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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We stayed for two nights in one of the view private rooms. The rest are dorms, so be aware that most of the other guests are young backpackers. On the other hand, if that is not your crowd, stay out of San Juan del Sur. The private rooms are spacious enough but do not have much space to put your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The hostel itself is plain and simple. It has a plain courtyard, with some hammocks. The rooms are nothing special, and the ablutions were broken most of the time we were there. But, unlike most of the hostels in San Juan, which are located in the busy backstreets with no ocean view, Esperanza has a wonderful outside area with the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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