Hostels in Santa Catalina, Panama

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

Hostels in Santa Catalina


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Pet friendly. Child friendly. Non smoking. Pets allowed upon request. Children in dorm only allowed upon request." …"…Once arriving to Santa Catalina tell the bus driver to stop at the school … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms here are large and spacious and the beds are also quite comfortable. During the day, the rooms get quite hot, but at 9 p.m. they turn the air conditioners on so it … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…ITBM NOT INCLUDED 7% for cash payments and an additional 3% for credit card payments. General: Reception hours from 7am-10pm No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly." …"…Pass it and turn … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The capacity of the room is from 1 person up to 6. Rooms come fully equipped with sheets, towels, toilet paper and soaps. The STAR SUITE is luxuriously equipped with everything you need. Two … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…A comfortable place to rest and spend a good quality time in Santa Catalina Visit Santa Catalina, visit Urbano Jungle Hostel. Urbano Pacific Jungle Hostel - Terms & Conditions: … More
"…This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Taxes not included - 10%. Breakfast not included. General: Reception hours 7:00 to 21:00. No curfew." …"Pedasi Airport is 257 km … More

Hotels in Santa Catalina

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Mama Ines

Free Breakfast
"…Mama Ines policies and conditions: Check-in time starts at 3 pm. Check-out time is 1 pm. Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card. This property may pre … More

Hostels in Santa Catalina, Panama

6 hostels available. Prices start from $13 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Santa Catalina (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 Santa Catalina.

Santa Catalina, Panama, is a tiny village located on the northern Pacific coast of Panama. Although incredibly small, it has been popular with the surfing community for decades and it's a great place to get a hostel. "The Point" offers swells that appeal to experienced surfers while beginners can seek lessons and smaller waves on the main beach. Coiba Island is also an hour's boat ride away and some travelers use Santa Catalina as a stopover before heading to the famous island. Island day tours, diving, and snorkeling are also offered at an expensive price.

The hostels in Santa Catalina are spread out, with some on the beach (a fifteen-minute walk from the town) and others inside the tiny village. Each one has its pros and cons -- the ones located on the beach are some distance from any shops and stores and the small amount of amenities that Santa Catalina offers. There are two small food stores, one laundromat, and a bakery, but no ATM. Any home cook will be disappointed by the very limited selections of ingredients.

Getting to and from the town can be tricky and long if you do not have a car or wish to splurge on an expensive shuttle (the shuttle companies know how much of a pain it is). You must take a bus from Sona that stops running in late afternoon. A trip from Panama City takes around eight hours door to door, so expect a full day's travel.

Santa Catalina is a lovely surf town with incredibly friendly people, a welcoming vibe, and great waves.

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Catalina hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Catalina hostels Fro

Santa Catalina 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 Santa Catalina, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $17
Average private room price $39
Cheapest hostel in Santa Catalina Tiki Lodge Bar & Restaurant with $12
Party hostels in Santa Catalina Hostel Villa Vento Surf (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8

FAQ about Santa Catalina Hostels

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