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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    24 May 2022
    Easy walk from the bus and to the promenade along the waterfront. A nice pool and pool table. Nice kitchen and good free breakfast. What more could you want. Stayed here at the start and end of my trip and I’d do it again
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 May 2022
    I really enjoyed my stay here! The hostel is very centrally located. It has a pretty big swimming pool, what is not very common in Panama City. Also breakfast included (pancakes!), which are made with love by the staff. I stayed here three times already.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 May 2022
    Really good location in the city, in between the old town and the airport! Very good and well equipped kitchen! Very clean, comfy bed, hot water, good A/C, fast wifi! Staff were helpful with advice!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 May 2022
    The place is nice, there are close stores, restaurants and everything you need, the price for an uber to downtown is 3 USD so its ok. they have trips to San Blas, rental bikes and a nice pool. The staff was not the best.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    15 Apr 2022
    Beds were decent, showers hot and lots of them, bathrooms kept clean, free pancakes + coffee in the morning, staff were friendly enough, there's a PS4, pool table and a pool. Rooms were air conditioned. Not that much of a social vibe and not much of a communal area but facilities and cleanliness were great so definitely worth the money
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 May 2022
    Positives are: unlimited pancakes, just don't touch anything conductive to the fry pan or you will be surprised:)) I found it difficult to socialize here so I wouldn't recommend it for that.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    25 Mar 2022
    Tour was great to San Blas! I encourage every tourist, please bring dog food with you and just feed the starving dogs on the Islands. They don’t mean anything to the locals and are worth less to them than a book - have this example from talking to them in my desperate attend to save a starving puppy. Please return something while enjoying the beauty and feed the dogs and cats, don’t watch them die like the locals do. With the amount of tourists coming there is no reason on earth they have to die
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2022
    Great atmosphere and nice location, but so much could improve. If breakfast is available at 7am, maybe start the preparations before 7, especially the coffee. Clean and stock the bathrooms more often. Hire staff who actually want to work there. Provide blankets to stay warm while the AC blasts unnecessarily all night long. I found the bed uncomfortable and not having a small bedside lamp was an inconvenience. I love hostels and I've stayed at many, but this one was quite disappointing.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    02 May 2022
    The appearance and facilities downstairs were pretty good, however, upstairs in and around the dorms it was nothing more than just okay. We staff wasn’t really helpful and kept their own guest facilities such as pool table and TV occupied for most of the time. Moreover, I’m not sure if it was bad luck but this hostel lacked atmosphere, big time.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    08 Apr 2022
    El Machico is a quieter hostel, about 15 minutes driving from Casco Viejo. The facilities were okay and the included breakfast was nice. The staff weren’t the most helpful, especially when it came to booking tours (which was the main reason that I chose the hostel to begin with). The reception staff seemed detached and not very welcoming. I had to ask at reception for the bathroom in the female dorm to be cleaned thoroughly. Overall…it was an alright stay, not anything special.
    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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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