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Av. 5a B. Sur Casa #2, Panama City Panama
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#4 of 147 Specialty lodging in Panama City
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***We are leaders in Panama City for tours to San Blas Islands*** You can book with us 2 Days/1 Night from $ 110 ($20 extra night) and much more. El Machico Hostel is a young and dynamic Hostel, situated in a big house in Marbella zone, among the more exclusive zones of Panama City, located near the pharmacy, restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs and shopping centers. El Machico Hostel boasts an ample swimming pool with open air cinema by night, pool table, and a small bar. Besides the dormitory, we also have available a marvelous private room with a private bathroom, all rooms with Air Conditioning. All beds are equipped with power outlets. El Machico Hostel offers free breakfast to all customers. Our well informed staff is always at your complete disposition for any information about the city and various excursions. *The Cleanliness Of The Guest Rooms And Other Areas Of The Hostel Is Extremely Important To Us. We Guarantee To Provide A Very Clean And Sanitary Environment.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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The best hostel I've have ever been at in central america. Everything is clean, the beds comfortable and good breakfast.Alex helped me a lot planning my trip to Guatemala which was very nice, he knows alot by the way. Thank you so much Machico! I will be back one day.
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I had an amazing time at this hostile.. The staff is very friendly especially the front desk clerk Roger such an amazing person!! and friend!! showed us where to go we’re all the good spots are as well with Many awesome options to choose to eat from and even Took us salsa dancing! As well taking us to totally Rad concert! Dude what more can you ask for! SO #1The pool is always clean The staff is very cleanly and clean and friendly and is all ways willing to help #2Made beds every day Kitchen is very clean. #3Plenty of bathrooms that are in very good condition pool showers work with hot water as well as bath room showers. #4 fun and exciting bike Tour rides of Panama City. And the tour guide is Such an amazing beautiful person as well! such a fun time! #5 They also offer an island tour that you can book with them While you are at the hostel!! And will bring you back to Panama or take you to Cartagena Columbia. #6However 🙌🏼🚩🚨 DO NOT BOOK WITH BLUE SAILING! OR GIT ON A BOAT CALLED THE SOVEREIGN GRACE THAT IS A VERY VERY BAD BOAT TO BE ON!🚩🚨But how ever this is a Amazing hostel to be at. It’s in great condition and It has air conditioning all so in a great location in the city it has Marble tile floors and Great restaurants right nearby which is only 40 seconds away ! so if you’re passing by or looking on line it’s got a awesome chill vibe or if you are simply looking for a good Place to call home sweet home for a little while this is definitely the place!!!
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My stay at El Machico was a very Enjoyable one! A very good included Breakfast, Pool and a very helpful reception desk for booking day trips/tours to San Blas etc. Could not recommend them more highly!
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This hostel provides very nice rooms which are clean and spacious. Also the bathrooms were clean. When we arrived the guy at the reception was very unfriendly, we never experienced something like this. He did not explain everything and when we had questions he was not very motivated to help us out. The staff is one of the most important things in a hostel, that‘s why we were disappointed.
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I had high hopes for Machico. The staff was indifferent/not the most helpful - you’d have to ask three times to get a taxi or shuttle. They do offer San Blas trips and a bike tour daily - did both and enjoyed them. Several of the tours advertised on their website are not offered regularly. You could ask about a trip and they say ask the guy tomorrow, then that guy says ask the guy tomorrow. They’ll say you need to find a minimum of 2 and then it goes up to minimum of 4 people. Cost of $80 then it goes up to $140. Don’t use this hostel as a home base to explore the country - because they won’t help you other than their own San Blas and bike tours. They do provide pancakes and banana for breakfast and have a large kitchen. There’s a large common area downstairs with pool, couches, table, books, drinks and snacks for purchase. The dorm rooms are not locked - and if you stay in a dorm with an en-suite bathroom the. people will come in through out the day and night to use the bathroom if someone was in the hallway bathrooms. There are lockers that’ll fit a small backpack/carryon. The location is in a downtown area with lots of restaurants and shops - far from Casco Viejo and other attractions. It felt safe - but just an odd spot. Based on the unhelpful staff, limited tour options and location - I would not recommend staying here.
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Machico Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to El Machico Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Brew Stop (0.2 miles), Multicentro Mall (0.3 miles), and Machetazo (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Machico Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at El Machico Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Machico Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Vespa, Restaurante Hikaru, and Azahar Panama.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Machico Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Machico Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Machico Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Machico Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to El Machico Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (3.2 miles), Panamá Viejo (3.1 miles), and Plaza de Francia (4.9 miles).