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  • Average2%
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All reviewssan blasswimming poolnice poolbig kitchencentral americagood vibesfree breakfastbed dormair concheap beerfelt like homecommon areasa great stayother travelerscouple of nightscinta costerathe location is perfect
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free breakfast, the people coming to the hostel are from all over the world. Friendly staff and good location. Good beds for a good sleep, the shared bathroom was clean, and rooms and the hostel gets cleaned everyday. There are fridges for you to store...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

El Machico is a gem. I loved every aspect of this hostel. It felt like home away from home. It is kept impeccably clean and comfortable. My favourite part was every bathroom was private and they have 3 ply toilet paper!!! Private shower and everything....More

Thank traveltheworld461
Response from ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico HostelResponded 6 January 2018

Dear traveltheworld461, We would like to thank you for your valuable comments and compliments. El Machico team is incredibly grateful that you chose us as part of your previous trip in Panama City and we feel proud to fill all your expectations for your trip....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean hostel with spacious rooms, a nice pool, big kitchen, nice chill area and good wifi. The staff was very nice and helpful! Good location, close to a few restaurants, supermarket and ATM nearby. We booked the sailingtrip from panama to colombia there for...More

Thank Olivia O
Response from ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico HostelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Olivia O, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the El Machico Hostel. We highly appreciate your nice review shared in www.tripadvisor.com. We will share your generous words with our team who I am certain will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent more than a week in this hostel and I loved it. The location was great, close to good restaurants and very safe area. The rooms were spacious, everything was clean, big kitchen, nice pool and good wifi. Only downside : they didn’t tell...More

Thank Bianca M
Response from ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Bianca M, Thanks for the awesome review, I am totally glad that you had a great time at the El Machico Hostel. Please come again soon and visit us in Panama City. Cheers El Machico Staff

Reviewed 1 May 2018

The guy behind the desk was friendly, fast reply on whatsapp. Let me book their San Blas tour, even though I was staying in another hostel. Good price (~140 dollars included tax etc for 2 night on Island Ina). Was able to use their locker...More

Thank Jonathan B
Response from ElMachicoHostelPTY, Direttore vendite at El Machico HostelResponded 6 May 2018

Hi Jonathan B, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing us for your for booking at the islands of San Blas and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad that your trip was to your liking. Best...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$14 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$14 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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AthMich
14 October 2014|
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Response from ElMachicoHostelPTY | Property representative |
Hi, we can arrange transport to Gamboa , the excursion offered by the park at night is this: NIGHT SAFARI BOAT If you have ever asked yourself what goes on in the jungle when you sleep then this tour is for you. Ideal for... More
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"make sure you get a dorm with the extra bathrooms"
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"Nice droms"
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"Make sure they have the A/C remote, the room as freezing as we went sleeping."
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"The private bedroom is a great way to have time alone if you can afford it (with Air Con)"
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