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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 8.8

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jun 2019
    My two friends and I stayed at Luna’s Castle Hostel twice during our trip. Everything about it was perfect. The location is amazing- all of the nightlife/restaurants are within walking distance. It has a stunning view of the financial district and everything was clean. Showers had great water pressure and got very warm. One of the employees, Chris, led a fantastic hike up Ancon hill and spotted toucans, sloths, and other animals, and shared some Panama history. It was the best part of our trip!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 May 2019
    Great everything, especially the staff and location. Enjoy!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 May 2019
    A girl in my dorm suspected bed bugs, and the staff took it very seriously, cleaned the whole room and put people in other rooms. Staff helps finding activities, and keep the hostel very clean.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    29 May 2019
    I had a great time at Luna Castle Hostel. I only spent one night there but enjoyed the place, location, and liked making my own breakfast. Also, Chris ended up taking me on an incredible walking tour up Cerro Anton. I was so thankful for him because of my limited time in the city!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 May 2019
    Our room was under maintenance (probably because of bedbugs as mentioned on previous reviews) but they upgraded us to a private room and a free beer so we were happy ! The hostel is so spacious and clean, bathrooms were perfect, breakfast was delicious (although I do wish there was butter and syrup for the pancakes !). And of course the .50 beer happy hour was awesome.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Great hostel in a good location. Stayed here twice during my time in Panama! Not a great social atmosphere but breakfast is good
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    18 May 2019
    I'm not sure why this is dubbed a party hostel still - the bar on site has officially shut down and they don't do any specific party-based activities with the entire hostel. They also don't have a great back up plan for when the electricity goes out (we went 24 hours without power/flushing toilets/showers). I understand it's Panama, but all of Casco Viejo had generators, so they should too. Also, definitely not the cleanest hostel so beware. However, the staff was great and receptive.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 May 2019
    BED BUGS. Check with staff ahead of booking to ensure they’ve been eradicated. They were very helpful/proactive about dealing with them but still not worth the risk.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Jun 2019
    The guide Chris was amazing for the walking tour. Super nice! Takes you round the city, then in the jungle to show you sloths, then to get smoothies and to the fish market. He even gave an extra his extra metro pass since I needed the the subway to get to my Spanish classes. The make your own pancakes was nice. All that being said the bed sheets had quite a few mystery stains and I’m now pretty sure their bed bug problem is still ongoing as I’m now covered in bed bug bites in a few places.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    09 Jun 2019
    It was ok. Location is great. Beds and linens were dirty /stained. Barely any outlets worked. AC did not work at all and it was bloody hot at night.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


Awards

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Panama

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Panama

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