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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 9.2

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Really great hostel, definitely recommend as the place to go in Panama City. The staff are lovely, and there’s a nice sociable atmosphere so it was super easy as a solo traveller. Having a pool is great, and there’s plenty of bathrooms for the whole hostel ;)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Perfect hostel in the financial district of Panama City. There's an awesome, cheap comedor across the street and really nice Neopolitan-style pizza just up the block. Close to bike/pedestrian path to Casco Viejo (15-20 min bike ride) and they rent compact, city bikes at the reception. Pool is clean and cool, and the outdoor space is a nice social area. Air-con in the dorms works great. Entire hostel is kept exceptionally clean. Staff is super helpful and friendly.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Really cool hostel, would recommend for anyone staying in Panama. Free pool table, PlayStation and swimming pool are some ways you can relax at Machico.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Awesome place, located in the heart of the city. Fun atmosphere with helpful and friendly staff!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Jul 2019
    Great location in Panama City. Free pancake breakfast each morning. The pool is perfect for chilling out on a hot day. You can rent bikes from reception to get around the city. There is a playstation/TV and movie night.
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Aug 2019
    Very clean hostel with nice facilities and hot showers. Friendly and helpful staff who we booked our San Blas tour with. Would recommend!
    Scotland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Aug 2019
    Great location with lots of restaurants nearby. Comfortable beds and clean. The gate locked at night with someone available 24 hours. Easy to book San Blas tour with pickup available right at the hostel.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jul 2019
    Clean facility, well trained staff, ..downstairs bit noisy with volume of music but not unbearable. Definitely young backpackers taste all around. Good location for downtown and albrook mall
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2019
    Nice and clean hostel. The reception staff was so helpful and offered great practical advice. The hostel was clean and the pool was nice to cool off in after the heat of Panama City.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 3.7


    10 Jul 2019
    I am still trying to figure out how, on gods green earth, this place has high ratings. The staff was incredibly rude, stand off-ish and condescending. The energy was so bad that three of us decided to go to anther hostel. I’n one night, a guy was throwing up all over the room and another guy was jerking off. When we told the staff, instead of doing something about it, they couldn’t be bothered about any of the situations. Spend the extra dollars and go elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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