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 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2021
    Safe neighborhood, near the supermarket and other places to eat
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Had a great time at my stay! Everyone was very welcoming and I loved the pancake breakfast!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Nov 2021
    Fantastic place. Fun people. Great time
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Sep 2021
    Stayed there twice in 3 weeks: Nice central location with a beautiful outdoor space, great vibe and the best staff! They were always friendly and very helpful, especially Jesus, the greatest host and heart and soul of the place - give this guy a pay rise!
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2021
    Great location kind of away from everything but still walking distance, the staff are very nice and they have a pool which is difficult for a city location.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2021
    I had a very nice time at Casa Areka! The host was beyond helpful and gave me some great local recommendations. The bed was comfy and very clean!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Oct 2021
    Chillige Gemeinschaftsräume und gute Atmosphäre. Auch der Staff ist super freundlich und hilfsbereit. Danke dafür! Die Schlafsäle sind recht basic und könnten mal wieder renoviert werden. Auch ein paar mehr Steckdosen und Locker für Wertsachen wären super. Trotzdem kann ich Casa Areka weiterempfehlen 😊
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    18 Sep 2021
    I seen some reviews saying they arent sure why the rating is so high. I agree, i have no idea why. One of the staff started shouting and crying when playing uno lol and it overall wasnt that good, not too social and nice in general. But the location is good and has a pool, outside area and kitchen so i guess isnt terrible
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    07 Aug 2021
    Can’t understand how it got such an high rating.. the pool is disgusting, the room smells of mold, and was not clean enough, full of dust.. It was very noisy until a late hour, and the room is pretty noisy in general as it’s window is near a Main Street. The hosts are nice and helpful but it is not enough.
    Israel, 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