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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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We arrange trips to the San Blas Islands for only 130$ one night all inclusive! Hostel Casa Areka is located in the heart of Panama City close to the vibrant district “Calle Uruguay”. There is a 24hr supermarket opposite of the hostel and two big malls, many restaurants and bars as well as the bus stop (e.g. to the Panama Canal or Casco Viejo) in walking distance. The highlight of our hostel is the amazing pool area surrounded by palm trees with a BBQ area where you can hang out. Inside we have a common room with a pool table and a common kitchen that is equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals (remember there is a 24hr supermarket across the street). We offer private rooms as well as dorms – all with air-conditioning. Breakfast and Internet are included. We also offer laundry service.
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Property amenities
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Calle Ramon H. Jurado Calle 56 Este, Panama City 0834 Panama
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Getting there
Panama Pacifico Intl Airport7 mi
Tocumen Intl Airport11 mi
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Location was perfect for us as this was our 5th day in Panama so we were familiar with the area. 15-20 minute walk to 2 good shopping malls. Supermarket and a couple of restaurants across the road. We had a private room with ensuite and...More

Thank dalymelissa
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Maybe some noises from the heavy traffic of Panama City but a nice small hostel with good people very easy to get everywhere , I recommend staying here , the staff always helping with any questions that you may have

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This hostel has a great vibe and is a great place to meet other travels. The staff are all really fun and friendly. The rooms are spacious and clean. I really enjoyed the pancake breakfast and found it filling (unlike other hostels in Central America)....More

Thank Roe77
Reviewed June 12, 2018

My friend and I spent one night here and it was great. There was a friendly vibe, nice pool to relax in, good facilities and friendly staff. Only thing I didn't like was the location but as I hadn't been to Panama City before i...More

Thank LifeAsABackpacker
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice location, nice atmosphere. Staff was great! Will help you with anything and there is 24/7 someone in the hostel. You can make your own pancakes in the morning. Big supermarket nearby and for other places there is always uber.

Thank Anne S
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"double private"
Mar 29, 2018
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"Pirvates are nice"
Dec 27, 2017
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"The room close to the social zone may be really noise-affected at night."
Jun 20, 2016
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"I booked a private double room, they are big, quite with air con"
Mar 1, 2016
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