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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 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 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2021
    Good place place to stay, nice employees, super location, clean, plenty of bathrooms…. A real value!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2021
    Great place! Owners really care. Easy to meet people.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2021
    I stayed for quite a while, 7 days, and it became like home. Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is nice that all the guests talk to each other too. Was very comfortable here. Felt really safe in this location and it was easy to navigate around walking or via public transport. Kitchen and bathrooms could have been cleaner, they get cleaned every day it was more that things were a little run down. But I felt able to cook and shower just fine. Good balance between social and chill.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Nov 2021
    We had an amazing stay in El Machico. It´´´'s located near de financial district in a quiet neighborhood. The hostel has an amazing vibe, it has a complete and funtional kitchen, a confortable backyard with a huge pool and a great living room with TV, board games, ps4, various sofás and music. The staff in all the times (morning, noon and nightshifts) was warm, cool and great.. I would only improve by adding hot water to the showers and a door to the private room toilet (it has only a curtain)
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Nov 2021
    No soap in dispenser. Not enough bathrooms for number of total guests.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    03 Nov 2021
    It’s a great little place to stay. I would suggest softer music late nights so the early sleepers can rest, maybe a mini fridge in the room and providing blankets for the bed would be an improvement. A+ on the friendly staff, the location, the pool, the price, and best of all having a full kitchen with two refrigerators available. It enabled us to cook up breakfasts beyond just the pancakes and bananas on the hotel menu.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Nov 2021
    Decent hostel. Great location, breakfast included, decent facilities, good atmosphere The big negative for me was the male staff member. Guy is a liar and not a nice person. I booked a 6 bed dorm and was put in a 12. I asked him and he said it was at half capacity because of covid but than after our room went from 6 people to 11. So that was a lie. I asked him for change to pay a friend back and he laughed at me and said no. He also made a female friend uncomfortable by touching her shoulder.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2021
    This hostel was ok! The staff was nice and cool. If you want a hostel to socialize, might be better to go elsewhere. I was also really disappointed that they didn’t have an iron to iron clothes.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    04 Nov 2021
    My stay at El Machico was just ok. I was here for three nights, and the soap dispenser was empty the entire time in the bathroom. One of the other bathrooms didnt even have any soap at all. The cleanliness of the hostel is not great. The free breakfast was good and the hostel staff were very helpful with any questions I had. Although the hostel itself was not too clean, the pool was clean and very nice for a swim on a hot day. The beer is also cheap, at 1.50/bottle The vibe of the hostel was soc
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    20 Dec 2021
    I’m pretty shocked this place has such good reviews. Apparently there’s been a change in ownership recently, so maybe that’s why? It’s decent, not terrible, but definitely Not somewhere I’d come back to or recommend. Location is decent. Zero atmosphere. The staff were non existent. There was a friendly long term guest who had learned to fill in when the receptionist went MIA. Basic. Gets the job done.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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