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Hostal Mamallena

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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stuff shows perfectly the friendly face of the hostel. They help you with everything and even brighten up your days on the road if in a new city. There's one particular event that got me amazed how they go beyond social norms when we talk about "help" by providing the best experience for travellers. Richard, the hostel manager, was... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the airport shuttle for our arrival in Panama City and a Suzuki Swift taxi showed up. It was so cramped in the backseat with me and all our luggage and NO air conditioning, and this is not a quick trip. The private room was adequate and clean but the area of the hostel is a bit sketchy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a sailboat through Mamallena and paid the $50 deposit only to find myself alone and forgotten about on the docks of the Caribbean coast. My boat was nowhere to be found and there was absolutely no representation from Mamallena. Miraculously, another boat, the Gitana III, was preparing to depart and offered to give me a lift to Colombia.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ended up arriving in Panama at the unfortunate hour of 3 in the morning and usually do zero pre-planning. I found an Internet cafe open near the 5 Mayo bus stop. I did some quick searching and found Mamallenas to have the best connections to ship captains sailing to Colombia. I walked several kilometers at 4 am and saw... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved dorm beds for my brother and I in advance very easily. From the bus terminal, it was a $3 cab to the hostal and its centrally located. Get a bus pass at the terminal! Hostal was great, wonderful service and really accommodating. Especially since I ask so many questions (you know who I'm talking to here). Pancake brekkie, safe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing hostel! The management and stuff are helpful, professional, friendly and really care about you! The atmosphere is chilled like in a big family. The rooms and showers as the kitchen are clean.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostal with friendly staff, good atmosphere, tours available, fun bright colors and well-lit. Nice garden, hammock, couches, etc. Location is a bit dodgy - I actually felt fine, but everyone including police said it is a dangerous area. Taxis are $3 (for two of us) to Casco Viejo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in February 2015. The place was a little rough around the edges, but comfortable overall. Private room was clean and the air conditioner worked. Bathrooms were a bit dodgier. Common area was fun, and we met a good crew that went out drinking together that night. Staff was friendly. Only problem (big problem) was they completely... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed at Mamallena 2 nights and it was enough. We took a private room and it was very small with no windows and the AC wasn't working. Although it was clean, we had a hard time to breathe in the night because of the humidity in the room. During our stay there was always weird people sleeping on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Really nice beds, good communal spaces including a nice garden, good WIFI, good lockers, nice pancakes and homemade syrup :) Laundry service was really quick and efficient. Staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful. You should definitely reserve, though they will do whatever they can do fit you in. They are so knowledgeable and helpful in terms of tours and... More 

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