Purple House Hostel

Guest house in David

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Peace Corp veteran Andrea pioneered David's first hostel and has served as able den mother of this five-room place ever since. Guests have use of a communal kitchen, cable TV and a vertical fountain for cooling off. Tiled dorm rooms with six and 10 beds are clean (and purple) without air-con. Doubles offer optional add-ons such as air-con (US$5).

Purple House is in a residential area but close to restaurants and shops. It's sometimes closed in October; call or email first. The house recycles and has a community partnership selling a few Ngöbe-Buglé crafts.

Description via Hostelworld

The Purple HouseHostel 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 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.

The Purple House Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 pm
Check out before 12:00 pm

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.


The reception is open until 12:00 am.
No curfew, just call before arriving.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

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Features of Purple House Hostel


  • 24 hour reception
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Cable tv
  • Common room
  • Cooker
  • Free parking
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Security lockers
  • Microwave
  • Mini-supermarket
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi


  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage