Felt very informed with constant communication with the owner via email. He was hospitable and accommodating. Our requests and queries were met with a genuine eagerness to assist. The amenities were average; catered for basic needs and maybe a little luxury with the air-con, TV and Wi-Fi. The location was quite central; only 30 minutes drive from the airport (PTY) - the owner did insist on sending us a private car (USD30.00 - same as taxi) but we were not able to arrange that due to a lack of Internet access on our end. Casa Areka is only a 5-minute taxi ride away from the Old Town and about 15 minutes from the Panama Canal (for those interested). There is a 24-hour convenience store (Super 99) right across the road. We did all our grocery shopping there. Prices were very reasonable and cheap for established brand names (speaking as an Australian). Wish we were here for longer than 3 nights. Casa Areka made us feel welcomed and fully accommodated our needs. A quaint little place to stay, it made our experience in Panama City a pleasant one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We arrange trips to San blas and Sailing trips to Cartagena! Hostel Casa Areka is located in the heart of Panama City close to the vibrant district “Calle Uruguay”. There is a 24hr supermarket opposite of the hostel and two big malls, many restaurants and bars as well as the bus stop (e.g. to the Panama Canal or Casco Viejo) in walking distance. The highlight of our hostel is the amazing pool area surrounded by palm trees with a BBQ area where you can hang out. Inside we have a common room with a pool table and a common kitchen that is equipped with everything you need to cook your own meals (remember there is a 24hr supermarket across the street). We offer private rooms as well as dorms – all with air-conditioning. Breakfast and Internet are included. We also offer laundry service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Casa Areka Panama/Panama City