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Hostal Casa Areka

calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
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Ranked #38 of 67 Panama City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

My experience overall was good until I realized the day after I left there is $200 missing from my money belt. I called Oswald (the owner) and informed him of the situation. Without giving me the benefit of the doubt he right away accused me of losing the money and that he trusts his housekeeper Veronica who has been working... More

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Park City, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I stayed for one night with one friend and thought Casa Areka was exactly what we needed. Initially, the staff was not very helpful (though to her credit, my Spanish is very bad), but when the owner arrived later, we enjoyed chatting with him. The facility and room were reasonably clean, and perks included functioning air conditioning, free wifi, and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 1 night and that was 1 too many. The room and place in general was dirty and definitely not appealing. No breakfast was offered although clearly stated on their breakfast and no discount on what is poor value at $40 a night. I have no hesitation in not recommending this place.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012 via mobile

I unfortunately found this “hotel” online and booked a nights stay (luckily only one!). I stay in a lot of hostels and hotels but this place is the worst I have ever seen. On arrival it seemed quite nice but don't be fooled by the reasonably well kept reception area. On check in the owner asked for full payment and... More

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Also Known As:
Hostal Casa Areka Panama/Panama City
Address: calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #38 of 67 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the most luxurious and central sectors of the city, we offer the finest facilities at an extraordinary price.If you would like to experience Panamain the most practical, modern andconvenient way, don't forget thatCasa Areka is your home in the city. ... more   less 
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