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Marbella, Calle 47, Casa 7, Panama City, Panama

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697 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Great hostel! Nearby everything that you need (busstops, malls, food courts, markets, etc.) and in a really good neighbourhood. Staff more than friednly and helpful. The plase was always clean. The bathroom as well. My only thing was tthe breakfast, was just selfmade pancakes and coffee, nothing more. Super recommend it and i would stay here again!


I've been travelling all through Central America and it's one of the best hostels I've stayed in on all levels. There other hostel in Morillo is amazing and right on the beach surrounded by coconut trees and good waves.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really cool hostel, super nice staff and great atmosphere. Location perfect for exploring the city, or for the lazy ones of us it has a pool:) Always nice people around, in case you travel alone. Pancakes and coffee for breakfast, all you need!


Enjoyed my stay thanks was awesome chilling by the pool in the day Staff really helpful


The day staff were Legends! But the night time staff member was pretty rude.. That we awoke you to let us in. But we had been ringing the bell for 30 minutes before you decided to wake up.. A welcome would have been nice


great hostel, very good and safe location with really good restaurants. rooms where very clean. loved the pool. i met a lot of fun people when i was there so i really enjoyed the atmosphere. great stay! i also stayed in their other hostel in morrillo and it was paradise you guys should check it out!


A couple of things about the hostel 1) I think for the amount charged, the hostel could offer more than water + pancake powder + powdered milk for breakfast. 2) Staff: The staff were not unfriendly, but they seemed more interested in themselves and their community of staff rather than being welcoming. The owner (I think he was the owner) was very warm and inviting, the rest of the staff not so much. 3) Location: This is probably a great area to live, but not so great for a tourist.


This hostel is right downtown in Panama City and has a really cool vibe. The staff was super helpful and I had a fun time exploring the area. After staying at some other hostels where the staff look at you like a mutant it was really nice to have people that could actually help with finding things around the city and recommend places to go. The pools a great place to cool off with interesting people around and dollar beers. Clean dorm rooms with cool AC, overall great place.


By far my favorite hostel in the area! After staying in the other neighboring hostels, this one definitely has the best, most chill atmosphere. The staff is always helpful with recommendations on places to eat, excursions, bars, whatever you're looking for. Looking forward to staying at the other Villa Vento hostels in the future!


This is an average hostel. The location is quite good if you want to go to the dirty looking bars and clubs on Calle Uruguay. The dorms and bathrooms are pretty rank.


This hostel is super average and not much to write home about but the pool is nice in the city when its super hot and meet some cool people there which made it a nice couple of days.


Really cool hostel, great atmosphere and awesome helpfull and nice staff! The pool and the outdoor area is really nice, the kitchen is big and pancakes for breakfast are delicious! A/C in the night wich is great and there's a really nice and cool atmosphere here!


Great staff and location, had an awesome stay

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice located, near bars and places to eat fast food, not more than 5 blocks away, people from the staff only one of them is nice and try to explain all as much as he can the others not at all, breakfast is good.


Good place to chill for a few nights. Some Rooms are connected though so lots of people coming and going at all hours. Staff were friendly and the cafe out front is nice.. Has much better wifi than in the hostel.


Vera mice place and staff!


Good hostel would reccomended!


A laid back environment setup well for meeting other travelers. The AC is turned on at night, which is awesome for sleeping in the hot panama city. Pancakes provided in the morning. Great and understanding staff - I was unable to make one of my nights due to travel issues and they were completely understanding!


Stayed for 3 nights and atmosphere is hit or miss. One night everyone on phones and computer next night everyone socializing. Chill hostel though. Pretty far walk to casco viejo but awesome pool and chill hostel workers.


Really cool hostel with a nice atmosphere. Pool area is perfect to relax and the kitchen is huge and quite well equipped. Staff and the owner are the nicest people ever. Would definitely stay there again!

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