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Free Wifi
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Laundry Service
Shuttle Bus Service
Free Parking
2 Star accommodation
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All reviews pancakes private room free pancake breakfast middle of town central location the owner santa catalina bocas del toro restaurant next door hot water panama city coffee tour volcan baru volcano hike well equipped kitchen shuttle tours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are "travelers of-a-certain-age". We have traveled to Panama several times in the last 8-10 years. We have never stayed in a hostel before- but we thought what the heck let's give it a try. We stayed at Mamallena for a week. We were certainly...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank denise4946
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would give this hostel a 5 rating but for the days we stayed there was NO hot water! the sign outside advertised they had it. We were not the only guests complaining to deaf ears! We had a room with private bathroom It was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Reginald S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I think it is a great hostel if you are in Boquete to do some trekking and looking to meet some other like-minded people to hike the Volcano etc... Although the establishment next door can be noisy some nights, the hostel itself is friendly, clean...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Stavros M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I stayed for one night on my way to Bocas also because the Shuttle Service that goes from Santa Catalina to Bocas stops and pick up there which is a plus to the accommodation. Prices for accommodation are fare, rooms with private room can maybe...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Camilo C
Response from mamallena B, Manager at Hostel MamallenaResponded 9 August 2018

Hi , Thank you so much for taking the time and giving us a review. We really appreciate your time. Safe trip and thanks for staying with us at mamallena Boquete. Cheers.

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

nice hostel located in the centre of town close to everything, I suggest bringing earplugs because it can be quite noisy in the evening due to the restaurant next door, free pancake breakfast, staff was really helpful with giving tips for the volcano hike and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Mamallena Boquete hostel is your home away from home! Here it is the atmosphere and the service that makes the difference! Everything is made to make you feel comfortable and happy. Our friendly staff composed by More locals has an answer for anything you wonder. It is also the most reliable source of information about Boquete and surroundings, ATM, transportation, travels and hostel facilities. In a colourful colonial wooden building with strong character, we provide different types of private rooms with en-suites and dorm beds, we've got a room for everyone. Add to that our great beds, free pancake breakfast, free internet and movies, great customer service and you have the perfect hostel for your stay in Boquete. Whether it's for a night, a week or a month, you're more than welcome. Less
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
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USD 15 - USD 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 15 - USD 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Hostel M | Property representative |
It depends, if we have more than 4 people is just $5 USD each, if we have 2 people is $10 USD each (we usually have more than 4 people).
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"Quieter on the stores (right) side of the building."
2 weeks ago
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"Get a room on the other side of the restaurant that is on the left side of the hostel"
5 Aug. 2018
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"Private room with ensuit was wdequate"
1 Mar. 2017
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"unsure about the dorm rooms, but the private rooms with shared bathroom were very small, pay the extra and..."
23 Feb. 2017
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