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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I stayed at both hostel mamallena Panama city and cartagena. the manager Kev was brilliant and made all my bookings very easy. I was even lucky to sail with him from port to port. both hostels were great value for money, clean and full of friendly and helpful bi- lingual staff. thanks for the great times. a&t

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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed in sister hostel in colombia and again they aim to please,maybe even better!! 5 stars plus!' Great staff, so accommodating and cheerful, will be back and recommend in a heartbeat, cheers mamallenas

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We notified them that we would be arriving at 8pm in the evening and when we arrived they didn't have our booking, they accidentally booked us in a dorm. Which isnn't suitable for a family with young kids. Even though it was clearly confirmed as a room by email.. They send us packing in the evening with three young kids...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Situated within an area of town with plenty to see, Mamallena had friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, a great kitchen, open common areas, and decently priced ice cold Balboas. There was always a movie playing, conversation to be had, and a quiet place to nap. We cooked some great meals and met a few friends during our stay. It’s...

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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

It's okay, it was the first place we stayed on our trip and hasn't been the best or the worst so far. We had a private room that we'd booked in advance and it was fine, bit dark and the paint was peeling off the wall but that's no big deal. The staff we met were ok. We hadnt looked...

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving the review, it seems honest and not over the top review. Thats what we ask for, good or bad. If you've read the actual reviews to which you commented on my replies, you'll notice that they are extreme. Some of them border on the point of being outright slanderous and I don't think thats reasonable. Someone might...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Looking for a reasonably priced no nonsense place to stay in Panama City, well Mamallena should be on your list of considerations... Plus points: free and easy mixed crowd, helpful staff, clean rooms, free pancakes & coffee, plenty of space indoors and out, drinks available at a reasonable price, luggage storage, decent wifi and computers, English widely spoken Negative points:...

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2013

As soon as we got at Mamallena we felt welcomed. The staff there that evening was very nice and friendly and made us feel welcomed immediately. My boyfriend and I stayed in a private room. It was pretty basic but we didn't come to Panama City to stay in our room all day so we didn't really care. The AC...

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Thank travelingpenguin3
London
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We stayed there twice and by panamean standards it's quite reasonable. The staff are friendly and helpful. The place is rather clean and the pancakes a nice touch. The first room we had was a bit like a prison, with no window, thankfully with aircon. The second room was a bit better. There isn't much in the area, which is...

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Thank jmt12london
Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

Sorry about the problem with the transport, but it was true what you were told. We did tell the organiser how many people were going the next day and he was supposed to send his cars. He didn't send enough. We rang him numerous times and his response was that he was on his way. It is Panama and unfortunately...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I moved out of this wild party hole (notice the staff member drinking photo on the website?) from a prison cell like room with the bath outside at the Mamallena to another hotel (won't mention the name or be accused of promoting it) for a better room for less. If you know Panama, it is not a deal at the...

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

mmmm new member, one review with a report so very different and extreme to the others. Staff member drinking? In a bar outside of the hostel? Wow, what a party hell hole!! Terrible, surprised you stayed one night. You noticed guests robbed? Was that in front of you? At the hostel? I am sure they thanked you for helping........... Luckily...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 15 June 2013

A group of 5 of us stayed here for one night on an 11-hour layover on our way back to the U.S. from Ecuador. We didn't want to sleep at the airport all night, so we cabbed over to this cheap hostal and stayed until 5am when we cabbed back to catch our flight. It was a youth hostal in...

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Casa762, Owner at Hostal Mamallena, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the place, in your short stay. A shame that only translated to three stars though :( You're still welcome back anytime!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hostal Mamallena

Address: Casa 7-62 Calle Primera | Perejil, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $18 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Mamallena Backpackers Panama City
Hostal Mamallena Panama/Panama City
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