Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Mamallena Backpackers Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained


413 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Air conditioning only from 8pm 8am which is annoying since it's very hot it. Common areas are nice, big dinning area but small kitchen for the amount of people. Overall an ok hostel but there are better in the area.


Excellent hostel - was originally planning on staying here one night and then moving hostels - but ended up staying the whole time. The owner was really nice and provided excellent info. Atmosphere was excellent - had a huge BBQ out in the courtyard with almost 50 people - and great food. Super clean and then beds were extremely comfy. If i come back to Panama city - definitely staying here again. Also - new couches with recliners are awesome.


Good experience, helpful staff. Location isn't great but cabs are cheap and it's very easy to get around. Good overall experience.


The hostel feels like coming home, especially after a chaotic day in Panama City. It is not a typical party hostel but you find social contact for sure. There ALS Staff prepared an awesome Christmas diner! In the hostel are also many places to chill: on your one or with others. The staff prepared an awesome Christmas diner! And besides that, you can make your own free pancakes in the morning!!! LOVELY! Would recommend the hostel to everyone!


Great hostel with English speaking staff and free pancakes in the morning. Cheap bottled water and beer is available, and the patio/garden area is great for a chill morning or evening.Location is not ideal, we needed up paying for cabs on each outing since walking was not an option. The toilet nearest our room also had some troubles. Overall, though, this place was a good value. I would recommend it to anyone traveling on a budget in Panama.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Comfortable and relaxed place to stay in Panama city. Good price and great that you can do your own pancakes in the morning!!!


Helpful cheerful staff.good kichen


There is NO hot water in the building. Of which I don't recall reading about when booking. Though it was fine for general bathing. It was an unpleasant shock when going for a shower n shampoo. The main. Or upper community floor was inviting. Spacious and well laid out. Upper dorms very nice. But lower level private room were damp with off smell unfortunately. We cut our stay shirt due to this. Which is too bad because otherwise the staff service was great! :-)

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


One of the best hostels that I've ever stayed at.


Pretty good. No complaints 😊


Much calmer than the mamallenas in Cartegena. Ver enjoyable.


In general the hostel was quite nice but our double room was actually not. We had a small stuffy room with an air conditioner loosing water during night so that our stuff got a bit wet.

View all Panama City Hostels

Please give us your feedback