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Esquina de Ave B y Calle 12, Panama City 0812 Panama
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#12 of 161 in Panama City
This UNESCO World Heritage site is the heart and soul of Panama City, complete with a pumping nightlife, trendy restaurants, and cool bohemian vibes. It’s the historic part of the City, full of old colonial buildings, cathedrals, and museums. You’ll be transported to another world when you stay at Selina Casco Viejo. Surrounded by colorful, colonial buildings and close to modern-day skyscrapers, you’re never far from adventure. Use our hotel as a starting point for a jungle hike or a day trip to the nearby beach. Update your Instagram feed while sipping a cocktail from the on-site rooftop bar, overlooking Panama City. Or take a break from the hustle and bustle with one of our daily yoga classes. Don’t miss their daily tour offers to one of the most paradisiac places in the world, San Blas Islands. Check your email between wandering the streets of this enchanting city. With daily, weekly, and monthly memberships, Selina Casco Viejo CoWork has everything you need to take your work on the road. Focus in a stylish space filled with light or socialize with other entrepreneurs and nomads between taking client calls. With free coffee and tea, we have everything you need to fuel your creativity and passion
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Property amenities
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish
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Shane wrote a review 20 May
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Positives Staff, location, cleanliness, great roof bar, food quality, Negatives If you can get to sleep by 2am any night then congratulations. I like a bar. But if the philosophy is to rev it up 7 nights a week & shake the building, then at least look at some sound proofing. At the weekend they also open the basement night club, and let in anyone, residents, non-residents You might as well have your bed on the pavement outside.... The free earplugs don't cut it I'm afraid.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Bring industrial ear-muffs
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Response from Selina Management, Owner at Selina Casco Viejo
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Shane, thank you for taking your time to let us know your experience. We are sorry about the inconveniences due the noise, we are aware it can get a bit noisy during the weekend due our amazing programming. We will take your feedbacks in order to improve our guest experience.
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LilMsSunshineSeeker wrote a review 18 May
Arlington, Virginia8 contributions7 helpful votes
Positives: the place is really trendy, the staff were super friendly and spoke great English, there are two good restaurants on site, there's a rooftop pool/restaurant/bar that has beautiful views, and the suite we rented was cute. Also in a great location for walking around the old town. Negatives: there was a stair door outside of our room that slammed every time someone used it, which was a lot and all thru the night. And for some reason, there was a strong smell of raw sewage wafting into our room late night- we were on the 5th floor with our windows closed, so not sure where it was coming from. And finally, our king bed, although comfy, was squarely underneath the AC, which meant we had a cold wind in our face. The first night we slept on the bed with our heads at the foot of the bed, but I woke up with a sore throat, so the second night we just moved the mattress to the floor. All in all, it's a pretty decent find for budget-conscious visitors... but for a bit more, you could definitely find nicer rooms in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Kal wrote a review Feb 2022
Paris14 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived on the 3d of February, our room was a 100 dollars which is so expensive for the room we got and we didn’t even got a room that looked like what we took on the pictures. It was dirty, super noisy until very late at night. Some guys were drinking booze in the common kitchen and yelling until really late. We tried to change and we were willing to pay for an upper category but the girl at the front desk told us there was no other room in a better category… I checked on the internet… and of course a better room was available… The common bathroom was dirty as well. I highly recommend you to find an other place to sleep !
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Georgie_Fen wrote a review Jan 2022
Hong Kong, China220 contributions161 helpful votes
We didn’t stay here and I’m not sure we’d have used the rooftop pool as much as we did at the place where we did stay, but Selina in Casco Viejo is an institution. The place always seems busy, with well thought out spaces being exhausted by the many visitors. The rooftop has spectacular views which are a must see, and the Mexican food & drinks are on point! Don’t miss.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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OldPee wrote a review Jan 2022
Boston, MA76 contributions80 helpful votes
Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens spent 6 nights here during the week after christmas in a quad room. I really wanted to love selina. It has alot going for it. Location is on the edge of the Casco Viejo neighborhood but you can easily walk to everything and ubers are plentiful. Lots of restaurants nearby. The rooftop lounge/pool/restaurant is AWESOME. This single-handedly salvaged our stay. You have a spectacular view of the panama city skyline and ocean ... the food is excellent ... the clientele is young. Plenty of places to sit. It's a huge space. They have music/dancing every night. Other common areas were equally large and inviting ... there was a lovely solarium on the 3rd floor outside our room with 20ft ceilings and lush vines covering the entire wall. Room was large. Beds comfortable. Wifi good. Bathroom was sub-par ... it was clean but there wasn't enough room to put your toiletries, the shower got the floor wet, the toilet seat wouldn't stay up so I had to pee holding the seat up ... worst of all, we had no hot water the entire week despite repeated complaints to the front desk. My big beef with selina was the indifference of the staff. They're all 20-somethings who didn't seem to know what they were doing. Whether it was getting the hot water fixed or swapping out our wet towels or getting breakfast, we were underwhelmed with the staff. Also there are only 2 slow elevators servicing a 6 floor hotel. We ended up using the stairs because the elevator wait was usually long. Finally the rooftop dance club was really LOUD at night ... we were on the 3rd floor and could hear club music in our room until about midnight and it was hard to sleep. Selina is one of the best hostels we've ever visited. If you're a 20-something, you'll lovvvvve selina. If you're expecting hotel-level service, you might be disappointed.
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Date of stay: December 2021
US$51 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Selina Casco Viejo
Which popular attractions are close to Selina Casco Viejo?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.2 km), Iglesia de la Merced (0.2 km), and Panama Barcrawl (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Selina Casco Viejo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Selina Casco Viejo?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Selina Casco Viejo?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Selina Casco Viejo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Super Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Selina Casco Viejo?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Selina Casco Viejo have airport transportation?
Yes, Selina Casco Viejo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Selina Casco Viejo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Selina Casco Viejo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Selina Casco Viejo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.1 km), Panamá Viejo (8.1 km), and Plaza de Francia (11.0 km).
Is Selina Casco Viejo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.