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Hostal Casa Areka

calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
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Ranked #24 of 75 Panama City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A great place to stay. The staff were helpful and very friendly and always willing offer advice on we're to eat etc. The comfortable rooms had air con and were cleaned daily. The included breakfasts consisted of fresh fruit and toast with jam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I came here for about a week. I Loved it. I met people from all over the world. Panama City is beautiful and there's tons to do there. Also, the Hostel is located in an affliuent neighborhood. It's very safe. It is more of a 'house' feeling than a hotel, which is Nice. Plus, it's social too. Don't come here... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The hostel is quite nice. It has a kitchen and 4 bathrooms. There was also a parking spot right in front of the house. It is quite festive so if you are looking for a quiet hostel, you might want to look elsewhere. There are lockers in the corridor and there were windows in the dorm so it wasn't too... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at Casa Areka. Pierre was extremely helpful and kind, helping us with lots of useful information and advice for the city. The hostel is extremely clean, welcoming and friendly. A/c worked really well and kitchen was fully equipped. I would definitely stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It was rally a very very very good hostel ! Nice staff, good brerakfasst, clean and pretty cheap! I enjoyed my stay there, and i recommend this hostel to everybody. The people who work there are really amazing. I love this hostel !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Oswald and his staff made us feel really welcome in their hostel. We spent 2 nights here and left late on the 3rd night (to catch a midnight bus) and they were more than happy to let us stay and use the facilities until we left. The hostel was very clean, the bathrooms never felt dirty. The common areas are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After a long journey from Caracas to Panama City, this was a really nice place to stay. The owner, Oswald, is friendly and helpful. The dorm bed we had was good and everything was clean. The 24-hours supermarket in front of the hostel is perfect!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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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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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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