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El Machico Hostel

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late and to a fully booked hostel, however this didn't deter this place from living up to it's reputation! We were made to feel very welcome and the staff went the extra mile to find us a room! The staff really make this hostel, they make you feel like you are part of the family! Very clean, comfortable...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is great! Very clean and organized, with a big shared area for sitting, eating and meeting other travelers, and a great breakfast (pancakes and cofee/tea). The best part was the staff: all of the people at the reception were extremely nice and very helpful, willing to help us with anything we wanted. For us, it was the perfect...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Shira B, Thank you so much for the excellent review and for sharing all your comments on Tripadvisor. I am thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time at the El Machico Hostel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you again, El Machico Staff

Banff National Park, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We slept in our car in their parking space during the stay with the special rate. We could use all of their facility. Everything is very clean. You can chill there all day. Great service,great staff and great location. We really enjoyed our stay.

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Hello K219, 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 week ago

I decided to take a trip out to Panama for my birthday, and this was a perfect place for a chill time. The pool area is perfect to hang out and meet some people. It wasn't too busy when I was visiting (October), but I did meet another solo traveler my first day and we ended up having a great...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear BrackettDown, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Panama and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad that your stay was to your liking. Best regards, The Staff ;-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is what your getting here. Super convenient. Especially for carnival. Its clean enough tho not spotless. But there were a lot of very cool people staying here giving the place a groovy vibe. The staff is a little over it at times but what are they getting paid anyway. Who can guess. But I would definitely stay again.

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Topekagal9, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing us for your stay in Panama and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad that your stay was to your liking. *We all staff work the right hour and we paid for it ;-) thanks Best regards, The Staff

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best value for money hostel I've seen in Panama Extremely clean! From the dorms to the kitchen, bathrooms and swimming pool, the ladies come several times per day to empty the bins and clean all up. Bed sheets smell amazing. Extremely friendly and helpful staff (Javier, gracias para todo!) Nice swimming pool and common areas with music at all times...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Agathebluess, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review and also for choosing to stay with us at El Machico Hostel recently. Thank you also for your wonderful feedback on our hostel. I am delighted that El Machico made such a good impression. I hope to have the honour of welcoming you back to El Machico...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Cool little hostel in the Marbella district of Panama City. The dorms are spacious and comfortable and are also air conditioned. There is a relaxing pool area in the back and also a kitchen area to cook your own food in. At a very modest rate the staff are excellent, speak very good English and there is also free pancakes...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear carl_stott, It has been a pleasure having you as our guest at El Machico Hostel and even better pleasure to know that you had an exceptional experience with us, enjoying our fantastic service and the fabulous amenities, created to make feel like you were at home. We hope to have you back soon. Best regards, El Machico Staff ;-)

Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I'm all for an easy going and clean hostel with a nice atmosphere, and that is what this hostel is about. On top of that you can make your free pancakes in the morning and it is in a great location: five minutes walk to cinta costero( promenade next to the ocean where you can chill, relax, walk to the...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Wandergirl0901, Thank you so much for the excellent review and for sharing all your comments on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you again, El Machico Staff

Reviewed 4 February 2017

i been over 35 countries...el machico is the best i have been...the italian owners made a family hostel...the atmosphera was great..i felt a like home ...for u have a idea...ppl from other hostel they used come there and spend all day there...i made a trully friends over there....very clean...good location...all tour they have it...the dog is sooo cute...staff very friendly...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandre S, WOW, WOW... thank you so much for the detailed review, after reading your comments i felt like i had experience your stay. Very detailed and to super helpful for the next reader to clearly see what you experience with us. This was a FANTASTIC review, thank you again for taking the time to put your thoughts and...

Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

El Machico is an open and friendly hostel-- it was great for meeting people as a solo female traveler. It's chill, with people hanging around all day and also going out. The staff were so helpful, nice, and funny! I booked my San blas tour with them, and it was easy and a good price. The hostel isn't located in...

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ElMachicoHostelPTY, Proprietario at El Machico Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine J, Thanks a million for taking the time to go into so much detail about your stay, we are thrilled that you enjoyed for full stayed and fount and found our staff to be helpful and accommodating. Cheers, El Machico Staff ;-)

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. All facilicities incluted : TvLcd, free WiFi in all the zones of the Villa, share computer , air conditioning, Playstation, Movie projections at the pool, Pool table and so much more.El Machico Hostel boasts an ample swimming pool where you can relax sipping a drink! Tours to San Blas from $ 105...The best Price!!! Boat Trips to Colombia from $ 375!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Machico Hostel

Address: Av. 5a B. Sur Casa 2, Panama City 000, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: £12 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The private bedroom is a great way to have time alone if you can afford it (with Air Con)”
  • Private bedroom with en suite (shower and toilet) and air con
  • Pool table
 of 5 bubbles 2ExplorersIn, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“6 bed dorm for sure. Aircon is great, lockers and private bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles celishad, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It would be wise to book in advance for private rooms or even dorm accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles seliyakim, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Napoli is the best room. Only 6 beds and bathroom inside.”
 of 5 bubbles marianagaglione, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make a reservation ahead of time as it can fill up quickly”
 of 5 bubbles travisr929, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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