The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel

Avenida Sexta Oesta y Calle C Sur, atras de la Camara de Comercio, David City, Panama, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

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Welcome to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel. We were the first backpacker hostel to ever open in David City, Panama, and the 2nd backpacker hostel to ever open in the entire country of Panama! We opened our doors in 2001and are very proud to have welcomed thousands of satisfied international travelers over that period of time! Come visit us...especially if you like PURPLE!

Families with minor children should reserve private rooms only.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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About David City:
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 adventures.

About the neighborhood
We are very conveniently located in the large modern commercial district of the city. We purposely chose the neighborhood of San Mateo for the property, because it is very centrally located and close to the many 24 hour services that David City offers. Five minutes walk from the property are 24 hour Huge supermarkets, a large fresh fruit and veggie market, a wide variety of restaurants, bars, disco and night clubs, lots of bank machines, shopping. hospitals, travel agencies, and lots of bus connections to hiking areas and Costa Rica. The neighborhood is considered to be quite safe. The property is located in an excellent area!

How to get to us:

From the Paso Canoas border of Costa Rica or Cerro Punta or Volcan, you do not have to go all the way to the bus terminal! Ask your bus driver to let you off about 3 blocks from The Purple House (La Casa Morada) in front of the bus stop 'Universidad Tecnologica'. You will be in front of a gas station. Pivot your body around and look for the Revilla Pharmacy, and walk toward it and continue on this same street (Avenida Sexta) for 3 blocks (5 min) toward the Chamber of Commerce.

From bus terminal of David City take any bus (35 cents) that passes in front of McDonalds on Calle F Sur. When you pass McDonalds tell the bus driver to stop at the Supermercado 99. Get off here, and continue walking straight ahead of you 1 block to the Budget Rental Car office and the Revilla Pharmacy. At that corner, make a right and walk 3 blocks till you see the pretty purple house on the corner.

If you somehow end up at the bus terminal anyway, follow the instructions below:

Taxi option (As of Jan, 2013, the prices for all the taxis and buses have gone up due to increases in gas prices, so make sure you agree on a price.)

You can splurge $2.00 - $2.50 (for 1-2 people) and take a taxi to The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel.

This is what you can say to your taxi-driver (if he doesn't understand The Purple House):

'La Casa Morada, ubicado en la via rapida en San Mateo, atras de la Camara de Comercio')

Walking option:

Or you can walk about 20 minutes (from the bus terminal), keep asking people how to get to the Chamber of Commerce (La Cmara de Comercio) and you will find us!

Located Near

We are very conveniently located in the large modern commercial district of the city. We purposely chose the neighborhood of San Mateo for the property, because it is very centrally located and close to the many 24 hour services that David City offers. Five minutes walk from the property are 24 hour Huge supermarkets, a large fresh fruit and veggie market, a wide variety of restaurants, bars, disco and night clubs, lots of bank machines, shopping. hospitals, travel agencies, and lots of bus connections to hiking areas and Costa Rica. The neighborhood is considered to be quite safe. The property is located in an excellent area!

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