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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 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


With its outdoor pool flanked by palm trees, Hostal Casa Areka's a tropical haven in the middle of Panama City. You'll have Wi-Fi on the terrace so you can stay in the sun while scrolling – though if you do want some shade there's a common room with a pool table and comfy seating. When you're not barbecuing in the garden, make use of our guest kitchen by whipping up dishes with ingredients from the 24-hour supermarket across the road. Breakfast, just like our awesome vibes, is free.


We organise transfers of about 30 minutes from Tocumen International Airport, or you can catch the Metrobus to the Multicentro stop (about an hour), then take the brief walk to our door. There are local restaurants and vibrant bars near the hostel, and you can stroll to the shore of the Pacific Ocean in under 10 minutes. A bus that takes you to the Panama Canal stops nearby, too. You've probably heard about the city's rocking nightlife – now you can experience it yourself on Calle Uruguay, just 25 minutes away on foot.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got mixed and female-only dorms as well as private rooms with cable TV. All have air con (we're thankful for it here in the city) and some have en-suites. You'll get free bed linen and fresh towels to use after your always-hot showers. Stash your gear in a security locker during the day so you don't have to tote your valuables around town.

Extras and activities

Our reception's open 24 hours – handy for late check-ins – and regular housekeeping makes sure the whole place is spick and span. Speaking of clean, freshen up your favourite shorts with our on-site laundry facilities. When you're craving a cold one after a long day of exploring, make for our bar or perk yourself up with free tea and coffee. And if the San Blas Islands or Cartagena are on your must-see list, let us know – we organise our own sailing trips!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    I loved my stay at Casa Areka, it exceeded my expectations! The staff is incredible and so helpful and kind. Jesus always greeted me with the happiest energy :) the location is really great and the pool always seemed to bring everyone together. I cannot wait to come back here. Gracias a todos xx
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    We loved this Hostel!! Very clean, staff super helpful and friendly. Room was HUGE, nice pool and hang out areas.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    Great place to stay
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2020
    Really enjoyed my stay here! The hostel is clean, the staff is really friendly and it’s very social (but not a party hostel). The pool and the pooltable are very nice. The breakfast is a nice bonus! Would definitely stay here again.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    16 Jan 2020
    I had a lovely time at Casa Areka. Really easy to meet people & great vibes (plus $1 beers - how good!). Staff was super nice, supermarket and a few restaurants just around the corner. Definitely recommend!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Feb 2020
    Very nice and social place to explore Panama City and meet people. It's not very close to any of the main areas to go to as a tourist but buses and ubers are cheap. Pool and pool table were great to chill after a day walking around old town in the heat. There's not many toilets / showers so expect to wait sometimes. Free breakfast (pancakes) is basic but good.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    24 Jan 2020
    Very helpful reception staff, huge double room with fridge. Good location, banana pancake breakfast was great.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jan 2020
    Lockers were too small and not in the rooms. Some of the lockers were broken, so I had to use one on a different floor. There are two single-stall bathrooms shared between three floors, and these are also the only two showers. You are not allowed to store drinks in the fridge, presumably so you have to buy their $1 beers instead. Those are all small gripes, granted. Ppl were nice, AC was cold, it was fine. But I chose to switch to a slightly pricier hostel in Casco Viejo and had more fun there.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    The staff is great! Thank you so much for your help. You are very sweet people. The room tho was not fantastic and a bit smelly. However, it is good that each room has its own bathroom and toilet. Fine for staying a night. Also, when I was there, it wasn’t really sociable.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 Jan 2020
    Smelt like urine
    England, Couple, 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