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Hostal Mamallena

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Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made Mamallena our base-camp of our Panama adventure. They were accommodating, helpful, clean and cheap. They had the comfiest beds we stayed in for our entire trip. The manager Rich was really nice and the atmosphere is lovely. Alll the backpackers regularly eat together and have beers in the lovely garden. They have hammocks to chill out in for... More 

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Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to mamallena on a recommendation from a friend and at last a hostel in Panama that cared about there guests at first i came to the reception not knowing what to expect but Richard the manager was great he put me at ease straight away i stayed in a dorm which was so comfy and clean and had... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well i arrived in panama and on a recommendation of mamallena it was not disappointing at a really colorful hostel with lots of artwork around and loads of places to chill out and a really cool and very comfy TV room with endless movies.Did a a san blas trip through these guys and all the info was great and made... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I´m really glad I booked at Mamallena after some internet research. This hostel doesn´t use the common booking sites so you may not come accross it when you do your research. I had to send them an email to book a bed and got a reply right away. At the time of my research it seemed the best value for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a perfectly fine stay here but ultimately switched to another hostel with a better location (this neighborhood has a couple of meh restaurants and isn't too safe to walk around at night - have to taxi everywhere) and more comfortable details. Kitchen (DIY pancakes in the morning) and bathrooms were clean-ish. Only the bedrooms are airconditioned (and I think... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and I do understand about some of your complaints. Our lounge area has two alrge ceiling fans so usually isnt too hot, and the back balcony has two sides open to the breeze and fans as well. Theres usually people out there as well, just maybe not when you were here. Did you miss... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an awesome stay! Room was nice, staff friendly and free pancakes tasty. Half way between old town and new city so only a few dollars where ever you choose to go. Very relaxed atmosphere. Less then ten dollars by taxi to the canal as well! Good place!

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mamallena is the best Hostel to stay at in Panama City. It is comfortable, affordable, chill, and well located. I went there numerous times during the past month and every time was an enjoyable experience. It is safe and almost every guest is kind and respectful. As if it couldn't get better already, the staff is great and you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had such a good time in Panama City while staying at Mamallenas. Richard, the manager, was professional (and awesome fun) the entire time - even took us to a couple of venues in the city such as the fish markets and Hard Rock Cafe. The kitchen was well-equipped, they booked our sailing trip, and the place was kept really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Awesome hostel! Has everything you need, great atmosphere, tons of space to chill out and meet people. Best of all, Richard and the staff are super nice and welcoming. The beds are really comfortable and they organize great tours to San Blas. We stayed here twice and had a great time! Highly recommended.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Mamallena is a nice, cosy and colorful hostel, where you'll find a really nice atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and always ready to help you. My plan was to stay here 3 to 4 days and I liked it that much that I stayed much longer! There is a beautiful garden with hammocks where you can relax, while enjoying... More 

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