We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 71 Panama City accommodations

Panama Hostel by Luis

Coco del Mar, Panama City, Panama
Hotel amenities
Panama Hostel by Luis
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Panama Hostel by Luis to your Saves list
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
Bridgette S
Write a Review

45 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Panama by Luis. I traveled alone and I really liked that it was very quiet and in a nice area. The staff was very nice and helpful also. I rented the single room and it was very convenient and private. I would recommend this place to other travelers as well. Also, there is a free... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Georgetown, Guyana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have no major complaints, spent a few nights here. Room was clean, had its own bathroom which was clean. Complimentary pancakes and coffee for breakfast. (though the pancakes were not that good). Its walking distance from a 24 hour super market (super 99) so that was helpful. Its easy to catch a taxi to get around. However security was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

spend 2 nights here...private room (2ppl)...small room, small window....you open the door and stand right in front the bed...we packed our backpacks one by one...wasn´t enough space to do it at the same time.never slept this crappy for this amount of money...and i backpacked through india. 38$/night is way overpriced...go to Hospedaje Casco Viejo (22$ double with AC, shared Bathroom..and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winnsboro, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed a total of 6 hours one night. No problems, really. They arranged for someone to meet us at the airport, which was nice, then the accommodations were simple... TV didn't work, and cover of a/c came off, but at least it worked. Ended up staying somewhere else a week later when we came back through for our flight, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I spent three days at Panama Hostel By Luis and found everything to be just right. It's the kind of place you're guaranteed to meet interesting folk from all walks of life, passing through on amazing adventures. The hostel's location is excellent for proximity to the city and grocery shopping, and not far from the water in a quiet neighborhood... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brooklyn, New York, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Luna Castle was booked, so I stayed here instead hoping for the backpacker vibe. A mix of older and younger crowd, I did meet a lot of really awesome people. Omar, one of the managers, good man. There is also a group of locals that just hang out there, can't really say why, but it seemed like they were up... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We had a private bedroom which was very comfortable. There was air conditioning which I don't believe was in the dorm rooms. It was more expensive for a room than anywhere in South America but I don't have anywhere else in Panama to compare it to. However we had to share a bathroom with the other guests. There were 2... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

The whole Hostel is very dirty and in general not maintained well. We had an private room and the carpet, bed, fridge were very dirty. The promised warm shower didn't work and the offered towels had an acid smell of an old water tank. The hostel claims to offer a 24h checkin, which is not the case. Nor do they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evanston, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Don't book Panama by Luis - He gave away our private room, even though we booked a room and he replied to our a confirmation email. We assume that normally reservations are processed more smoothly at Luis. However Luis tried to blame us for his mistake. After having stayed at more than 20 hostels in Central America alone, this is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone there! My Boyfriend and I stayed here about a week in a private room with awesome A/C and a shared bathroom (who even cares about a private bathroom, you spend all of 5min in there a day anyways). I arrived in panama city really sick... to be honest I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Panama Hostel by Luis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Panama Hostel by Luis

Address: Coco del Mar, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your Panama Hostel by Luis reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Panama Hostel By Luis Panama City

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (2)
Dining (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay