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Malibu Beach Hostel
Jordan Clark | Malibu Beach, Nueva Gorgona N/A879, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Panama City, Panama, Panama
1 review
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great experience!!.. near by the beach, the bar, the staff.. everything has exceeds my expectations.. ill recommend you to live it, i also liked the price of the bar, great tropical cocktails for a bargain price, good national beers really cheap....

Room Tip: If you come as a couple ill recommend you to stay in the private room, has its private bathroom and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Always great having you as a guest in our hostel. Hope to see you soon, so you can take advantage of our new facilities. See you soon!
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very cool place, steps from the beach. It has a chill backyard for relaxing. Very tasty, free breakfast every morning.Full bar and stereo in the back. Kitchen to cook if needed. Free and fast WIFI. Super cool hosts, willy and fofo held it down! I recommend for any adventurous or casual traveler. Playa Gorgona is a great place to go for a relaxing time, getting away from the city. Eat fish and drink beer on the beach, with a nice local atmosphere. I went the week of Carnaval, but even then it was not overcrowded. Great stop for travelers, or those in Panama City seeking a retreat.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you, Andrew staying in our Beach Hostel. It was great having you as a guest and we hope to see you one day again so you can enjoy the new facilities of our hostel.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed in Malibu whils on a discovery trip around the Pacific Beaches of Panama. It was a weekend when Malibu got packed with folks from Panama City (all panamanians) coming for a wild party to the beach area (this is common in Panama). It was more than crazy, a lot of alcohol and reggaetton :) and very different experience from all the other hostals I've seen in Panama. Was more like staying at a friend's house during a massive house party. After the weekend, it was empty. The dorm rooms are very simple and standard with packed bunk beds. The community area again resembles more a house then a hostel - a bit messy, disordered - but hey -- its a house :) Was a bit overprized (20 USD) for the area and comfort. Around the house its gorgeous - beautiful beach, hammocks, nice and quite walks. Gordona itself like the hostal is good to go on weekend to meet panamanian people and a nice black-sand beach with mostly zero tourists. After that don't go. Very cheap and a hidden gem. The hostal is about half an hour walk from the town area (where a supermarket and 2 restaurants are).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
On weekends we are indeed specialized in offering good partys. But since we are well-known as a nice beach hostel, there are mostly travelers staying in our clean friendly hostel. We painted the dorms walls knew so everything looks different now. We want our guest to feel home away from home. Have a look in facebook for our change and improvement. However, it was a pleasure having you as a guest. Thanks a lot for staying with us!
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a really nice stay at this place. We had many laughs with the owners. Party, meeting interesting people and having fun is guaranted. It is located super close to the beach; the internet is fast and the place is cool and relaxed. Just would be nice if they put a signal at the entrance of the town so everyone can go straight there! :).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
The signs are already made and in few days they will be be arranged so you can us find even easier. It was great having you as a guest in our hostel and hope to see you soon again!
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Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

These are super cool dudes and they have a degree in awesomeness! It was easy to find, they had really good attitude, delicious breakfast and a back yard full of fun activities (including a well stoked bar and a trained bartender which is not common for hostels!). Wicked place!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Additionally to our great bartender, we have now knew cocktails and knew painted walls. It was a pleasure having you as a guest and looking forward seeing you again!
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We just stayed over one night and one day here but it was a super lovely stay. The house is beautiful and about a minute walk from the beach. Two darling hens and a sweet dog roam the spacious back yard. There is a pool and private cabins and no shortage of hammocks. The staff was very helpful and friendly! Breakfast was great and the rooms were clean, all the rooms had AC. Defiantly recommend this hostal!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you very much for your positive review. Instead of the two hens we have now two other dogs that welcome every guest. We hope to see you again in our hostel.
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Panama City, Panama
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed at the Malibu Beach Hostel for 2 days with a couple of friends and can't recommend it highly enough. For the price, it's an absolute steal; clean, friendly, a real breakfast and even soaps and shower gel left on your bed for you. Just a bus ($2.35) and a short walk (or cab ride) from Panama city, this place is run by two super friendly and attentive guys, one of whose Dad built the hostel many years ago. It's a 2 minute walk to the beach, which is much less busy than the nearby Palmar, and the location feels secluded without being too far from civilization. It's a testmament to the friendliness of this place that the locals come by to drink in the evening and their neighbours, older Americans, come by to eat breakfast with the guests. Such a good find and a great place to kick back and relax!

Room Tip: The two small buildings at the end of the garden are gorgeous and quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MalibuBeachHostel, Owner at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thanks a lot for your review, it was great having you here with us, being so close to the city gives the opportunity to travelers to have access to affordable prices in transportation and in an excellent quality of the service. Hope to see you soon here!!

Adolfo
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Additional Information about Malibu Beach Hostel

Address: Jordan Clark | Malibu Beach, Nueva Gorgona N/A879, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Nueva Gorgona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Nueva Gorgona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malibu Beach Hostel is home converted to paradise. Our building has 3 rooms for guests. We have 2 dorms one holding 8 people and another one 9 people, and 2 privates for 1-4 people. Our open kitchen is beautiful supplied for guests to prepare their own meal, and for us to make our famous continental breakfast! Our lounge has books and cable television in HD and of course high speed wifi which can be used throughout the property. Our all hours bar supplies guests with unique cocktails, local brews, and exotic wines. Don't forget to ask us about your free welcome shot! ... more   less 
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