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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Luna's Castle Hostel

Book more than 2 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 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel! Great and safe location. Staff are super helpful. They really go above and beyond to help you out. Walking tour with Chris was awesome! He’s got a great eye to find sloths and toucans up in the trees. Great happy hour, discount at restaurant next door, and pancakes included for breakfast. Rooms are spacious, only negatives I can say is I wish the lockers were in the rooms instead of at reception. Will be staying again when I return to Panama City!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    A great, chill hostel to stay in the center of "Casco Viejo". There's a bar downstairs with great specials for guests of Luna's Castle, but if partying is not your thing, the dorm rooms provide peace and quiet away from the party. Great, helpful staff, plenty of areas to chill and relax, and pancakes, cold water and coffee. Definitely recommended!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    I had sich a great time, the staff is very welcoming and the dorm rooms big. One of the employees organise a free walking tour, almost everyday. To prove how much I like them. I wrote a little poem to Chris: Roses are red, violets are blue, Chris is the man, that much is true. -Moussa
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Mar 2020
    Amazing! It’s a party hostel and it did not disappoint. The bathroom was okay but expected for Panama. Would defined stay again!
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Feb 2020
    Great location, right in Casco Viejo. Lots of restaurants nearby. The dorms were spacious and there were lockers in reception for valuables. My only issue was there were not enough bathrooms for the number of people. I often had to wait.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    27 Feb 2020
    Great hostel! nice view from our room! The best thing about this hostel is the happy hour downstairs at the bar! 50 cent beers! This is the time to put your daddy pants up and start pounding beers after beers. By the end of happy hour your eyes are crooked and you start dancing on the table until you fall down like a sack of potatoes. After, try to gather up the most hammered people to go out and you'll be set for a night you won't remember. Harambe would be proud. No clue who Luna is...
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    This is my third time staying here. It’s in a nice spot. The atmosphere is cool and staff are super chill. Only thing I don’t like about the place is how hot it is inside pretty much all day and difficult to sleep in the little bed cubicles at night if you’re on the bottom and the fan wind doesn’t reach inside. If there was a a fan on each bed, it would’ve much better cause I had a difficult time sleeping.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    29 Feb 2020
    The receptionist was an American guy who couldn’t care less about the customers. He was all the time checking his Facebook account or talking over the phone while we stood in front of him. Needless to say, he wasn’t able to provide any interesting insight as to what to do in Panama City. He was nonexistent. Other receptionist (I met a local girl) were better. Sadly, I got the guy most of the time.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    The location is perfect! Staff was pretty helpful. There are not many bathrooms for the size of the hostel. The dorm room was quite smelly.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    21 Oct 2020
    So i booked a hostel thats is no longer running, because of that i had to pay additional expenses, i notice you already about it and you still asking me how it was my stay? Really?? That sounds so unprofessional. Instead of my feed back i am waiting for your response and your responsibility to pay my extra expenses. Just because you streesed me in an early night, in a new city out of nothing
    Greece, Female, 41+
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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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