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Playa Venao 1 Las Escobas del Venado, Playa Venao, Pedasi Panama See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come and we just loved it Here !!!!!!!!!! Great service and an awesome location!!!! The food is outstanding!!!! Maayan was the best server we had in Panama so far. Beach and Waves and Rooms are just great!

Thank Tim W
Response from Selina V, Guest Relations Manager at Selina Playa VenaoResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Tim! Thanks for your feedback! We love that you come back and love it! Our staff does it best to being hospitality and service to new level for hostels, we are glad you got to experience it. Best, Selina Playa Venao P.S. Maayan rocks!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arriving at Selina’s in Playa Venao immediately gives you a great feeling and a smile on your face right away. The place itself is impressive and exactly what you look for when you would love to stay right on the beach. Many activities are offered...More

Thank leoniespellig
Response from Selina V, Guest Relations Manager at Selina Playa VenaoResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Leonie! Thanks for your candid review! We are glad you had a smile on your face the moment you walked in to Selina Playa Venao. We hope to see you very soon! All the best, Selina Playa Venao

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved staying at this hostel. If you surf, it is your place to be. The location is amazing and right on the beach. The stuff is very friendly and helpful and the rooms are pretty clean. I would definetely stay there again.

Thank Nadine_H5
Response from Selina V, Guest Relations Manager at Selina Playa VenaoResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Nadine! Thanks! We are glad you had an amazing stay with us. The Selina experience is about the atmosphere, location and staff (the backbone of our hostel). And we are very happy to know you got it. Best, Selina Playa Venao

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I arrived at Selinas and WOW. The Hostel is directly at the beach! You'll find everything you need.. Rental Surfboards, Kitchen, Bar, Restaurante etc. Vistitors and Staff is very nice. It's just a must to stay here!

Thank tombarthauer
Response from Selina V, Guest Relations Manager at Selina Playa VenaoResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Tom! Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us! Our staff is the backbone of the hostel, bringing the Selina experience to whole new level. We hope to see you soon, Selina Playa Venao

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So I'm traveling for nine months. And this is definitely the best hostel I've been in. The atmosphere in the hostel, the staff, the location and the surfing school makes for an amazing home atmosphere that makes the stay worth every minute! I had so...More

Thank JonatanJ147
Response from Selina V, Guest Relations Manager at Selina Playa VenaoResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Jonathan! Thank YOU so much! We love making our hostel feel unique and we bring the Selina experience up to a new level here in Playa Venao. We are glad to be your closing town and hostel for the trip and we sure hope...More

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Step out of Your Selina and it is yours, into the pacific water of Playa Venao, we are seriously only 4 meters from the high tide. Playa Venao is a legendary surf spot surrounded by breathtaking rolling hills and ...More an unforgettable pacific sunset you can watch along a shoreline that extends for over 2 miles. You will relax in style drinking cocktails and beer while enjoying the luxuries exclusive to the Selina experience. Selina Playa Venao is a brand new trendy hostel. We have both shared and private rooms, so you have the option of bunking in one the hip dorm rooms or snuggling up in a more intimate setting. This location features a fully equipped kitchen, bar/restaurant, game room, computer room, social area, luggage room, an amazing outdoor lounge with a pool facing the water, and a 24 hour concierge and reception desk that is ready to get you out enjoying the wonders. There is so much to do right on our property that it’s an attraction all on its own. You don’t have to venture far to have fun. We coordinate daily events like games, and contests where you can win anything from free drinks at the bar to crazy fun gifts. We can promise you that you will never be bored. Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Bookings for weekends from Thursdays to Sundays and holidays would be charged 50% of your accommodation. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival. Directions: By Car: Take the Pan-American Highway, from either direction. It doesn’t matter which way you’re heading you need to take the Divisa turnoff heading south towards Chitre. The turnoff is not well marked so keep your eyes open for the overpass going across the highway, this road will take you all the way to Venao. Continue on the main highway passing the towns of Chitre, Las Tablas, and Pedasi. Once you reach Pedasi you’re only about 30 minutes from us. Follow the main road of Pedasi, you will start to see signs for Playa Venao. By Bus: Buses from Panama City to Las Tablas depart regularly from the Albrook Bus Terminal (tel: 303-3030) throughout the day. From Las Tablas there is one direct bus to Playa Venao which leaves around 1pm. This bus leaves from the main square in Las Tablas. There are three daily buses from Pedasi to Playa Venao (except Sundays). The local buses often leave both early and late so it is advisable to arrive at the stop in good time and have alternative plan (see By Taxi section below). By Taxi: It is usually easy to find a taxi from Pedasi, Las Tablas or Chitre directly to Playa Venao. A fare from Pedasi to Playa Venao will be approximately $25 and a fare from Las Tablas to Playa Venao will be approximately $45. We can help arrange a taxi service from Panama City upon request and it costs around $200. By Air: Flights to Pedasi Airport are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
$18 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
$18 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
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cpulver
March 11, 2016|
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Response from Mercedes024 |
Hello Cpulver, this is my first time traveling to Playa Venao, call the hotel and they will be able to assist you. I know you can take a bus to Las Tablas and second bus to the hotel. Read the hotel instruction how to get... More
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"Ask to be more away from the ocean side to stay away from the noise that goes together with the techno..."
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"Great if you are looking for a cheap stay and partying."
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"Dorms are loud, dirty and poor value for money"
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"If bunking in dorms, go with the lessbed options as they are much cleaner & spacious"
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