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Ranked #39 of 71 Panama City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Cayman Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the place is in a decent enough location in Panama, I couldn't imagine being stuck with some of the rooms. Room #2 I believe on the main floor would be a nightmare right outside the main area where it is loud throughout the night. Only one bathroom has hot water to shower. Our rooms got mixed up and were... More

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San Marcos, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The place is quiet, nice and friendly. We were in another hostel before but we didn't like it so we changed and were happy about our decision. The room was clean, the outside area is nice, the kitchen is perfect (and the supermarket is just across the street). I was very sick during my stay, spending my time at the... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When my boyfriend and I arrived at Casa Areka, we were pleased with the accommodations. As time passed, we were less and less impressed. A couple days into our stay, we found bugs in the bathroom. About halfway through our trip, we checked one of our hiding places for "return home" money and I thought some was missing, but I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Felt very informed with constant communication with the owner via email. He was hospitable and accommodating. Our requests and queries were met with a genuine eagerness to assist. The amenities were average; catered for basic needs and maybe a little luxury with the air-con, TV and Wi-Fi. The location was quite central; only 30 minutes drive from the airport (PTY)... More

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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed in Casa Areka during my 24 hour layover in Panama City. It's close to the airport so I didn't have problems going back to the airport in time. The owner (Oswald) is very friendly and nice enough to show me everything about Panama in a glance on the hostel's creative board. Two best facts that I liked the... More

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed here back in March. The location was excellent, don't get fooled into staying in Casco Viejo because that is super far from anything, this place was right on Punta Pacific near everything. There is a huge super across the street but it was quiet at night. The room was awesome, AC, cable, awesome WIFI, and Oswald was a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I ended up here after the previous hostel had no room for me. It turned out to be pretty nice. The kitchen was well setup and stocked. The bathroom and shower setup is weird, though. I think the shower was in the owner's private room? I wasn't sure. I'm not blaming them, but due to my lack of Spanish at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This was our first stop off the plane from the US and the owner arranged for a cab for us from the airport which was $30. My girlfriend and I found our entrance intimidating but found a pleasant room with its own bathroom and good AC. The next morning the owner took it upon himself to drop us off (in... More

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Melbourne
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed in a private room and the room was okay although the ensuite smelled and was not very nice. I really didn't like the location, we were only supposed to be there a night but had to stay for 3 waiting for lost luggage and massively regretted booking this place by the end of it. Oswald was friendly and... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is next to a 24supermarket which is excellent! Oswald is really friendly and tries to help where ever he can. The rooms are not as nice as on the pics in the internet. Ours was really old and the price wasn't fair. We found out that a other couple has to pay for a nicer room 5-10$ per... More

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Additional Information about Hostal Casa Areka

Address: calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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