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Jamraka Homestay

1532B Calabash Street | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed here for 1 week and it was great. The family is really nice and Ciro knows all the ins and outs of the city. The location is great too, as it lies between Casco Viejo, Amador, the Panama canal, ancon hill and the big bus terminal. Therefore it was really easy to get to most of the great... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is exactly what it says, a HOMEstay. Cachy and Ciro have a few rooms in their home for guests, mainly people who stay longer. They are very nice and friendly people, I stayed over X-Mas and they invited me for their X-Mas dinner which had a lot of very tasty food. The room was simple, but that's what I... More 

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Oaxaca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staying at Jamraka was a great pleasure! Ciro and Mama Cachy were the perfect host's. I had everything you could need from a great kitchen to cook in to a wash machine to do laundry. My room was comfortable and I slept like a baby. This felt more like staying at home with family and friends and I enjoyed the... More 

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Colfax CA
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24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Jamraka is a perfect stop over point in Panama City. We arrived late in the evening and would be departing first thing in the am. Our room was clean and had a ceiling fan and there was a nice outdoor space upstairs to hang out. We were able to walk to the store and a restaurant near by and... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are looking for a traditional hotel/concierge/city experience, this isn't the place. However, for the non traditional traveler, this is a warm, economical option for a vacation in Panama City. It's a private home in a quiet residential neighborhood, a couple of blocks from the bus stop/taxi's. Ciro and his Mother have the upstairs; guest rooms/kitchen/bathrooms are on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed there 4 nights, everything was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was fully equipped, and it was a really chilled out place. But above all the owners are really welcoming and will give you some usefull tips on what you can do in Panama! I definately recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I was actually staying in Las Tablas, Panama with my mother during Carnival, and met Ciro and some of the other people staying at Jamraka Homestay during the festivities. I had such a blast! I wanted to see some of the city and decided to stay at Jamraka Homestay for a few nights before going back home. Ciro (who speaks... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed at Jamraka Homestay for a total of five nights on two occasions, at the beginning and end of our month in Panama. By the end we felt we had got to know Ciro and his mother really well (a testament to how friendly and welcoming they are.) Ciro's English is flawless, and he gave us some great tips... More 

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Southern NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Jamraka homestay a step above a hostel. Casilda and her son Ciro own and run the homestay, and they do make it feel like home. They were absolutely wonderful hosts and made us feel like we were part of their family. Ciro is a gem, speaks beautiful English, and was incredibly helpful with every aspect of the house and in... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

This place is a cross between a hostel and a homestay, located in a residential neighborhood. Very comfortable, with wifi, a washer and clothes line, kitchen use, bath towels, a place in the room to hang your clothes and put your belongings, with accessible hosts and a nice backyard, walking distance from little grocery stores and restaurants. I stayed here... More 

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