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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  • Perfect 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 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Dec 2021
    Great hostel, the staff were wonderful!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Dec 2021
    Hostel not too far away from the airport with a quick taxi ride away. Situated near a supermarket and a short walk from the sea. Rooms had great air on and the outside area with the pool was really nice. Staff both really lovely and overall would recommend. Only thing noting is ATMs near the hostel have a $5 charge so maybe worth bringing dollars if you’re on a budget-but obviously not a criticism of the hostel.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2021
    Absolutely love this place!!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2021
    Excellent. went back nearly after 10 years without realizing it was the same place I had stayed in late 2012. It was better than before in every way. Will go there again and not wait for that long.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Dec 2021
    If you don't mind the honks in the backyard then this is the perfect hostel!
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Dec 2021
    It was a nice hostel with pool in the heart of downtown Panama City, so if you want to stay in the middle of the city this is the place! The beds don’t have curtains but they are comfortable! The staff is super friendly.. The Selina in Casco Viejo is from the facilities a bit better but if you are looking for a family based hostel in downtown, this is your place!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2021
    Fantastic place. Fun people. Great time
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2022
    Great staff , great atmosphere and realy nice people go in and out , really reccomend this place
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Dec 2021
    Good location, In a nice area with shops close by. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean, stayed in all female dorm, nice and spacious with clean bathroom. Nice outside area with a pool. Kitchen a little bit small, with only one stove top and one small kitchen. Had to make your own breakfast (no problem) but with a small space it can be a bit chaotic. Overall really nice hostel.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Dec 2021
    Chilled place to escape the big city. Garden with pool is amazing. Also good position.
    Italy, Male, 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