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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 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    My stay at Luna's was great. Not only is the hostel in a prime location but it is incredibly well run and the people who work there are incredibly kind. Would recommend to anyone swinging through Panama City.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    The whole hostel is very clean, the stuff is great! Especially Jonathan! was a great night experience. The beds are very comfortable and you have much privacy as can be in a shared room would definitely come back!
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at in Panama City they offer heaps of activities and a great place to meet other travelers. The WiFi is good the beds are comfy and the downstairs bar has a great happy hour! The staff is great always giving advice on things to do. Definitely stay here when you go thru Panama City!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Nov 2019
    Luna's Castle is very well located, within walking distance of restaurants, bars, the ocean, and things to do. The facilities are comfortable, and the free breakfast and water are convenient. The staff helped make this hostel excellent. Look for Chris, who leads a great daily walk up Cerro Ancon to view Panama City from above, stopping along the way to point out animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, and falcons that the untrained eye would miss. I would happily stay at Luna's again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2019
    Great stay in Panama City! Super clean, super helpful and friendly staff and the pancakes for breakfast were yummy. My dorm room had an amazing view of the city. Air con only came on at night, which was fine for me. Would definitely return!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 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
  • 9.4


    09 Nov 2019
    Everything you need, great location, amazing and very helpful staff. Chris is the man! The rooms are a bit dated but are still clean. Would recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    02 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with a perfect location in the old town. Good pancake breakfast and some great hangout spots around the hostel. Was pretty quiet overall so if you’re looking for a party hostel I would go elsewhere. A few things could be fixed up however, as the shower locks didn’t work and not every bed has an easily accessible power outlet.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Nov 2019
    Luna's Castle is quite a good place to stay. I started my trip here in the city, and stayed for a few days. Breakfast is cook-it-yourself pancakes. A regular and expat, Chris, leads city tours to see local wildlife, views of the city, and ceviche. The hostel itself is pretty solid. Casco Viejo was recently heavily gentrified, and it is difficult to find a cheap meal nearby, and the food is hit-or-miss, with some being amazing, and some being strange and lackluster pretensions on other cuisine.
    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
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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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