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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 ???? 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."

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 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    We love this hostel! A/C, shared kitchen, pool and chill area, awesome collaborative wall art, and good location to surrounding activities. It was a great environment with a wonderful staff. The entire staff is amazing and so welcoming but Jesus especially goes out of his way to make everyone feel at home, and gave us so much helpful information about where to go, what to do, and how to get there. He truly treated us like family and for that we are so grateful. Would absolutely recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Great staff. Very helpful in assisting me in visiting the various sites. I highly recommend the trip to San Blas.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2019
    Had a great stay here, nice lounge area. Great breakfast and really nice staff! Adorable cat keeps everyone company.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2019
    Everything was perfect! Would recommend it 100%! Amazing stuff, nice breakfast and good vibes. Thank you for all your help!!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2019
    I can highly recommend staying here. The staff members are very lovely and try their best to help. They managed to somehow get my lost baggage back to the hostel and answered all the questions I had during my stay patiently. The facilities the hostel offers are quite nice as well - the kitchen area is well equiped and the pancake breakfast is delicious and filling as well. The beds are comfortable and the area is pretty quiet during night time.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Jul 2019
    Can’t beat the value here! Swimming pool was clean and refreshing. Pancake breakfast was filling and delicious (thanks, Jesus!) and dorms were a wonderful reprieve from the heat. Not a lot to do right around here, but Uber’s are cheap and short. We will be back:)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Jul 2019
    The place is quite cosy and comfortable. It is also neat, clean and tidy with high hygiene maintenance with a swimming pool and breakfast provided too with the stay. The staff are friendly, courteous and helpful. Recommended as a place to check out as their rates are quite affordable and located in the heart of the city.
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Jul 2019
    Great value for money with clean pool and yummy pancakes for breakfast. Air con worked well in the bedroom. Staff super helpful and friendly - thanks Jose! I was only there for a quick night’s stop over so was perfect for me yet if you’re looking for a vibe and social scene this may not be your place.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Jul 2019
    A good stay in Casa Areka, a bit confused as we'd booked the 6 bed room and half way through our stay there was an extra bed added right in the middle of the room which was quite inconvenient. Feels quite safe and secure, and note that the breakfast included is only the pancake mix to make your own. Otherwise, a really nice time spent and the pool looks small but is actually a little tardis.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jun 2019
    Aircon rooms are a plus and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Make your own breakfast is nice. The layout is a bit strange with the reception, kitchen and bathrooms all right next to each other at the entrance. The street on the other side of the chill area is also exceptionally busy and noisy! Quiet season when we were there so the vibe was subdued but the overall chill area has good facilities with a pool, pool table etc.
    South Africa, Male, 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