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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 April 2013 via mobile

Very nice hostel! Friendly staff and a very nice common area! Very easy to meet a lit of good people. Attractions are in walking distance. It's also very easy to reach Albrook by bus (Bus terminal & shopping mall).

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks, we´re glad you enjoyed yourself. We are pretty centrally located, as long as you don´t mind a bit of a walk or a taxi or bus ride. But then you have to do that no matter which hostel you´re in. Hope we can see you again one day.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

This hostel is really in an awful neighbourhood and not close to the main tourist sights of Panama. Their dorm room has 12 beds and people are coming in and out at all hours. They cancelled my booking after a friend had confirmed my reservation 2 days beforehand so the only option the left me with was leave or sleep...

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

It´s always interesting reviews like this, it´s kinda like they have to find something to complain about, lucky it´s not too bad about ourselves! I am sorry the reservation was cancelled, but I am also sure there was a reason. Were you very late to arrive? If you´re more than around 4 hours past your arrival time without notice we...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I was not very confident that Mamallena would be a good choice, but it was Ok at the end of the day. The atmosphere in the hostel is quite nice and staff members are friendly spanish/english speakers. The location is just Ok - neighborhood does not seem to be the safest place in the world and I would not recommend...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our hostel. Just to let you know our neighbourhood is very safe, to the point where I (female in her 20s) feel safe walking to and from the local shops and to and from my apartment close by, at night time. We are situated conveniently between the “hot areas” as you call them, of...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This hostel is pretty standard as far as hostels go. Everything you expect and more is there: free wi-fi, free breakfast, tons of movies on the television, standard beds, even a pool. The vibe is pretty standard too I think, its super chill and laid back. The people here, both the staff and other travelers were really great. I was...

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Reviewed 2 April 2013

First and foremost, this hostel is by far the best family/welcoming vibe hostel in Panama City. From a basics standpoint. They have 24 hrs security and front desk who will welcome you at any hour of the day no matter what time you show up. I got to the hostel at 4am after 24hrs of traveling and they where up...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and felt well looked after while in our care! We have done our job!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed here a couple of nights in a double room which was clean & big enough. No a/c but fans in the room. Good position in the city - everywhere was easy to get to & the room was a good price. Met lots of great people here & it has a lovely atmosphere. Used their transport from the airport...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review, you must have stayed in Room 1, our only room without A/C at the moment! We hope we will see you again, so we can put you in one of our A/C rooms!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Mamallena Panama City is your quintessential middle of the road hostel. Tons of backpackers, communal washrooms up the waz, and a seriously transient vibe. I'm still trying to figure out the draw of opening a hostel in this neighbourhood. Next time we're in Panama City (which we were pleasantly surprised by, and will revisit) we'll definitely look for a place...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. Our hostel is located in the Perejil neighbourhood of Panama, a safe and friendly area with local shops, mini supermarkets, pharmacies, cafes, bakeries, bars, restaurants and internet cafes less than a minute’s walk from our door, all of which you will find things at much lower prices than in the touristy Casco Viejo area....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Centrally located. Basic grocery stores (mini super) a block away. Well equipped kitchen. Free pancakes and coffee is a nice bonus. Comfortable bunks but the frames are WAY to squeeky. Nice helpful staff and alot of info about things to do and see. Nice social areas to hang out in and meet people. The many showers and toilets were very...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We are currently installing better brackets between the walls and our dorm beds to minimise any squeaking. Hope to see you again!

Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed 17 March 2013

stayed for 3 days, in 2013/01 and the hostel is good. safe for travelers, clean, bathrooms clean, beds ok. very hot country and they only turn on the AC 21 pm. a bad neighborhood, not dangerous but very ugly. there is no bar on the hotel, cheap beer but only a refrigerator. i would stay again. seems fr party, the...

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your review. The reason we only turn our A/C on at 9pm is that most people are not in the rooms before then, and we cannot have the A/C running all day as that would be pretty expensive, not to mention harmful to the environment. If anyone would like their A/C on for the day we...

Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Did not stay here but booked San Blas through Mamallena and it was very good!! We showed up getting off of the overnight bus from Bocas Del Toro And they were able to get us in a 4x4 to san blas at 5:30am and it all worked out very good and was well organized...would recommend!!

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Casa762, General Manager at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for your review, we have a wealth of experience in organising trips to San Blas and I'm so glad this was put to good use for you. I hope you enjoyed your trip and we may see you again sometime! Mamallena

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Hostal Mamallena

Address: Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $16 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Only book here to stay in a dorm - Look somewhere else for a private room”
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