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9.3
Superb 208 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.6
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 9.6
  • Atmosphere 9.3
  • Cleanliness 9.8
  • Facilities 9.5
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9.3
Superb 208 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.6
  • Location 8.3
  • Staff 9.6
  • Atmosphere 9.3
  • Cleanliness 9.8
  • Facilities 9.5

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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 13 reviews
12th May 2018
9.7

Pretty damn hard not give a 10 to this place. The castle is a fair ways away from the city center and I get that that's part of the excitement about staying in a castle, but it did limit things as far as nearby shops and activities etc. Though with that said it's only a $3-4 taxi from town. Everything else however, was perfect. The staff are amazingly helpful, the food is restaurant quality, and the overall vibe is great (incredibly easy to meet people). 100% recommend.

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    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • sierrachristie2587
  • USA, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
3rd May 2018
9.7

Awesome awesome hostel. Favorite I've stayed at so far. Only downfall is how far it from town, but it wasn't a big issue.

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25th Apr 2018
9.4

Loved it here so much. It would have been perfect if there was a shop or something a little closer to get ingredients - the kitchen is so nice I wanted to cook. Or even if there were more/ healthier snack options sold at reception. Also if the rock climbing wall was up and running!

    • 10.0Value For Money
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18th Apr 2018
10.0

Amazing! Food, accommodation, bathrooms!!!! It’s the coolest hostel i’ve ever stayed in! Staff is incredible and the castle is a sight to behold. Staff also won’t try to upsell you tours like at other hostels, most of the things you don’t need to pay $35 to do. Great atmosphere as well, everybody is always in a good mood. STAY HERE!

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14th Apr 2018
9.1

Pros: - the view is second to none - the hostel is very clean.. in fact, it doesn’t feel like a hostel at all - hot showers - short ride into town/to nearby sight - option to order meals (breakfast $4-6, lunch $7-8, dinner $8-10) - hot tub and pool - beautiful common areas Cons: - rooms don’t lock, however there are lockers inside for your valuables - kitchen is also used by staff to prepare meals for guests so the kitchen is closed at odd hours - always smells like cleaner

    • 8.0Value For Money
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  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
28th Mar 2018
9.4

Amazing location up in the mountains surrounded by stunning green scenery, just a 5min taxi from the main town. Great facilities and staff. Pretty chilled atmosphere in the evenings, no noise policy after 10:30pm. A great place to relax.

    • 8.0Value For Money
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    • 8.0Atmosphere
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22nd Mar 2018
7.4

Strange hostel. Almost like a hotel but still a hostel. Location is mediocre, a bit far away from the town however you are compensated by really nice views of the surrounding area. The building itself is nice and kept very clean. Definitely a chill out place...no parties here. Prices for snacks and drinks horrendous. Two bucks for a soda and 1.5 for a coffee even though the hostel in the middle of coffee plantations. Kitchen is out of bounds from late afternoon until 20.30 which is a nightmare.

    • 6.0Value For Money
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20th Mar 2018
9.4

The building and facilities are incredible, you literally staying in a castle! For everything you get here, the costs per night are fair. However, communal dinner, drinks and any extras are expensive. Thus, many people only signed up for the dinner once to get to know people and then switched to cooking themselves, This was made a bit difficult since the kitchen regularly closed during several times of the day. Nevertheless, all in all I totally recommend checking this unique hostel out!

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  • Snowbetty
  • Canada, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
15th Mar 2018
10.0

Amazing little find!!! Wish we could have stayed longer!!! We stayed in a little hobbit hut and it was perfect! Cheers from Canada!

    • 10.0Value For Money
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  • amyleighbeth9835
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
13th Mar 2018
10.0

Not hard to tell why this is the #1 hostel in Panama! The owner and the rest of the staff is amazing and so helpful, it is incredibly clean, great wifi, and just an all around great atmosphere! Would recommend and I would absolutely stay here again!

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