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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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El Machico Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

***We are leaders in Panama City for tours to San Blas Islands***
*You can book with us 2 Days/1 Night from $ 110 ($20 extra night) and much more.*
*****Book with us and you can save $ 5 on your trip to San Blas - Ask in Reception*****
Breakfast Included: Pancake, Chocolate Flavor Syrup, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Milk, Ice Tea, Fresh Fruit.

El Machico Hostel is a young and dynamic Hostel, situated in a big house in Marbella zone, among the more exclusive zones of Panama City, located near the pharmacy, restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs, shopping centers and Hard Rock Cafè.

El Machico Hostel boasts an ample swimming pool with open air cinema by night, pool table, and a small bar.
Besides the dormitory, we also have available a marvelous private room with a private bathroom, all rooms with Air Conditioning.
All beds are equipped with power outlets.
El Machico Hostel offers free breakfast to all customers (Pancake, Chocolate Flavor Syrup, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Milk, Ice Tea, Fresh Fruit).
Our well informed staff is always at your complete disposition for any information about the city and various excursions.
We can also book tours to Islands of San Blas (2 Days/1 Night from $ 110) and much more.
We are leaders in Panama City for tours to San Blas Islands.

Free WIFI (Is Available In All Areas Of The Hostel)
Hot Water Showers
Free Pool Access
Free Pool Table
Free Open Air Cinema By The Pool
Free Breakfast (Pancake, Chocolate Flavor Syrup, Maple Syrup, Coffee, Milk, Ice Tea, Fresh Fruit)
Free Security Lockers
Free Luggage Storage
Free Bed Linens
Free City Maps
Free Iron/Hair Dryer
Free Parking
Free Ac
Free Computer
Playstation 4
Free Cable Tv
Free Book Exchange
Rental Bike
Washing Machine/Dryer
Towels rental

Kitchen Completely Equipped
24 Hour Reception
24 Hour Security Cameras
Phone in reception for local calls

We also offer tours (at Discounted Rates):

•San Blas Islands (everyday)
•Boats To Colombia
•City Tour
•El Valle De Anton
•Portobelo & Mamey Island
•Embera Village Tour
•Tour To Gamboa
•Shuttle To The Panama Canal (everyday)

*The Cleanliness Of The Guest Rooms And Other Areas Of The Hostel Is Extremely Important To Us. We Guarantee To Provide A Very Clean And Sanitary Environment To All Of Our Valued Guests.

Please Note:
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check-in: from 1pm to 12am. If you arrive earlier you'll be more than welcome to chill in the common spaces, use all of our facilities or just store your luggage with us and go exploring town while you wait for your room to be ready.
Check-out: 11am, but we will keep your bags for free all day long if you need.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
No curfew.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    We had a fantastic stay at Machico, the location was very convenient to everything. The atmosphere was chill and pleasant. Felipe was awesome, friendly and patient with our questions. Our tour to San Blas was seamless and we had a great time. Would deff stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    It's rare to find a staff that's so kind, friendly, welcoming and warm. They're the reason that I've extended my stay 3 times. I highly recommend this place if you value good vibes and superior hospitality. It's also ideally located just minutes away from food and good sites. Since Panama is a relatively safe country this hostel always felt safe and seems to attract like-minded travelers.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel with very friendly staff. Kitchen is well equipped and pool is nice. 4km walk to the old town but only a $3 Uber. Manager was very understanding when I had to cancel some days after I had already paid.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Nov 2019
    This place has a nice feel and the other guests and staff were lovely. Wifi is perfect, free breakfast was great, pool is fabulous, beds are comfortable and welk spaced with own power point. They do turn the air conditioning off during the day so can get a little warm.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    20 Oct 2019
    Had a good stay at this hostel. It's clean and centrally located close to good restaurants and transport links. Staff is nice and even accommodated my request for changing my dorm. Breakfast with pancakes is fantastic. The only suggestion I'd make is offering map of the city to the travellers and perhaps a bit more guidance on public transport. Also, the hostel is more for a quiet stay as it has no social activities organised for the evenings.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    19 Sep 2019
    Was very comfortable to stay in Machico Hostel. Bedrooms are clean and well equipped (AC, Wifi, bath room, etc)
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Sep 2019
    Place was great. Staff were helpful and friendly. Pool is great. Rooms and bathrooms are good. Kitchen and chill areas. Only thing I would say is doors to rooms don’t lock and they don’t have full size lockers. But I extended my stay and Would stay again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    19 Oct 2019
    El Machico was a great place to spend a couple days! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The environment was fun and there was always good music.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Nice clean hostel nestled in a busy area of the city. Lots of decent priced restaurants within a 10 min walk. The dorm rooms dont lock, and the lockers are very small so you might have to leave your bags out and only lock up your valuables. Its not a very social hostel, I stayed 3 nights and was ready to leave by day 2. $10 taxi to Albrook bus station and $40 to Tocumen airport.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Dec 2019
    Hostel in downtown area - lots shops and restaurants nearby. ~1 hour walk to Casco Viejo. Some tours - San Blas and bike tour offered daily and easy to book. They advertise some tours on website and in lobby and when asked staff - they say ask the staff tomorrow. Turns out tours/day trips not offered all the time. Ie come back in 2 weeks. Building clean. Pancakes and banana breakfast. Not enough bathrooms. dorm doors not locked, people use our room bathroom, but there are lockers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table