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The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Mamallena Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

As one of Panama City’s original backpackers Hostel, Mamallena has been successfully providing a Good Vibe at Great Prices with Friendly Staff for over 13 yrs now in a safe and traditional Panamanian neighbourhood.

Excellent coffee along with English Breakfast and Green tea are available 24hrs per day. Our Free ‘’All you can eat’’ Pancake breakfast we remain very proud off, we let you cook it and we don’t take notice of how much you have, seems a good deal to me. To accompany the Pancakes on offer from 5am to 11am, we include Rolled Oats and Fresh Bananas.

We have a well-stocked, spacious and available 24hrs a day Guest Kitchen, lounge areas for watching movies, hammocks by the garden, a ping pong table, large tables for those group meals …and of course the Swimming Pool.

An on-site travel agency can take care of that must do trip to the “San Blas Archipelago” and we can also put you in-touch with our people who arrange great boat trips from Panama to Colombia.

Our air cons are available 24hrs a day, as is our reception and the guest kitchen if you need it. There is no curfew, so long as you return quietly, and we also offer free luggage storage while away for up to three weeks for all guests.

Our dorms vary in size from 6 bed ensuite to 8 and 12 beds, and if 12 beds seems too much for you don’t worry, it’s a good sized room giving you lots of space to arrange your things before the next leg of your journey.

Our private rooms are small and cosy, the best we could do with the space we had, and they have proven to be perfect for the needs of most of you. 24hr air con keeps you cool but if outdoors is your thing, the chilled out garden area is only metres from your door.

We prefer things to quieten down from 11pm onwards and are not a party hostel but if fun is what you are after, we encourage that too. Just be respectful of your fellow guests is all we ask.

We offer a very relaxed and chilled out environment for people to come and enjoy what the city has to offer, while seeking information from our knowledgeable staff. The Metro Bus stops just 50mtrs from the hostel and the Metro Train is an easy 5min walk away.

Uber is increasingly popular in Panama and offering fantastic prices to navigate this very spread out city, for $3-$5total you can be in most places you would want to be. A fantastic deal for door to door service right?

We have a decent and enjoyable selection of restaurants close to us, places where you can enjoy the budget prices Casco Viejo no longer offers while also mingling with friendly locals and seeing the authentic side of how Panamanians live.

Well stocked mini markets are minutes away and open until 11pm and the Supermarket is 10mins walk. Our Fridge is always stocked with super cold well priced Beer so no need to bring your own if you feel lazy.

So come visit Roxana, Marialina and their hard working team and let us show you the true spirit of Panamanian hospitality. We know we will not always get it right, but you can be assured that we will always be doing our best to make your stay, and time in Panama City, the best we think it can be.

Not sure on any of the above, or have further questions, just let us know. We are here for you 24/7.

Oh, And if you ask him nicely, Choco (Panama’s most bestest ever dog) will even let you take him on walks through town, he loves showing you the 10minute way to the stunning sunset views from the Cinta Costera and waterfront. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Nice, clean, spacious place. Really enjoyed it.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Apr 2019
    I felt comfortable here and was only meant to stay one night, but stayed over a week. It’s close enough to everything and the staff are so helpful with things to do if you get stuck. Definitely recommend staying here!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    This is a brillant hostal easy going and friendly staff, comfy beds, and that many showers and yoilets you will never get caught out and have to wait. There is an awsome pool area out the back ( that i will admit i am currently sat by, because in my true traveling style if i like a place. Well then i stay longer.) There is also a kind of tourist desk which i will have to sit down at to tell you more, which unfortunetly means i will be leaving. Higly recomend here. Cant express it enough!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2019
    Only stayed one night as the stopover before San Blas tour but the Australian guy at the desk was really helpful and went out of his way to give us directions and advice. Neighbourhood is a bit sketchy but that’s not their fault!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2019
    amazing place to chill out! 24 h coffee. great staff, showers are a bit slippery, anything you need walking distance! good vibes all around!
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Apr 2019
    Great hostel only had a one night stop over but staff were very helpful and accommodating.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2019
    Loved Mamallena! The staff were incredible and despite the location, uber is very cheap and the location did not impact our visit.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Feb 2019
    It was great. Great areas to hang, great atmosphere, great people, great pancakes and the bathroom surprised me positively. I would definitely stay there again! The location is not the safest, so I wouldn’t walk around alone by night.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Apr 2019
    Great little hostel, that was very clean. Kitchen was by far the cleanest I’ve seen so far on my travels. The Area itself is a little sketchy, but security aspect of hostel was very good.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 May 2019
    The hostel is in a good, safe location, close to the old town and sea front. Furthermore, the staff is very friendly and the tour agent who was based there helped us in planning our trip to San Blas. However the room was tiny (practically no space except for the beds), it had no window and the air-conditioning was very loud and it was not working properly.
    Greece, All Male Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi