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Salzburg Region, Austria
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good: it's cheap! 12$ for a bed in an 8 bed dorm & pancakes for breakfast included. Wi-Fi works well. Very friendly and helpful staff! Bad: you don't get a key to lock the room, but there are lockers in the room. Mini kitchen. Not so good area to hang out at the hostel and connecting with new people.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel while we were in Bocas. It's $12 a night if you stay more than one night and that includes pancaked and coffee for breakfast which is super nice. There is also ac in the dorms. Wifi works really well out on the balcony where it's nice to sit and hang out and...

Thank Emma S
United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice Hostel BUT we found it very noisy at night and the air conditioning to our room was switched off remotely by reception in the early hours of the morning (ie 2.00hrs) of our second night. Finally the all inclusive breakfast is poor with no choice consisting of two thick stodgy pancakes served without a smile....

Thank Ba8ydriver
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Its an exceptional little hostel, cheep and cheerful Includes also breakfast that is always an upside The receptionist is amazing, gave me heaps of info before i even booked Cant recommended enough 😊😊😊

Thank sammcam
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The couple that run this hostel are awesome they let me use there phone when the airline lost my surf boards. They are some of the nicest people that honestly really wanted to help and made sure my travels go as planned. The hostel is a fun clean environment I would highly recommend staying here

Thank jv3910
New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Calipso is a great hostel. They have tons of balconies which are great for relaxed mornings. Location is prime, right next to Bocas Town's main park. Only a few minutes walk to water taxis. There is also free pancakes and coffee in the morning until 10:30am. Great spot!

Thank aclar33
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Ended up staying here for 3 nights instead of 2. The beds are ok, they need to turn the matresses though, you can feel that has never been done. The ac in the room is a must and works perfect, so is the WiFi. The hostel is clean and has a good location.

Thank Nanda S
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I liked this place. We were heading to selinas, but we found this place for 10USD as opposed to 17USD in selinas. The rooms are nice, AC is essential btw. The kitchen is rough at the edges but functionally perfect. Free pancake mix in the mornings. Also, you can sit upstairs with a few beers and watch the world go...

Thank Daniel C
Playa del Carmen
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We camp around Bocas but we decide to spend a nitght in this hostal since the princes was very good. They have wifi, aor condition and breakfast include. And is excelent weel locared just right next to the park in the center. We go back 2 days after to ask for a shower and they were super nice enough to...

Thank Luz C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stayed here for 4 days and I really liked it. I met a lot of nice people there..everybody at the reception was very kind and they gave me useful advices. Also the service was ok..I really appreciate the AC and the private bathroom in the dorm..most of the hostels don't have it! They also offer pancakes and coffee for...

Thank Shakeela8

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Colon Island's Main Street, 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 6 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 $10 per night and private rooms go from $35 per night. The hostel has free wifi internet, an ample balcony, a common kitchen and 24 hour reception service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calipso Hostel

Address: 3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama (Formerly Tungara Hostel)
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Only stay if you don't want to sleep”
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 of 5 bubbles Ba8ydriver, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“private rooms”
 of 5 bubbles orlandom193, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pick the rooms upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles mawtyb, 4 Nov 2014 | Read review
“this hostal has a nice atmosphere I staid here for 4 nights ,and met lots of nice people some studied at a school it was not noisy at all ,and people that partied ,were silent to get in and out the rooms ,Im a bit older and travelling alone ,but I enjoyd it very much”
 of 5 bubbles urguide2007, 24 Oct 2014 | Read review
“There's a bar downstairs, so upstairs rooms away from the bar may be quieter. Room number 7 was perfect, but did not have hot water. Not sure if this option is available. Also, you need to request the AC remotes at the front desk in order to turn them on. No extra fees or anything, just know to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles ryank164, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
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