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Tungara Calipso Hostel

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3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama
Tungara Calipso Hostel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The staff was helpful and available 24 hours a day/night, which is not common in Bocas Town, however with that comes the noise from overnight staffers watching loud movies all night long, noise from main street, and strangers coming into the rooms to fornicate with dormmates. Still, it's clean and the common are/kitchen are nice... just be on the right... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Came to Bocas del Toro from Panama because of the reputation it has for scuba diving. Had a wonderful 5 days there. The diving was excellent. Tungara was a great place to stay. Air conditioning worked great, staff set up multiple fun trips for us. It is a very fun place to hang out, especially outside, but at the same... More 

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Trier, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

You are looking for a great place to stay in Bocas? Go to Tungara, you won't regret it -for sure! It looks nice and colorful from the outside and inside it's also cozy and comfortable.It is situated right in the main street, that means clubs or restaurants are nearby. If you want to relax, you can sit on the balcony... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you are travelling with or without people and want a great place to stay then this is it. The staff here are really nice, helpful and listen to your needs! From accommodation needs or getting more information on spanish lessons, excursions, surfing lessons etc they are there to help. Personally I did not stay here but since this hostel... More 

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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Very lovely staff and the beds are real comfy - it is in the center of everything and the social atmosphere is a plus. I highly recommend it. They will help you plan your next trip or help you find best surfing or Spanish lessons...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed in dorms here in February as we couldn't get a double room anywhere - we arrived quite late to the island after a long border crossing. The dorm room had 6 beds and lockers but no plugs to charge anything in. The lights were above the top bunk so only one person could really turn them on and... More 

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panamajoules, Owner at Tungara Calipso Hostel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your comments and very sorry for not doing our best to display where the plugs are in each bedroom and where the lights can be turned on and off. We have had a couple of guests come to the reception to ask us to charge their electronics even though their rooms do have plugs so we'll do... More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Let me start off by saying the staff and services offered at this hostel are GREAT!!!! They offer everything from Spanish lessons to surfing and the staff are quite helpful with setting up any other adventures you are hoping to take part in. The hostel has a clean kitchen, free towels, new mattresses and free internet which are essential to... More 

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panamajoules, Owner at Tungara Calipso Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. Yes! We have been working extremely hard during the past months since we started managing Tungara to get our host to be the best one in Bocas, and thank you so much for pointing out all of the things that we have been doing =). In regards to the noise of our... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Staff are very nice and helpful. Location is great. Near of everything. Open kitchen is a such a big plus and clean. You can have a pancakes and coffee for free for breakfast. ;-) Ambience is so good. I Stayed 5 nights and if i ever go back to Isla Colon, i would stay in Tungara again. I recommend.

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panamajoules, Owner at Tungara Calipso Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Elie, Thanks for choosing us. We're so glad you had such a great time and that Tungara allowed you to enjoy Bocas at its fullest! More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed 6 nights at Tungara in late December and fully enjoyed my time there. It was clean, there was comfortable matresses, free, purified drinking water, wifi, a computer with internet, and our room had a/c (I believe they all do?) for a very good price. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm that had large lockers for backpacks and... More 

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panamajoules, Owner at Tungara Calipso Hostel, responded to this review

Hiya there! Clean, comfortable, welcoming... that and more is what we aim to be. Thanks for spreading the word! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

When I go to Bocas, I always return to Calypso. Friendly staff, clean spaces, free pancakes and coffee in the morning, second floor balcony,semi-private decks off the rooms, cool travelers, - all right in the center of Bocas. I recommend this hostel.

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panamajoules, Owner at Tungara Calipso Hostel, responded to this review

Heya Max, so cool to hear we are the place where you return each time you're in Bocas... THANKS! More 

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