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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Mike's place has all you need for a decent stay, rooms are ok with their own little fans, but powerful ones, cold beer for $1, free WIFI, nice rooftop with cool breeze at nights to recover from the hot days. Well located and Mike can advise you with vital information.

Thank Josué C
Imperial, Missouri
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Stayed here three nights for the Corpus Christi festival in nearby Los Santos. Everything you'd need is close by. Once I got my bearings straight, using the public buses between the hostel and Los Santos was easy and cheap. Chitre's downtown shopping district was an easy walk. Mike's knowledge of Panama is vast, especially Herrera and Los Santos provinces, and... More 

1 Thank Steve B
Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Miami Mike's has all a backpacker needs: A bed, a bathroom and a kitchen! It's colorfully decorated, centrally located and simply straight forward. It is what it is. Laundry nearby, church, shopping and a casino across the street. Sure, it's hot and noisy but it is Latin America. I enjoyed my time in Chitre and used it as a central... More 

1 Thank Mattababy56
Central America
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We stopped in Chitre on the way up to Boquete to enjoy a quiet birthday celebration. Chitre may be a small town but it had all the amenities our family needed. With cappuccino on tap from the pharmacy below, cheap shopping opportunites (I have never seen so many secondhand stores in one town) and a little museum to explore, we... More 

1 Thank mkileytupy
Berlin, Germany
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2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I just stayed at the hostel because I had problems with my feed. The rooms and kitchen are disgusting and I got bed bugs in the bed. I should have better slept on the floor with my towel. I just felt dirty. It was also very loud and I wasn't able to sleep there properly. Don't visit that place!!!

Thank vanilIia
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The two hosts Mike&Mike are really friendly and relaxed. They guide you well through the town depending on what you want to do. Good pricing, no AC but fans, really clean with a kitchen you may use. Rooftop where you can hangout. Wifi. You can buy beer for 1 USD. I stayed there one night but I would definetely go... More 

2 Thank marcolivierkast
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night during Carnavales with my girlfriend and it was perfect. Don't expect a fancy spot, but the location is unbeatable... less than a block from all the action. The real gem of this place is Mike himself. A friendly guy, he made me feel welcome from the moment I showed up and was constantly laughing... More 

2 Thank Brad N
Santa Marta, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Chitre is a nice small town with a very beautiful church in the center. There are also beaches close by, one 15 minutes and the other 40 minutes away. The hostel is very laid back and cozy. I recommend visiting Chitre for a few days.

1 Thank Ivo_089
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Mike is very hospitable. He is full of information about the area and it is easy to tell he loves his home. The hostel is conveniently located in the center of the city and the rooms are a good value. Really enjoyed our stay.

1 Thank Malpie00
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

I met Mike twice while staying one night only (and not in his place!) in Chitre. He provided me with lots of useful information. All just because he wanted to as I did not even stay in his hostel. He really is the nicest guy ever!

1 Thank ladytrave

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Additional Information about Miami Mike's Backpackers Hostel

Address: Avenida Herrera 4008, Chitre 0601, Panama
Region: Panama > Herrera Province > Chitre
Price Range: €19 - €21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 19
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“There are only three rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles notmiles, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Turning the big fan on in the room half an hour before bedtime will help cool it down with outside air, then simply turn the fan to blow gently over you during the night.”
 of 5 bubbles CanadianaJones, 25 Apr 2012 | Read review
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