As the financial hub of Latin America, Panama City hosts some of the finest restaurants, boutique hotels and shopping centres in the region. But visiting Panama doesn’t need to be expensive. As an increasingly sought-after destination for younger crowds who prefer investing in experiences rather than in luxury hotel nights, Panama City is also home to some of the best hostels in the country. Here are the very coolest of them.
The Hostel Villa Vento Surf is a hostel for surfers. Offering very high standards of service and cleanliness, with new beds, orthopaedic mattresses and a great selection of music and movies to choose from, it is the perfect hostel for young travellers looking to have fun and socialise in a laid-back atmosphere. Located in the very central neighbourhood of Marbella, the hostel is close to the party area around Calle Uruguay.
Situated in a restored colonial mansion in the Casco Viejo district, Luna’s Castle is a stylish and relaxed hostel that attracts curious young travellers from all over the world. Overlooking the ocean, the old city and the modern skyline of the financial district of Panama City, it is only a few blocks away from some of the best restaurants, bars, art galleries and monuments in town. Breakfast is complementary, as well as coffee, tea and a 24-hour wifi connection.