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Magnolia Inn
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

One never knows what to expect when staying in a hostal but this place totally blew me away! The staff was so friendly and helpful, the location was super convenient and the hotel/hostal itself was simply divine. The mixture of restored architecture and new finishings made me fall in love. A definite go back to! Right in the heart of the old town, it was super easy to walk to tons of bars and restaurants and its located just off the main square enough that sleeping at night was nice and quiet.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We loved the Magnolia Inn. The decor lovely and smart while being comfortable. The mix of full service rooms with a luxury hostel makes for a wonderful mix of people. And the location is at such a cultural cross-roads. One must experience firsthand the extreme make over going on in Casco Viejo and that our hosts were jumping in to be a voice amongst the many constituencies who have a hand in the future of Panama City's most historic section.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

My friend and I stayed here on a recent trip to Panama. It was ideally located in Casco Viejo and also reasonably priced. We rented one of the private rooms and it was worth the money. Clean, comfortable beds, nice bathroom, and the owners were very friendly.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

My friend and I stayed here during our trip to Panama in April . We loved the owners; they were so helpful, friendly, and welcoming. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, the bathrooms had separate showers and toilette stalls which were all clean and well kept. The hostel is located in Casco Viejo in a relatively busy part of town, but is located on a quieter street just steps away from restaurants, bars, the fish market, etc. The other guests at Magnolia were very friendly and happy to share stories and tips from their travels. I would highly recommend this hostel to any traveler who finds themselves in Panama City.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank RGWboston
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Staying at the Magnolia Inn was a great experiece. The staff was extemely curteous and helpful. The Inn is also in a great location. Karloz was a great tour guide at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Beek_Ag
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MagnoliaInnPanama, Owner at Magnolia Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2012

Hi - Thanks for taking the time to tell other how nice the Magnolia Inn is. We try very hard to help guests have a pleasant visit. Karloz is a wonderful addition to our team as our airport car service and tour guide. We are truly delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I know your stay in Panama was only a few short days but hope you will visit us again when you come the next time to visit your buddy.
Warmest regards,
Cherie and Reggie

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Reviewed April 20, 2012

After a month of traveling in Panama we returned to Panama City for the last few days of our trip. We were planning to stay in another hostel in Casco Viejo but since it was full they recommended Magnolia. It turned out to be a real gem; the best hostel that we stayed in during our travels. The rooms were comfortable, bathrooms clean, and the shared cooking/eating facilities were first rate. One bit of advice to travelers: don't let the location throw you off. Some of the streets around Magnolia are a bit grungy but the inside of the hostel is fantastic and with all the improvements being made to the area, it won't be long before Magnolia is surrounded by beautiful restored buildings.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Edward S
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

The Magnolia Inn is a combo of hostel and private rooms that is affordable and in a great location in the Casco Vierra (old town) section of Panama City. Our private room was spacious, had wifi and air conditioning. No TV or phone, but that was OK. I liked having access to kitchen for ice, glasses, plates and utensils. There is a large TV in the common room and a small balcony. We loved walking to nearby plazas, shops, museums, and restaurants! Bueno!

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Additional Information about Magnolia Inn

Address: 8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 | Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 112 Specialty Lodging in Panama City
Price Range: $33 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnolia Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnolia Inn offers comfortable and spacious deluxe private rooms. Our restored French colonial mansion is full of historic character, as well as modern conveniences such as A/C, orthopedic beds, free Wi-Fi Internet, mini-fridge and safe deposit boxes. We have a total of 16 hotel rooms available, all with private bathroom, A/C and safe deposit boxes. We are a family friendly hotel and are suitable to host large groups. The building boasts stylish social areas to relax and meet fellow guests. A fully equipped kitchen and sunbathed dining room is available for all ours guests to use and coffee and tea is offered free all day. We also have a total of 38 hostel/dorm beds available with comfortable beds and A/C. Within a couple blocks from the hotel you can enjoy Casco Viejo's attractions such as the Presidential Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Canal Museum, National Theater, Las Bovedas, and many others. Casco Viejo also is home to art galleries, great restaurants, and some of the city's best bars. Private car service is available for a fee, you are greeted inside Tocumen (PTY) international airport with a sign. The English speaking driver helps you with your bags and brings you to the front desk of the Magnolia Inn. Our front desk staff is fluent English, Spanish German, Dutch and Russian and will gladly help you with further planning your trip in Panama. ... more   less 
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