The best hostels in Cartagena, Panama City and beyond

Check out our new beach hostel in Rincon del Mar

Since opening our first hostel in 2006 we have passed on our knowledge to thousands of people. We now feature dozens of tours for all types of travelers as well as four hostels throughout the region, perfect to meet like minded free spirits.

In Colombia We have one of best hostels in Cartagena, plus our brand new beach hostel in Rincon del Mar just a few hours to the south. In Panama, along with the original Hostel Mamallena in Panama City we also have and new location in the tranquil countryside near San Carlos at Mamallena Eco Lodge. Finally Hostel Mamallena Boquete is one of the most popular places to stay for vistors passing through Panama’s Chiriqui highland region.

From budget backpacking to upscale private boat charters. We can arrange an adventure tour for you or just a lazy day at the beach. Book bus tickets in Colombia, boats from Panama to Colombia, Cartagena to Panama the San Blas Islands plus much much more.


Hostels In Colombia

Hostel Mamallena Cartagena

Hostel Mamallena, Cartagena is located within the walled city, in the historic district of Getsemani.

Getsemani is known as one of the nightlife centres of Cartagena, and here you’ll find everything you need, within seconds of the hostel. Whether it’s bars and pubs, cheap or expensive restaurants. 

Hostel Mamallena Rincon del Mar

Rincon del Mar is the perfect stop off between Medellin and Cartagena. Great for some beach time before heading back to the big cities.

It’s a great place just to chill out and relax, however there is still plenty to do. Horseback riding, kayaking and snorkeling are all available locally, plus you can easilly visit the amazing San Bernando Islands by boat.

Hostels In Panama

Hostel Mamallena Panama City

Long rated one of the best hostels in Panama, Hostel Mamallena should be your choice for a hostel in Panama City.

Mamallena in Panama City is located in one of the cities old genteel neighborhoods, Perejil. It’s survived the wreckers ball that has decimated most of Panama City and has kept it’s local charm and appeal.

Hostel Mamallena Boquete

Mamallena Boquete hostel is your home away from home conveniently located en-route to and from other popular destinations such as Bocas Del Toro.

Our hostel is Ideal for weary travelers looking for a pit-stop in Panama’s beautiful Chiriquí Province. We provide different types of private rooms and three spacious mixed dorms.  

Mamallena Eco Lodge

Why not escape to the mountains around 1.5hrs out of Panama city.

Mamallena Eco Lodge is a 174 hectare finca nestled in a valley surrounded by the slopes of long extinct volcanoes.

The lodge will be focusing on continuing the Mamallena tradition of great service, information and honesty alongside this we will be using organic, permaculture influenced agricultural techniques to run the finca and help provide a self sustainable environment.