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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Fine hostel that has decent double rooms for a good price. Breakfast is included and there's a kitchen to use with free filtered water. Super easy to take a dip in the ocean from here. Staff is somewhat uninterested and sometimes not very informed on what's going on in town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

So first off, this is a nice hostel. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Great wifi, if that's your thing, and a solid book exchange too. Most of the rooms join on to the common area, which can be a bit noisey, but didn't pose a problem for us. Unfortunately due to an early shuttle we didn't get to sample the... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a great hostel! Wifi works really well everywhere, decent kitchen (could be a bit cleaner though), lovely courtyard with hammocks and plenty of space. The Mexican restaurant and bar attached serves delicious food. Staff pretty friendly and helpful. Really good value for money, I paid $10 for a dorm including a filling breakfast. Vibe is chilled, other travellers... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

OK, it's not the flashiest option, but this hostel is nice, friendly with a chilled atmosphere near the beach. Good price and breakfast is included. The dorms with fans are basic. Overall I would say it's good budget option

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Winters, California
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The dorm rooms back onto the restaurant which operates late in the night. Even with fans, the restaurant odors and heat were oppressive. Clean bathrooms. Great hosts. Beach location. If you want sleep, choose another.

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Thank Lynne S
OurPointofView, Propietario at Hostel Esperanza, responded to this review

Hi Lynne, that weekend we had an event and that's why the bar was very busy, is not normal that we have that, and the clients like it because is an activity were you can have fun. Ours, is a chill hostel, not a party hostel but sometimes we organize events to bring it some movement. That night we were... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

I really liked the atmosphere and people in the hostel: very laidback, friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was also very nice and included in the price of 10 dollars. However, it wasn't clean and impossible to sleep at Saturday night in front of the music stage. Kitchen wasn't great as well, not full equiped. But if you don't mind these service/comfort... More 

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Thank Mar B
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights. The guys were flexible on how long we stayed which was lucky because I hurt my neck amd needed to stay longer than planned. Friendly staff who let me practice my spanish, perfect location, yum breakfast and great price. Definitely recommend! Thanks guys:)

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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very relaxing, laid-back place, especially hanging out in the garden hammock area. Complimentary breakfast was good, and the Mexican restaurant in the front is also pretty good. Staff were friendly and helpful, and they have a very cute sort of disabled dog named Lola that will follow you around hoping for scratches. The location is nice, however the beaches out... More 

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25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, loved the people & staff and the facilities were ok (good kitchen, sanitair, and good wifi). The included breakfast was super! But the only thing that lacked, is that there was no atmosphere, mainly because it missed spaces to chill and there was a lot of work in process at the building. Do you want... More 

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Thank Sjaak L
Ubud, Indonesia
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Checked in, reception guy friendly and helpful. Lobby is right off beach, surfboards and open doors.stayed in dorm which is ultra basic. Wooden lockers, simple bunks and a handful of standing fans.individual bunk lights? Nope. Dorm bathroom left much to be desired. Courtyard is great: clean, shady and good social point. Kitchen was clean, water refills included which is nice.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Hostel Esperanza

Address: Del BDF 1/2 c. al Sur | Frente al Malecón, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: RM94 - RM348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Dorms are pretty busy places and right at near the road. Opt for a private room if you are keen for a decent sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles 371mel371, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“NOT the dorms”
 of 5 bubbles lynnes614, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Average rooms”
 of 5 bubbles rpearce0909, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms that have already been renovated”
 of 5 bubbles 579CristinaC, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you are traveling solo - The dorms are fantastic!!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 508natalied, 15 Apr 2014 | Read review
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