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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 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 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Good, good restaurants around the corner
    Finland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Amazing place with a really nice atmosphere. Would 100% recommend!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Overall a great hostel to stay at, I definitely recommend! Everything was clean, bed was comfortable, ac was great, and they let you keep it on all day if you want. Staff were super friendly! Location was good, bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and spacious. Just a great hostel in every sense you want and expect. I didn't have great luck with hot water, but might've been the time I took a shower, didn't really mind anyway cause it's so hot. The warm/room temp water was nice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2019
    All I can say is amazing! The staff were the best and so useful, the one cleaning lady that does the washing got a stain out my shirt that I couldn’t get out and she went and got vanish for it which was really sweet, she made my day. The pool was amazing and the free pancake breakfast was good 😀
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2019
    This hostel had a great atmosphere and was very good value. Room was quite small but adequate. Facilities were brilliant and the breakfast was the best! We arrived at 5am but were still welcome and given pancakes, amazing.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Aug 2019
    Lovely courtyard, with a small pool, and some social areas indoors. The rooms are high-ceilinged, with small lockers by the beds in the dorm. The welcome is great, and security pretty tight. Word to the wise - I tried to walk from Albrook Mall in the dark, and was stopped by the police, East of the metro there. They insisted on putting me in a taxi (which was only $2) to avoid the danger ahead. Get the bus or metro!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Sep 2019
    Great hostel. Breakfast was nice, staff are very friendly and security at all times of the day/night. Rooms are decent and spacious and lots of bathrooms available. Really cool layout and nice to meet people. Lots of room and space.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    We stayed 3 nights, then went on the one night San Blas Tour (organized at Mamallena Hostel) and then got another night there for free. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The rooms were very clean, clean nice cotton sheets. Rooms were a bit cold with the air conditioning, but we got used to it. Breakfast was amazing! They also offer free filtered water!! Many "private" bathrooms and showers scattered within the hostel, that was good. Wifi was okay. Overall very nice!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Sep 2019
    Great stay, very nice and helpful staff. location is not the best, but it's not that bad also (a lot of public transportation and a metro station nearby). Overall it was really nice and we enjoyed our stay.
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Aug 2019
    My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night before flying to Colombia, but we would have gladly stayed more! The staff was super friendly, it seemed like a good atmosphere around. The rooms had A/C and the dorms weren’t crammed at all. Great values for the price!
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
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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