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Purple House Hostel

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Calle 2a La Pradera, David 0426 Panama
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The Purple House Hostel of David City, Panama was named by it's founder Andrea A. in honor of the original Purple House Hostel which was located in Tel Aviv, Israel back in the 1980's. In 1999 she came to Panama as a Peace Corps Volunteer and never left. After 15 years she decided to pass the hostel to it's new owners and current administrators Karla, Martha and Bryan becoming a family business. This change came with a new location, new ideas and of course great hospitality that will make you feel welcome and comfortable . All of our rooms have A/C, you will also have free Wi-Fi, shared kitchen, book exchange, board games and communal area with Cable TV. The Hostel is in a quiet neighborhood and you have easy access to public transportation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking garage
Street parking
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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AMENITIES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Air conditioning
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air conditioning
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Air conditioning
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LOCATION
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3.3 miles to Enrique Malek Airport
1.3 miles to Parque Cervantes
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We spent 4 nights there and the 1st night we were so late because of the taxi driver who drove us to the wrong place. We arrived at around midnight and were hosted by 2 sisters who was very nice to us. The hotel is really clean with a full-equiped kitchen, a nice garden with a terrasse and in the morning you have 3 pancakes per person with a coffee. They gave us a really good advice for a boat-tour in the mangroves where we saw dolphins and monkeys and islands with an excellent guide Victor ! (they dropped us to the tour for free in the morning) At the end we had to leave during the night at 4 am and our host woke up and has called us a taxi driver for our return. You can book there without problem :)
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Response from Purple House H, Owner at Purple House Hostel
Responded Dec 11, 2018
Hi guys! Thank you so much for the awesome review, we are really glad that you enjoy your stay on the Purple House Hostel you guys are welcome at any time. Have a safe trip! Martha
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Simple hostel in David, one of only 2 options. Rooms were fine and not too noisy but was very disappointed when asked for advice about tours in the nearby area that the owner rudely pointed to the flyers on the wall and said 'read that first!' Another guest had a bus later that afternoon and asked if they could leave their bags in storage and use the common area till they had to leave to be told no..
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Response from Purple House H, Owner at Purple House Hostel
Responded Apr 28, 2018
Thanks for your Review, Just to clarify this was on the old Purple House and with the previous administration, currently the Purple House has move to a new location and has new administration. You are welcome to try the new location!
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The Purple House relocated further away from the city centre and this may explain why there are fewer guests than before---in fact I was the only person staying there. There are frequent taxis to and from the city centre but few amenities around, apart from a tiny grocery which isn't always open. It's a bit of a shame because Martha and Carla are nice hosts and I wish them well, but some of the atmosphere from the old days is missing.
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Response from Purple House H, Owner at Purple House Hostel
Responded Mar 29, 2018
Hi James, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate guests that take the time to leave us review, we would also clarify some information: 1. Yes, we are no longer in center of town but there is cheap transportation available (Abanicos bus cost 0.35 cents is available during the day and "sesenteros" 0.60 cents or 1.00 after midnight both of this options can be taken in front of Panaderia La Castellana) 2. We are receiving more people as time goes by, we are sorry that you felt alone as some people has really enjoy having the hostel for themselves. 3. As we explain in our website and other OTA's groceries (there are 2 near the hostel) are open until 9:00pm only so we encourage guests to purchase stuff they need from supermarkets before arriving to hostel. (if this is not a problem for you then you can arrive and then go out again to a supermarket in town) 3. Please take into consideration that the original Purple House was located for 15 years on the same location so is going to be a bit of work for everyone to know our new location. 4. We are working on offering more amenities on the future since our mission is for people to enjoy staying in David more than one night so hold tight we are coming with a lot of new ideas. Good luck and enjoy your travel! Martha
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Me hospede en conjunto con un grupo de compañeros desde la ciudad capital de Panamá. La comunicación con los dueños del hostel fue maravilloso. Llegamos super tarde, de madrugada 2:39a.m. la Sra.Martha se mantuvo al pendiente de nuestra llegada. Las habitaciones limpidas, el confort de los colchones fueron de ensueño, aire acondicionado súper bueno...los baños con alfombra de estilo pasto dando ese toque ecológico es bello; el lugar es silencioso; el desayuno sencillo pero riko al igual que el desayuno tipico: fenomenal. Lo recomiendo al 💯 y volvería a hospedarme allí.
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Response from Purple House H, Owner at Purple House Hostel
Responded Mar 28, 2018
Muchas gracias por escogernos. Encantados de recibirlos nuevamente en cualquier momento, nos alegramos mucho de que les haya gustado la nueva locación. Estamos a la orden, Saludos!
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This hostel just moved to a new location so taxi drivers might still take you to the old adress and then charge you more for taking you to the new one. It is located in a quiet residential area, about a 5 min walk from the nearest busy street where you can catch a taxi into town. Spacious and clean dorm rooms with big fans. Bathrooms and guest kitchen also in good shape. The staff was very helpful and I even got the free Pancake breakfast at 4.30 am.
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Response from Purple House H, Owner at Purple House Hostel
Responded Oct 20, 2017
Thank you so much for your review! We are happy that you enjoy your stay! You are more than welcome and our doors are always open :)
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Purple House Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Purple House Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Parque Cervantes (1.3 miles), Catedral de San Jose de David (1.7 miles), and Raices de Panama (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Purple House Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Purple House Hostel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Purple House Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terra Ristorante & Pizzeria, Restaurante Stylo, and Gran Hotel Nacional Restaurante.
Does Purple House Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Purple House Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Purple House Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Purple House Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.