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Tungara Calipso Hostel

3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gdynia, Poland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent 2 nights in Tundara Hostel, and was very pleased. 15$ per night in a dorm. Clean room and bathroom. Comfortable beds, big lockers. Air-con during night. Good Wi-fi. Clean towels & linens. Nice balcony.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Physically speaking there is nothing that seperates this hostel from the others in Bocas. It comes with good wifi, good air con, pancakes etc... The thing that makes this hostel so good to stay at is the people. The owner is a great guy, bar staff were super friendly, cleaning ladies were always smiling and did a fantastic job, but... More

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Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a great 6 night stay at Tungara! The hostel has a great balcony and a cool little street-side bar that doesn't get too rowdy. We were given clean towels & linens upon our arrival and the rooms / bathrooms were cleaned daily. The staff is very friendly and can help arrange cheap transportation & tours. Get some bananas to... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

15$ a night for dorm room. Our room beds were really cramped together though had backpack lockers and dorm toilet/shower room. Clean enough in good central location with friendly enough staff. Bring earplugs if your on top bunk- bottom floor as you can hear everything from above very clearly. Could do with a more comfortable common area. Attached bar has... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I ve stayed in Tungara Hostel in Bocas for 4 weeks during my time at the language school "Hablaya". I had such an amazing time there. All in all it was the best part of my 4 month trip in Central America. Also because it felt like a second home for me, the service and the workers in the hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at tungara for almost 3 weeks and it really felt like home. The staff treated everyone like family always with a big smile on their faces. A big thanks to Sergio and Katherine for always being helpful and provide you with anything you need. I would highly recommend staying here. Bocas del toro is amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

I have a wonderful experience in this hostel the girl who work for the hostel kathy was so kindy with us, the hostel is very clean with a/c and its cheap if you compare the service and the rooms with the others. I had an amazing experience and the most important think is that is very clean

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

When I first came to Bocas I hung out at Tungara even though I was already staying somewhere else, thats how much I liked it. Good music, Central location, Excellent Information regarding everything on the island (tours, beaches, parties, transportation etc), Super-helpful and Friendly Staff (Raury, Cesar, Sergio, and all the other dudes working there!), Sweet guests....what more could you... More

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Super friendly staff will provide you the best advice about tours and places to visit. The Hostel is located close to everything you need on the island. Rooms and bathrooms are always clean and neat. For the price is the best you'll find!!.

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place for the price and economic cost. advice for the price is the one the better in island, for me next trip in to Bocas the more sure i will be stay. Great Customer Service! - I recommend new year I say it goes very well

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Also Known As:
Tungara Calipso Hostel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
Address: 3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 29 Specialty lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Colon Island's Main Street, Tungara Calipso Hostel is right where all the action takes place but with enough distance from the main bars and clubs allowing you to have a pleasant night's sleep. With 7 dorm rooms and 3 private rooms, all of which are air conditioned and have their own private bathroom, this youth hostel has a welcoming international backpacker vibe. Beds in a dorm room go from $15 per night and private rooms go from $45 per night. The hostel has free wifi internet, an ample balcony, a common kitchen, 24 hour reception service and free breakfast. As of March 2012, Tungara Calipso Hostel is under new management and its quality has been upgraded. ... more   less 

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