Stayed here for one night before moving elsewhere. The 4 bed dorm advertised is actually a hallway with a few screens thrown up around the beds. The screens don't reach the upper bunks. We were woken up all night by people turning the hall light on to get to the bigger dorms and private rooms. The corner our beds were set up in was at the top of the stairwell- noise from downstairs traveled up to our 'dorm' consistently. We've stayed in many hostels and have never had to sleep in a common area like this. The owner/manager was rarely around, and it was never clear who we could express our concerns to. This place is very relaxed and clean, but needs a bit more organization to be a good hostel. It's a bit more expensive than the other hostels around and the added cost is not reflected in what you get.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hostel Villa Vento Surf! A great place to meet other travellers. Our hostel is located in the beautiful and safe neighborhood of Marbella. We have a swimming pool in our garden, a great lounge where you can watch TV (new 50 plasma), listen to music, drink a beer. and just relax! Also we organize fun activities during the week. We offer the perfect balance between a fun and a relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are separated from the social areas for those who want an early night. We want you to feel like a traveller here, and not a tourist. You can come at any time (24 hours reception) and if the rooms are not ready yet, you can relax in the social areas. Last but not least, we arrange trips to San Blas and sailing trips to Cartagena! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Villa Vento Surf Hotel Panama City
- Hostel Villa Vento Surf Panama/Panama City