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Hostal Casa Rica

Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012
sirmarcus7774 Heredia, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

This hostel is situated strategically at the middle of the financial district of Panama City. Everything is so near. Lots of restaurants, both cheap and not-so-cheap, 24 hour supermarket nearby, and since it is in the middle of 2 of the major thoroughfares (calle 50 and Via España), commuting is never an issue. Personal security is not an issue either... More

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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

I've stayed twice here with my boyfriend and alone, too. I can offer Casa Rica, if you're looking for calm, safety place in Panama city. You can walk in the neighbourhood either at night! Supermarkets, pretty restaurants are around, the rooms are not so hot, like in other hostels. The staff is friendly, the rooms is OK, the price is... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at Casa Rica a few weeks ago and had a great time there. The location is fab - near calle Uruguay for going out, very near a huge supermarket, and a perfect spot for catching a bus to anywhere in town. It's a quiet hostel with free internet and a nice little courtyard to chill... More

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Basin, Wyoming
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

The people at the front desk were very helpful, good internet access. Nights were a noisey because our room was just above others' patios. I would recommend staying here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Groceries, eat out, dollar store and BUSES to everywhere close by. NO bed bugs. Bit of a walk, but eat out at NELSON'S. The locals do. Excellent Tipico value, and they have cracked eggs for breakfast!

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Is not clean and have serious problems with the water. Very old and seems like the owners dont want to invest in new beds and so on...i dont recommend it.

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Hostal_Casa_Rica, Manager at Hostal Casa Rica, responded to this review

Dear guest: Thank you for your comments, it help us to improve every day our service level and facilities. Our Hostel is currently undergoing renovation in some areas. We are sorry for any inconveniences caused by the work executed. In regards to the water supply, there was a water crisis in Panama during Dec-Jan 2011, it started raining on December... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

The staff was good fun and we had a awsome time there... Can recomend it for budget travelers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Zulys has a new owner. The staff is entirely new. The place is friendly. The people is nice. Please consider Zulys as an alternative when you come to Panama city

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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2010

this place is disgusting. the owners are rude and insulting although the fellow travelers were great and deserved more. i left after 2 nights and spent the rest of my time in this wonderful city at Hospedaje Casco Viejo - lovely staff, great location, fun and eclectic guests. do not support zulys! be warned

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

I know that when you are traveling on a budget, there are often few choices. Because of this, I ended up with Zuly's with some friends for a few days. The good news is that the party area of Calle Uruguay is somewhat close, as are some casinos as well as a big grocery store "El Rey". So the location,... More

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Address: Calle Ricardo Arias, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
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