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Captain Jack's Hostel

Portobelo, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Huntington Beach, California
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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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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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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
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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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Address: Portobelo, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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