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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."

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Luna's Castle Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

"Luna's Castle is, bar-none, the best backpacker spot in Panama City. Housed in a creaky, colonial mansion near the waters edge, Lunas Castle blends historic Spanish architecture with funky, laid-back backpacker vibes. The owners; winning formula of professional service, international atmosphere and shoestring prices are sure to make this a legendary stop on the Gringo Trail." Lonely Planet Panama

This is what we say . . . Imagine living in a restored centuries old mansion. The ceilings are lofted, the wood carvings are originals, and the ocean view is unobstructed. Art adorns every wall in the hostel. Couches are throughout, hammocks constantly swing, and the coffee is bottomless.

The staff is the best of the best. They will help you organize a trip to San Blas, sailboats to Colombia, bus rides to Bocas del Toro and, of course, recommend the finest that Panama City has to offer.

If you are looking for a chill hostel, you have found it. If you are looking for an easy place to meet tons of other travelers, you have found it. And if you feel like closing out your evening with a cocktail, the bartenders in Relic (the bar in the outdoor courtyard), will mix it up for you.

We hope you enjoy it!

Please Note:

Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 09:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
Not pets allowed.
Towels not included

Reception hours are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM. If you arrive outside of the these hours, the security guard will let you in and show you where you can relax until we open. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Luna’s castle was everything I was hoping for! I arrived quite late and had travelled far and everything about this hostel was perfect. The beds have plenty of privacy and the showers are great. The kitchen and chill out areas are lovely.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Loose lug nut with no tread here !!!! Simply amazing on all levels !! This is a place that I will gladly stay again just for the experience !
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Oct 2019
    Loved this hostel. It’s in a really great location in the old town next to loads of cool bars and restaurants. Hostel itself has loads of good chill out areas and free pancakes, coffee tea and water. The walking tour with Chris was great, really informative and saw sloths, toucans, monkeys etc - deffo recommend.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2019
    Fun place good views and nice contrast of old and new town
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Aug 2019
    Great hostel in Casco Viajo. They know what Backpackers want and deliver it well! Lovely staff, big airy cool dorms. Small lockers available for valuables in reception. All you can eat (cook!) pancakes for breakfast and tea and coffee available all day! Hot and cold showers available although you’ll probably want a cooler one given the heat in Panama City! They even have little itineraries for different things you might want to do around the city!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2019
    Great place & location! Was only weird when I was asked if I was smoking on the balcony (I don't smoke at all).. The place is near a nice restaurant with nice staff that are just as helpful as Luna's. The hostel was nice.. My flight arrived before they had beds ready and they allowed me to hang in the common area for a few hours prior to check in. My only complaints would be no AC in the room (heard was uncommon), the lack of outlets (the few were very loose) & the fan in my bunk didn't work.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 Aug 2019
    I had an issue with my bed and the woman on reception was very helpful in fixing it no questions asked! Breakfast is available until midday and there's great information about local things to do based on your interests eg history, hiking etc
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Aug 2019
    Don't get me wrong, this hostel has a lot of's just not meeting it. Superb location, a lot of cool hidden nooks throughout...but felt dainty, as though it's prime was a decade ago. The one big reason I wouldn't stay here again is that it is HOT. The other hostels in town don't seem to have this issue. When I stayed here the AC was broken for 3 days and it was honestly unbearable. The staff was helpful, but their hospitality did make up for the flaws of Luna's Castle.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    10 Oct 2019
    Hostel was at the begging well, later on a lot of issues came to light: 1. The Power went out one day 1.1 No light 1.2 No Water 1.3 No internet 1.4 No Air conditioner (Which for the weather is strictly necessary 2. Some bug or Insects were found in the room and in one bed there. I don t known if this is normal there but was little annoying to think sleep with that around. 3. There are only 4 showers and 4 toilets in the all Hostel, so probably you have to wait to take a shower.
    Ecuador, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    10 Aug 2019
    Twice I was lying in bed in my dorm when 2 different people on 2 different occasions whipped my curtain open, surprised to see me there, quickly apologised and then left the dorm room, which had no working locks so obviously anyone could walk in or out easily. My towel was stolen and I'm surprised nothing else went missing. Staff didn't seem too surprised or interested so just gave me a replacement. When I first got there the walls were literally vibrating until 2am from the clubs on either side
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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