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The Purple House International Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Between Calle C Sur and Avenida Sexta Oeste, Barrio San Mateo, David City, Panama --

85.9% Overall Rating

33 out of 38 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/02/2014)

"Private rooms, clean kitchen, nice outdoor area where it is allowed to smoke, free coffee all day long"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 5.00

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that rooms with air conditioner will cost an extra US$5, per room. You will be required to reconfirm your arrival time with the hostel, at which stage they may also require further information. If you do not arrive within 2 hours of your time of arrival, you might be at risk of losing your reservation with the hostel so please make sure you contact the hostel if you expect to be late.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to David City?

Contact us directly


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 12th year of successful operation and to have welcomed over 30,000 satisfied international travelers during that period of time! Read more

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About The Purple House International Backpackers Hostel

The Purple House is a fun hostel and a great place to meet other travelers. It's homey, with 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!

Accommodation Information

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. Up to 2 additional people in your room will be charged additionally at our normal dorm price. Contact us directly for exact room configurations.)

Free internet access including free wireless access.
Free Breakfast
Free coffee and tea.
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 services like buses and tours.
A cute friendly dog.
Eco-friendly and socially and community conscious atmosphere.

We love purple and we are proud of it!

Location Information

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 our one-of-a-kind refreshing "SPLASH PAD!!