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Malibu Beach Hostel
1 review
“Relaxing and fun times were had!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and had a lovely time. The staff were really helpful and kind. There's always someone to have a beer with and the place has a homely feel about it! Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed July 2013
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Because all our guests are part of the "hostel-family" we enjoy spending time with our guests. It is always fun drinking a beer together or watching TV. We hope to see you soon again!
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went with a group for a birthday party, we basically took over the hostel. This was my first time to visit and the location is off the beaten path which I like. The staff welcomed us with a few welcome shots when we arrived. The beach is located just across the street, we wandered over quite a few times during our stay to swim in the ocean. There are tables, chairs, couches, fans, hammocks, kitchen, Wi-Fi internet and of course the bar with bar stools, phone chargers, good music and plenty of alcohol! Adolfo and Alejandro are very accommodating. I will definitely go back and spend another weekend relaxing beachside and making new friends.

Room Tip: There are private casitas towards the back of the property, more quiet and secluded
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
What is more suited for a birthday party than a home away from home? Thank you for spending time with us on your birthday! It was so much fun having you as guests. We hope to see you soon.
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We only stayd one night, because some one booked the hostel for a party the next day.
Otherwise we would have spend another nigt there.
Alfonso is born to host people, is great behind the bar and really takes care of his place.
It's pretty clean but not sand less, has super fast internet and a kitchen to use.
It could have a bit more tables and chears to sit on, but apart from that it's a great place to stay.
Thanks for your hospitality Alfonso.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MalibuBeachHostel, Owner at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thanks a lot for your review, definately we took in consideration all your suggestions, now we have tons of chairs and a bigggg table for your convenience. The sand gives that special beachy touch to the place, its difficult to get rid of it, hope that next time you can spend that extra night and have tons of fun more.

Adolfo
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Vermont
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

My first hostel experience and it was a great one! Everyone was friendly and the service was outstanding. Loved the location and all the hammocks on property. Would stay here again and recommend it! Breakfast was simple but good. Very short walk to the beach. Wifi worked great.

  • Stayed May 2013
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MalibuBeachHostel, Owner at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Pleased that you have enjoyed your first hostel experience, they said the first impression will last forever and good that we did great, we have increased our internet speed to provide a better experience to our guests and we have a couple more of hammocks.
Hope to see you again around here!

Adolfo!
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

me and my friend enjoyed to stay! adolfo ( the owner ) was a very good host, he helped us with everything we needed help for!
u will feel like home!
we stayed in a dorm room, with A/C and toilet. rooms were clean.
id u like to cook, there s a kitchen, and in the garden they host a bar which has the best shots u will drink in panama!

hospitality 10/10 !!



  • Stayed May 2013
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MalibuBeachHostel, Owner at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Its our pleasure to serve you and provide high quality services and products in order to have happy and satisfied guests. Our shots are the best ones you can drink since they got all the magic and flow!!

Looking forard to see you again,

Adolfo
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I stayed at Malibu Beach Hostel last weekend. It was the best experience I had at the beach in my 6 months in Panama. Malibu Beach is only about an hour from the city. The hostel was clean and had a great laid back vibe. The owner was wonderful and accommodating. After checking in to my private room I went down stairs to enjoy my free welcome shots and hang out with other travelers. They played great music and had a good party. There are hammocks all around the place to enjoy a drink and lay out along with a great bar and small pop up pool to cool off. The beach is a few steps away from the hostel. I recommend this hostel to any one visiting Panama.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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MalibuBeachHostel, Manager at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
We are very happy that you enjoyed your free weekend at our hostel. Hopefully we see you soon again so that you can enjoy our new facilities!
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Chitre, Panama
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Adolfo was born to host, and he will make your stay here as possible as he can.. He can make f ood appear where there was none, taxis too. The surf no, but hey the pool was great for yoga!
The grounds are pretty and has a very laid back feel. Not close to anything except the blue Pacific which is sooo nice! The access is marginal and the water is in the process of being upgraded, but, other that that the place rocks!

Room Tip: Try the cabins in the back for more quietude.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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MalibuBeachHostel, Owner at Malibu Beach Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Thanks a lot for your review, serving is our passion, doing things correctly is our goal and having satisfied guest is all what we want, thanks a lot for your visit and looking forward to see you soon.

Adolfo
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Additional Information about Malibu Beach Hostel

Property: 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 3 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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