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Hostel Esperanza

Del BDF 1/2 c. al Sur | Frente al Malecón, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unhelpful staff from the moment we arrived. No one on staff spoke much English so it was tough to get anything from them. Nonetheless, it didn't seem like they wanted to help. The kitchen was dirty - ants everywhere, and under stocked (I couldn't find a single pot to boil water). We paid for a private bed with ensuite,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I arrived at Hostel Esperanze for a day and ended up staying a week. It's perfectly located next to the beach, the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful and the restaurant serves great food at good prices. The rooms are clean and well kept and the courtyard with seating and hammocks makes for a really nice social area, so Esperanza... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had reserved a private room with private bath for 3 nights, but ended up checking out before even sleeping one night! Got back after dinner only to find at least 5 big cockroaches! Fought them off and went to the reception to try to explain the situation, as she didn't speak a single word of english. She didn't seem to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very good if you just want to relax rather than going to one of those overrated party hostels like naked tiger. Free breakfast and coffee every morning. You can tell the staff actually care about your stay here rather than treating you like a cash cow you don't get any of these Sunday fun day Blow ins that don't shut... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed in Esperanza dormitory for a month and didn't think of looking for another place because I really liked it. From the very first day me and my friends felt so welcomed by friendly staff. Rooms are bright, have fans, there's a spacious garden with hammocks - perfect for napping or chatting with other guests. I enjoyed having my... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I stayed there several nights in a dorm room. + perfect location directly opposite the beach. Safe (area) to walk at night if you come back from the restaurants, bars etc. + community areas with rocking chairs, hammocks and a patio with a nice view on the beach (see photo) + simple breakfast included (beans and rice, egg, toast and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After losing sleep at a notorious party hostel nearby I was desperately seeking peace and quiet, esp as I had signed up for intensive Spanish classes and needed proper rest and a quiet place for homework. Hit bullseye with this one. A large old building, lazily converted into a hostel with a sprawling courtyard, nice hammocks, and large dorm rooms,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The hostel has a really good location, but that is the only good thing to say about this place.The toilets were always dirty, the toilet seats were broken and nobody of the staff cares about it. Also is the kitchen totally filthy and the showers were broken and you can't close all the shower doors. There is breakfast included in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Don't bother. This place has very small rooms, the showers and bathrooms are dubious at best. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The only attraction is the proximity to the beach. We have booked another place that is much nicer for much less money. I am sorry to say that this is the least attractive hostel that we have encountered... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place could be awesome. My girlfriend and I stayed in a dorm room here for a few nights and had a good time, but this hostel could have been better. The location is incredible, you could literally throw a stone to the beach from the front door and it was close enough to everything in town that it was... More 

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