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Reviewed 3 January 2015

I stayed in a private room. The place is comfortable and there are great hot showers. You are literally in the center of town. Miguel and Maria would help you with anything and they off discounted activities with all the popular tours. Pancake breakfast every morning included.

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Hostel M, Gerente at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we really apreciate you review and our work...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Friendly staff and nice guests. Really enjoyed my stay here with one exception. Those birds in the tree next to the hostel were out of control. They come once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Be prepared for the noise. Great value. Grocery around the corner. As mentioned by others, the prices for tours seem high. Did trails...

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Hostel M, Propietario at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review...we really feel please that you enjoy our place...regarding those birds that you mention, my apologise we cannot do anything to go againts of the Mother Earth... all the best from our staff...

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2014

Showed up at the hostel with my friend without a reservation and stayed for 3 nights. It was 12$ a night for a dorm room with free DIY pancake breakfast. The hostel is located in the center of Boquete which is perfect and there is a 24 hour grocery store about 100 meters from it. The beds were comfortable and...

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Hostel M, Manager at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we are glad that you enjoy your stay with us....but want to clarify something, we sell tour for all the tour company in town and those company set their own prices... think and Im so sure is your desition to pay for a tour or to do it by your own.... next time dont...

Reviewed 24 December 2014

Stayed here in December. The hostel was really nice. I think we payed 10 bucks a night with free pancake breakfast. Their trip to Volcan Baru was super cheap... 5 bucks but all their other tours were very expensive. They wanted 75 dollars for two people to go do the quetzal trail. My friend and I did it for about...

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Hostel M, Manager at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Hello thanks for your review....but to be honest Im a bit confuse that you rate us with 3 stars but in your review you say that in general the hostel is good, doesnt make scense....Let me clarify something...the tour that we sell for Hola Panama Travel company are the cheapest in town, is something like you decide to ride a...

Ede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I arrived in Mamallenas hostel after finishing my bicycle trip of 6 months. I was relieved to find a great atmosphere, I was used to the hostels all over my trip. It was very early but there was no problem for them giving me the room already. I baked the free pancakes and had a second breakfast that day.

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Hostel M, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thaks so much for your rivew....we are please that you enjoy our place....

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 November 2014

this hostal is located in the center of town . they are really helpful to organize activities. there is hot water, beautiful , clean and well equipped kitchen, plenty of areas to chill, computers, Wi-Fi.We stayed longer than expected in a beautiful private room for 4 for the price of 40$ a night which means 10$ each. I would stay...

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Hostel M, Manager at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Hello...thanks so much for your review, we are very glad that you enjoy our place....thanks... } Miguel

Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Hostel was friendly and relatively quiet. I stayed in a dorm room with comfortable beds. The only problem was noise from the birds outside waking in the morning! The wifi is fast and there is a DIY pancake breakfast, which is good because you can eat as much as you like. Would stay here again.

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Hostel M, Gerente at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your reviews...regarding your comment of the birds in the waking up in the morning we apologise for the morning waking up of the birds is completly out of our control....we cannot control the mother nature....

Reviewed 5 November 2014

Stayed longer than expected in Boquete at Mamallena. Hostel is in a central location and close to the shops and bus to David. Everything was clean and tidy. Staff helped out with any requests. No problems. Would happily stay there again.

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Hostel M, Gerente at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review...we are please that you like our place and that you enjoy your stay with us....thanks again

Cape May, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

While traveling through Panama I was told by multiple travelers to stay in Mamallena's while in Boquete. Being that this was the only hostel I was ever told about in Boquete it only made sense to stay there. Not only did they offer free wifi but the rooms were clean, the beds were comfortable, and breakfast was included! Additionally, they...

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Hostel M, Gerente at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for you review....in behalf of the Hostel Mamallena Boquete...we are glad that you had good stay with us....all the best to you in your jorney....

Boquete
Reviewed 31 October 2014

This hostel is so nice. Initially I was only gonna stay a few days but ended up staying a full week. The staff was really helpful with pretty much everything. The hostel also runs daily tours which I would highly recommend. Also very convenient to grab one of their shuttles to bocas if you're heading that way. You pay a...

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Hostel M, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, our team feel very please that you enjoy and appreciate their work....welcome at any time, Hostel Mamallena Boquete Team...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mamallena Boquete hostel is your home away from home! Here it is the atmosphere and the service that makes the difference! Everything is made to make you feel comfortable and happy. Our friendly staff composed by locals and volonteers has an answer for anything you wonder. It is also the most reliable source of information about Boquete and surroundings, ATM, transportation, travels and hostel facilities. In a colourful colonial wooden building with strong character, we provide different types of private rooms with en-suites and dorm beds, we've got a room for everyone. Add to that our great beds, free pancake breakfast, free internet and movies, great customer service and you have the perfect hostel for your stay in Boquete. Whether it's for a night, a week or a month, you're more than welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Mamallena

Address: Parque Central, Light Blue House | Bajo Boquete, Boquete 0413, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boquete
Price Range: RM116 - RM290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“The private rooms are fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles dustinrdiamond, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms right next to the neighboring restaurant/bar are noisy although we did like the live music.”
 of 5 bubbles reneer433, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Great Location, Fun Atmosphere, Exciting Nightlife, Felt Very Safe”
 of 5 bubbles lukeb873, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms away from the back deck will be quieter.”
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“The rooms are pretty dingy”
 of 5 bubbles denise1023, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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