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Hostal Mamallena

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only stayed here for a night, and although I enjoyed all the lounge areas and the cheap beer, as well as the friendly guy's service on reception (Edgardo?), my room was right off the main lounge and reception area so it was loud until late and it was super hot all night, even though they said the AC would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Mamallena with a trip to San Blas, organised through Panama Unlimited, in the middle. It's typically pricey for both private and dorm rooms so we'd expect a decent service in reception. The lady on duty in the morning is good but the guys in the afternoon/evening are useless - don't rely on them. They rebooked... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: clean room, clean shared bathroom and friendly staff. Cons: misinformation getting to San Blas (we requested help on getting accommodations in San Blas because we had a rental car, however we were told it would be impossible to get to the port with our own car. It would mean we had to wait another day and get up at... More 

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Kalmar, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice and the staff helps you with all the information you want. The problem we got was that after 30 hours of traveling and the room booked for about 2 weeks, arriving here the guy in the reception told us they had a problem with the booking system so it was over booked and we had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Mamallena is a great place to start your trip in Panama or hang out for the last days. The staff is super friendly and really laid back. It's easy to get to know other people with whom you can travel on and the common rooms have plenty of space to chill. The rooms were well air-conditioned but overall it was... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have found hostels in Central America to be quite over priced. Mamallena is no different. I dont know how backpackers can afford to stay in some of them, even at dorm prices. The private room we had was very small and oppressive. We were staying in Panama City for over 5 nights and wanted a large... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a younger, more party oriented crowd. Private room was cozy and good value. Air conditioning was a nice feature, not just for the climate but to drown out people talking in front of the room at 2 am. The do-it-yourself breakfast consists only of a pancake. The garden is nice.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I've stayed at Hostal Mamallena in Cartagena and it was an absolutely amazing experience. The best thing is, we met fellow travelers in the Mamallena in Panama and they said the same thing. The staff was friendly, insightful, and just great people to be around. The kitchen is always clean, the common area is perfect. Plenty of information for sights... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I stayed twice in this hostel. The first night I came to Panama and a month later for 3 more nights. The rooms have airconditing during the night which is rare in Panama and totally improved my sleeping. you can make yourself free pancakes in the morning and reaching Casco Viejo (probably the only thing to see in Panama city... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is well located in town. All sights are easily accessible with taxi (which is cheap). The staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast good (coffee, tea, pancakes). The room (for 2) was tiny and without a window but had a fan and an air condition that works at night. The sheets and towels were a bit too 'used'... More 

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Additional Information about Hostal Mamallena

Address: Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $13 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Mamallena Backpackers Panama City
Hostal Mamallena Panama/Panama City
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