New Nomada Eatery in Luna’s Castle!

Hungry guests looking for a funky place to grab a delicious meal no longer have to leave the building… We’d like to welcome the new Nomada Eatery to our Castle’s quarters.  

Nomada is a stylish, bohemian, and rustic cafe that blends good coffee, gastronomy, and the pleasure of being amongst new friends.  A modern yet simple culinary experience that features interesting flavors from all over the world in a historical, sophisticated, and relaxing setting.  Combine all this with a wide selection of wines, craft beer, and cocktails and you’ll have all you need to recharge those batteries before the night gets wild downstairs at Relic.

 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

Featured in the new issue of Escapes

Lunas Castle’s very own Relic Bar and 1688 cocktail terrace are featured in the new issue of Escapes by AirPanama.  AirPanama is a local airline with cheap domestic flights as well as some international options.  They generally take off from albrook airport which is right next to the main bus terminal and mall here in the city.  Nothing beats a quick trip to the mall and 45 minutes later you are landing in Bocas del Toro for the cost of a new pair of kicks (Sandals make more sense in the islands anyway).  Better yet, when you come back, landing in albrook puts you just a $4 cab ride away from Luna’s Castle.  Check out the AirPanama article below  ūüôā

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

Traffic Light Party June 3rd!

Hey Guys!  

Coming up on June 3rd our in house bar RELIC will be having its second Traffic Light Party!  For those who haven’t heard of this and/or would like a quick Spanish primer, we will translate the graphic inserted below:

Red means not available/in a relationship.  

Yellow means maybe/its complicated.  

Green means Single!  

Don’t worry about the rest at the bottom because Luna’s guests always get in Free ūüôā

 

 

Colored necklaces will be handed out at the door.  All you have to do is show up ready GO!

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

Attention DJs!



Hey pro DJs from around the world!  Maybe you’re planning on hitting the road.  Maybe you’re planning on stopping through Panama.  Perhaps you have been itching to stay at Luna’s Castle and party in our world famous Bar RELIC!  Well the gods have answered your cries my friends.  We are currently planning our event schedule for 2017.  If you would like to DJ a night in Relic in exchange for a stay in the hostel and drinks in the bar please send the following to jason@lunascastlehostel.com:

 
-Links to all profession social media accounts
-a complete resume of past performances
-at least one video of you playing live
-a short description of your style and influences
 
Please be aware we receive a flood of inquiries so only reach out if you are a legitimate professional.  
 
Cheers!
Monday, March 6th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

4th best party spot in Central America!

Those who know… know. ¬†Long before Casco Viejo was one of the region’s premier nightlife destinations, Luna’s Castle was pumping out liquor, the craziest memories, and more than a¬†few unspoken trysts¬†as well ūüėČ ¬†All courtesy of $1 beers during the day for our guests and one of the world’s most famous guest only happy hours (50 cent beers and dollar mixed drinks) Monday through Saturday 9-10pm in our 2 onsite bars: Relic and 1688.

So without furthur ado, we are honored to announce that we’ve been ranked #4 party spot in Central America!

 

To read more see link below.

Rucksackramblings.com

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Pancake Paradise!!!


Hey guys.¬† Luna’s here.¬† We know the word has been out for sometime that we offer free pancake breakfast for our guests.¬† In fact, our original tradition has since been duplicated in many other hostels across Latin America, which we find quite flattering! While we are thrilled that our pancakes have brought smiles to many (hungover) faces over the years, we just knew we could make it even better!¬† So, In our usual spirit of always improving, we have upgraded our Saturday pancake breakfast.¬† We’d like to introduce you to Saturday Morning’s Pancake Paradise (also known aspancakes 2.0, pancakes on steroids, or in the words of Emeril Lagasse… Pancakes kicked up a notch… bam)! Nutellapancakes, Chocolate chip pancakes, Peanut butter pancakes, etc.¬† So grab a cup of coffee, cruise out onto our new 1688 balcony, and taste the soul healing deliciousness all while taking in our very own eclectic views of Casco Viejo History ūüôā

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

Supporting our local farmers

So you pull back your privacy pod curtain in room 7, you spend about 2 minutes trying to¬†wipe¬†last night’s relic adventures from your eyes.¬† Once normalcy has been restored (somewhat) you head to the balcony to enjoy the breathtaking views for a¬†bit¬†before then wandering downstairs to start the day with a solid cup of Joe.¬† But wait, before that coffee leads to new conversations and friendships that are really just part of a¬†regular¬†day here at Luna’s, we’d like to give you a bit of info on how these fine beans got into our hands so that we could get them into yours.

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That coffee that you are drinking comes from a small¬†cooperative located in the lowland rainforests of the¬†Gat√ļn Lake region. Caf√© Gat√ļn provides job¬†opportunities to local farmers, who work to grow,¬†harvest and roast the coffee of the area. Each cup¬†consumed goes to support grass-roots economic¬†development in rural Panama as well as preservation¬†of Panama‚Äôs rainforests. ¬†We became aware of Cafe Gatun’s efforts through the work of a local Peace-corps officer named Jake. ¬†In an attempt to increase economic development in the rural Gatun region, he has helped local farmers find real markets to sell their beans rather than being paid pennies by the big coffee monopolies in the region. Luna’s decided to purchase the coffee from the farmers themselves at the price that the big guys would normally charge.

We built our home in Panama long before the Panama Papers hit the international news cycle.¬† We actually made our Castle in Casco Viejo before more affluent¬†Panamanians were even comfortable visiting¬†our once humble neighborhood.¬† As a result we have always had strong ties to the colorful local characters were proud to call our neighbors¬†and have throughout the years found many creative ways to give back to those that have shared their homes with us and allowed us to build a new one for you.¬† It is with this affection and pride we would like to announce our support of Caf√© Gat√ļn.¬† So enjoy every last drop just a little bit more than usual… and help yourself to as much as you like because it’s always on us. ¬†Coffee one

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 Uncategorized No Comments

World Cup/Copa Mundial Live at Luna’s Castle

No need to elbow your way into a standing room only, smoke filled cantina (though we’ve got nothing against a solid, local cantina :)) for this year’s Copa Mundial games.¬†We’re already well on our way to making sure that we’ll have live viewings for all the futbol games in our communal space. The flatscreen is now¬†unwrapped and the cable package has been installed!fifa

We’re a social hostel – we find our guests prefer human interaction over hours in front of the TV – but the World Cup is an undeniably social event. And what better a place to share in a truly global event than under the roof of a hostel.

We look forward to seeing you all and raising a beer with you to your home team!

 

Monday, June 9th, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

Our Sweet New Beach Crooozers

Our rides have arrived. The new Cinta Costera waterfront promenade connects the Luna’s Castle doorstep with the high rises of downtown. But let’s be honest, why walk when you can get there in some serious style. We send away many a sad tourist staying at neighboring hotels who come by to sweet talk their way into a spin. Sorry folks, ¬†we don’t rent these bikes. They’re for our guests only. Cost to you guys, the guests? Nothing. totally gratis. Drop your pack, grab a cruiser, and speed away towards the setting sun.

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Our beach cruisers posing for a Cinta Costera moment

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments

Lunas in the London Guardian!

follow this link to read the article… ¬†ūüôā

Guardian’s Panama Hostel Pick

Monday, May 21st, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments