We spent a few nights at this hostel before and after the San Blas Islands and it was a great hostel to start our travels through Panama. Gustavo (one of the owners or managers) was so much help and a really nice guy. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and the whole place had a happy laid back atmosphere.
The only downside for us was how hot the rooms are at night, despite fans. It's just so hot in the city. Also, the old town in Panama city is going through so much building works that its impossible to be staying anywhere that isn't directly next to a building site. I'd recommend to anyone staying here to ask for a high room on the side facing the square. We were lower down and at the back, and building works directly outside our window continued to lay concrete allll night long!
Nothing the hostel could do, but just be aware of the state of the town at present.
The hostel offer a free breakfast of toast, spreads and banana's which is a really nice touch. The old town is beautiful and easy to walk around and the hostel is in a good location for wondering around.
- Also Known As:
- Panamericana Hostel Panama/Panama City