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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights in the dorm. The $5 per night is attractive but don't expect any luxury. We came on the recommendation of the lonely planet Central America on a shoestring book but I'd say this place has definitely got different owners now. The staff speak a little English but not a lot and some... More 

Thank Samuel R
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The owner is really awesome. The room is clean and everything is at good price. Best place for granada. The is few animals that are really cute that live in that hostel. You may be woke up by a rabbit that is liking your finger if you left the door open ! We will come back for sure !

Thank Thomas J
Ghent, Belgium
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place seems to have switched management since LP was here last, because there's nothing good about this hostel. Dirty rooms, unfriendly staff, no facilities whatsoever, the owner (?) does not care at all and just watches tv all day. Horrible. We left as soon as we could.

Thank SientjeG

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We just checked out the bearded monkey and there must be thousands of bed bugs in dorm #2!!!! We found them in the morning walking around on our beds and backpacks! Although the receptionist was fair enough to give us our money for the night back, I'll never go back there!! He didn't take any actions for cleaning the room... More 

Thank KL0PPI
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Don't stay here! The staff are rude and unhelpful when trying to book tours and transport the manager quoted us prices far higher than being offered by other hostels. The rooms are untidy, unclean and uncomfortable. Animals run around the rooms at night, I woke up to find a cat and a rabbit trying to eat items from my bag... More 

Thank Ed M
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in. It is filthy and the owner simply does not care. He stays up late watching the TV extremely loud not caring that his paying guests are trying to sleep. He continuously spits on the floor. There are no levels of security here and would not recommend :(

Thank Joy M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this hostel; as a family run hostel we felt completely welcome and at home. One of our party misplaced his phone and the entire body of staff searched up and down, all around the hostel and even outside. When we found it the staff were overjoyed and their endless, tireless efforts were outstanding. It instantly made us... More 

Thank Ted B
Afula, Israel
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Well... there were no rooms or beds in all the other (an better) hostels around so we went there, thank god i found a free room in another hostel next morning. broken beds, filthy bathrooms that you can't lock... a few dollars more you can find something better easily. the only good thing there is the morning shuttle to Laguna... More 

Thank Shablul
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71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

I stayed here on the basis of the Lonely Planet review and the fact that shuttles from here to the Lagoona Apoyo are meant to be cheaper for guests. The place was OK and cheap at $6 a dorm, but had zero atmosphere. There are a few hammocks around a courtyard and you can relax here, but people kept to... More 

Thank SoloBurr
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived here with no reservations, stayed in a 10 bed dorm for $8 pp. When shown the room the door fell off its hinges. There was no way to lock it. My friend and I were both given top bunks, the girl below mine said it was broken and wouldn't stay up... she was right when we did a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A bedrock of Granada's backpacker scene, The Bearded Monkey is both a chilled and relaxed hang-out but with a friendly and sociable buzz. Friends and strangers alike lounge around carefree in hammocks and swinging chairs whilstA range of accommodation options are available here. Three spacious dormitories with a total of 30 beds provide the bulk of them, priced at $6 per person. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bearded Monkey

Address: Avenida 14 de Septiembre, Granada, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
The Bearded Monkey Hotel Granada
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“just stay away”
 of 5 bubbles SientjeG, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't go in any room”
 of 5 bubbles 156hazelh, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“AVOID. not secure”
 of 5 bubbles KateToon, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“get up a bit early to avoid a line for showers”
 of 5 bubbles X135YAerics, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are adequate but nothing special for the price.”
 of 5 bubbles rpearce0909, 15 May 2015 | Read review
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