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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.


Mamallena Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    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
  • 9.7


    27 Feb 2020
    I stayed here for a night due to a layover. My room was ready for me way earlier than expected which was great. Kitchen eating area was a great place to meet people, along with the pool area! Air conditioned rooms ran all day long which I didn’t realize was a necessity until I stayed in a different place with limited AC. Staff was super friendly and helpful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2020
    Really enjoyed our stay here. We were only in Panama for a day so it was a nice place to leave our stuff and sleep for the night. Its in between both sides of town making it easy to get around with Uber. Super clean nice place with kitchen. They had an all you can eat pancake breakfast which was perfect right before we headed to the airport. Wish we had more time to enjoy it all.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    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
  • 8.9


    13 Mar 2020
    Comfortable beds, helpful staff, lots of places to hang out, enjoyed the pool, kitchen is well supplied but busy in the morning with everyone trying to make pancakes but that’s okay, I loved seeing the staff wiping down surfaces like handrails and making sure soap and hand sanitizer is stocked (thank you!!) it’s kind of in a remote location but you can walk to mini markets and pharmacies as well as small restaurants if needed. Uber is cheap so overall I think it’s a great place
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Feb 2020
    In a quiet side street so no traffic noise and just 3 streets from the Santo Thomas metro station (which is very cheap,regular,safe and clean). The pool is a great amenity......and there's a cocktail bar beside it so great hang out area. The breakfast was passable.......pancakes (diy) isn't my thing. I wanted a simple,clean cafe but that proved hard to find do take the metro to the Allbrook mall (end) for an awesome choice. Tip: buy a metro card at the airport and stay out the heat !
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    19 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel in less-nice area of Panama City. Good rooms and lockers, though I had to ask several times for AC to be turned on. Simple breakfast (make-your-own pancakes) and good info on how to visit Panama City.
    Finland, Male, 18-24
  • 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


    22 Jan 2020
    Good facilities and clean. Location wasn't really for me. I didn't feel as safe as in other areas and didn't find the hostel as sociable as others I've been to in the city, at least for the 2 nights I was there.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    23 Feb 2020
    The Bed is terrible was difficult to sleep, and the hostal is not so clean.
    Brazil, Male, 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