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#3 of 161 in Panama City
***We are leaders in Panama City for tours to San Blas Islands*** You can book with us 2 Days/1 Night from $ 110 ($20 extra night) and much more. El Machico Hostel is a young and dynamic Hostel, situated in a big house in Marbella zone, among the more exclusive zones of Panama City, located near the pharmacy, restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs and shopping centers. El Machico Hostel boasts an ample swimming pool with open air cinema by night, pool table, and a small bar. Besides the dormitory, we also have available a marvelous private room with a private bathroom, all rooms with Air Conditioning. All beds are equipped with power outlets. El Machico Hostel offers free breakfast to all customers. Our well informed staff is always at your complete disposition for any information about the city and various excursions. *The Cleanliness Of The Guest Rooms And Other Areas Of The Hostel Is Extremely Important To Us. We Guarantee To Provide A Very Clean And Sanitary Environment.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Eben wrote a review Apr 2022
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
Helpful staff, breakfast included. Pool is great. Place feels safe and offers a quiet but interesting place to stay in the city. This was the first Hostel I stayed in panama, was a great place to start. Worth the money and positioned in a great location in the city.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Flitz8-A foodie travels wrote a review Dec 2020
Athens, Greece2756 contributions404 helpful votes
The hostel is close to food eateries and the financial district, ATM and staff were friendly, pancake breakfast was good , rooms and hostel were clean, only one bathroom per room which could be a challenge if full
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
worldmaps wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York316 contributions53 helpful votes
The common areas were clean. The price is reasonable for what you get. A good location to access different parts of Panama City. Plenty of restaurants and stores closeby. I think the number of bathrooms is not enough for the number of beds they have, but I traveled during COVID, when they had low number of guests; therefore, I did not have any problems using the bathroom. Recommendation: hand wash/soap should be available in all toilet rooms. The staff was always friendly and available; they were always smiling and willing to answer any questions I had. Beds are comfortable. The rooms are air-conditioned. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Omer wrote a review Mar 2020
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina1 contribution
The best hostel I've have ever been at in central america. Everything is clean, the beds comfortable and good breakfast.Alex helped me a lot planning my trip to Guatemala which was very nice, he knows alot by the way. Thank you so much Machico! I will be back one day.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Shaun Jukes wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had an amazing time at this hostile.. The staff is very friendly especially the front desk clerk Roger such an amazing person!! and friend!! showed us where to go we’re all the good spots are as well with Many awesome options to choose to eat from and even Took us salsa dancing! As well taking us to totally Rad concert! Dude what more can you ask for! SO #1The pool is always clean The staff is very cleanly and clean and friendly and is all ways willing to help #2Made beds every day Kitchen is very clean. #3Plenty of bathrooms that are in very good condition pool showers work with hot water as well as bath room showers. #4 fun and exciting bike Tour rides of Panama City. And the tour guide is Such an amazing beautiful person as well! such a fun time! #5 They also offer an island tour that you can book with them While you are at the hostel!! And will bring you back to Panama or take you to Cartagena Columbia. #6However 🙌🏼🚩🚨 DO NOT BOOK WITH BLUE SAILING! OR GIT ON A BOAT CALLED THE SOVEREIGN GRACE THAT IS A VERY VERY BAD BOAT TO BE ON!🚩🚨But how ever this is a Amazing hostel to be at. It’s in great condition and It has air conditioning all so in a great location in the city it has Marble tile floors and Great restaurants right nearby which is only 40 seconds away ! so if you’re passing by or looking on line it’s got a awesome chill vibe or if you are simply looking for a good Place to call home sweet home for a little while this is definitely the place!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$17 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Machico Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to El Machico Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Brew Stop Marbella (0.1 km), Multicentro Mall (0.5 km), and El Karaoke 50 (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Machico Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at El Machico Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to El Machico Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Concolon Street Food Cafe, La Vespa, and Restaurante Hikaru.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Machico Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Machico Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, El Machico Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Machico Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to El Machico Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (5.1 km), Panamá Viejo (5.0 km), and Plaza de Francia (7.8 km).