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Hospedaje Casco Viejo
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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“Great place at a good price”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Stayed here for a week or so. The kitchen is small and the rooms are sort of spartan, but the people who run it are lovely and it´s a great alternative if you´re looking for a clean, quiet place in this neighborhood. It´s located close to tons of sites in the area, and has a cute little open area in the middle for taking your meals. Highly recommend it!

Room Tip: If you´re staying in a dorm, ask for a bed on the second floor. There´s a great balcony.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

At first sight it's not promising, a grungy building badly in need of some TLC. Room 1 has no external window and is near the reception area, so you are liable to noise from early morning arrivals from 3 a.m. onwards. If you book a private room, try to get Room 2, which has less noise, faces the street and has plenty of light. People have mentioned bedbugs and although I didn't find any (or rather, they didn't find me), there are mosquitoes, which can be a concern in a city said to suffer from dengue fever. The patio is small and crowded and although the coffee is O.K., you might as well skip their breakfast and go round the corner to the cheap cafe in Avenida Central (turn right from Calle 8). To be honest, for $25 you're never going to get the Ritz in the centre of Panama City. There are positives anyway: you are right in the heart of the historic Casco Viejo with the beautiful San Jose church opposite; this barrio is dirty and looks sketchy at first but the strong police presence makes it seem safe and it's full of atmosphere.

When thirsty for proper beer, try La Rana Dorada in Calle 11 Este. It's a new microbrewery and the Pale and Pils brews are excellent, with more to follow when they are fully in operation.

Why Elvis? Well, he name-checks Panama City in his 1968 song "Guitar Man". He was probably talking about Panama City, Florida, but you never know......

Room Tip: If you want a private room, try to get Room 2 which is not next to the noisy reception area, and it...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed here our first two nights in Panama. We made reservations for a room with two beds and for two nights I slept on the floor in a room with one small bed. This is after promises it would get taken care of...
We made a reservation for the last night in Panama and once again were guaranteed a room with two beds...when we got there there was only a room with a small bed in it...we left and went to another nearby hotel were for an even cheaper price we got a room with 2 beds...
I would never recommend this piece of crap place..

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Great location, yet the hostel was bare and lacked liveliness. In fact, it´s plan old ugly. Staff is very helpful though.

Room Tip: Avoid the dorm, it´s too big for comfort.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Stayed here for a while a think the staff are very helpful and nice. The dorms are quite noisy but it's cheap! No frills hostel in good location in old town.

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Reviewed December 25, 2011

This could be a great hostel, but has clearly been neglected for a long time. No decent space to socialize, grim rooms, unpleasant kitchen and sullen staff make it a poor choice.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The good: cheap, great location, friendly staff.

The bad: I stayed on two different nights in two different rooms and both were infested with bed bugs (both rooms were private rooms). I caught one critter crawling across my face as I was about to take a nap. Had bites all over me by the time I decided to high tail it to another hostel. Aside from the infestation, it is not a clean facility, not even by hostel standards.

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Property: Hospedaje Casco Viejo
Address: C 8a con Avenida A. | Casa 831, San Felipe., Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #26 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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