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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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hands down the best place to stay in Panama when on a budget. Ask for Richard he is great. He looked after us so well and sorted us out with amazing trips to San blas Islands (stay in Ina's cabins) and Boquete! The only way to describe this place is amazing

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 6 of my friends have had a wonderful stay in Mamallena. Staff super friendly and extremely helpful, they will book and suggest activities for you. They also organise tours to the sand blas islands which is a MUST to do! Free wifi, decent size rooms and plenty of areas to chill out too. Mamallena is also just a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled here as a group of 7 girls and had a great time. Richard was amazingly helpful and friendly. He organised a great trip to San Blas for us and helped us organise our transport and accom in Boqete and Bocas Del Toro. Great atmospere in the hostel and would be a good place to come if you were... More 

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austin,tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros Informative and kind staff Comfy beds Ac from 9pm-8am or so Pancakes Big fridge for your food Load of laundry $5 $3 taxi ride to bus station and mall Big comfy couch in common room and available bean bags Cons Lousy lighting in the rooms Pancakes EVERY morning Must grab a taxi to expedite trip just about everywhere $8... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious mango tree out back. Friendly, accommodating staff. Can walk to lots of restaurants and bars, but consider a cab after dark. Not in a very touristy part of town. There were tons of flyers providing information about other hostels in activities outside of Panama City, which was very helpful for our short trip. Shared kitchen, cold beers, and ok... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

our room at this place was like a dungeon, but we loved it! There was only a small window, but we had a fan and air con which made it ok. There's free wifi, a kitchen, make your own pancake breakfast, some great common areas, and the best thing was the helpful staff, and some of the people we met!... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 June 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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