This hostel has good points & bad which I will outline.
The staff are very friendly & helpful which is a plus.
The walls are paper thin so you can hear complete conversations & everything else you can imagine from next door & out on the couches. The dorms are absolutely tiny: When full they barely have enough space for everyone in the room's luggage.
I was most unimpressed with the lockers too: They are not in your room, they are out in the corridor & so small that you can't even fit in a normal sized laptop.
The location is perfect, right on the main square & next to the bus, supermarket & farmers market.
Only hostel I have ever seen that makes you pay for a tourist map which I thought was a bit cheeky.
Very good hot showers.
The kitchen has more than enough equipment, but only 4 slow burning hotplates for the whole place which at capacity I was told holds about 70.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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