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

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724 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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.


Had a great stay at Villa Vento, Loved the staff the pools the kitchens slept well in good beds. My stay there made my trip special.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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!


Great hostel, very clean, nice pool and the staff were incredibly helpful! Thanks guys :)


The Beds are great , soft ! !!! But unfortunately the place is so hot. There needs to be more fans or Aicon in the main area. I was wet from sweating most of the time. The Internet works if you ask them to unplug it and plug in again. I think they need to upgrade for the number of people !!!! Location was quiet and safe . near some nice restaurants and close to the sea. It was possible to walk to the old town but took 40 minutes. Couple of young guys behind the reception were very helpful !

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff was awesome. Specifically Stephen. He was more of a peer than an employee. I would definitaly stay visit this hostel again.


excelent hostel, great vibe, great staff

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