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Hostal Barca de Oro

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose to rend one of the eco bungalows and it was a nice experience. Inside is lovely, confortable and there is a private bathroom. The air was good but sometimes you can hear dogs barking at night (not for long). The only issue we had, was the water. Well we were told we can go and tell them when...

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Red Deer, Alberta
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We went there for supper and lunch. The food was typical Nicaraguan meals and the prices were good. They offer pizza on Fridays. Great view from the patio right to the beach. We also went there for couples massages, for $12US per hour per person! The chicken bus leads you right to the door from Leon or Poneloya.

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Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The room was basic, clean with bed net and fan. We have stayed here two times, enjoy the beach, watching the fish boats come and go. The food was always good and a good value, BBQ Saturday night Pizza in a wood oven on Fridays, always with a smile. WIFI is good and sunsets are better.

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Hey thank you for your time and your good taste. Hope to see you again in Barca de Oro

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Due to the limited choices available in this small beach town, we had to avail ourselves of Barca de Oro's services on 3 separate occasions. Not once did they even come close to delivering: 1. We pre-booked a mangrove boat tour before our arrival, and the day before the tour we stopped by to confirm details. Only then did we...

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time and writing this note. Well surely something happened with you guys and i will find out all the details. However i would not be so drastic with my establishment since hundreds of other people had great stays with us. Anyhow i promise to check and verify every detail for the sake of good...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Three of us shared a triple room for a couple of nights. The location is jaw dropping; right on the water. The staff were friendly and helpful. We ultimately decided to move to a new hostel that had air conditioning as it was really hot. Food and drinks are good. In general though, found Las Penitas to be a little...

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Yes we love this village for being small and slow. It is part of its uniqueness. It was to have you around for chrismass week and we hope to see you again and enjoy our peace. Come back soon to Barca de Oro "where time stands still".

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was a nice treat staying in Barca de Oro. It is located right on the water, the place is kept very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the rooms are perfect for the price. We stayed in the eco friendly room and it was a nice nights sleep. The hotel restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices...

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Hello, it is very pleasant to see that you enjoyed our place and especially our bamboo cabañas. We work very hard as a team to make your stay very special. We hope you come back soon to Barca de Oro

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We initially checked into the Barca for 2 weeks in their eco lodges. As it turns out it feels like these are more of a marketing exercise. Effectively they are bamboo huts with some solar power and a cess pit dug underneath. If you are surf dude looking for a couple of night to crash somewhere, this is probably fine....

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your time and comment. Well your children seemed all the time so happy and busy discovering. They seemed to be very happy. Maybe one bungalow for 4 was a not too good choice for so many days. Very happy that you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. Have a fantastic trip.

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing fish tacos. The prices are the best on the beach and the dorm rooms are clean and affordable. At $7 a night we slept in the dormitory, drank some beers/pina coladas and ate some authentic delicious dishes. I would highly recommend that anyone come here and check it out.

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Sandrine V, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

Thank you Amber. We really do our best and it was fun having you here in Barca de Oro. Hope we see you again very soon!!

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Me and my family were looking for unique experiences while staying in Leon, and discovered the opportunity to ride horses along the beach at Las Penitas. I had contacted other outfits in Nicaragua looking for tours that would also except my 7 year old daughter, but only the outfit from Barca de Oro would accept. I made a reservation about...

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Sandrine V, Propietario at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

hello, we are so happy you loved the experience. It was a challenge to rehabilitate these horses after so much bad treatment. It is now a complete success, and we can share it with nice people like you and your family. Thank you and come back soon !!!

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Was here for 3 days and two nights. Dorm is small but ok. They offer 3 nights for the price of two (low season). Great place to escape Leon with a mild sea breeze. Wander over the beaches and take a Kayak to the mangroves with a local guide (12 dollar rent, and 10 dollar for guide which can be...

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sandrine v, Propriétaire at Hostal Barca de Oro, responded to this review

hola Sjaak, thank you very much for your time and your interest. Your comment is very helpfull for us and we take it into account. It is great to know that you loved our atmosphere, yes such a quiet and breazy place we have. Our prices in the restaurant are very very reasonnable if you consider the quality and quantity...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small family run hostal in relaxing fishermen's village, facing Juan Venado natural reserve.The food and attention are excellent, with breeezy balcony with hammocks overlooking the ocean.Bright and comfort rooms or eco design bungalows.Nature,Activities, massage, games, in Barca de oro time stops.......... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Barca de Oro

Address: Fte a la Bocana, Las Penitas, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Las Penitas
Price Range: RM30 - RM128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“try the eco bungalows”
sisimtl, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner room #2”
dingldorf2001, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The indoor hostal rooms may be OK, we didn't check these out.”
Dauntless_Traveller, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Cabanas are not for everyone but we liked them. If you are a very light sleeper you may want ear plugs.”
BVW2014, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“In room 1, you can look out and see the bay with water 30 ft to 50 ft away from depending on the tides.”
maxc615, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
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