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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

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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

FREE secure luggage storage, FREE super early check-ins, FREE breakfast even before check-in, FREE BYO booze, FREE tea and coffe 24/7, and FREE hugs whenever need them.

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.

Arriving to Panama City super early from a night bus or flight and wondering what to do before the midday check-in? That's simple, arrive to Hostel Mamallena any time you like. Get the WiFi password, grab a coffee or tea, help yourself to some breakfast from 5am or head upstairs and have a nap on our patio sofas, all for free of course. Our policy is to check people in from 7am, as soon as the bed is ready.


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 and have proven to be perfect for the needs of those who like a little extra privacy. 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 MiBus stops just 50mtrs from the hostel and the Metro 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 cheap 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 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel. Great value for the price. Good kitchen and small pool to enjoy as well. Clean space and friendly hosts!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    The people at the front desk were friendly and helpful. They confirmed our Canal tour on the phone for us in Spanish. We felt very welcome there.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, recommend. Staff even came and woke up me up for my San Blas trip after I slept through my alarm!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel with a good vibe. Not in a great location though the area is kinda gross. Stayed here for a few nights before my sanblas tour which was good.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Jan 2020
    I enjoyed my stay here. Pros- The bed was comfy, I felt safe, I made friends, i liked the pool, kitchen and wifi, I loved the locker box in my bed and the little garden Cons- I prefer a little curtain and the shower is cold (which is standard for this warm climate really) , the free breakfast is just pancakes and the grocery store close by is ridiculously expensive. I mean like airport expensive.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel for staying in Panama City.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Jan 2020
    It was okay! I only stayed one night, and its a little in the middle of nowhere as far as to walk to the main attractions, but uber is cheap and popular. Pretty basic private rooms, but the bed is comfortable and the space is clean. Nice lounge areas and seemingly helpful staff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    22 Nov 2019
    Location is a little bit out of nowhere. It’s not really a nice area to hang out for tourists. We tried to walk to Casco viejo from the hostel but it’s not really a nice walk. You have to take a taxi or public transport to go to other areas. Our room looked old and dirty. The pool is nice and the staff too.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Sketchy area, would not walk around late. Comfy beds, noisy party guests, hostel has not hot water. So I only stayed on night and changed to another hostel. Cleaners came in even at night, woke me up. No idea why the high ratings. Stayed at nicer ones in the city.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    13 Jan 2020
    The reception personnel is polite and responsive to the guests need. An effort is made to keep the bathroom and kitchen areas clean The area is quite (the noise, if any, is caused by other guests or the receptionist playing loud music) The individual room I stayed in smelled pretty bad, like mould. I had to keep the door open and ask for an air freshener High in sodium, low in nutritional value pancake mix breakfast Awful area with excessively noisy cars honking horns and rubbish everywhere
    Italy, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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