The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel, is proud to be the longest operating original backpacker hostel in the entire country of Panama.
The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel of David City, Panama was named by it's founder Andrea A. in honor of the original Purple House Hostel which was located in Tel Aviv, Israel back in the 1980's. In 1999 she came to Panama as a Peace Corps Volunteer and never left. After 15 years she decided to pass the hostel to it's new owners and current administrators Karla, Martha and Bryan becoming a family business. This change came with a new location, new ideas and of course great hospitality that will make you feel welcome and comfortable.
We are in one of the most important and relevant areas of David City. In this sense, we are just ten minutes away from Parque Recreativo and 30 minutes away from Estadio San Cristobal on foot. In addition, the city center of the city can be reached on foot in just 20 minutes and in the center you can reach diverse tourist landmarks such as Feria Internacional de San José de David and Parque de La Feria Internacional de David, amongst other relevant landmarks.
We offer :
Free FAST WiFi for our guests
Fully equipped kitchen like at your own house!
Common Area with cable TV, stereo, board games
Book Exchange (guests only!)
Dorm rooms from 4-10 people
Private rooms from 1-3 people
All rooms have AC
Reference guide books
24 Hour Check-in/Security.
Cheap Laundry service.
Eco-friendly and socially and community conscious atmosphere.
A deep and abiding love for all things PURPLE!
We are a hostel that offers diverse kind of accommodations to our travellers and guests. Our dorm are ideal for travellers and adventurous people who enjoy resting and sharing their experiences with other guests and travellers. In addition, we also offer private accommodation for those people who would like to have a wee bit more privacy and intimacy. Furthermore, we have several common areas where the travellers can meet each other and exchange past experiences and future plans.
Sometimes the reservation system shows us as full (for same day and 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 property to confirm availability.