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Hostel Mamallena

in front of Parque Central, Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #9 of 26 Boquete B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Hanne G Sydney, Australia
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Right on the main square as stated below. Slept in a privat double for 33$ a night. Always people around to meet / chill etc. Free pancakes and coffee in the morning were good. WiFi is functioning well. They organize BBQ's for diner, and have a good tourist agency. On travel to Bocas del Toro? Take the direct shuttle (includes... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Solid hostel. Location couldn't be better -- just off the main plaza. They are really good with arranging tours and transportation, as they have their own travel agency. I didn't need any of that though. Breakfast is just pancakes, but it's better than nothing. Have 2 complaints, but nothing huge: 1) Power was an issue while I was there. It... More

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Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was my first stay in a hostel (and it was with my husband and our 2 young kids). The front desk was super helpful. Since it was my first stay in a hostel, I didn't realize there wouldn't be any soap for handwashing so that required a little problem solving - but a small problem. They did some laundry... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I loved this hostel, had a great atmosphere and awesome people. Its really clean, the kitchen is well equipped (as it's thoroughly cleaned everyday). The staff were also a good laugh and really helpful with information about tours and shuttles. Best place to stay in boquete!

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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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