MI CASA ES TU CASA! We offer you the cleanest rooms and most comfortable mattress and  we always try to maintain our rates as low as it can be in Panama, because we know you are travelling on a budget to do and visit as much as possible. When you will check in we’ll give a ton of free info and book our online packages for great deals for airport pick ups and tours!

Ruiz Hostels has 3 dorms rooms, 1 only for ladies with capacity of 6 people, and 2 mixed for gentlemen and ladies: 1 with capacity of 8 people and another room with capacity of 9 people. It has 4 private rooms with private bathrooms each. 3 of the private rooms can have capacity of maximum 5 people if traveling in group and 1 private room for maximum 2 people.


Dorms: $17 per person per night / Private Rooms: $45 from 1 to 2 persons per night extra person $17

must add %10 government tax to all the rates.


Make an easy and secure online booking now, or have a look at our frequently asked question.

Simply follow the steps:

  1. Select the dates of the room(s) you’d like to book
  2. Choose number of guests (and see total price)
  3. Enter guest and payment details
  4. Complete booking (you receive a confirmation)

After your online booking, we will charge the first night of your stay on the provided credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). This first night is always non-refundable.

You pay the remaining balance of your booking on arrival.

We accept cash (USD) or credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation within 30 days or more in advance = 1 night penalty (the rest is refunded).
Cancellation within less than 30 days = 50% deposit is lost

Cancellation within 7 days or less = 75% penalty of total stay
Cancellations within 24 hours or no shows = 100% penalty

Dorms and Rooms Info

Dorm Chiriqui: 4 bunkbeds with maximum capacity of 8 people (mix) in the room.

Dorm Bocas del Toro: 3 bunk beds with maximum capacity of 6 people only in the room.

Dorm Darien: 3 bunk beds with maximum capacity of 6 ladies only in the room.

Private Room Veraguas: 1 bunk bed and 1 double bunk bed (2 at the bottom and 1 top) with maximum capacity of a 5 persons private group.

Private Room Cocle: 1 bunk bed and 1 double bunk bed (2 at the bottom and 1 top) with maximum capacity of a 5 persons private group.

Private Room Los Santos: 1 bunk bed and 1 double bunk bed (2 at the bottom and 1 top) with maximum capacity of a 5 persons private group.

We prefer online booking, but if you are cannot access the internet, please contact us by phone. Make sure you have your credit card and contact details ready and let us know when and what time you want to arrive, with how many people, how many nights you’d like to stay and what room type you want to stay at. The payment procedure is the same as with online bookings.

If you have any questions that cannot be found on our website, please contact us over the phone or by mail! We will always answer you back the same day.

In our Panama City living room: It’s all about making new friends and getting together. That’s why our communal areas are very important to us. With some cool features that other hostels in Panama City don’t have, such as a comfy TV-Room we like to give you the ‘home away from home’ feeling. We have comfortable couches, screen TV, book exchange area, and computer area.

In our West Panama room: we find our fully equipped kitchen for you to cook anything you want for FREE. We have a fridge, stove, microwave, free coffee and many other things. You can bring all the food you want, must buy alcohol beverages of the Hostel only to drink, outside alcohol beverages purchase is not allowed to drink inside the hostel. Please put your name on your bags, room number and check-out date, so our cleaners can keep the fridges and shelves clean and organized. Non-labelled or marked bags will be thrown out during our deep-clean every Monday. The kitchen is open from 6:00 am in the morning to 10 o’clock at night (last cooking at 9:30pm) and is cleaned a couple times during the day for your convenience.

Every morning, between 5am and 10am, we serve a free breakfast for all our guests in the kitchen. This is something that you will not find in many other hostels in Panama City, for sure! Have some bread, milk, cereal, jams, fresh fruits, juice, tea and coffee. Excellent to start the day with energy.

In our Colon room: we find our super tour operator RAINFOREST TOURS S.A. where you can plan and book the best tours in town. If you stay at RUIZ HOSTELS you can even have better deals! If you are looking for the best tour experience in Panama, well here is the place for you!

Our cool outside bar! THE WORD STRESS DOESN’T EXIST HERE, ONLY RELAX! The perfect place to catch some sun during the day, make new friends, have a drink and listen to good music. At night we chill listening to the days adventures and have some “ccpb”, and during weekend we invite our local djs or live rock and roll band to enjoy!  At midnight we close the bar but go to the best nightlife of Panama City. Don’t miss our BBQ on sundays!

We have a laundry service, for $5 you can wash and dry your cloths.