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Magnolia Inn

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8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For $15 a night you simply can't beat the Magnolia Inn in Casco Viejo. A relaxing atmosphere set in one of Panama City's historic districts. A perfect spot for backpackers to acclimate to the city, or relax after living it up in Bocas. Close to the Cathedral Square and the Presidential Palace, and minutes from the main bus terminal at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is alright for private rooms, we were charged 70 USD for one night, but you can definitely get something better for that price. Location was perfect since it's close to everything in Casco Viejo. I wouldn't consider this place a luxury hotel. Maybe for a hostal might be. For prices like that, they should have breakfast included. Overall,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, spacious, friendly, and in a fun part of town. My favorite hostel in Panama city by far. Plus the showers are amazing. Staff does whatever they can to help you out. Easy to access from Albrook as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was extremely friendly, spoke English and were quite willing to help us whenever we had a question. The rooms were clean and the best part was the fabulous air conditioning!!! The location was perfect too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was impeccable with excellent hot showers (much needed after a 5 day sea crossing from Colombia with no washing facilities other than the sea...), air con in the rooms which was a treat in the Panamanian heat, clean and comfy bunk beds with lockers and plugs by each one, and a kitchen for all to use. However, what... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

thank u hannah for yr warmth on checking in-----.magnolia inn is clean and safe and well positioned in casco viejo- close to everything u need.they do have strict rules about smoking--no smoking allowed anywhere in the building including the balconys. the general atmosphere is not yr homely type welcome home away from home- it s more like a bed and... More 

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

Hi Nowan, Thank you for your review. I am glad you found our staff helpful and welcoming. We have a strict no smoking policy because smoking in a hotel, or any public building in Panama, is against the law and are penalized by hefty fines. We have a CCTV system for your security and convenience, but I am sorry you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for close to a week while planning my onward travel. Very nice large rooms with clean modern design and a comfortable bed. Location is great for exploring the Casco Viejo area and a hot walk to the city along the malacon if you dare. Owners are very hands on and all staff were very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first hostel I stayed at during my 3 month Central American trip. I arrived at 10PM and the hostel made arrangements for me to be picked up at the airport. It was very hot in Panama City, so the rooms have AC. Our room was too cold for my liking, but the staff is willing to adjust... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy stroll to the Fish Market as well as all of Casco Viejo. Room 9 was clean with a large shower, on the corner overlooking the street: As a result, it gets noisy, at least on the weekends, and earplugs were invaluable. Staff were great, with some stellar tips for dinner, drinks, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a castle when compared to the ones in the same price range when in casco viejo. I went there after staying in the worst hotel I had ever stayed next door. It is simple, but it is brand new! I had all the help we could have wanted. It was a oasis....

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