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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Stayed in a private room with private bath. Was big room. The staff are very helpful. Location very central. The building is a bit dated but not in a bad way. Because it so central can be quite loud at night with the bar next door. But part of the appeal. The breakfast is just pancake mixture which you make...

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great hostel in the centre of town. They offer loads of trips, tours and excursions in and around Boquette. The hostel is quiet, clean and has a garden and balcony area so perfect to meet other people. Its close enough to all the things in town, if you want a night out, meal etc but also remains very quiet to...

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Thank Spanish86
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The hostel have lots of tours. We took the mini mountain + hot springs & coffee tour, 50$ total. We had amazing guide called Gabriel and it was fun. The coffee was a little bit boring, take it only if you really want to learn how they make coffee. All the stuff are nice, patient, kind and know english. We...

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Thank Roy L
Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This was perfectly decent as hostels go. Lots of friendly people at reception, easy to book tours or shuttle buses, pancake batter provided for breakfast. I appreciate when you're travelling and staying in hostel dorms facilities will be limited, but this place could do with slightly better bathrooms for those using the shared bathrooms. Often there wasn't even somewhere to...

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Thank Olivia473
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights. $33 for each night in a private room: no AC, no television, 3 beds (2 twins, 1 queen), wifi internet connection. The AC is not necessary given the climate. The only downside was that the hot water didn't work on the shower, so cold water all the way.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here twice during our trip. This place had a good atmosphere, great vibe. All the staff were kind and helpful, especially Gregori from Venezuela was a great guy. If you stay here, you must do the hike to the top of the volcano Barú. We liked making food in the kitchen and talk with other travellers. Rooms are...

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Bentley, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Mamallena is one of my favorite hostels in central america. The staff were thoroughly accommodating from the start. They allowed us to check out and check in for the volcano hike as well as gave us a private upgrade at no extra charge. The facilities have everything you need with lots of good places to chill. Price is cheap as...

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

Hello Darren thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate and we are very please that you had a good stay with us and also more than please that our staff make your feel comfortable in your stay, have a great time in your journey.

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The tours around Boquete are pretty expensive. We decided to go on aan coffeetour and did the 3 cascades hike the next day. The coffeetour was great, learned a lot about coffee and Armando really is a great guide. He knows a lot, and is also easy to hang with, which makes it a great combination. The same for the...

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

If I could give 6 stars, I would! I cannot recemmend it more! Great atmosphere in the hostel, lots of areas to chill, nice dorms.. In the end, I managed to leave there my passport & credit card, when I left to Bocas, they found it and send it via the next shuttle to me! Thank you so much!!!

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

Hello Helena thanks so much for your review, we really apreciate and we are more than happy that you enjoy our place, have a great journey. All the best.

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

The staff was impolite and very unhelpful. They gave us wrong information about hiking and were super disorganized regarding tour booking. It gets very noisy at night. It is dirty and rooms, including the sanitary bins, aren't cleaned on a daily base. Don't let yourself be fooled by the other reviews. There is another hostel called Refugio which made a...

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

Thanks so much for your review...you said avoid staying with us??? Dont let yourself be fooled by the other reviews??? Right your opinion is the only one travelers will follow....let me tell you something: we have been for over 6 years and hosting more than 50,000 people since 2010 and for sure you will find people who are difficult to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 - RM187 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles T5364QZsarahs, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are pretty dingy”
 of 5 bubbles denise1023, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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