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7.5
Very Good
1378 Total Reviews
Great Location
Marvellous Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

7.5
Very Good
1378 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.6
  • Location
    6.4
  • Staff
    7.9
  • Atmosphere
    7.2
  • Cleanliness
    7.5
  • Value for Money
    7.7
  • Facilities
    7.5

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Latest Reviews

6.9
Good
Nov 02, 2022
Was told I can pay by credit card but upon arrival was told cash only. The area isn't the greatest... Stayed for only 1 night to sleep so couldn't really explore the facility. Overall decent for the price.
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Female, 31-40
9.4
Superb
Oct 24, 2022
Neighbourhood is not too sketchy, place is neat. The kitchen is a highlight. Two friendly dogs and a cat are resident.
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Male, 41+
10
Superb
Sep 29, 2022
The best hostel I ever had, 😊
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Male, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi