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8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Magnolia Inn
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This old building has charm, has a fabulous location, and seemed to be well run. A large common kitchen and dining area for all to use. The A/C seemed to be set on high the day I visited. The manager spoke fluent English, and was extremely helpful. This place is not cheap at all for a hostel, but with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed for about 4 nights throughout my time in Panama. Reggie and his wife are lovely Americans who will help answer any and every question you have. They were so patient! The hostel has a comfortable calm vibe and is not a party hostel which I loved. The rooms are clean and most are airconditioned. The bathrooms and showers... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnolia Inn -- Great location in casco viejo. The American owners are friendly and the room we stayed in (top floor, one of the 3 penthouses with private bath) was pretty nice with views of downtown from out the front window. Check out the rooftop bar at Tantalo when you visit. It's just around the block.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is located in Casco Viejo in a side street just a stone's throw from the city cathedral. Rooms were comfortable and the hostel had a decent sociable but cozy atmosphere. There were ample common areas so one (couples for instance) could have the choice of either opting for a quieter evening or socializing with other lodgers at large.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying in the Magnolia Inn a couple of days and there were very helpful all the time with everything i come up with.i really asked a lot of questions and they always took time to answer them. I also went to san blas for a few days and i could leave my stuff in the hostel for free... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Good: We arrived to Panama late and the hotel had a taxi waiting for us at the airport (we paid for it but it was still a nice and convenient touch). Once we arrived, the very nice guy at the check in desk was extremely helpful and personable (he's from the Netherlands but I forget his name). Our room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great overall experience at Magnolia Inn. I was in and out a number of times due to trips, friends, and just not planning well. The staff was able to accommodate me and my last minute requests and changes very quickly and effectively. Joeri/Reggie and Cherie (staff/owners respectively) were very helpful on all accounts from asking for a... More

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Riga, Latvia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was nice, with a good kitchen, loung area. The dorms had aircon and were clean BUT we ended up on the couch at 2 AM after being badly bitten by bed bugs. Magnolia Inn was not one of the cheapest options for budget travellers, so we did expect a certain level of ...service. But when we came out... More

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MagnoliaInnPanama, General Manager at Magnolia Inn, responded to this review

We are terrible sorry you had a bad experiences at our hotel. The cleanest, nicest hotels around the world has experienced this problem. These bugs are hitch hackers and attach themselves to whatever bag they find. Prevention and dealing with Bedbugs is a hotels responsibility so we take these comments seriously. We routinely check the rooms but now we have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little hostel in Casco. Great location and very clean. Nice kitchen for use and coffee in the morning. It was loud due to some neighbors, but with the personal fans that they give you, the noise was surprisingly drowned out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Magnolia Inn for one night in August 2014. It's a combination hostel and hotel with the hotel type rooms on the upper floor. I stayed in room 3C which I imagine to have the best view of Casco Viejo. The windows faces three different directions affording sweeping views of the impressive Panama City skyline, the historic... More

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Address: 8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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