Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostal Casa Areka has the best offer for trips to the San Blas Islands!!!

Hostel Casa Areka is located in the heart of Panama City in a nice neighborhood. There is a 24hr supermarket and restaurants opposite the hostel. The famous Beachwalk is a few steps away as well as two big malls, rooftop bars and even a park at the sea!

The highlight is the amazing pool area surrounded by palm trees with a BBQ area to relax after a busy day in the city. The common area with pool table, sofas and great internet connection invites to chill. The common kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals.

You can choose between private rooms as well as dorms – all with air-conditioning. Breakfast, Wifi, lockers and towels are included.

It is a great place to meet people with a very nice atmosphere. Owned by a Panamanian and his Swiss woman, they have found the way to make you feel at home at this small Hostel with their friendly STAFF. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 May 2022
    Honestly my favorite hostel so far, felt like a home from home. They give you the ingredients for breakfast and you make it yourself and it was delicious. Such a good atmosphere, air con in rooms and staff we so so nice. Would 100% recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 May 2022
    Rooms are big and spacious, the common area is fun (the pool is perfect), breakfast is delicious. The staff are also super friendly. Amazing!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jun 2022
    This was a comfortable home-base for my visit to Panama. I was out and about most of the day but it was nice to come back to warm showers and a comfortable bed. It was great having a large supermarket right across the street, however it is a large intersection with traffic noise. I was able to walk to Casco viejo (a hot, sweaty, but beautiful walk) and Multiplaza (a big mall).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Jun 2022
    Had an amazing stay at Casa Areka, we stayed on 2 separate occasions! Easy stay with comfy beds and amazing staff that can never do enough for you. Shout out to Jesus for being the best and most kind man during our stay!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jun 2022
    We had one night here, super friendly host that gave us all information we needed. We came back later the week for two more nights. Its a sosial hostel, nice area around with a supermarked close by. People making dinners together and good soscial area. Bedroom downstairs is loud as it is close to kitchen, pool and livingroom but with earplugs -perfekt. Dont know about the facilitied upstairs. We loved the staff, so many good adviced.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jun 2022
    Jesus and Maria are very friendly. The pool and pool table is a plus. You can take Uber to get around the city for $1-$4. Also Germans you meet were friendly to dance with!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 May 2022
    The owner and staff were totally awesome . cool atmosphere . We are going back the on the way home . Thakx for everything!❤️
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    15 May 2022
    Cool place for decent prices. The double room has AC and a quite huge bed. The only thing is its facing to the front porch, no window just a mosquito net, so its super noisy all the time especially in the morning when people are waiting outside for the pickups
    Hungary, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Jun 2022
    Nice chill hostel! Decent location. Definitely not a party vibe when I was there. Helpful staff. I booked a good San Blas tour through them as well. Would definitely recommend!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Jun 2022
    Great place to socialise because it’s not too big, staff were friendly and the kitchen was really good. Stayed in room 3 and it smelt so bad, but it wasn’t from the people as people constantly changed and it never went. Also there are only 2 bathrooms and the lockers are downstairs by the door, which I didn’t like/trust. Some things could have also been cleaner
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi