When it comes to planning a trip to Panama City, all roads point to the Amador Causeway. Built from rock that was excavated during the construction of the Panama Canal, the Amador Causeway, also called the Causeway Islands, forms a tiny archipelago off the mainland in Panama Bay. Its top attractions include the Biomuseo and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Marine Exhibition Center. Visiting this area needn’t be expensive. Find an affordable stay, with our curated list of the best hostels near Panama City’s Amador Causeway.
Zebulo Hostel promises good vibes and a comfortable stay in the heart of Panama City, just two minutes’ walk from Via Argentina station. Inside, mixed dorms with comfortable mattresses and air conditioning provide a good night’s sleep, and lockers are available in the lobby. There are also three private rooms with a higher price tag. Perks include a jacuzzi, badminton net, ping-pong table and 24-hour reception.
Magnolia Inn is both a boutique hotel and a hostel. This favored resting place for travelers is a French colonial mansion that has been restored to showcase its historic charm and original character. Choose between air conditioning or fan-cooled rooms, the latter being in a former ballroom with a piano at one end. Free wifi and orthopedic beds await you, plus there’s a bright, communal kitchen overlooking Casco Viejo below.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Brittney Schering.