spent a few nights here while waiting for our boat to Colombia. There are no private rooms, but Jeff nicely put us in a double bed and advised us he wouldn't put anyone else in the room unless they got full (sometimes helps being an older backpacking couple). It's pretty basic, but comfortable enough. The food in the restaurant... More

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Portobelo, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you want to experience, Great food, Clean beds and Great Fun. Captain Jack's is the place. The Incredible Color from the Manager Jeff ,Chef Loraina and of course The Capt Jack himself made my visit very special. The food isn't local (Pollo con Arroz) They make Special Burgers and I loved the Green Thai Curry was Fantastic. Jeff makes... More

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Address: Portobelo, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Also Known As:
Captain Jack's Hostel Panama/Portobelo

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