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Hostal Mamallena

Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked to stay 1 night and was due to leave on one of the boat tours the following morning. However, my bag had not arrived at the airport, which meant I missed this. The staff at the hostel were really helpful. As my Spanish was a bit limited, the owner (Chris I think) sorted everything out with the airport... More

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Santiago, Chile
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brace yourselves, you're not here for sleeping ! It definitely is cheap for Cartagena, so that's a very good point. But it's so noisy ! All rooms are set around the patio where there is music and drinkers all night long... we had room at the end of the patio with a noisy fan, so we were lucky enough to... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay here was certinly memorable. The hostel is in a great building with a perfect mix of being social yet not overly noisey ambiance at night for it to make the perfect stay. From a great back garden to a high up communal area/balconay with views over the city the hostel is well desiged and has a geniune soul.... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
46 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for 2 nights in May 2014. The staff throughout my stay were very good. Both friendly and helpful. Their knowledge was very good. They even had a British guy working there at the time. My room was nice and the night-time air conditioning was excellent. I did however notice a cockroach in my room on... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This hostel has a wonderful vibe, with very nice volunteeers and a decent free breakfast. they also help out with booking numerous tours at no extra cost, including sailing trips to columbia. They only have cold showers, but thats ok as panama city is usually cooking during the day. they have an excellent backyard patio with several well placed hammocks.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Very Rude staff, bad showers, small private rooms, really small bathrooms. You get better value for you money in Casco Viejo. Suspicious bites on my back that really looked like bed bugs. I would not recommend the hostel. We went on the Gitana III beginning of May 2014 and it was the worst trip of my life. The captain Marc... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hostel is look nice, clean and the stuff are friendly. The location is not central, better to stay in Casco viejo. The showers were really bad: there were only a weak flow of cold water. The room was beautiful but the bad was not comfortable and the AC was weak.

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Basically we're located in the centre of Panama and you can get to Casco Viejo within minutes, as well as most other places. Its not a historic area but it is pretty local. We do apologise about the water pressure, we'll try and fix that and look into the beds and AC as well. More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here some nights directly after arriving in PTY in a private room. Indeed not located in the best (tourist) area, but there is a supermarket on the corner of the street and U can take a taxi to casco viejo for 3-4$ aswell as to the city center. It is not a party hostel but there are always... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, and we are hoping to do a major building program next year and put in new rooms with private bathrooms and a pool. Hopefully you can make it back one day to see them! More

Portland, Maine
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Arrived in Panama and immediately started sweating buckets worrying about how i would sleep in my hostel. I arrived at 230am and was shown to my dorm style room. Opened the door and was hit by a wall of cold air. Not sure if i would be able to sleep a minute without ac. The fact that they have ac... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Mamallena was my first "hostal" experience and I hope to have better experiences in the future. The staff were great but the limited a/c left a lot to be desired. We reserved 2 beds and only rooms with 1 were available. The toilet rooms were very uncomfortable and the toilets often did not flush properly. Showers always ran cold and... More

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Address: Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Mamallena Backpackers Panama City
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