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Calle 9na Este 3-28 Casco Viejo, Panama City Panama
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#4 of 161 in Panama City
Set in a Spanish colonial mansion built upon the water’s edge. Luna’s Castle Hostel attracts those who seek the ideal Panama City backpacking experience. Following Captain Morgan’s plunder of Panama Vieja in 1671, stones from the ruins were used to construct the massive walls of Casco Viejo. Luna’s Castle, built in 1905, rests upon these original city walls.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Happy hour
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jason M wrote a review May 2020
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great location in the heart of Casco Viejo. I you stay here get yourself on Chris's tour of the area. He is a greatt dude who is full of knowledge of the local history and it is the best way to spend a few hours in the city. He is happy to help out with any issues or questions you have. Got me sorted with a SIM for my entire trip so I could easily keep in touch with family.
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Date of stay: January 2020
sadeeyor wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom854 contributions59 helpful votes
Bought the T-shirt here in 2013, so couldn't resist returning to the scene of the good time. Crumbling Casco Viejo then made Old Havana look like Singapore. Been tarted up since, as have the prices; but PC is rare among MesoAmerican capitals in being both interesting and pretty safe. Panama Viejo's a fascinating wander. Jaunts around El Canal, wildlife rambles, a day trip to Isla Taboga. Luna was superbusy as before, for good reason. It really is The Place to stay. Bags of colourful character in building design & staff. Spot on location. Great for meeting folk. Such a shame the in-house film theatre downstairs is there no longer - fond memories of lounging back with a cool Balboa to backpackery films like Into the Wild & Motorcycle Diaries. Oh well: nostalgia's aye a killer. Still a joy to stay with the old sea-dog again.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Jesse wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
Chris Barnes, thanks for everything. Never had such a good city tour guide! You were so passionate with the city tour but also included the nature hike outside of Panama City! Thanks for everything.........
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Hannah D. wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very nice hostel to stay in. Especially room 7 is perfect! Lots of backpackers and people to explore the city with. Chris gives a walking tour almost everyday of the week and I would definitely recommend to do this! It was a great walk, with loads of wild animal spotting, good food stops and a view over the city and the Panama Canal. Would definitely recommend this hostel to everyone!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
AndyK199 wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions14 helpful votes
Wow what a brilliant hostel to visit and stay in when you are in panama city I cannot think of a better hostel in the world! The common areas are very clean and they have a lot of things to do such as ping pong or reading or playing games or chatting to other travellers and it was very homely! They also have a huge bar that you can reach from the back stairs it was very cool! The drinks are so cheap and good! There are beautiful trees and little sit off areas where you can meet other travellers from many other hostels. It is a very popular outdoor bar but there is no issue with noise within the hostel rooms! Stay here it is top!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Luna's Castle Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Luna's Castle Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.09 km), Dress Like Panama (0.4 km), and Iglesia de la Merced (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Luna's Castle Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Luna's Castle Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Luna's Castle Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Super Gourmet.
Does Luna's Castle Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Luna's Castle Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Luna's Castle Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Luna's Castle Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.1 km), Panamá Viejo (8.1 km), and Plaza de Francia (11.0 km).
Does Luna's Castle Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the marina view available here.