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Panama Hostel by Luis

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Foix, France
Reviewed 27 March 2012

First of all there are not many options when it comes to hostel in Panama City. The ones in the Casco Viejo are pretty expensive (don't even think getting a private...90$) and always packed. Panama by Luis is in the Coco del Mar area, so it's in town, and you can easily take a bus to the city center. There's...

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

nothing special. We had a seven bed dorm room and everything i read in the reviews is true except the lockers in the reception, we had some in the room but not as much as needed (4 lockers for 7 people). The best thing was the location of that hostel. Its safe there, a close supermarket, which is 24 hours...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Probably the worst hostel I stayed in after 6 months travelling in South America. When I arrived (later than expected but about 21.30) all the staff members left. Hopefully my friend got there earlier and opened the door for me. I first slept in a cramped dorm, with a broken AC and a dirty shower. It turned out that the...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 9 January 2012

My boyfriend and I arrived in Panama City and needed to spend one night before traveling to the San Blas islands the next day. We told the owner we would be arriving at 11pm, and because of minor flight delays we ended up arriving at 11:30pm (and we didn't carry a cell phone). The owner left. He also took with...

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Jinotega, Nicaragua
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Panama by Luis had nice and helpful staff, but reception was left unattended quite frequently as the place was very busy and somewhat understaffed, so you ended up waiting around a lot. The reception/common area was nice though with books, sofa, large TV, wifi, 1 computer, air con etc. You can also leave bags there after checkout. Dorm rooms reasonable...

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Reviewed 1 January 2012

They lost our booking to san blas, all the prices They mentioned were wrong. They strike up 30 dollars for that services. THE room was ok, except THE aircon, it sounded like à airplane taking of.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2011

This is a great place to stay if you're on a tight budget. The staff here are very helpful, kind and welcoming. This hostel is in a very safe part of the city and is wijon walking distance of a laundrymat and a 24 hour supermarket. I stayed in the dorm rooms with other travelers, so the room got messy...

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Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 26 January 2011

Good price, a/c in the rooms, bathroom was okay..could have been a little cleaner, but i've seen worse. it was nice to be able to leave our bags in the common area after check out. lockers were a bonus. the area is safe, and close to a grocery store. no complaints, a basic place to stay.

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Reviewed 16 January 2011

Panama by Luis offer decent rooms and breakfast (two pancakes and coffee) and is located just 5-10 minutes from downtown in a safe area. But, as many places in Panama, it's not cheap comparing to what you get.

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medellin
Reviewed 16 October 2010

Different with party hostal were only western backpacker go. There, backpackers go, but they are differents, ready to share panamenian moment with Luis and his friendly staff os Omar and the others. It is not a big hostel, no big kichen etc.. but we just feel at home, no stress, safe district not in the down town but just 25cents...

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Address: Coco del Mar, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
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“I was in room number 1. I would recommend that room if you want a private room. I really liked it and would stay in that room again!”
 of 5 bubbles 778bridgettes, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The single rooms aren't that expensive, considering, and they're dramatically better than the multi-bed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MusikAnimal, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The dorm upstairs at the back of the courtyard is ok, and much better than the other ones.”
 of 5 bubbles timoguic, 18 Jan 2012 | Read review
“If you are a couple and have to opt for the dorms, there is a dorm with a little side room with 2 beds in for a little bit more privacy. The private room is nice, clean and has a TV although the bathroom is shared with the downstairs dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles RachelD951, 7 Jan 2012 | Read review
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