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Hostal Casa Areka

calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner, Oswald, is so incredibly helpful! My friend and I stayed here a few nights in between going to Isla Grande and San Blas. Oswald helped us organize both of those trips, giving us great information and easily setting us up for a great experience in San Blas. The pool outside was great--perfect for a quick dip on a... More 

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Akersberga, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dorm was really nice, we had private bathroom in our 6 bed dorm. Really nice with the pool when you are in the city and its really hot! Kitchen was okey, same with the breakfast that is included. First time we were there it was bread, cereals, fruit, coffee. The other time they had pancakes! Just one thing that... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed one night, but a great experience. Nice, clean hostel, with spacious rooms. Very helpful staff - we arrived at a difficult hour, and the night watch let us sleep on the couches in the common area upon arrival waiting to check in. Great atmosphere.

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Province of Neuquen, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hostal is close to the supermarket, two shopping malls in walking distance and the coast walk (sinta costera) just in walking distance. we felt very welcomed, the place has a good atmosphere and the space is very well organised and beautifully aranged. the swimming pool surrounded by palmtrees makes you feel like in a oasis in the city. as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling alone and the receptionist was super friendly and helped me with all questions. The hostl is clean and cosy. For the price you pay it includes a lot. A pool, breakfast, a billard table. If I return to Panama city I'm definitely staying in this hostl again.

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1 Thank Ines K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We really loved it here. The hostel has nice atmosphere, facilities (like bathroom, kitchen, AC) and helpful staff! Only a little far from the metro but the metro isn't that useful here anyways, taxis are really cheap if you bargain. Across the street is a very good 24h supermarket and it's near the Trump Tower (with nice Sunset view from... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was located in a good area, fairly close to things. The 6 ppl dorm I stayed in was good, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately when I was there, a bunch of guys were partying all night long. The three days I was there, they played loud music until 5 am every nights, this place I barely slept and i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome stay in Casa Areka. Very clean hostel and the pool was perfect for those hot days! Location is perfect for travellers as it is right next to a huge supermarket that was pretty cheap! Just a quick walk away from several shopping centres and the the beautiful waterfront walking paths. Staff were very helpful and friendly!... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Do NOT take the single bed-room in the base floor, it is clean, but no AC, very, very noisy and stinky. You will feel like sleeping in the street, a sound mix of car horns all day and night, kitchen and washing machine noise, party until 3 am, Even the animals in the hostal sleep better as in that room.... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hostel in a good district of Panama City. We don't get the negative reviews written below. We stayed in a private room with 3 persons with a private bathroom for 40$ a night. Which is not expensive for Panama City. Fresh fruit for breakfast, a swimming pool, a pool table, playstation and friendly staff all together in one... More 

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