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Casa 7-62 Calle Primera Perejil, Panama City Panama
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#8 of 162 Specialty lodging in Panama City
Location
3.6
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.3
Value
4.2
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
42Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
532Reviews6Q+A64Room tips
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Iliketotravelexplore wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom151 contributions89 helpful votes
Following an accident, I was bound to bed for 4 days. The hostel’s staff (esp. Roxanne and Dariantt) were very helpful and provided me with the best support possible. Can’t say much about the hostel’s amendities as I was unable to explore, but what I saw looked cozy with hammocks and big chill-areas as well as a larger kitchen area. The wifi in my room (no 9) worked very well / fast enough to stream video content.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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TheCurtaulks wrote a review May 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom172 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights before our San Blas trip and one on return. It did what we needed. Pros: Free breakfast which you do have to cook (pancakes) Wifi is good Staff are helpful Rooms are spacious AC Cons: The location isn't the best Lounge areas could have a revamp Solid overall stay
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Shanti F wrote a review May 2018
9 contributions6 helpful votes
I've stayed 2 times in this hostel and it's always outstanding. Spotlessly clean, super nice staff, cuddly dogs and a great area to hang out and meet people in, especially in a City location. There's a free pancake breakfast with coffee/tea, hammocks and the staff can help you with San Blas trips and anything you have queries about! The dorms have AC at night and is completely quiet (also amazing considering it's in the City). There's not much around but a safe neighbourhood and you can reach anywhere easily, there's also a close by metro.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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vlad i wrote a review May 2018
10 contributions
I’ve stayed in Mamallena Backpakers few times. I love the vibes the people around and great stuff. It’s alaways clean, bathrooms are clean and showers too;) Nearby supermarket restaurants ATM pharmacy metro etc.. you can also buy food and cook there. Kitchen is great. This is a great place to stay and see where you gonna do your next stop ;) thanks, stuff for your help see you again :)
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Date of stay: May 2018
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ceejay wrote a review May 2018
Luxembourg2 contributions
Very welcoming crew and the hostel is greatly situated, close to the metro station in order to get everywhere in town. They even helped us to organize a trip to the Emberas by sharing the information.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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myrthevkempen wrote a review Apr 2018
Arnhem, The Netherlands6 contributions
The hostel is in the middle of the city, although when you are inside it doesn't feel like that at all. They made the place into a real nice and cozy spot to hangout. You will meet awesome people from all around the world and as a bonus; they have lovely dogs:) Absolutely recommendable!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Madison W wrote a review Apr 2018
Winchester, Massachusetts95 contributions37 helpful votes
If you’re traveling as a couple, think carefully before you book Mamallena. My wife and I stayed here for two nights thinking it would be easier to set up a San Blas tour than somewhere else. We ended up booking with San Blas dreams (based in el machico hostel) so it didn’t make a difference where we stayed. For $30 plus tax a night, you get a tiny, hot room with a lumpy bed and shared bathrooms. The room and bathrooms were clean. The hostel is located in an awful location for tourists. You have to take an Uber to go anywhere at any time of day. It wasn’t a neighborhood to stroll around. The hotels in Panama City are relatively cheap. For $60-70, there are plenty of 4 star hotels in much better locations. If you want a hostel, there are a few around the neighborhood
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Amanda M wrote a review Mar 2018
7 contributions
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I stayed here for multiple nights. Everyone is super nice. They offer pancakes and coffee in the morning. I went on the San Blas trip as well and I would highly recommend it. The eco lodge that is associated with this hostel is very very beautiful. But I would recommend staying here to anyone!!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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CarlLa wrote a review Mar 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I have stayed here multiple times in the last month and it's very clean, nice bathrooms. Close to grand terminal. 25 cent public bus ride to anywhere, even the airport. I like the atmosphere. You can store bags even when you check out. Love the free pancakes in the morning and 24/7 coffee and tea! Recommend yes
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Date of stay: March 2018
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lucygraham2205 wrote a review Feb 2018
Collingwood, Australia97 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed at mamallena hostel Panama for two nights, it's in a residential area so you will have to uber to Casa viejo and the main sights (Taxis are twice the price) but wherever you stay there will be some moving around involved as the main sights are spread out. Our private room was clean, shared bathrooms and shower rooms were clean and always available. There is tea and coffee 24hours. Free pancake mix to cook for yourself, 'all you can eat' in the mornings. Cons: Air conditioning is only available from 9pm - 9am. Panama is HOT so we would have liked if we could have had air con outside these times. The rooms got really warm so everyone is leaving their door wide open for air. Wi-Fi is not great. We had one evening where it wasn't working, without explanation. It
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Date of stay: February 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$28 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mamallena backpackers panama city
LOCATION
PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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