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“The Superb Customer Service” 5 of 5 stars
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Malibu Beach Hostel
Jordan Clark | Malibu Beach, Nueva Gorgona 0830-01660, Panama   |  
Hotel amenities
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
“The Superb Customer Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The relaxation that i received at the Hostel was very comforting, because it just doesn't get any better than that when you go many places here in Panama. It was so pleasant that the following evening when it was time to leave ,my friend and i didn't want to face the reality it was time to get back to our normal lives. The host of the Hostel made us feel very welcome along with his workers, i exhort any person that visit gorgona beach, make a detour to the Hostel there , it will be worth while your time spent.

Room Tip: Rooms toward your left reaching upstairs is your best bet.
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  • Stayed April 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
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. Also, we are looking forward seeing you soon in our hostel!
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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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English first
Panama City, Panama, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived on a Tuesday night in need of an overnight stay and were greeted by the most pleasant and well-mannered owner we have ever encountered, In spite of the hours he was not only gracious enough to accommodate our special needs, but also readily provided us with the hostel´s full services, The staff is fully bi-lingual, courteous and obliging. The rooms were clean, equipped with AC and the necessary traveling toiletries and the water pressure is great. The Hostel is located only a few steps away from the beach. The outdoors entertainment area is spacious, well-kept and the different settings within the same, lends itself for a quiet and relaxing time for nature lovers and couples during the week; and large group soirees on weekends. We woke up to a full service breakfast by the host of hosts whose personality and demeanor epitomizes the phrase “Excellent Customer Service” Malibu Hostel prices and superb service qualifies as the only place I will recommend to my friends, and business associates. An awesome experience. We can hardly wait to go back.

Room Tip: Make reservations. Too good a place to leave up to chance.
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  • Stayed April 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
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel. We also are looking forward having you as a guest again soon!
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Alexandra Headland, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed at Malibu Beach Hostel for two nights hoping to find some fun surf. The surf wasn't so great but we had a great time at the hostel anyway. We really appreciated the owner and staffs friendly demeanour and ready assistance. The owner was always quick to respond to our queries and confirm our reservation. We were arrived in Cornardo at 2 am, he had arranged for his driver to collect us from the police station and had even gone to the effort of notifying the police at the station and asked them to assist us in contacting him if required.

My boyfriend and I stayed in a dorm room on the top floor, every room has air-conditioning and great wi-fi. The room is basic but freshly cleaned, the bathroom could use a little more attention or a bigger waste basket as it did get a little grubby towards the end of our stay with the bin overflowing.

Please note that this is a party hostel especially on the weekends when the Panamanians come into town. If you're after a good night sleep bring some ear plugs along. Groceries and fresh supplies are hard to come by, if you're staying for a few days collect some supplies on your way through Coronardo as there is only one restaurant in town and there isn't a corner store or supermarket.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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
Now that we painted our walls new and improving our hostel constantly there are a lot more facilities you can enjoy. Also, you can have a nice walk to a little supermarket that supplies all groceries you need.
We enjoyed having you as a guest. Thank you for your good review!
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Panama City, Panama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

For four days I spent a wonderful time meeting new friends, going to the beach, spending time in the small pool and hanging out with the manager who is a magnificent host. I would go back any time and if you follow my advice maybe you will meet me there...

  • Stayed March 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
For us it was also great spending time with you in the pool. Thank you for your good review and we are looking forward having you as a guest again soon.
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
1 review
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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Malibu Beach Hostel

Address: Jordan Clark | Malibu Beach, Nueva Gorgona 0830-01660, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Nueva Gorgona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Nueva Gorgona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malibu Beach Hostel is home converted to paradise. Our building has 3 rooms for guests and 1 detached cabana in the back side of the property. We have 2 dorms each holding 7 people, and 1 private for 1-3 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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Malibu Beach Hostel Panama/Nueva Gorgona

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