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“Great hostel and location” 4 of 5 stars
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Magnolia Inn
8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great hostel and location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

My friend and I stayed here on a recent trip to Panama. It was ideally located in Casco Viejo and also reasonably priced. We rented one of the private rooms and it was worth the money. Clean, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, and the owners were very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 April 26, 2012

My friend and I stayed here during our trip to Panama in April . We loved the owners; they were so helpful, friendly, and welcoming. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the bathrooms had separate showers and toilette stalls which were all clean and well kept. The hostel is located in Casco Viejo in a relatively busy part of town, but is located on a quieter street just steps away from restaurants, bars, the fish market, etc. The other guests at Magnolia were very friendly and happy to share stories and tips from their travels. I would highly recommend this hostel to any traveler who finds themselves in Panama City.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Staying at the Magnolia Inn was a great experiece. The staff was extemely curteous and helpful. The Inn is also in a great location. Karloz was a great tour guide at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MagnoliaInnPanama, Owner at Magnolia Inn, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Hi - Thanks for taking the time to tell other how nice the Magnolia Inn is. We try very hard to help guests have a pleasant visit. Karloz is a wonderful addition to our team as our airport car service and tour guide. We are truly delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I know your stay in Panama was only a few short days but hope you will visit us again when you come the next time to visit your buddy.
Warmest regards,
Cherie and Reggie
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Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

After a month of traveling in Panama we returned to Panama City for the last few days of our trip. We were planning to stay in another hostel in Casco Viejo but since it was full they recommended Magnolia. It turned out to be a real gem; the best hostel that we stayed in during our travels. The rooms were comfortable, bathrooms clean, and the shared cooking/eating facilities were first rate. One bit of advice to travelers: don't let the location throw you off. Some of the streets around Magnolia are a bit grungy but the inside of the hostel is fantastic and with all the improvements being made to the area, it won't be long before Magnolia is surrounded by beautiful restored buildings.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sebastopol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The Magnolia Inn is a combo of hostel and private rooms that is affordable and in a great location in the Casco Vierra (old town) section of Panama City. Our private room was spacious, had wifi and air conditioning. No TV or phone, but that was OK. I liked having access to kitchen for ice, glasses, plates and utensils. There is a large TV in the common room and a small balcony. We loved walking to nearby plazas, shops, museums, and restaurants! Bueno!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Clean, beautifully done up, thoughtful set up (small details like individual lightings at each dorm bed, power socket, non craggy dorm bed, air conditioned), superb location, and above all: Reggie and Cherie who run the place make you feel so welcome and at home! Can't recommend more highly!

Stayed February 2012
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Washington D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Excellent service, clean rooms, AIR CONDITIONING, fantastic price. The hostel has been renovated beautifully and the details all around the building make it feel like you are staying at an upscale hotel. Casco Viejo, and this hostel in particular, is THE PLACE to spend time in the city. Reggie, Cherie, and the whole staff at inn were a pleasure to see each day and went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. I was part of a group of 17 college students doing a service project in the neighborhood. The staff all knew us by name and went our of their way each day to make sure we had everything we needed. The trip was a huge success partly due to the patience and attention of the staff. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Inn is located in the heart of Casco Viejo, Panama City's historic neighborhood. This charming hotel offers comfortable and spacious deluxe private rooms. The restored French colonial mansion is full of historic character, as well as modern conveniences such as A/C, orthopedic beds, free Wi-Fi Internet, mini-frig and safe deposit boxes. Magnolia Inn also offers stylish social areas to relax and meet fellow guests. A fully equipped kitchen and sunbathed dinning room is available for all guest to use and coffee and tea is offered free all day. There is also a floor with 5 luxury hostel / dorm rooms with comfortable beds and A/C. Within a couple blocks from the hotel you can enjoy Casco Viejo's attractions such as the Presidential Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Canal Museum, National Theater, Las Bovedas, and many others. Casco Viejo also is home to art galleries, great restaurants, and some of the city's best bars. Private car service is available for a fee, you are greeted inside Tocumen (PTY) international airport with a sign. The English speaking driver helps you with your bags and brings you to the front desk of the Magnolia Inn. ... more   less 
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