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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 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Best place with good evenings. Party vibes but lovely beds etc
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2019
    Luna’s Castle Hostel is the only place to stay in Panama City. Incredible atmosphere, so social and varied, amazing facilities including a delicious breakfast! However by far the highlight of staying at Luna’s Castle is Chris! So welcoming and helpful with recommendations all across Panama! His walking tour is the best in the world with a quick history of Casco Viejo, an amazing hike up Cerro Ancón and all the animals, ending with ceviche! Chris was amazing and made our stay so amazing! Thanks!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Had an amazing stay! Chris took us on a hike the first day I was there, and went out of his way to show us where to eat and what to do. There's a bar on the first floor so you don't have to wonder far for a drink. Overall very pleased with my stay and definitely would stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    Luna's castle was a great spot for our annual boys trip. The location was great. The staff was friendly, and went the extra mile to make sure our experience special. Chris one of the employees there took our group on a free nature hike and showed us wildlife and some of the best views in Panama. I would recommend staying here if you are in the area.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    One of my favorite Hostels ever! It might not have a pool but that doesn't matter because the vibe there is simply amazing, haven't experienced one quite like this. It's so easy to meet people and the bar downstairs is amazing and ridiculously cheap during happy hour especially! The people there, especially Chris, made me feel so welcome! The kitchen is also really nice and I loved the fact that you can eat free pancakes until 12pm since Panama city is quite the party town;) will 100% come back!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2019
    Luna’s has a good vibes, Cheap drinks, and an awesome location!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Jul 2019
    The hostel was in a perfect location. The area is gorgeous. BUT there were a few issues regarding the overall hostel. The staff was not overly friendly or helpful. The lady who ran the front desk asked annoyed whenever I would ask for help. The hostel rooms were noisey. The floors were creaky and the beds were wobbly. I couldn't get any sleep because whenever some would enter the room, the beds would rock. The sheets had stains. The bathroom sinks were broken. It was a major inconvenience.
    USA, Mixed Group, 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
  • 5.4


    06 Jul 2019
    The lady at the reception was not helpful or kind at all, she seemed annoyed when I asked questions and didn’t show any interest at all. The beds are super high, I almost fell off when climbing on with my backpack. There was no charger there. Free breakfast online included pancakes which I cannot eat due to my milk allergy. Wasn’t told in advance. I loved the coffee though, very strong and fresh. During the night it was suuuuuper noisy, at 3am there was still so much noise. Glad to leave!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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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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