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Hostel Portobelo

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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
6 Apr 2017
“Great views, great beer and awesome Thai food”
1 Jul 2017
“Decent”
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I stayed here for one night and it was nice. The rooms are spacious, clean and very cheap. The owner was lovely and very informative. The hostel is also in a convenient location not far from the fort and the middle of town.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Cap jacks sits on the top of the hill in portobello, the air is much cooler up here escaping the humidity below. You have great views and cold beers. The manager was a great guy from the USA and very helpful showed us the great...More

Thank sezl1982
Reviewed 14 August 2012

Captain Jack himself was lovely, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable on all things nautical. however, the hostel is distinctly average, pretty dark dingy rooms, dorms only ($13 a night). They serve surprisingly good food - a french/vietnamese chef (the red curry was AMAZING!). food is...More

2  Thank PLPKN
Response from CaptJackPortobelo, Owner at Hostel PortobeloResponded 28 November 2012

Thanks for taking the time to comment on Captain Jack's. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just to note, we have newly installed lights on dimmer switches in all the dorms. Don't know if they were in place for your stay. Rooms now are as bright...More

Reviewed 16 May 2012

The hostel can be quite cramped if it is full, which it may be when you visit (if you are looking/waiting for a boat like everyone else). The dorms are only cooled by fans, and these are insufficient should the dorms fill up. The beds...More

2  Thank Christopher L
Response from CaptJackPortobelo, Owner at Hostel PortobeloResponded 28 November 2012

Thanks Christopher for taking the time to comment on Captain Jack's. Just wanted to let you know we heard you. WiFi and lockers [with a $5 deposit] are now free. Cheers, Capt Jack

Reviewed 3 May 2012

I had a absolutely amazing time staying in Portobelo... the lil town has a incredibly rich history and a somewhat unique, laidback lifestyle. Getting there is very easy from Panama City.... you take the bus from Albrook bus station to Colon, but you need to...More

3  Thank Brian B
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US$12 - US$22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Sleep on the top bunks if you can - these tend to receive more air from the fans (which also helps to keep..."
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