Hostels in Panama City, Panama

18 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Panama City

Magnolia Inn

Casco Viejo
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Solo Traveller
"…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 … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…00% General: The reception service is open 24 hours per day. No curfew. The maximum period of stay is 14 days." …"…República de Brasil to Calle Otilia A. de Tejeira Panama House Bed … More


Quarry Heights
Free Breakfast
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Breakfast included. 24 Hours Reception. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. Parties are not accepted. 24 hour security. We are pet friendly." …"From the Albrok … More
Solo Traveller
"Located in the heart of the beautiful Panama city, The Panama Hat Hostel welcomes you warmly in a comfortable and city hostel. On the first floor there is a lovely and fun bar restaurant, where … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Balboa, Avenida Amador, detrás de pizzeria Tamburelli, casa 1519 alado del parque More

El Machico Hostel

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…There is a swimming pool with sun beds all around and some inflatable games so you can relax and enjoy . There is also a common kitchen so guests can cook; cooking equipment is new and perfectly … More

Loco Coco Loco

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people)
"…Lockers are sadly lacking, but other than this the dorm rooms work fairly well with air conditioning at night, shades for the bottom beds, and two bathrooms/showers attached. Private rooms are … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"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!" …Calle Tomas Gabriel Duque … More

Eden's Garden Hostel

San Francisco
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…General: Reception 06:00 - 20:00. No curfew. Children are only allowed to stay with parents/ legal guardian in Private room. Smoking is Not allowed in rooms; but we have a designated smoking … More

Hostal Villa Grande

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"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 … More

CulturaHumana Guesthouse

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The beds are fairly cozy for sleeping and they turn the air conditioning on in the evenings and through the night to make sleeping in the heat a little more comfortable. There are a few … More

Zebulo Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…We are located in the very heart of Panama City in the safe and vibrant neighborhood of Obarrio. Day and night, you will find restaurants, bars, supermarkets, ATMs, all at a walking distance of … More
Couples Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Join our community for a little motivation – and to deepen the way you travel. Selina Casco Antiguo, offers guests free Wifi and an on-site bar and a rooftop terrace and comfortable common areas … More

Joes Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…So come stay with us and discover the magic of our remote location, while also enjoying the comforts of home and making a positive impact on the world around you. Joes Hostel - Terms & … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Coffee is non drinkable unless you like ulcer. A rather nice, new hostel, small but cozy. The Belgian owner speaks very good English (and naturally French), which in Panama is a big plus in case … More
Youth Hostel
"…The facilities also provide a bathroom boasting hot water (yes hot water is a thing in Panama), a basically equipped kitchen that will allow for self catering meal preparation and communal dining … More
Quiet Rest
"…We want to offer you a different hostel where our guests feel at home while being away from their country of origin. You are our priority and for this we offer our facilities, private rooms with … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Taxes included Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew No pets allowed" …"From Panama City, you must take a bus to the Albrook mall terminal (travel time 1 hour … More

Hotels in Panama City

"…Each room had A/C. Private bathrooms. Note: Check in at 14:00 p. m. Check out at 14:00 p. m. Cancellation Policy 3 days" …"We are located in the center of the city five minutes from the … More
"…Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 23:00. Check out before 12:00. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise … More

Hostels in Panama City, Panama

18 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Panama City (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Panama City.

 Get to know Panama City (no more

Panama City is in Panama, Central America, and is the largest city in the province. It has a large population and is a hub for the country’s politics, making it a busy and bustling capital. This urban destination was once where expeditions to conquer the Inca Empire in Peru began, and plays an important part in the continents history, even now and especially when it comes to trade.

When you first arrive in Panama City, it may overwhelm you with its vibrant, colourful neighbourhoods and glittering skyline. The metropolis is divided into many different smaller boroughs, and it is these boroughs that make Panama City such a diverse and colourful place. There are a mix of architectural styles across the city which can be found in many of its buildings, such as its national theatre, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

The hostels available in Panama City display this kind of diversity - there is accommodation to suit everyone across every borough. A hostel in this city is possibly one of the cheapest you will find, and most will showcase stunning city views. Most hostels in Panama City are close to tourist areas, with a selection of bars and and nightclubs to make your stay more interesting.

If you are planning on staying in one of Panama City’s many hostels, remember that it has a tropical climate, and the best time to go for a dry season is from January through into April. The thought of a hot stay in such a chaotic urban area may put you off, but calm and content is closer than you think - Panama City isn’t far from the Pacific or Caribbean ocean, meaning you can sink your feet into the sand, or even explore the country’s rain forests on a day trip.

Whichever version of Panama you like, there is sure to be a lot of excitement in its capital city.

Written by local enthusiast for Panama City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Panama City hostels Jakob Lombardi

Panama City Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Panama City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 18
Average dorm price $17
Average private room price $57
Cheapest hostel in Panama City Mamallena Backpackers with $11.5
Party hostels in Panama City Hostal Villa Grande (5 in total)
Most Panama City hostels are located in Marbella, Obarrio, Perejil
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

FAQ about Panama City Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Panama City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

7 Best Hostels in Panama City

7 Best Hostels in Panama City

12 Cheapest Hostels in Panama City

12 Cheapest Hostels in Panama City

11 Hostels in Panama City with Private Rooms

11 Hostels in Panama City with Private Rooms

4 Party Hostels in Panama City

4 Party Hostels in Panama City

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Travel Tips for Panama City - from the Community

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