Mamallena Backpackers Reviews
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Really nice hostel! We only stayed there for 1 night but wish we could have stayed longer! The atmosphere is so cool and there are lots of chillout areas. The AC in the dorms is working perfectly and we had the best night of sleep. Besides that we really enjoyed the free pancake/coffee breakfast! We can only recommend others to stay here.
Staff in the day were not as friendly and helpful as staff in the evening. I felt like I couldn't even ask anything about the canal/airport transfers. My friends were staying at another hostel called Machicho in Marbella where staff were friendly so I booked everything through them! There hostel was pretty nice too so hung out there! Pancakes were good, just make sure you buy the fruit etc, as only batter is provided! Other than that could do with more charging sockets in the room!
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.