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Hostal Casa Areka

calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 083401160, Panama
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Ranked #31 of 73 Panama City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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 1 week ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cayman Islands
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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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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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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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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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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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