Panama City boasts a wonderful collection of cozy, inviting hostels for the modern traveler. Some are chilled out and quiet, others are lively. Here is a list of the best hostels for travelers looking to have a great time where they stay – after all, the hostel is also a prime place to party.
The most epic hostel in Panama City, where you are sure to find the party vibe alive and kicking, is Luna’s Castle. Situated in the heart of Casco Viejo and surrounded by several bars and restaurants, Luna’s is a nightlife spectacle as much as it is a favored hostel. Sleep might not be on the itinerary if noise tends to disturb you at night.
Hostel Los Mostros
Super-close to the Multicentro Mall, this hostel is a fun, friendly, spacious place with a great common area that is used for festivities by all who stay here. It is not quite as crazy as Luna’s can get, but this bright, modern building is equipped with all the necessities to get a chill hostel party started – sofas, a pool table, ping pong, an outdoor terrace, and of course, Panama’s key to keeping cool: the pool. Pool party, anyone?
Hostel Villa Vento Surf
A hostel fit for surfers, Hostel Villa Vento Surf offers the highest in standards as far as service and cleanliness are concerned. If you know surfers, you know they like to party. Fittingly, this luxurious hostel is located a stone’s throw from the party district in Panama City known as Calle Uruguay. The vibe is laid back, and young travelers looking to have fun and meet new friends love this hostel located in the chic area of Marbella.
This is considered a luxury hostel, and it is in the heart of the nightlife in Casco Viejo. Magnolia Inn features private rooms as well as a traditional hostel setup with shared rooms. A few social areas are scattered throughout, and it even has a ballroom that can be rented out for special events. Magnolia Inn is the crème de la crème of hostels.