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Hostel Sonati

Costado norte Catedral, 3 cuadras al este, Esteli, Nicaragua
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Ranked #1 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Esteli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Positives : free coffee, multiple dorm rooms, warm showers, basic kitchen for use, wifi, staff was helpful, fans in rooms, hammocks Work on: prices could be cheaper, they are a bit expensive for what you are getting. one dorm on the Main Street, so it gets loud, found some bugs in dorm

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I stayed several nights at Sonati and then met some friends staying at Hospedaje Luna. I saw that Hospedaje Luna was nicer, so I'm staying there now. Sonati isn't bad, but the location isn't as good. It's also not as clean (some bugs), and the $8 dorms (same price as Luna) are loud because they're near the street. Sonati also... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The staff are always friendly! Ready to help you with whatever you need. Always interesting people there to talk to you and when you ask about somewhere they will tell you their honest and genuine opinion. Its clean and not cluttered with advertisements at all. Just earthy sorts of decorations which were pretty cool. I love love love this non-profit... More

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Aguadulce, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

we arrived really tired after a 2 days hike at somoto canyon and paid for a double room because we really needed some sleep.first the bathroom was extremly dirty, so we asked if they could clean it. they cleaned a little bit but it was still dirty. the basin was full of dust and rubbish and the sheets of our... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I stayed at the hostel Sonati for 2 months in a private room. The manager George and I have become very good friends as well as Ana and Josoline. There were 3 professional chefs during my stay there so we cooked up some amazing gourmet dishes. There are all kinds of tours to enjoy. There is always something to do... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Thanks very much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Sonati and hope that you come back and visit soon. Gracias! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Apart from the great atmosphere created by the sorts of people who go hear and sonati's culture (with earth saving slogans etched on the wall), I was immensely helped by the manager and the staff. They really went out of their way to help me when I had a issue (unrelated to the hostal) that needed resolving, and without that... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We think of Sonati as a family with shared-values and we are glad that you were able to be a part of that. Best wishes for the rest of your trip! More

Calgary, Alberta
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is the hostel I would chose in Esteli for those deciding. Pros: great common areas, large kitchen, nice crowd. Location is three blocks from the hub near the park, so it’s quieter than some other locations. Nice staff, cheap water refills, huge bathrooms. Cons: really squeaky bedframes and doors (oil, please!) can inhibit sleep and the bathrooms weren’t clean... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed the large, open hostel and peaceful atmosphere. We're very sorry that a couple of areas were not up to standard. We've oiled all the doors and they are now much quieter, and have ensured that all bins are emptied regularly. Thank you for your constructive comments... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Average hostel. We were in a 4-bed dorm (2 bunks) and shared bathroom (in between ours and a private room). 'hot' water is more off-cold, depends on your time off showering. nice garden to hang out and big kitchen to use. wifi everywhere laundry service is possible, for a good price there're no lockers in the room they offer tours... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We've been tinkering with our hot water heaters and they are more consistent now (though sometimes can take a minute or so to warm up)! All the best for the rest of your vacation. More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our room had little natural light. The bathroom really stank and because we had no window to open the smell of drains permeated the room and was really unpleasant. There were no shelves or places to put our packs. The room and bathroom were dirty and the concrete floors were dirty and sticky. The place has the atmosphere of a... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We're very sorry that you did not enjoy your stay at Sonati. As a backpacker hostel, there are a lot of common areas and people chatting, though we have taken more steps to ensure that noise is kept to a minimum at night and in the mornings. We clean the floors daily and have... More

Sudbury, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Las cucarachas appear to be under control! I am staying here now (mid-January 2014) and am very happy with this place. I think it's great value for the money, especially because I am here for an extended time and so the kitchen is a great feature. The cleanliness of the shared kitchen depends on whether guests clean up after themselves... More

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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review, we're really glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you back again soon! More

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Address: Costado norte Catedral, 3 cuadras al este, Esteli, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Esteli Department > Esteli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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