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Hostel Villa Vento Surf
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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13 reviews
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“Great Hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Stayed there last Novembe at the begin of my 4 weeks trip in Panama/Costa Rica/Nicaragua. It's a great hostel with a very friendly and helpful staff! The hostel is in the Marbella district! It's in a very quiet street ! A perfect place to explore Panama city! You can walk easily to the oldtown Casco Viejo ,it takes you about 30-40 Minutes. The shopping mall Multicentro is around the corner. There you can catch also a cheap local bus to the City Centre or Albrook bus station.The Hostel is a very chilled place with great people from alla round the world. You can stay there for days,sometimes the whole day. the community area is very nice and chilled,here you can sit and relax,watch movies/TV and meet other guests. The big plus is the nice pool outside where you cna cool down on hot days! One beer is one dollar , there is a big fridge in the community area where you can get some cold drinks. In the room price is a free breakfast included ! In the morning you can make some pancakes in the common kitchen. The dorm rooms are nice and clean like the shared bathrooms! Summarizing it's a good hostel where you feel like home!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

I arrived planning to spend 2 nights but I decided to stay more !. great hotelclose to every thing the calle uruguay very close and the Hard Rock hotel 2 block form the ocean , the owners and team were so kind, helpful and fun. The rooms were nice and clean, the pool was great, breakfast was lovely and the taxi to evrerywhere 2-3$.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Hostel Villa Vento Surf was a great hostel. If you ever in Panama City, this is definitely the place you want to stay. The owner, Daniel is super nice and will answer any questions that you may have. The rooms are clean and spacious, the kitchen is fully equipped, and the staff is awesome. By the way, they have a pool, which is a total plus. The staff can book your next stop or adventure quite easily right from the Hostel. They recommended a great tour of the San Blas Islands, on my way to Cartagena, which was one of the best experiences of my life. This hostel definitely has my endorsement…A+

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Not worth staying here. Bad ground floor private room that looked like a crack den and was hidden behind the laundry. Staff were quite lazy and difficult to find/gain help from! Location is in the middle of a financial district, hostel doesn't even sell water and suggested we went to a casino as the only place near by to purchase some! Didn't feel safe and didn't feel clean, would head to the old town for far more atmosphere- restaurants and bars near by and an actual view of the city sky line.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Two of us stayed in a dorm for a few nights at the start of our trip through Panama. The accommodations feel safe and clean.

The owner, Dan, was the highlight. He called a friend of his to arrange us a stay in a tiny surf camp on the beach south of Sona. It was excellent. He was available to offer suggestions for around town and elsewhere. He helped us arrange a taxi to the airport for a fair price that was far more comfortable than those you will hail on the street.

We liked it enough to return for two nights on the tail end of our trip. Highly recommended for those on a budget.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I stayed in this hostel for four nights in October. The location is great, the house has a nice pool and the lobby is comfortable but the most I was impressed with the owner and his brother. They really love what they do and you can see it in their eyes and attitude. They love to meet new people, give all the information you need and can help with tours or anything else. They know all of us by name and love to socialize and help. They also keep the price competitive with all other places around, when I was there price was excellent, adjusted to tempt guests and much lower than any competition around. I had a great time.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I loved the location of the house, the pool, the price and mostly the people running the place. They are really happy to work there and it shows. They love meeting new people, talking to them and giving all the information they are asked for. Great experience.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hostel Villa Vento Surf
Address: Calle 47, Casa 7, Panama City 0811, Panama
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Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hostel Villa Vento Surf! A great place to meet other travellers. Our hostel is located in the beautiful and safe neighborhood of Marbella. We have a swimming pool in our garden, a great lounge where you can watch TV (new 50 plasma), listen to music, drink a beer. and just relax! Also we organize fun activities during the week. We offer the perfect balance between a fun and a relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are separated from the social areas for those who want an early night. We want you to feel like a traveller here, and not a tourist. You can come at any time (24 hours reception) and if the rooms are not ready yet, you can relax in the social areas. Last but not least, we arrange trips to San Blas and sailing trips to Cartagena! ... more   less 
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