I had a wonderful stay at the old Calypso, new Tungara Hotel/hostel. The new owners were busily painting and refurbishing this well located hotel in Bocas. All new mattresses was just one of the many improvements they were making. I was there in April - when Bocas took the national title in baseball! What fun that was!
Tungara Hotel and hostel has air conditioning in every room. Private baths, - even the dorms have their own bathrooms. Television, wi fi, a convenient community kitchen, balconies. It is a cut above the nearby hostels. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. I stayed in one of the private rooms. Double bed plus a bunk bed, bath, shelves and dresser. Air-conditioning of course! Roomy, clean comfortable, no bites or anything like that. Thank you Tungara Hotel! You made my trip a pleasure.
PS I was in Bocas to study spanish. The staff was very helpful that way too.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tungara Calipso Hostel Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town