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La Jungla Hostal

Calle 49a Oeste y Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had hopes that this place would be something special but unfortunately was disappointing. We arrived at Jungla de Panama exactly on time that we had specified, but walked in to find a dark Hostel with no one around. We wondered in to the kitchen and into the dormitory to find 2 guys staying there. They showed us around and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderful elevated property just minutes outside of busy Boquete, Panama, with all the pleasant weather! It's a lovely paved drive up to the Jungla Animal Refuge, Hostel and Restaurant. You have choices of staying in a true hostel/shared room/restroom/kitchen or at the main house or in a little private 'casita'. There are rescued critters on the property, including monkeys, a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

no one seems to know where this place is,cabs can't find it,people on the street don't know it,no sign at the front ,their phone numbers don't work either,makes it hard when you arrive in a new city at night

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

stayed there after staying at their other hostal in Bouquete. Taxi driver did not know where it was and even when you are right in front of it there is no sign. That is a bit annoying. Hostal itself is nice, great terrace to sit outside and chat to people, spacious kitchen, dorms with or without aircon. I had without... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

I stayed at La Jungla for 2 weeks whilst I was at Spanish Panama language school. I chose it as it was recommended by the school and only 2 blocks away. However be aware that this is in the business end of town, a bus or taxi ride away from the old town. Also, the hostel isn't easy to locate... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stayed in La Jungla in January. It's perfectly located in the city center - everything you need is within walking distance. Too bad they charge 10% tax on top of the displayed prices... I slept in a dorm which was quite small - there was hardly any space between the bunk beds, but it was ok. Internet access is... More 

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Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

My husband and I usually look for nice but economical midrange to budget accommodations, that aren't necessarily hostels. This was recommended to us by a representative working on Contadora Island and we needed to find a cheaper place to stay in Panama City. We took a change and it worked out fine. We had our own private room with a... More 

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

After staying in inexpensive but lovely places in Ecuador, it was a bit of shock to return to dorm rooms and shared bathrooms at a cost that was more expensive than private rooms in Ecuador. La Jungla made the transition even more painful: it was not particularly clean, the shared bathrooms were a bit of a mess, the common area... More 

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Bocas Town, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

La Jungla has deteriorated significantly since my last review and the perception of safety went out the door along with the five armed gunmen who robbed everybody at the Hostel last time I was there. The staff has grown surly, good luck getting coffee, multiple air conditioned rooms had the air conditioner broken and the kitchen and baths were filthy.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I only stayed at La Jungla for one night, while I was in transit in Panama City. But I was very happy with the location. It was great in that I arrived into Panama City at night, and once I dropped my bags off, it was perfectly safe to walk around the neighborhood, as a solo female traveler, to find... More 

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