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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.3
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostal El Jaguar is built right out over the Caribbean ocean on the calm side of Bastimentos island, which means that you can jump in the water off our dock! The common area is an open air deck over the water which includes our hammock garden, plenty of tables and seating to socialize, two communal kitchens for guest use and a reception area which is also a fully stocked bar. Hostal El Jaguar is one of the best established guesthouses in Bastimentos, and has been owned by an Panamanian native for 16 years who is happy to share his insider information about the area so you get the best tips for your stay. The hostel is in the center of Old Bank town, conveniently located right next to the water taxi dock and just minutes on foot to all the restaurants and supermarkets in Bastimentos. We are a quiet, friendly guesthouse and we pride ourselves on taking care of our guests and making sure they get the most out of their stay!

PLEASE NOTE THAT BASTIMENTOS DOES NOT HAVE A CASH MACHINE (ATM). All local businesses accept cash only, including our hostel, so please plan accordingly by taking out enough cash for your stay in Bocas town on Isla Colon (the nearest ATM). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Dec 2018
    great place to stay, i can recommend it a 100%. The terrace is a huge plus and the hostel owner is very nice, trying to arrange everything to our satisfaction. We booked a tour with the hostel and they didnt tell us it was cancelled on time but mistakes happen and we did the tour a day later and it was super good (zapatilla tour). Had a nice private room with a private bathroom. Everything was clean but you can actually see through the wooden floor and you can see the sea beneath.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Dec 2018
    it was a wonderful stay, thanks a lot! and arnulfo, we love your song! SABOOOOR ;)
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Jun 2019
    El jaguar, una persona muy amable y atento con sus guests. Además, te ayudaba con los botes si querías ir a algún un lugar siendo estos muy puntuales.
    Chile, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Dec 2018
    Lovely hostel. You get to live the local experience un That Island. Great deal. They offer you kayac rental for just a few bucks. No restaurant, only open kitchen (theres a supermarket next to the hostel).
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    07 Aug 2019
    Amazing location on the water, swimming and sunbathing off the dock! Rooms are pretty rustic style don’t expect anything too flash! Bar shut at 8pm which was a bit disappointing, make sure you bring fresh food for cooking from the main island as the supermarket on this island was small and expensive. Lady who checked us in was very nice
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 Jul 2019
    Overall, the hostel is nice and it allows you to be in the middle of Bastimentos’s Old Bank. Pros: The room and bathroom were clean and well maintained. The view is awesome and the hammocks give the little extra you need to feel comfy and relaxed. It’s a quiet place and you can find many restaurants near or cook yourself. Cons: There’s not a lot of stock in the supermarket so if you want to cook, bring food from the main island. Note that you can’t swim there.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    25 Dec 2018
    Bastimento is a island with not many facilities, no fresh veggies. El Jaguar is a typical hostel like it should be, fairly clean, rooms just fine. The owner is very nice and arranged different types of tours.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    30 Jul 2018
    A great hostel for Isla Bastimentos. The rooms were nice enough and the staff was friendly. The bad: It didn't have hot water, but most places don't. The water right off the dock was dirty, so you can't swim off of it. The good: Basically everything else was great, I would stay there again. I loved Bastimentos and recommend visiting Red Frog beach.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2019
    Nice simple hostel. Nothing fancy but looked just like the pictures. Towels and dishes are all very old and could maybe be replaced but good other than that
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    21 Feb 2018
    Very friendly staff, common area is nice, but bedrooms are extremely rough & ready. Lick of paint would go a long way. Water off the dock is too dirty to swim in.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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