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Panama Hostel by Luis

Coco del Mar, Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013
Jennifer N Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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  • 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
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Frankfurt, Germany
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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

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Winnsboro, Texas, United States
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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

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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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

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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6 hotel reviews
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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

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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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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

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Evanston, Illinois, United States
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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

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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Thank you for being so quick to reply to ALL my emails. It was the first time I ever traveled outside the U.S. and I was traveling on my own. Plus I knew VERY little Spanish. I suggest you defiantly speak Spanish if you head to Panamá but don't let it stop you if you don't. I did manage with... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I booked a single room with bathroom but what I get was a single room with shared bathroom....but both room and bathroom were clean and nice. The staff is helpful and friendly and the hostel is located in a very safe area, never feel uncomfortable.

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Address: Coco del Mar, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
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Ranked #29 of 70 Specialty lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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