Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 2 weeks prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Purple House Hostel has a policy of no refund on the booking deposit for cancellation, no show or reduction numbers.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Purple House Hostel request a deposit of half of total amount 7 days before arrival.

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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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Property Description

The Purple HouseHostel of David City, Panama was named by it's founder Andrea A. in honor of the original Purple House Hostel which was located in Tel Aviv, Israel back in the 1980's. In 1999 she came to Panama as a Peace Corps Volunteer and never left. After 15 years she decided to pass the hostel to it's new owners and current administrators Karla, Martha and Bryan becoming a family business. This change came with a new location, new ideas and of course great hospitality that will make you feel welcome and comfortable. 

We are in one of the most important and relevant areas of David City. In this sense, we are just ten minutes away from Parque Recreativo and 30 minutes away from Estadio San Cristobal on foot. In addition, the city center of the city can be reached on foot in just 20 minutes and in the center you can reach diverse tourist landmarks such as Feria Internacional de San José de David and Parque de La Feria Internacional de David, amongst other relevant landmarks.

We are a hostel that offers diverse kind of accommodations to our travellers and guests. Our dorm are ideal for travellers and adventurous people who enjoy resting and sharing their experiences with other guests and travellers. In addition, we also offer private accommodation for those people who would like to have a wee bit more privacy and intimacy. Furthermore, we have several common areas where the travellers can meet each other and exchange past experiences and future plans.

The Purple House International Backpackers Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 pm
Check out before 12:00 pm

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.


The reception is open from 8:00am until 11:00 pm.
No curfew, just call before arriving.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

“Dear guest, we are members of Whos Your Guest, a virtual information platform that groups hotels and tourism service providers in several countries around the world, in which we agreed to maintain a database of information about guests whose behaviour is unacceptable or highly positive, according to objective criteria, in order to establish and elaborate statistics that allow to assure the best conditions of security, tranquillity and respect for our guests. Our participation in Whos Your Guest and the collection of your personal data for the purposes described above is indispensable for the optimal provision of accommodation services in the highest possible standards. By staying at this establishment, you consent to the processing and transfer of your personal data and images, as well as to share your information with other members of the network which may refuse to accept future reservations, cancel existing reservations, offer discounts and other incentives or take other measures they deem necessary, based on the information reported on the platform. For more information we invite you to visit or request a copy of the privacy policy at our reception.” View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 5.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    26 Jan 2018
    Nice peaceful place with helpful staff
    Croatia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Mar 2020
    We had the place to ourselves and it was a blast. Brian was very helpful and fun to chat with.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Aug 2018
    Nice place. If you use google maps this is the correct Purple House Hostel, don't let a taxi take you to the old one and then charge you more.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Jan 2020
    The staff was excellent, huge kitchen, although the stove is not working well, lounge area, very minimal places to sit and eat at a table, an interesting yard to walk around in. Unfortunately there was construction going on in the street out front. The bed was not comfortable and the pillows were virtually paper- thin, nothing more than a sheet of material used for cushioning and insulation inside the pillowcases. Overall it was good value for the money, and I would return.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    08 Feb 2019
    Cute place. Large open. A decent bed with AC at night. Real coffee would have great, instead had to go to sm neighborhood store for instant which was terrible even for instant. But it was homey and I had the place to myself which since I was tired was a bonus. Slept late. And no interruption. Quiet neighborhood.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    13 Jan 2018
    Nice hostel if you want to chill for a few days. Big backyard for relaxing and nice common area with couches. But if you're just staying for one night in transit to somewhere else it is a bit out of the way. Taxi was pretty cheap, however, and the staff is very nice and helpful if you need information on cheaper transportation.
    Taiwan, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Apr 2019
    The staff was nice, it's a cozy place
    Costa Rica, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Mar 2018
    Martha and Carla were nice hosts but the the new location is not very convenient, which may be why I was the only person staying there.
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi