Where to stay in Panama City
Heading north from Colombia one of the first stops is likely to be Panama City whether it be by plane or sail boat through the San Blas Islands. So when you arrive in this huge city you will need somewhere to stay, so where do you stay in Panama City? Here’s my choice:
Who runs it?
Hostel Siriri is run by a great young couple Pablo and Vicky. They have been renovating the hostel for some time now to get it to where it is today. They are both very welcoming and are happy to put on a BBQ in the evenings, in fact we were their first guests and had an awesome time celebrating the opening of their hostel. Pablo is from Spain but has travelled a lot through Panama and surrounding countries and Vicky is a Panamanian so between the two of them they can help you plan your itinerary or tell you about the best beaches to see etc. while you are in Panama.
How’s the Hostel?
Hostel Siriri is only a few weeks old and used to be the Thai Embassy here in Panama City. The large house has been fully renovated and now boasts more features than most hostels;
Large common areas
There are 8 bed dorms available and each bed has its own power supply and lockers are available downstairs for valuables. Air conditioning is provided in all the dorms and is switched on from 9am-9pm. There is also a 4 bed dorm available. Dorm prices are as follows:
4 bed dorm- $10 US
8 bed dorm- $14 US
Breakfast is included in the price and consists of bread, jam, juice tea and coffee.
Where is it?
Hostel Siriri is located a few steps from Calle Uruguay, the main party street in the center of Panama City. The area has restaurants, supermarkets, ATMs and casinos and a train station nearby. Taxis to the old town are $4 US and the airport is a 20min. drive away.
Want to find out more about the hostel or book your stay? Click on one of the links below or head to their Facebook page and ask Pablo a question.
Thanks Pablo and Vicky for making our stay in Panama City even better than we could have expected.