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
  • Fantastic 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 good 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 and Internet are included.

It is a great place to meet 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 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Killer pool, great atmosphere
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in a nice area. Big supermarket 2 minutes away that’s open 24/7. Bed was comfortable and room clean. Staff so sweet and helpful!
    Denmark, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    07 Aug 2019
    Casa Areka is a little oasis in the city. The pool is really nice and the travelers here are friendly. The location is great as it’s a quiet area but near a huge grocery store and restaurants. An Uber to go out in the old town is only $4-5. You can buy beer for $1 at the hostel and there’s a pool table so making friends is easy! Also Nala the cat is adorable and playful.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2019
    The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful and fun! They take really good care of the property and are always available for their guests! Also, the atmosphere was great, there are shopping facilities on the opposite side of the hostel and it’s really easy to get to all the sights from there. We would definitely come again!
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    We had a great time in Casa Areka. Stayed in the 4 people dorm in ground floor. Bed was comfortable. The room smelled but I found this a common factor for hostel rooms with airco that are closed all day. The staff of the hostel are great, Jesus was a perfect host. The pool is perfect for the hot Panama City. Kitchen is good, stove a bit difficult to use, but didn't prevent us from cooking well. They provided towels and a blankie. Could use more bathrooms as they are mostly busy. Recommend!
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2019
    I only had a quick stopover but really enjoyed my time there and the atmosphere is very nice.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Aug 2019
    The hostel could use some updates (beds weren’t very comfy and upstairs bathroom was crammed), however I would still recommend this hostel because of the amazing staff, the fun common space, the next door proximity to a 24/7 supermarket, the functional kitchen, and their cute cat Nala!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Only stayed for a night, quick stopover before moving on elsewhere in Panama. Nice enough hostel, good WiFi, air-con and kitchen facilities. Didn’t use the pool but available if desired. Would happily stay again!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    28 Aug 2019
    Rooms without no lockers ... lockers out side of the rooms same size a shoe boxers Charge a little be more but give what guest needs
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    14 Aug 2019
    Quite average in my opinion give their high overall score. The staff were absolutely lovely and it had a friendly vibe. My low score is due to our room. We had a superior private and it was dated and a bit grim. Very spacious but it had not been cleaned properly at all. There was random hair all over the place. The bathroom was very dated and also not clean. Not good value for money for us. Maybe dorms are different.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • 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