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Hostal Casa Areka Reviews

Calle T. Duque y 55, frente al super 99, Paitilla, Panama City, Panama

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55 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Hard for the taxi drivers to find so tell him it's near the Donald Trump hotel & tower, then across from the Super 99. No hostel sign on the street & streets are unmarked. In a very loud area with a major construction project going on. The owner is nice, but not available on the premises, and the staff has limited decision-making power. The facilities include a nice kitchen for food preparation and storage, lockers (bring your own lock). Unstaffed at night.


Such a great hostel. Oswald (the owner) is an incredibly friendly, helpful guy. He was never short of recommendations or suggestions whenever we asked. Staying here felt like staying at a mate's house, and we ended up here three nights longer than we'd planned. If you're in Panama City, stay here.


Good location, nice & impecable place. Friendly owner.

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Casa Areka is an amazing place, One of the best hostels in Panama.....I ,definitely, recommending it!!!! Very good an helpful staff and the hostel is very clean! The location is the best and the safest in the City. Close to everything. One of the best supermarket is just across the street.....and the famous Cinta Costera....is just walking distance. I will surly go back there!!!! LOVE IT!!! LUCA


The hostel is okay. The owner is very friendly and gives you all information you need. The kitchen is well equipped and everything´s clean. But it´s very loud. The hostel is located at the main street and there´s always rush hour. At 6 am the night is gone.


Stayed a total of 3 nights, and found the hostal environment of excellent quality. The kitchen is well equipped and clean. Oswald and his staff do an excellent job of meeting the needs of guests. He arranged pick-up and drop off at the airport with on time dependable people. He also spent considerable time getting a document to print for me. Overall, in the hostal world, this place is the best .I would highly recommend it . Richard and Marianne

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