Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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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 2.0

  • Security 2.0

  • Location 2.0

  • Staff 2.0

  • Atmosphere 2.0

  • Cleanliness 2.0

  • Facilities 2.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    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
  • 9.4


    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


    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


    13 Oct 2019
    very nice hostel and staff, but area around is extremely quiet during low season, and not many options within walking distance. Great if you're looking to spend the day at wizards/red frog beach or want quiet but otherwise there's not much to do
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    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


    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


    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
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Overall we enjoyed our stay here. Positives: bathrooms, bedroom and kitchen are all cleaned regularly. Right on the water close to food places. Staff are nice and helpful. Negatives: rooms are very small, basic and don’t have any storage for clothes etc.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.0


    19 Nov 2020
    They were not open, but you booked it anyway. That's why I'll never use you again.
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi