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Luna's Castle Hostel

Calle 9 | Casco Viejo, Panama City 328, Panama
#19 of 70 hotels in Panama City
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Luna's Castle in 2010 and liked it so much that I decided to stay there again this time. I love the art work, great place to meet other travelers. The dorms have been upgraded since the last time I was there- nicer bunk beds with privacy curtains and big drawers for your bags, lockers with outlets in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice hostel. The bed was comfortable but it becomes pointless when the relic bar in the basement has loud music playing into the early hours of the morning! If you value your sleep then don't stay at luna's castle!! However you want cheap night then the happy hour does 50 cent beers!!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start by saying this hostel is probably better for solo travel than couples. I can see how it is a great way to meet people, but did not satisfy our needs. We booked a private room (on two non-consecutive nights) and neither of them had windows. There was no water in the common bathroom one day. We booked... More

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Tulum, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been travelling 5months in central america and i slept in many bad places.... never had badbugs Luna is fun i can't deny it.... but my body is full of bites from badbugs!CAREFULL GUYS!I had to run to a pharmacy to buy cream to fix this awfull spots on my skin!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't know what you get, when you see it from the outside. But the environment and atmosphere in the hostel is amazing, and the service is so good! This was a very nice surprise. The bar downstairs is very cosy in the night. And the skylineview is amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this hostel 3 years ago. Had a really nice time back then, so decided to come back. When I arrived the staff was really nice and helpful. This time they put me in a dorm with aircon in the basement. The dorm looked really nice with the curtains in the bunk beds. But before I went to sleep... More

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David H, Owner at Luna's Castle Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Marleen - Thanks for your comments. Very glad to hear that the staff were kind and helpful. Your comments are appreciated. Upon reading your review we immediately called the exterminator (additionally, we conduct a regular, eco-friendly extermination every 2 months) and have dealt with the AC issue. There's nothing better than having repeat guests stay with us and we... More

Munich, Germany
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Luna's Castle for four nights in April. We chose it because of its great location right on the edge of Casco Viejo, the lovely historic district. There are a lot of bars and restaurants within a five-minute walk. We did not have a reservation, but they had beds in a dorm with air-condition available. The staff is... More

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David H, Owner at Luna's Castle Hostel, responded to this review

We recently created bunk beds with privacy curtains. Great to hear that you liked them! Always makes us happy when we hear from guests that the breakfast hit the mark as well. Thank you for such a thoughtful review. Come back soon! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled here with one friend. We arrove late at night after reception had closed and had been told we could sleep on the couches in their theater. There was an elderly man who appeared homeless sleeping inthe room we were supposed to stay in, and no where to store our bags. We ended up going elsewhere for the night... More

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David H, Owner at Luna's Castle Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Amanda - Thanks for your review. Apologies that there appeared to be a local, homeless man in the communal area (he was never given access to dorms or private rooms). There was a terrible fire in Casco Viejo - he lost his wife and daughter as well as his home - and we allowed him to stay at Luna's... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The location is - this is undebatable - fabulous, in the middle of panama citys old town 'casco viejo'. If you want to party and go crazy - this is the place. Backpackers meet, meet again and... drink. A LOT. If you are more of a quiet soul - dont go here. For the pricing... I think it is too... More

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David H, Owner at Luna's Castle Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. We hope you do come back! More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really liked this quirky hostel. Excellent location in the heart of Casco Viejo. The pancakes and bananas were delish each morning. Free bike rental was another plus. Word to wise..if staying in dorm with no a/c, try and get a top bunk. Can get pretty hot and sticky.

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Thank you! We hope you got extra helpings on the pancakes and are so glad you took the Luna's Castle beach cruisers around the city. Safe travels and come back soon! More

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Address: Calle 9 | Casco Viejo, Panama City 328, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
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Set in a Spanish colonial mansion built upon the water’s edge. Luna’s Castle Hostel attracts those who seek the ideal Panama City backpacking experience. Following Captain Morgan’s plunder of Panama Vieja in 1671, stones from the ruins were used to construct the massive walls of Casco Viejo. Luna’s Castle, built in 1905, rests upon these original city walls. ... more   less 
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