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Mamallena Backpackers

'Casa 7-62, Calle Primera, Perejil', Panama City, Panama


  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

Property Information:

Lonely Planet says If you`re after a small, intimate hostel, Mamallena should be your top pick. Well, we`d say we`re a mid sized hostel, but that means we`re not so big that we can`t provide a personal level of service to all our guests.

We`ve long been regarded as one of the best hostels in Panama City and we plan on keeping that reputation. We`re travellers like you and we know what you want, that means keeping our service levels high and our prices affordable.

How are we different from other hostels in Panama City? We're located in an area easily accessible for public transport and where all the budget restaurants and bars are located. While we do sell beers at the hostel we also let you bring in your own alcohol to drink, which many hostels in Panama City don't. Thats saving you money just by booking with us! If you have friends come to visit we'll also let them come in, which many hostels also won't allow.

We`re not a 24 hour party hostel but that doesn`t mean we`re boring. We try to provide something for everyone, theres a party when you want it but when it`s time for peace and quiet then theres plenty of areas to escape to. Our large back terrace is popular for drinks and socialising, but we also have the lounge area for watching one of our 100`s of movies and the garden where we have hammocks, lounges, a BBQ and huge tables for those group meals.

But we`ve kept the sleeping areas away from the social areas. If you want an early night then you won`t be keep awake by those who don`t. We also don`t have any rules, we`re all adults and we know how to act. All we ask is that you`d show the respect to others that you`d expect yourself.

We pride ourselves on the quality of information that we provide. We were the first hostel in Panama City to provide bookings for boats to Colombia and we continue to be the leader in this area. We`ve also got some of the best contacts in the San Blas area and can arrange just about whatever you want down there, whether it`s a 3 day sailing cruise or a budget island stay.

What do we have for you?
- English speaking staff, Great mattresses ,Free(obviously!!) expert advice, Free all day pancake breakfast, Air conditioning in rooms(at night), Spacious dorm rooms, one with ensuite, Small double rooms with shared bathrooms, 24 hr kitchen, Free tea and coffee, free internet access on public computers, Free WiFi, Sheets and Pillows(of course), Towels for rent, Honesty System Bar(because we trust you......), 24 hr reception, NO CURFEW, Free Luggage, Reasonably priced shuttle service, Valuables lockers(Fits laptops and SLR's), Hammock Garden and BBQ Area, Booking of Trips and Tours at low prices, FEE FREE, Close to popular bars and clubs, Easy access to all tourist destinations, Information on sailing to Colombia, Homestays in the San Blas Islands, and unlike many hostels we let you bring in your own alcohol!

Close by is everything a backpacker needs, you`re on a budget and out to save money and our area is the place to do it. Close by are a host of budget eating places, local bars and cheap shopping. If you can`t find it here you can`t find it in Panama! Plus there`s easy access to bus stations and all the major tourist attractions.

Even if you chose not to stay with us drop in and have a look. We're sure you'll be impressed(and sorry you stayed somewhere else). Stop in for a drink on the terrace, use the book exchange, visit some friends, get your laundry done. Our services are NOT just for guests only(depending on how nice you are of course!!!)

Note -
We say our dorm room has 12 beds, it`s more than likely you`ll get one with 8 beds.

Once you have a booking for a dorm bed you`re in for as long as you`d like to stay. Private room stays can be extended depending on availability. But we`ll always help you find another place if we have none.

Our private rooms are small and cosy, don't expect 5 star!

If it shows that we have no availability for a particular date just check with us. There`s a fair chance that we`ll be able to fit you in.

If you need any information or advice feel free to email us.

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  • Latest Review

    I liked how chilled my stay was here. I wasn't forced to check in the moment I walked in and was greeted with a very warm welcome. Aircon in rooms was welcome, and the garden is lovely. Free all day pancakes was great as well!
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Mamallena Backpackers Located at 'Casa 7-62, Calle Primera, Perejil', , Panama City.
Mamallena Backpackers
Panama City Panama Panama 'Casa 7-62, Calle Primera, Perejil'
78% 446
8.9738472 -79.5365524
Mamallena Backpackers
    Rooms available     Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     8 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 12 Bed Mixed Dorm
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