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Hostal Casa Areka

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little hostel with a very relaxed atmosphere in a convenient location. Sure, the interior could use some love here and there but the place is clean and run by the friendliest and most helpful staff I have yet encountered. Alejandro and Andre really made our stay worth while providing us with tons of tips and information, sorting out trips... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Certainly worked for me. Loved the vibe and chill spaces. Rooms weren't done when we got there but were clean when we finally got them. They did our laundry for an alright price. Pool was nice to have same with the pool table.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

When our cycle trip went down the tube after an accident in which my wife broke her collar bone, we went back to the hostel and they made room for us when the place was full. Unfortunately had a bike stolen that was locked up in the car port, so if you are cycling, lock your bike out the back!... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Ive met THE most wonderful people traveling Central America while staying in this casa. Great vibes, helpful staff, clean kitchen and bathrooms. You have a supermarket just in front open 24 hours, and the bay is only 10 minutes away on foot. Definitely will be staying here again in the future! They also arrange awesome trips to the San Blas... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We tried to book a tour through the hostel. We had to come back to them THREE times before realizing they were asking MUCH MORE than the regular price. Go to Mamallena hostel, it's much better and the most honest place concerning prices and tours.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

It's such a comfortable friendly place to stay. The staff are awesome, very friendly and helpful. Most importantly reliable. Even when busy they did what they said they would. Also they can speak English which was a big plus for me being terrible at Spanish. Pool was amazing. I've stayed in alot of hostels this is one of the best.... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great place to meet backpackers and socialize :) Basic accommodation (bunk beds) which make noise with every move so that was a drawback, but otherwise well-equipped kitchen with necessary stuff for pancakes in the morning, enough showers, very amicable hosts, billiards-TV-books-music-chill zone, small pool with outdoors tables and chairs, huge 24/7 supermarket just 2 minutes away, shuttles to/from Tocumen airport... More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Can recommend this hostel highly. We got an overnight bus and arrived very early and they accommodated us at 4.30am which was awesome. Very comfy beds with great air con! Location is good... Next to a 24hr supermarket and 10 min walk from the shopping malls. Staff very friendly and helpful, kitchen can sometimes can get a bit busy but... More 

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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Slipped a disc in my back during my stay here. The staff were great; Kind snd caring and helping out when I couldn't carry bags or do my washing. They arranged my taxi to airport and explained to taxi man who then helped me at the airport - Much appreciated indeed!

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is just ok....Very bad WiFi, the worst I have experienced on my trip!! It worked only like 30% of the time and very slow! It was Very Expensive like everything else in Panama! Excellent location! with a 24 hrs. Supermarket and ATM's very close. The room had 8 beds which left no room for lockers or to move around....It... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in one of the most luxurious and central sectors of the city, we offer the finest facilities at an extraordinary price.If you would like to experience Panamain the most practical, modern andconvenient way, don't forget thatCasa Areka is your home in the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Casa Areka

Address: Calle 55 y Tomas Duque | Paitilla, Panama City 0834, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $20 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Casa Areka 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The room close to the social zone may be really noise-affected at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 530yuliak, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I booked a private double room, they are big, quite with air con”
 of 5 bubbles miriaa2015, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“upstairs more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 826damianp, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room by the front door if you want the quieter rooms”
 of 5 bubbles KnutMarius, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Dorms are GREAT if you want to meet people and are Traveling Solo. Everyone was really nice and it was a great stay. The Private on the first floor was good sized and close to the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 488rb, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
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