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Captain Jack's Hostel

Portobelo, Panama
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Captain Jack's Hostel
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here on a day trip to Portobelo and really enjoyed the food and terrific breeze from the deck. Definitely a locals place, full of character and good food. It's hard to find tofu dishes and Thai chili in Panama, but not at Captain Jack's. the beer and view are good too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon my arrival, I was warmly greeted by Captain Jack, his sidekick Jeff and staff. My stay at the famous Captain Jacks was thoroughly enjoyable and staff was available to help with any problems. The Caribbean upstairs bar and restaurant is a favorite hang out for locals and Captains of sailing vessels and travelers from all over the world. Captain... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty cool, with lots of character.. although in the words of Capitain Jack himself, "it's not for everyone." The bar is a good time, and seems to be very popular amongst passing sailors. The hostel itself isn't much more than a place to lay your head, and it's directly below the bar... So if heading to bed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The location is nice..and they have Wifi--> and that is basically everything that is nice about this hostel. The staff is NOT nice, some super drunk, others on cocaine. Beds r wrapped in plastic, so if you like to sleep on plastic, that it will work for you. But what I really didn't like was the attitude; there is no... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed at Captain Jack's for a night before leaving on a sailing trip through San Blas to Cartagena. We had a great time! The staff was friendly and helpful. Jack played all of our music requests, joined us for a few drinks and laughs, and even had the kitchen make a special dish because my friend was craving Mexican... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Do not come here if you are looking forward to standard youth hostel with neat lockers, sterile hallways and staff that's doing their 9-5 thing. Captain Jack's is different. It's a vibrant pirate place full of old swords, stories and seamen's tales. A place where the sailers get a rest from the waves rocking their boats and recharging energy for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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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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Dallas, Texas
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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
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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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Address: Portobelo, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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