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Hostel Mamallena

in front of Parque Central, Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #10 of 26 Boquete B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here two nights in August 2014. We reserved a private room with shared bathroom through email. The good: rooms were furnished better than average and beds were comfortable. There was a dresser and a nightstand in our room, along with several hooks to hang some clothes. The bad: the worst part of this hostel is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an alright place to stay. The cleaners are constantly in operation so shared areas like the kitchen and garden get closed frequently. The gas ran out so the free pancake brekkie was unavailable. The printer ink ran out too. The staff are all pretty tired and grouchy. The room was fine and bathroom clean.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place to lay a head, rooms were clean and spacious. Cozy common rooms also. The staff were pretty friendly and organised days tours around Boquete and shuttles to Bocas for 25 dollars. Plenty of hot water in shower too for the cool mountain climate.

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New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hostelroom is not big and has 7 beds in it, quite a lot. What I disliked is the very bad warm water pressure, only the shower upstairs had warm water when you turned it all the way on. Also I didn't really like that there were only sinks in the hallway, it's a bit odd to have everyone passing... More

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The have many lounge areas and places to chill and hang out, and the communal kitchen is huge and pretty well stocked. They offer breakfast included in your rate, but we went out for breakfast every morning. Their wifi connection is good throughout the hostel, and seemed to offer good speed (enough to make skype voice calls etc.) The excursions... More

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Fairfield, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed at Mamallena for six nights in early June. For someone traveling alone, the common areas were a great place to meet people and make plans to do things together. The staff were incredibly helpful, giving directions to the grocery store, drawing maps for the hikes in the area, or giving you a cheap option for place to eat.... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I stayed here with my friends back in April 2013 when I was studying abroad in Panama City. The staff is really nice and the hostel itself is really clean. They told us a lot about climbing Volcan Baru and we were very satisfied with the city and this hostel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in mid-May, 2014. We had a private room, and it costs only $33 per night, The room was spotless, and in fact the whole hostel is clean and well-managed. The staff is very friendly and have great ideas for things to do in the Boquete area. The location is perfect, right in the middle... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I recently stayed a little while in this hostel and enjoyed it a lot. The staff is friendly, the hostel organizes excelent trips to the surroundings of Boquete, it is excellently situated on Boquete's main square and the kitchen and dorms are great. In addition, it has a nice garden and a very knowledgeable and friendly owner, Miquel who is... More

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Hamburg, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I am not a 100% sure, but I think this place has received a thorough renovation a while ago, which makes it a nice, clean and friendly place. (We peaked in 2 years ago, and I think it looked more chaotic...) We stayed here in a private room with bathroom for 4 nights as a springboard for all activities around... More

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Address: in front of Parque Central, Boquete, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
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Long regarded as one of the best hostels in Panama, Hostel Mamallena has now opened in Boquete. With a combination of private rooms with en-suites and dorm beds, we've got a room for everyone. Add to that our great beds, pancake breakfast, free internet and movies, great customer service and you have the perfect hostel for your stay in Boquete. Whether it's for a night, a week or a month, you're more than welcome. ... more   less 
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