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2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Lot 6, Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whistler, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I worked at this hostel for about 4 months from november onwards, never did i get home sick, it felt like family and old friends always, Fred and Carla were great and put up with most of our shananigans lol. Everything was convenient, the food was great, the alcohol was cheap and made so many life long friends. Will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent 3 nights at Casa De Olas and loved every minute of it!! The rooms are so clean and beds are comfy. The pool is great, the staff are great, the owners are great .. It's all great. Regular shuttles to town and the beach. Cooked breakfast each morning and always something yummy for family dinners. Had the best time... More

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Trondheim, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good stuff: Good view, good pool and hangout spots. Friendly staff (with a touch of "im the coolest guy in the world attitude"), and friendly owners. If you want to party, this seems like a better place to stay than the naked tiger, but i´d rather stay in town and go up there for drinks, its in the middle... More

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Oslo, Norway
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Casa de Olas is just too much fun! From the moment we stepped in we were welcomed with open arms by the owners Carla and Fred, and the fantastic staff. Josh, Kirsti, Rich, Shae and Jazz are the best staff you can ask for. The view is incredible and the vibe is like no other. With big "family" dinners every... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't mind having a drink and a bit of a party, definitely stay here! Everyone is super friendly, it's very secure and has guards at night. Prices are reasonable and I've had some of the most fun times ever whilst there! The view is absolutely amazing! Highly recommended.

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Flen, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner served every night in exchange for a reasonable sum. Beautiful view, located in the mountains outside the city. Amazing owners and the rooms/beds are decent. You got a crazy party place just next door, just head over there and return to your own bed when you've had enough. Even if you stay at a hostel in town, you... More

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Flores, Guatemala
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this hostel! One of our favourites from the past three months of travelling. The setting is absolutely beautiful, and all the staff are super friendly ensuring they get to know all of the guests names etc. The owners Fred and Carla are amazing and so funny! It felt like you were part of the family we didn't want... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival it was immediately clear the owners Carla and Fred have been pouring so much love into this hostel and will go to great lengths to help out their guests. In a hungover and absentminded state, I forgot my IPhone at the hostel. They kept it safe for me and we coordinated together to have it sent over to... More

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Long Island City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you are looking for a fun, come-as-you-are place to hang out for as long as you need to in a gorgeous setting with friendly people all around, this is the place. I wouldn't recommend it for families or couples trying to get romantic, but outside of that, by all means be a guest. Fred and Carla are wonderful, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Beautiful location, fantastic pool and views, lots of comfortable places to lounge around. The staff make the place - from the owners to the volunteers, everyone is friendly, happy and generally fun to be around. Plenty of shuttles in to town as well. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Also Known As:
Casa De Olas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa De Olas Hotel
Casa De Olas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
Address: Lot 6, Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 51 Specialty lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa De Olas 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Olas is a unique place to stay. While some would consider us a hostel others consider us the ultimate B&B. We have dorm accommodation (an 11 bed dorm and three 6 bed dorms) for those traveling on a budget or in groups. We also accomodate the traveler looking for a little more comfort and privacy with private King & Queen rooms.All rooms have en-suites with Tropical Showers. (Note that when we say tropical shower we mean that the shower is not artificially heated and comes naturally from our well).We are a short drive or 5km walk (remember we are on a hill and not everyone likes walking hills) to San Juan del Sur beach. We want to be sure that this is clear :).We have an amazing view over the bay and town that provides epic sunsets. We think staying a little out of town is the best way to experience SJDS and the surrounding area including beaches, rain forest and Lake Nicragua.We have a shuttle service that runs at designated times each days, if you would like to travel into town outside of these times please let our staff know and they can advise how best to do this.We provide a free breafast for all guests. We also serve dinner 'family style' which means everyone sits down together for dinner.Safe travels and we hope to see you soon!! ... more   less 
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