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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    Great hostel! Check out the walking tour with chris at 10 am to see some really cool parts of urban wildlife, we really enjoyed that!
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    Great social hostel to stay at, friendly and very helpful staff, dorms are clean and quiet. Great kitchen facilities to cook up your own meals, perfect location. Would highly recommend.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Very nice tour given by Chris! Very accommodating staff and they can answer all of your questions! They also give good recommendations for markets or food. Would totally go again! Thanks again Chris!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2020
    Very nice hostel! Large spacious rooms and very relaxed feel. The reception staff are really helpful too!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2019
    Great hostel in a fantastic city. Very well located in the heart of Casco Viejo; stone throw's away from the President's house in Panama, so very safe. Lively hostel environment. And of course, a thank you to Chris from the hostel, who led an amazing walking tour (only available for Luna's Castle Hostel guests!) that covered history, the local wildlife (we saw sloths, iguanas, monkeys, and toucans on our walking tour) and some amazing views of Panama City. Would recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Jan 2020
    Perfect location, Casco Viejo is where you want to be. Daily walking tour is about 4 hours and an excellent value only this hostel offers. Breakfast is easy and people are nice. Building is spacious. Happy hour offers 50 cent beers, and makes for a nice chance to meet other hostel goers. I tried another hostel in the city center that was cheaper, but switched to here and don't regret it!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Jan 2020
    The location is great! Cute outdoor patio to have coffee on. Relic bar is underneath which can be a bit noisy. Staff was very nice. Kitchen is big with a huge fridge but no microwave. There’s pancake batter for breakfast, so you have to make them yourself. I liked that they have to buzz you in and out but the lock to my actual room was broken. There’s space under the beds to put your items but only a tiny cupboard downstairs to lock up items. Privacy curtains/light/fan in each bunk was great!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    01 Feb 2020
    We stayed here for 2 nights while in Panama City. It is a good base to explore from and the location in Casco Vjiejo is perfect. The hostel was basic but did the job, felt clean and offered a good breakfast and coffee.
    Wales, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Feb 2020
    We only stayed here for one night, in the dorms. The guy at reception gave us tickets for discounts at a local restaurant, which was nice. The bathrooms were pretty dirty but I liked the beds, with the curtains and lights. You could definitely hear the parties all around the city.
    USA, Female, 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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