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
  • 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 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2022
    incredible little hostel in the middle of the city with a caring and helpful staff. would stay here every time i’m in the city!
    Puerto Rico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2022
    Great safe location with incredibly friendly staff! Stayed here for 10 days while exploring Panama City.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2022
    Great place, great vibe.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay. About 10 min walk from the main roads and bus stop. Staff is amazing!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Jul 2022
    When we arrived we felt a nice and casual atmosphere The staff was welcoming, they even refuse to charge us for our laundry because they forgot to put the AC on! However, we had a bad experience during the night. We only stayed there one night so we don’t know if it was a one time thing and we were unlucky or if it occurs every night. People partied with really really loud music until 2 am. It was impossible to sleep and we had a flight home the next day… if you need to sleep, maybe avoid it…
    Belgium, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2022
    Great hostel with great staff. Especially the receptionist from Argentina! Great atmosphere all through the day with the music and the pool. An Uber away from the old town but meant that the area was nicer. Breakfast was great and so were the other travellers I met. Really sociable hostel
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Jul 2022
    Overall a nice hostel. It was very easy to meet people there and socialize. There were some things that could use some updating, but those were pretty minor. The staff was incredible, and I felt very welcomed, comfortable, and safe as a solo traveler.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    03 Jul 2022
    Did the job for a couple of nights. Staff really helpful, good aircon, located right next to super 99 supermarket, the mall and a good breakfast/brunch spot is opposite. Beds were comfy but no privacy curtains. Pool area isn’t that peaceful just cos you’re right on a busy intersection. Can buy beers cheaply from hostel fridge. Laid back social vibe with pool table and comfy seating. Plenty of charger points in dorms. No hot water in showers but that’s pretty normal for Central America.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Jul 2022
    Overall it was quite nice and Social, its not the cleanest ever tho
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Aug 2022
    No running water for 2 days and not a great location, but good place to meet other travellers.
    England, Female, 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
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi