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Hostel Loco Coco Loco - Panama City - Living room
Hostel Loco Coco Loco
8 Very good
Bella Vista$39+
Hostel Casa 33 - Panama City - Patio
Hostel Casa 33
7.3 Good
Bella Vista$24+

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Top tips for finding Panama City hostel deals

  • There is a group of hostels in Panama City that stretches from the Sosa Hill neighborhood in the west to San Francisco in the east. This area near the southern coastline is full of places of interest, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Afro-Antillean Museum. There is a metro that runs along Via España and buses that run along Calle 50, which are two of the major roads that traverse the city.
  • El Machico Hostel on Calle 47 is just outside the city center and is a very affordable option for groups, as they offer multi-bed dormitories, community bathrooms, and a swimming pool. Metropolitan Nature Park, the Museum of Natural Science, and two casinos are within two miles of this property; there is a T.G.I. Friday’s as well as a Hard Rock Café and a couple of supermarkets near this hostel in Panama City.
  • The accommodations at Hostal Entre 2 Aguas consist mainly of spacious private rooms with en-suite baths, which should be an attractive option for couples. Also, there is an airport shuttle available for a fee, and you can park at the property for free. Andres Bello Park is a short walk from this location, and both the Museum of Natural Science and Metropolitan Nature Park are accessible by bus. In addition, there is a metro station at Via Argentina a couple of blocks away. El Trapiche and El Caribe are two nearby restaurants that serve Caribbean cuisine.
  • Sophia’s Hostel is a very inexpensive accommodation on Calle 54 in Marbella near the heart of the city, providing lodgings that feature numerous multi-bed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, which should please the solo traveler on a limited budget. This hostel in Panama City is a short distance from Avenida Balboa, Venito Casino, and Multiplaza Pacific; plus, there are a variety of eateries in the area, such as Mexicantina, La Luncheria, and Peru Chicken.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Panama City, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Panama City in June and January.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Panama City if you stay on a Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Tuesday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 57 days before your stay to get the best price for a Panama City hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Panama City found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $51, while the most expensive was $116.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Panama City for 5 days.

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