Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

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."

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

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

FREE secure luggage storage, FREE super early check-in(contact us by email), 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 15 yrs now in a safe and traditional Panamanian neighbourhood.

Excellent coffee along Green tea are available 24hrs per day.

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, 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, a ping pong table, large tables for those group meals …and of course the Swimming Pool and Pool Bar.

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 from 9pm to 9am,24 hrs reception and the guest kitchen if you need it, 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-$5 total 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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2022
    I have stayed here many times and love it!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Jan 2022
    This is without a doubt the best place to stay in Panama City. Right by a local food stop & a supermarket this hostel is huge and has a clean pool, an outdoor bar with cheap drinks, free coffee & tea, and a huge well functioning kitchen. It also has lots of public space with tons of couches and a balcony to sit at in the morning. The front desk is also super helpful at finding the cheapest public transport, food recs, and anything else you might need as a budget traveler. I highly recommend.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2021
    I loved this place! Staff were super nice and the atmosphere was excellent. I had so much fun that I came back for a second stay! Margaritas are the best in town and only $3 ;). I will definitely be back!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    31 Mar 2022
    Not an ideal location as few decent restaurants nearby. That said bed size was massive. Lockers could be larger. Good bar. Pool was shut but plenty of chill space.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    18 Mar 2022
    Great for what you get. The only downside is the actual area, it’s dodgy and far from everything. If you don’t walk when it’s dark it’s fine, you can always take an Uber.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 May 2022
    This was an okay hostel for one night but not a lot going on and not the best hostel I have been in for meeting people. It was clean and is a good place to sleep for a night but would not have done more here
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2022
    Everything Was good but the location, a bit far from everything but i didnt like Panama city anyway
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Mar 2022
    This was an alright hostel, not very social, would not recommend for solo travellers. They have a cheap laundry service and bar on site which was nice. Not much walking distance from the hostel but fairly easy to find a taxi.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Jan 2022
    Our stay at Mamallena was alright. It’s a big hostel with a lot of guests, which always makes the facilities a little dirty I think. The bathrooms were alright but the kitchen was kinda gross. There were a lot of things in the freezer and the refrigerator which didn’t seem to belong to anyone. The AC in the private rooms was old and full of dust, also leaked water. The pool was nice. One thing that really annoyed me was that on website it said that they accepted card payments but they didn’t
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    07 Jan 2022
    The location is central but dodgy neighborhood. Atmosphere is not very familiar. As I felt very uncomfortable with a guy in my dorm I asked if I could change rooms and they arranged it straight away which was nice. The AC didn't work so it was incredably hot and stuffy. The other reviews say it was way too cold... so sweating/freezing, anyway it's not comfortable. The kitchen and the free coffee was good. The hostel is okay for one night.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi