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About Panama City
Panama City's Old Quarter, also known as Casco Viejo, is one of three cities inside Panama (the others being Panamá Viejo or Old Panama, and the new city). Casco Viejo is a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Casco Viejo's narrow cobbled streets contrast greatly to the cityscape across the bay where eighty-story tower blocks touch the sky. Further away is Panama Viejo, which was destroyed by Captain Henry Morgan and Casco Viejo was built as a walled city to prevent against further attacks.
The government have invested heavily in recent years in turning Casco Viejo into a tourist attraction with a lot of building restoration (while maintaining the original facades) and renovating existing buildings into restaurants, bars, and hotels. Large open squares are perfect places to spend some time relaxing or drinking a Balboa or Panama beer. Scenes from the James Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" depicting Haiti and Bolivia were filmed in Panama; the National Institute of Culture of Panama in Casco Viejo is seen in the movie.
The area is very safe during the day and still quite safe at night, however tourists should take care not to stray too far from the clean tidy streets of Casco Viejo as there are some less salubrious neighbourhoods nearby. During the day it is not uncommon to be approached by a local offering to give you a tour of the area.
Temperatures in Panama City usually hit more than thirty degrees Celsius each day. With a nine-month rainy season, it is advisable to do research before booking a trip to Panama City. If you decide to go, Casco Viejo is a recommended area to stay. You should book ahead for your Panama City hostel.
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Hospedaje Casco Viejo
"Casco Viejo is basic, sure -- but sometimes basic is good. In this case being basic allows it to undercut its competitors on price while still creating a comfortable stay in a city where it can be expensive to stay. The Location The hostel is pretty central in Panama City's old town. It's a short walk to the water and its beautiful nightime cityscape, several good restaurants, and the local party hostel, which non-guests can drink at,...
"Mamallena Backpackers is a large and very social hostel located in Panama City. The owners have thought of everything and the effort really shows in its splendor. Everything from pool parties, BBQs, party boats, and sailing trips are offered at backpackers prices. The Location The hostel is located in bustling Panama City, in a relatively central location. Short taxi rides or buses can be taken to any of the sights and sounds that...
Spanish in the City - Hostel
"… causeway, there is a lovely view of Panama City, and the Puente de las Americas. It is possible to rent a bike for about $3.50 per hour and cycle to the end of the causeway and have a meal or drink in one of the many restaurants and bars on the islands. -In the evening you can go to calle Uruguay to have dinner and go out for a drink or a dance or stroll along the cobbled streets of Casco Viejo, the old part of the city, UNESCO World...
Luna's Castle Hostel
"Luna's Castle Hostel, in our opinion, is one of the best we've stayed at. The Location Luna's Castle is located in the Casco Viejo area of Panama City, which is a popular tourist area. The city centre (new city) is a forty-five-minute walk along the promenade. A couple of blocks away is Avenida Colon, a pedestrianised street with plenty of shops, markets, and restaurant establishments. There are convenient public transport links nearby....
La Jungla House Hostel
"…Mirador Adventures tour operator on site with info and budget excursions to literally all parts of Panama and the Republic of Chiriqui. On a budget and want the minimum, got you covered with any on
Hostal Casa Areka
"Friendly staff, clean rooms, fresh towels - The staff are great here, the kitchen is kept clean, it's directly across the street from the grocery store. A great home base with a ton of taxis going by
Casa Areka Hostal Urbano
"Hospitable - Very nice affordable place in Panama-city. Clean rooms, kindly, and helpful staff! Don't look further for a better place, this is the best cheap option!" …"Hostel Casa Areka is located in Punta Pacifica one of the nicest neighborhoods in PanamÃ¡ City. There is a 24hr supermarket opposite of the hostel and two big malls, many restaurants and bars as well as the bus stop (e.g. to the Panama Canal or Casco Viejo) in...
Hostel Villa Vento Surf
"Hostel Villa Vento Surf is a great place to relax and have a good night's sleep. There's also a swimming pool and many sofas and places where you can chill out. The Location The hostel is located in the Calle 47 Este in the Marbella district in the so-called Old Panama. Most likely the taxi driver will not know the hostel; it is located next to the Metro Pharmacy and close to the Hard Rock Hotel and Multicentro shopping mall, so you...
Lemon Hostel Panama
"…Located at the exclusive Nuevo Paitilla neighborhood, between Calle 50 and Via Israel, a privileged zone that will let you have access to the top touristic, commercial and financial points of intere
"Chill & Comfy -- Except When the Neighbors Have a 7-Hour Party - I chose this hostel because it has AC and the reviews said it wasn't a party hostel. They don't even have a bar, they just sell a beer
Autograph at Lodge
"…The Impresionism@. The Informalism@. The Pop Art@ is an art movement that emerged in the mid 1950's in UK and US, The Realism@ room wants to represent the truth and accuracy of the industrial and co
Los Mostros Hostel
"Los Mostros Hostel is a good hostel in which to spend a night or two while in Panama City. It is located in a safe -- albeit not a very interesting -- neighbourhood. It is a social hostel, and mostly
Hostel Bed & Breakfast Villa Michelle
"…Villa Michelle is one of the hostels, inns or lodges more luxurious, with a peace and secure lively atmosphere in the city. We have a VIP hostel in the financial district of Panama City in the neigh
Zuly's Backpackers Hostel
"…*6 private rooms with shared bathroom *6 Dorms with NOT MORE than 6 beds *FREE INTERNET Access *Fully equipped self-catering kitchen *FREE COFFEE *Cosy common room/balconies *Garden with Barbecue ar
"… time in. The common areas are also decorated with local and regional art provided by Weil Art which is one of the finest galleries in Panama. All the art can also be purchased so if you desire part of Casa Ramirez can go home with you! We provide a free Pancake and fruit breakfast each morning during your stay. Addional drinks and snacks are available from our bar which is open daily. We invite you all to come for a night, a week or for one...
"Hostel Siriri is a great place for people looking for a bit of fun at their hostel; you'll find a proper pool table, an actual poker table, and a swimming pool here! The Location Hostel Siriri is located in the Marbella District in the so-called Old City of Panama. Taxi drivers probably do not know the hostel, so let them know that you want to go to Calle 47 Este, behind the Hard Rock Hotel. Once you are on that street, you will see a...
Mystico Hostal Spa
"Mystico Hostal Spa offers a villa-style hostel. The spa part of the name comes from the available whirlpool and the sauna that you can enjoy. For relaxation, they have some great relaxing chairs. The Location The hostel is located in Via Grecia (El Carmen), Old Quarter in Panama City. A well-known road, Via Argentina, is just around the corner. Also there is the metro station Via Argentina about a five-minute walk away. Taking the metro...
El Machico Hostel
"El Machico Hostel is made by backpackers for backpackers. The decoration is very nice and interesting. Also the owner is very nice and keeps people entertained and happy. The facilities are great and invite you to stay longer here. The Location El Machico is located on Forty-seventh Street East in the Marbella District (also called the Old Town of Panama City), although there is not much that gives you the impression of being in the...
"One of the best - We enjoyed staying here very much. This classy villa has everything a backpacker dreams of -- chill-out areas, small pool, hammock, TV with playstation, kitchen, good breakfast, and very helpful and friendly staff. It's also close to bus stops and a 24h supermarket. The owner is laid back and always there. Although it was loud every night and there could be a second toilet, it is one of the best hostels in Central America so...
Posada Bed & Breakfast
"…Our rooms are 10-12 square meters and the biggest is 18 square meters with two queen beds, the room with balcony has a sofa bed for a third guest. Only one room has the bathroom in the hall but does
Lemon Hostel Panama
"… areas, services and activities The hostel provides a common terrace, living room, a game room and a kitchen. Computer and free Wifi are also available. Surroundings Lemon Hostel is located in Nuevo Paitilla Neighborhood, a few meters away from Calle 50 and Via Israel. Really close to the hostel you can also find two shopping centers and Calle Uruguay where you can enjoy many bars and clubs. Why you should stay here If you decide to...
Kame House Hostel
"…It is the best option for a good rest. As it is away from the noise of the city, but close enough to it to get everything you need; the biggest mall of the country is just 5 minutes away by car.
Voyager Int'l Hostel Panama City
"…They do not come home. You can do BB, in the yard, and make games. We are near the Albrook Mall, Three Cinta Costera, and Amador or Cosway. Easy access to buses and taxis in the mall there Casinos,
The Panama Hat Hostel
"…You can stroll down to cafés, bars, restaurants, and shops in just a couple of minutes. These makes The Panama Hat Hostel an ideal base to explore the downtown of the city. Why should you stay with
Los Mostros Hostel II
"… amenities to make your stay memorable. Big dorms with private toilet and one dorm with shared toilet. • Breakfast included • Bar • Hot water 24 hours • Cable TV and DVD • cafe • Common Room • Free Internet Access • Linen included • Lockers • Towels for hire • Excursions / tours • Hair Dryer • Emergency Medical Service It´s a safe place and a you have people willing to help you 24 hours! Please note :...
Hostal de Clayton
"Mental Hospital or Pediatric Hospital or Clinic Hospital - I stayed there and it was an awful experience even though the building and the apartment is clean with a little garden. I have to survive there with american citizens who came here in PANAMA to get surgery and stay there to recover and and a crazy women who pretend to study neurology and was there with her two little uneducated little girls. It was so bad and unpleasant i even not...
Hostal Balboa Bay Panama
"Full of working people - It is not a place to stay as it is full of working people there. and the staff is not very agreeable even though the House could be the best hostel in PANAMA due to its archi
"… with warm water (rather rare in Latin America). - Free coffee / tea all day. - 24 hour reception. - Private double room, air condition, private bath with hot water. - Private single/double room with air condition and bunk beds. - A dormroom with 4 beds and air condition. - Private single/double room, shared bathroom with hot water. - Private single room, shared bathroom with hot water. - Tovels included, every 3 days new. -...
"Panamericana Hostel is a strange beast -- emblazoned with bright artwork on the walls, huge spaces, and some of the comfiest beds you will find in the whole of Central America, you would think you ha
Voyager International Hostel1 (closed)
" We offer: *Tourist Orientation * Free Continental Breakfast * Free admission to Internet and WiFi * Air conditioning * Hot Water * Kitchen and laundry of self-service * Living Room with Cable TV and team of sound * Easy access to public transportation and to the greater areas of purchases * Rooms shared * Rooms for couples * 3 Private Rooms with TV and Cable * Exchange of books * Family Environment www.voyagerhostelpanama.net" …"… Hot...
"Just terrible - Do not go to this hostel. They moved locations the day before we arrived and didn't notify us or even people staying at the hostel. The people we talked to who were staying there said
"Magnolia Inn is a good choice for their budget traveler looking for a bit more. If you're coming to Panama City, you definitely want to stay in Casco Viejo, and Magnolia Inn is in a great location.
"…We offer safe clean accommodation. We have double and triple rooms ensuite and shared facilities. Many of Panamá City's favorite restaurants, bars and clubs (area 'El Cangrejo') as well as cinemas
Bluegong Panama Comfort Hostel
"…breakfast not included credit cards not accepted cancellation policy 48 hours + 9 pax group bookings accepted" …"We are located in a centric and yet quiet area of Panama City. We are very close to m
"Located in the exclusive area of San Francisco, one of the safest areas of the city. Panama Hostel is close to…Niko’s Café (24hrs Restaurant) Mall Multiplaza Pacific (3 mins walking distance) McDonald’s Subway La Casa de las Frutas (Fruit Salads, Frozens, Milkshakes) Laundry Bus Stop Late Night Clubs – Calle Uruguay (10mins taxi) Cinta Costera and downtown of Panama City. Looking for a hostel in Panama? Welcome to The Panama Hostel with...
Panama by Luis
"They don't honor advance bookings - I would give Panama by Luis more stars had I the opportunity to actually stay there. I booked my bed about two weeks in advance, got confirmation of the booking, paid my deposit all online. On the date I was supposed to arrive, I arrived. The gate was locked. When I called in from the gate, they closed the blinds. No one would talk to me. Based on my experience I can only assume Panama by Luis only takes...
Hostel Villa Michelle
"…In our hostel you'll meet fellow travellers from all over the world. They have come here with only one reason to explore and experience a magnificent city. Our hostel is, as the name already impli
"Strategically located minutes from tourist attractions, shopping and business areas of the vibrant and modern city of Panama. We take pride in being very service oriented and welcome you to the cha
"… We are also only a short trip from Casco Viejo, and downtown, without the stress of being right in the city. There are parks and wildlife right on our doorstep, and you will awake to the melodic sounds of a multitude of songbirds in our lovely garden. During your stay at the Jamraka, you will have easy access (walking distance) to a multitude of grocery stores, restaurants, a post office and drugstore. The property offers WiFi, a laundry...
Los Faroles Hostel & Guesthouse
"Nice place - A nice, clean, secure place in a convenient location between downtown and Allbrook. The owner is also very friendly and helpful. For example, I forgot my scuba diving license in a drawer
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I love Panama. They have nice chicks. I've visited all countries of Central America twice and just might do a third trip at the end of this year.
— Keith R. Sauerwald.
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