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Hostel Mamallena
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

PROS: perfectly located right in front of the central plaza in Boquete, about 50 meters from the bus stop, and in walking distance of just about everything; fantastically friendly and helpful staff; clean dorms with comfortable beds; a kitchen and several common areas that encourage guests to socialize; and, most importantly, equipped to offer all the necessary details about tours and activities around Boquete, whether organized by them or by other outfits.

CONS; it's not a party place -- but then again, neither is Boquete, so this isn't really a con per se.

OVERALL: why stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Timotei C
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this residence on April 3rd and were awoken at midnight by a raging party being held in the lobby to celebrate one of the employee's birthday. The attendees had spilled out to the outside of the hotel as well, so if you had a window facing the street, you were doubly subjected to the noise as well as the blasting of a stereo.
Highlights from the party include non-stop running of the blenders to make daiquiris, an on-again off-again conversation wondering if they could steal the demo scooter that was for rent and parked in front of the residence, screams of "Jaeger-Bombs" followed by hoots and hollers and finally, the dragging of a mattress into the hallway outside of our room's door so that some party-goers who could not make it home had a place to crash.
A total nightmare of a night. I do not recommend this hostel to anyone who is looking for a restful night's sleep in Boquete.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

This was a great hostel to see Boquete from! It is in the center of the little town and everything you'd want to see is really close. I only stayed for one night but the hostel staff was exceptionally friendly, there were good movies to watch and lots of room to hang out in, a big kitchen....and hot showers!!!!! That was very exciting. Cool, welcoming crowd, and great hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Little W
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Mamallena's is well-organized, lively, helpful and pleasant. Rooms are clean and spacious, plenty of hot water.

Room Tip: Unless you're a night owl, don't stay in the room over the bar....
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Frank M
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

I really loved Boquete and the location of this hostel was perfect! It was on the main square, about 30seconds from the bus stop. I stayed in a 4bed dorm which was comfortable, but due to the wood walls and floors it was a little bit noisy. There was a large kitchen, but it was usually busy, due to the popularity of the hostel. In the morning there was free pancake mixture to cook up which was nice. Everyday had an optional hostel trip/activity which were well organised and a good way to meet other travellers.
Overall it was nothing amazing but a fine hostel to stay in with no real problems and a great location.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank JemBen
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