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Patrick was excellent and informative. The hostel was in a good, safe area so no danger walking about at night. The supermarket was good and the local takeaway pizza place is highly recommended.
Excellent hostel and very comfy. Patrick is cool and breakfast was best I have ever had in a hostel. Thanks memorable stay.
- Novice Nomad
- Northern Ireland
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Great kitchen, fully stocked. I was there only one night and leaving early so didnt get to try the famous breakfast, but we did get coffee at five am, thanks! The location is close to the city but far from casco viejo and our taxi driver had a very hard time finding the place. I'd suggest making sure the taxi driver has credit to call the hostel - our driver was unable to do so and we had no phones! Strong wifi, aircon in the rooms, all good
Patrick picked me up from the airport at 1am and spent much of the following day calling up to try to help me locate my luggage that the airline lost. The breakfast was amazing - veggie burrito! The 4 bed dorm had AC and one of the bathrooms had got water. The kitchen was well equipped. The location was a bit far out of the city but there are buses that you can catch nearby and a couple of big supermarkets close by too, which were very convenient.
This is my favorite type of hostel. It's not a corporate nickel and dime joint. It's like you are staying with friends at their house. Right near bus stop and friendly staff. I'll be back if I'm in panama.
Patrick were very helpfull and the hostel is very clean. The location is particularly good for people on long connection at tocumen airport.
This hostel was the first of many on our journey and it really set the shining example of what all our stays would be compared to. I can say, nothing has yet compared! Patrick & his mom were amazing hosts, very attentive to anything we needed. They gave us great directions, the home was immaculate, the room comfortable & the best of all was the awesome breakfasts every morning! If in Panama City, this place is a must!
Nice place to stay. Clean, safe, well equipped kitchen , very helpful staff. The common area a litte small for several people. Excellent breakfast. Location far from downtown but we didn´t miss the noise. This is a very quiet neighborhood. Traffic is ugly in Panama so to move to tourist locations you have to take the bus or taxi and be patient ! Hostel is in between airport and downtown, so handy and fast if you arrive or leave by plane.
This hostel is great for people who want to be close to the airport, however some might find it a little far from the centre. Easy enough to get a bus and very cheap. Great breakfast, excellent shower, clean room and good aircon. Patrick was very helpful with information and friendly. Our room (double with ensuite) was a little noisy in the morning as it was next to the kitchen. When we checked out, Patrick was not around and his mum could not call a taxi as she didn't speak Spanish.
Patrick and his mum are super friendly and will go the extra mile to make your stay with them as easy as possible. From yummy big German breakfasts that will make you not want lunch to borrowing you local bus cards. We stayed with them twice and would definitely stay with them again. WIFI is quick and they can pick you up from the airport if you pre-arrange with them :) Location is a bit far out of town but has everything you need around it e.g big supermarket, post office etc
I had a brief but nice and smooth stay for one night at the hostel. Patrick picked me up from the airport in the wee hours of the morning, and his airport shuttle service was a very reasonable deal. He was very friendly and professional, and all of the service I received at the hostel was excellent. I stayed in the dorm, which was quiet and comfortable. The hostel is a house, and has plenty of space to hang out in, check internet, etc. The breakfast was very good and substantial.
Patrick and his mum are very helpful and cook a great breakfast. This is a very safe hostel in a secure neighbourhood.
This hostel is run by this super cool German guy Patrick and his mother which they converted to a hostel. Patrick is very interesting to talk to. The location is nice in that you can walk to a local grocery store/restaurant area, however it is in a residential neighborhood and not near anything scenic or particularly interesting.
Patrick was great, picked me up from the airport and was very helpful with directions and advice. The breakfast was excellent - as good as you will find at a hostel. Room was spotless and heaps of storage. It's a small, intimate hostel - great place to spend the night. It is a little out of the way - if you are looking to party, probably better off being closer to town.
Hostel Aleman had a very welcoming atmosphere. The owners are extremely helpful and go above and beyond to make sure your stay in Panama City is both comfortable and pleasant. The breakfast each morning was very good as well. As a solo woman traveler, I felt very safe in the neighborhood surrounding the hostel. This is without a doubt one of the highest-quality hostels I've ever stayed in, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Panama.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I was extremely pleased with my choice of hostel. Patrick & his mom were fantastic & I greatly enjoyed the breakfast. The room was air conditioned & quiet and the bathrooms were spotless. Highly recommended if you need to stay not too far from the airport!
Hostal Aleman is perfect for people either arriving late from the airport (as they do transfers) or who have an early flight the next morning. It was the closest hostel to the airport but still a good 15 minute taxi ride away. Patrick and his mother were lovely and the breakfast was incredible (and it just keeps coming!). Our room layout was a little strange with people having to access our room to get to get to theirs. They also didn't have anywhere to lock away valuables or passports.