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Luna's Castle Hostel Reviews

3-28 Calle 9na, Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

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90%

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331 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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89%

Really loved my stay here, so much that I ended up postponing leaving for 3 or 4 days - probably one of the longest times I've ever spent in a hostel. Great place to meet fun travelers, and the location within Casco Viejo was wonderful. I would highly recommend taking advantage of the free bike rentals they offer. The bar below offers happy hour beers for 50 cents - what more do you need? Ocean front view is sweet, but not all ocean front rooms are equal. Ask to see your room first if possible


100%

I have stayed at many hostels and this is by far the best! The staff is very nice, it's in a great location, and the accommodations were perfect. I recommend Luna's Castle highly!

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

great place for travellers going through panama city. Be cautious of information from staff as i received multiple pieces of wrong information regarding the busses from albrook. otherwise it was a great experience and nice place!


91%

Great staff who were very helpful. A good place to stay if you are traveling solo because it is easy to make friends. Pay the extra dollar for the room with windows (ocean view), the cheap rooms have no windows and can be pretty miserable.


100%

EPIC. As far as hostels go, this is the ultimate Casco establishment. Had the best time!

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

A great backpacking hostel. Location gives a great view of Panama City skyline, lively bar downstairs, loads of communal areas, free pancake breakfast. Only negative point to make is it is VERY loud at night up to around 3am whichever room you are staying in the hostel. Overall a great hostel.


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91%

Excellent sociable party hostel, great facilities, staff helpful when present (seem to have some morning punctuality problems), large comfy beds in a variety of spacious dorms with excellent bag storage, the dorms with external windows are bright, cool and excellent value, however dorm 1 (without external windows) is a dark, loud sweatbox. However there is a high guest turnover so moving beds isn't too much of a problem. Kitchen excellent.


74%

Brilliant social hostel. Difficult to sleep at night with the loud bar below the hostel. Great atmosphere at the hostel. Good location.


94%

This was a really cool hostel in the old town close to big supermarket, cheap food and close to bars as well. Lots of space to hang out on comfortable couches and a funky bar downstairs with cheap happy hour! The rooms are super spacious and a beautiful view towards the city. Recommended!


89%

Awesome hostel in a great location. Far from the city center but walkable.


94%

Great hostel directly in Casco Viejo! The rooms are huge and you get a big locker for all you stuff - plenty of space. Love the fact that every bunk bed has it's own electricity/light. The common rooms are great with lots of couches to chill. While the hostel is not a party hostel there's a bar downstairs next to it so it can be quite loud.


89%

I had a great time! The staff were very helpful and spoke English very well! It's in a nice part of the city where I felt safe all the time. (It's in the neighborhood where the president lives, so the presidential police are at every corner.) The night life is really nice! Happy Hour at the hostel from 9-10 most nights. Cheap! So if you like it really quiet at night and go to bed early, this probably isn't the place for you. Lots of shopping and places to eat within walking distance.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Beds in dorms with much privacy due to curtains, large wooden beds, big rooms; few, small and quite old sanitary facilities (however, I never had to wait)


86%

So many reviews....anything not said yet? Party on for sure, the bar great of course and also the cinema is good. you want to get laid and have a good time: nothing better than this deal. A bit unpersonal due to the huge size and amount of people. loved the ping-pong challenges and the kitchen facilities..... and yes - once again: the bar ist just perfect to have some booze for the night. on your way to cartagena? Then come here for the san blas & co experience. forget your sleep and virginity!


77%

No hot water. But fun spot, especially when the bar downstairs is open.


63%

Really noisy for every night, if you like party, it is very goog, if not, it will be the hell!


83%

This was a great place to stay during an overnight layover in Panama City! I really enjoyed the location in the historic colonial part of the city, and it was fun being so close to great nightlife. The quirky, eccentric decorations and vibe of the hostel was really interesting! Overall I don't have any real complaints about our stay there, except for a situation we had with leaving an iPhone in a taxi at the airport (one we booked using the hostel), where we immediately called the hostel front d

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed in hostels all over the world and this is quite possibly my favourite.cracking location and atmosphere.the bar downstairs is great.beers are cheap, good happy hour.the staff are hilarious and good fun.stayed around the carnival time and they joined us on nights out. Very clean. One of the rooms was a tad hot but some have got great balcony views. Thanks guys! P.s. Definitely visit Tantalo roof bar if you're in Casco viejo, great view of downtown from there and good food!


83%

If you love busy hostels with lots of opportunities to party, then you will love Lena`s. Bear in mind that this place is very loud as it is close to many nightclubs. You will not get to sleep before 3am on the weekends and certain nights during the week due to loud music. The hostel is located in the heart of Casco Viejo so its location is great. Some of the dorms are good whilst others are cramped. There are lockers for every guest and 4 computers for guest use. Staff speak very good English.


97%

This place was awesome. That's the best way to put it. Location was ideal to food, bars, shopping. The bar downstairs in the hostel is great too! The staff was way more than helpful. The vibe was great, good mix of people, and I felt very safe and clean. Plenty of space to leave your bags and lockers to use, if you arrive early or need to leave after your checkout time

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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