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Hostal Mamallena

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 26 August 2016

For the price I'd say it can't be beat in Panama City. The free pancakes alone cover a third of the cost! Otherwise good atmosphere, helpful staff, felt clean and safe (tho I can't recall if there was locked storage for backpacks--I don't think so)! Location isn't great however, as it is far from the Old Town and there seemed...

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Well placed in the center of Bocas, this international hostel offers individual rooms and dorms and lovely patios and spaces to chill. Also has a tour agency which organizes all sorts of excursions for reasonnable prices. Good to know : they have a shuttle to Bocas for 25$ including boat (instead of 30$ for non-mamallena residents)

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1Thank Jamie L
Amsterdam
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Mamallena hostal was our first stop in South America and we staid 2 nights here. The hostal is not located in the nicest part of the city, but you can get everywhere very easily with taxis, which are not expensive (for the trip to casco viejo you pay aporox $3.50-4). We slept in a dorm for 8 people and we...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a nice hostel in an interesting part of panama city, less touristy but felt safe enough. Close to cheap places to eat and shop, as well as easy transport into the more touristy areas. The staff were always very friendly and helpful, and available 24/7. I emailed them in advance to inquire about and book my sailing trip...

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1Thank Holly F
United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to stay in Panama City as a base and then to go to the San Blas islands. They have a booklet which clearly shows the cost and a few options for where to stay. There's a kitchen and you're also near super markets, restaurants and close to the local buses. Good place to stay

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I only stayed here for a night, and although I enjoyed all the lounge areas and the cheap beer, as well as the friendly guy's service on reception (Edgardo?), my room was right off the main lounge and reception area so it was loud until late and it was super hot all night, even though they said the AC would...

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Thank Catriona S
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at Mamallena with a trip to San Blas, organised through Panama Unlimited, in the middle. It's typically pricey for both private and dorm rooms so we'd expect a decent service in reception. The lady on duty in the morning is good but the guys in the afternoon/evening are useless - don't rely on them. They rebooked...

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Thank Ali I
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Pros: clean room, clean shared bathroom and friendly staff. Cons: misinformation getting to San Blas (we requested help on getting accommodations in San Blas because we had a rental car, however we were told it would be impossible to get to the port with our own car. It would mean we had to wait another day and get up at...

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Kalmar, Sweden
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice and the staff helps you with all the information you want. The problem we got was that after 30 hours of traveling and the room booked for about 2 weeks, arriving here the guy in the reception told us they had a problem with the booking system so it was over booked and we had to...

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Thank Thompa84
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Mamallena is a great place to start your trip in Panama or hang out for the last days. The staff is super friendly and really laid back. It's easy to get to know other people with whom you can travel on and the common rooms have plenty of space to chill. The rooms were well air-conditioned but overall it was...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hostal Mamallena

Address: Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: €11 - €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Mamallena Backpackers Panama City
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“Reserve or show up early”
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“Stay in the rooms that lock downstairs, rather than the ones near reception!”
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 of 5 bubbles 811rachels, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“sleep with french canadian girls”
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