We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth the extra $ ??! Not sure”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hospedaje Casco Viejo
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth the extra $ ??! Not sure”
Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

This is the cheapest option. BUT.....

Run by locals i get the impression this hostel feels as though it can charge similar prices to the other big hostels in the area whilst offering very little apart from fast Internet.

Cold showers
Water ran out in shower
Leaking room
Noisy at night

All this for a dollar cheaper per person.

Needs to be $5-8 cheaper for what you get.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank hudbry
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

173 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    20
    55
    53
    29
    16
See reviews for
4
78
48
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rosenheim, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

After reading all of the bad reviews and this place being the only one with a free private in our budget range, we decided to give it a go. I read this place is basic, lets say it only has a bed in the room - that's it. And it was quite comfortable actually!
The shared bathrooms are a nightmare. Flush not working, hair balls everywhere and dirt - lots and lots of it.
All the doors in the room have one of those old school openings, so it's EXTREMELY LOUD AT ALL TIMES! We went to bed at 23:30, at 1AM I got the courage to tell the people to turn off the music and shut up. At 2AM they went to bed. At 5 AM the cleaners started cleaning up and talking. It woke the rest up, so at 6 AM every one was awake including us. We left at 8 in the morning and went to Mognolia Inn. Horrible experience!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Alena1205
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Panama City hotels

anywhere
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

ok the place isn't too clean or organized, however staying in places in Casco Viejo is expensive, and this is the cheapest one that maintains some decency, at least they have good customer service. So I rate this place for the price, and because I know other hotels in Casco Viejo and I am aware of the options.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank traveling_moon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Not good-dirty, noisy, no glass in window, no communal area, dirty kitchen. Probably in top 5 worst hotels I've stayed. Actually left after one night and moved to hostel owned by same people-is new-hostel americana. Went and looked at Magnolia Inn and that looked lovely but was full.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RW1978
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a reservation at this hostel for our first night in Panama City and swore never to return. When we arrived, nobody was at the front desk so we were left outside on the street, ringing the doorbell for 10-15 minutes. Not very welcoming.
The front desk lady was very friendly, spoke great English, but seemed confused about our reservation and, curiously, the price kept changing. We ended up paying $25 each for 2 private rooms. My room was right beside the lobby and super loud all night. There didn't appear to be any bed bugs but I didn't feel confident getting under the sheet. The private bathroom was small and dingy - actually, dingy is how I would describe the whole place. They offered a continental breakfast but we didn't want to be anywhere near that kitchen. The location is okay if you love old, crumbling neighborhoods high on charm.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank L M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
miami
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Lots of old buildings around. Be sure to visit the bar/Musuem that was a prison at one time. Walk around to see the bay from there. The causeway is also a nice place to visit. Panama canal is a better bet. Be sure to find out before going out of the city some attractions are not op to the public

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank fungmiami
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This was a pretty good deal for $25 in the Casco Viejo neighborhood. The room and furniture were very basic but it was at least painted a cheerful color and we had a huge window looking out onto the street. The bathroom was pretty clean and the fan worked well. The wifi was great- fast, free, and reliable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. It was also pretty quiet and in an excellent location. The main downside was that the floor was pretty dirty. I had to walk around in my flip flops most of the time and even came across some hair on the floor that wasn't mine! Gross. The breakfast was also terrible.

Room Tip: We were pretty happy with room #2- private bath and large window looking out onto the street.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jem86
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Panama City hotels
0.2 mi away
Villa Palma Boutique Hotel
Villa Palma Boutique Hotel
#67 of 114 in Panama City
56 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Casa Panama
Hotel Casa Panama
#59 of 114 in Panama City
174 reviews
0.1 mi away
La Isabela Suites
La Isabela Suites
#52 of 114 in Panama City
41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar
0.1 mi away
Hotel Casa Nuratti
Hotel Casa Nuratti
#83 of 114 in Panama City
158 reviews
0.1 mi away
Central Hotel Panama
Central Hotel Panama
#36 of 114 in Panama City
125 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hospedaje Casco Viejo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hospedaje Casco Viejo

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Hospedaje Casco Viejo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hospedaje Casco Viejo Hotel Panama City
Hospedaje Casco Viejo Panama/Panama City

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing