Welcome to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel, the original authentic travelers hostel located in the second largest city in Panama, David City. We are very proud to be celebrating our 10 year of successful operation and to have welcomed over 27,000 satisfied international travelers over that period of time! This is from Lonely Planet Panama, October 2010: 'Owned and managed by a warm and welcoming Peace Corps volunteer, The Purple House was the first hostel in David City and continues as a tour de force. Guests have use of a communal kitchen, outdoor patio, cable TV, DVD rentals, and…
Welcome to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel, the original authentic travelers hostel located in the second largest city in Panama, David City. We are very proud to be celebrating our 10 year of successful operation and to have welcomed over 27,000 satisfied international travelers over that period of time!
This is from Lonely Planet Panama, October 2010:
'Owned and managed by a warm and welcoming Peace Corps volunteer, The Purple House was the first hostel in David City and continues as a tour de force. Guests have use of a communal kitchen, outdoor patio, cable TV, DVD rentals, and free internet. Tile bunk rooms are clean, purple, and tidy and the doubles come with optional add-ons such as hot water (US$2), air-con (US$5), and cable TV (US$2). The owner proves to be an incredible resource on the surrounding area, and can direct you to binders of information and link you with economical transport to the coast or elsewhere. Located in the San Mateo commercial area, The Purple House is also close to lots of restaurants, supermarkets and pharmacies. There is limited availability in October - call or email first. The house also recycles and has a community partnership selling Ngöbe Buglé crafts without commission.'
The Purple House is a fun hostel and a great place to meet other travelers. It's homey, with a friendly staff, and it's very clean and comfortable because it is owned by experienced travelers who know what other travelers are looking for! Our theme is purple, and most guests are surprised to see just how many things we have managed to find in the color purple!
We offer :
Shared (dorms with 6 or 10 beds)
Private rooms with and without private bath and air-conditioning and TV and extra beds. (***Please note that the private rooms on this reservation site are priced for 1-2 people. If you choose to add up to 2 additional people in your room, each additional person will be charged at our normal dorm price. Contact us directly for exact room configurations.)
Free internet access including free wireless access.
Free coffee and tea all day.
Free use of our fully equipped kitchen.
Free use of our living room with cable TV, stereo, DVD,
Free book exchange for our guests.
Free reference guide books, 24 Hour Check-in/Security.
Outside area for smokers, hammocks.
Cheap laundry service.
Cheap international phone-calls.
International travelers atmosphere.
Discounts on local airlines (Aeroperlas and AirPanama) plus other services like buses and tours.
Eco-friendly and socially and community conscious atmosphere.
We love purple and we are proud of it!
David City is a convenient stopping point on your way to Costa Rica, or Bocas del Toro. You can easily make day trips to Boquete and Cerro Punta. It also tends to be less rainy in David City, than in other parts of the country, so with more dependability you can plan your city jaunts, shopping and sun intake in our glorious backyard and shower garden!!
Here are some additional reviews from a few of the many satisfied clients that have stayed at The Purple House Hostel recently. These are from September/October 2010.
'Just wanted to thank you so much for a great stay. I was almost planning to skip over David City and move on to somewhere else, but your nice hostel kept me there for three days!' Liora from Israel.
'Your hostel is one the cleanest and well maintained places that we have stayed in during our travels in Central America. The high quality of service that you offer for the cheap price is truly quite impressive.' Julie from U.S.A.
'My father wanted to stay in a hotel, but I wanted to meet other young travelers. It worked out perfectly that he could get his own private room with private bath, and I could hang out in the dorms with other travelers.' Kevin from U.S.A.
'You and your staff were very friendly and helpful.' Sabine from Switzerland
'It was a nice party hostel but still we appreciated that we could get a good night sleep for our early hike the next morning.' Jeroen and Erik from Holland
Sometimes the reservation system shows us as full (for next-day reservations), when in fact, we have plenty of space available. If the system won't allow you to reserve contact us directly at the hostel to confirm availability.
When you reserve through this service, your room will be held until 6:00pm on the arrival date, unless you contact us directly at the hostel to give us more detailed credit card information.
This information is current as of July 2012.
People under 15 cannot stay in dorms, not even with adults. If you are travelling with people under 15 you have to book a private room.
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