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    Calipso Hostel

    3rd Street, between E and Central Avenue | Across the Municipal Building, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 01010, Panama
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    Overview
    • Excellent48%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible13%
    Travellers talk about
    “pancakes” (18 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (16 reviews)
    “cosy balcony” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Multilingual Staff
    Laundry Service
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Unfortunately I didn't read the reviews on here before we booked as it was last minute. We stayed at calipso 2 nights because the other bed and breakfast was booked out (surfari-great place to stay!) First night my two friends woke with bites on them...More

    Thank Jasmines92
    Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

    I stayed 10 days in bocas del toro and i slept in 4 different hostel . Calipso is absolutely the best . Big rooms , super clean , the kitchen fully furnished and the have a really good breakfast included . The Italian owners are...More

    Thank Luca C
    Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

    Spent a night there and got bitten so heavily that it is starting to ruin my vacation. Everything is dirty and rundown, no soap in the bathroom and the shower curtain was broken. There is no real common area, just a hallway and a narrow...More

    Thank Ivana P
    Reviewed 28 September 2017

    A pretty average hostel. We paid $30 for a private room with AC with breakfast included (2 pancakes and coffee) which was cheaper than most other hostels in the area. There was nothing special about the hostel but we didnt have any problems while staying...More

    Thank Bailey P
    Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

    The hostel is ideally located, has a nice balcony to chill and small but comfortable dorms with AC during the night. The staff is friendly but the kitchen is small and generally too dirty. I guess a good choice in Bocas.

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • US$12 - US$16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Panama >
    • Bocas del Toro Province >
    • Isla Colon >
    • Bocas Town
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