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Luna's Castle Hostel

Calle 9 | Casco Viejo, Panama City 328, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cusco, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will only focus on one thing and one thing only - its the reception workers in Luna's. They are angels. I love their spirit and the wish and will to help each and everyone of us, the tourist who want to feel welcomed in a new location. Also the mingling with other tourist, they can fit almost 100 people,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night and the staff was very helpful upon arrival. The location is great and is walking distance to so much. We rented bicycle from a bike shop that is a few minutes away and rode the entire distance of the park along the waterfront. My only complaint of the hostel was the noise. Granted we stayed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 5 days here. Very helpful and knowledgable staff. Location is great, you are in walking distance to the fish market. Also a 20 minute walk to the closest metro. A little too noisy for our liking but we did know about it before booking. The bathrooms are well cleaned. The pancake batter in the morning is a win.... More 

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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend nd I booked luna's Castle because we wanted to stay in Casco Vieho. The location is great and we enjoyed a warm welcome - the staff is so nice and helpful! Unfortunately, that's the two only good things about this hostel. We knew that our room would be a bit louder because of the bar nearby, but sleeping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had an amazing time here! This hostel exceeded my expectations. Staff is incredible, cheap beer, A/C rooms are great, big comfy beds, very sociable, good price, and good free breakfast. The staff are so helpful too. The bar downstairs is so much fun and a great place to meet other travelers. They have $.50 beer happy hour (I'm not... More 

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

Hey GlobeTrottica! Thanks for the sweet review. We started the $0.50 beer happy hour at our first hostel in Bocas del Toro. It's been over 10 years and we haven't raised the prices. No plans to do so either! Glad you enjoyed the bikes. The ride along the Cinta Costera is amazing. Hope you had a chance to do the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Travelling solo for the first time and feeling quite nervous on my arrival to Luna's, the staff were incredibly attentive and made sure my stay was comfortable. With a large dining table centrally placed its a haven for people to congregate, chat and eat brekkie together. Perfect for meeting fellow backpackers! I booked my San Blas Island tour with Kevin... More 

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

Hey Sasha - Thanks for your kind words. San Blas/Guna Yala is a truly magical trip and, like you said, Kevin is awesome at making it happen. We've sent thousands of people to San Blas over the years and the place remains as stunning as ever. Come back soon, please! More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My grandmother and I did not stay at lunas hostel but we stayed down the road and arrived in panama with no set plans . We met a few people on the hop on hop off buss who recommended us to go see kevin at lunas hostel to organize something wicked for us to do .... He did just that... More 

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

Hey Jodilynn, Thanks so much for your comments. I think you nailed it. Kevin and the rest of the staff really do go above and beyond. I'm glad that Kevin could make all the pieces come together for your and your family. As you said, he's the master at making wishes come true, and it's awesome to hear that he... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First of all, I don't understand the hype and good reviews for this hostel. I've been around the world and there are tons of hostels much better than Luna's Castle for the same or lower price. The hostel itself was OK - it's got character and a certain charm to it but that quickly wear off. The AC room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed in the air con room and definitely recommend it. The staff are extremely friendly here and there are a few different common areas! Beds have curtains if you want a bit of privacy. Overall wonderful atmosphere, would go back!

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

Hey Alexandra, Thanks for your review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Luna's Castle. The privacy curtains in the dorms are only a few months old. Very glad you think they're a good addition to the hostel. Safe travels. More 

Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Let's start off by saying that this place SHOULD be recommended to every young person who is traveling to Panama City. The price, the location, and the overall vibe of the place caters to adventurers and young people in general, and it's one of the more "exciting" hostels I've spent time in around the world. That being said, know what... More 

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

Hi Greg, Thanks for recommending our place - that being said, we certainly strive to only have highs that are extremely high. There's no place for lows. I pleased to report that the staff member with whom you had the negative experience is no longer working at Luna's Castle. My only regret is that the individual was not let go... More 

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