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Casa De Olas

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Lot 6, Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The only place to stay in San Juan del Sur. Owners Karla & Fred make your stay feel like home. Clean, comfortable rooms, relaxing pool and the most incredible sunsets you'll see! Amazing breakfast included and you get to socialise with Buzz the monkey! Perfect!!

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I was planning on going to Casa de Olas... It is a part Hostel that is perfect if you want to sleep.. I know hard to get both of best worlds. Quiet hours are at 11 so if you want to chill and sleep you definitely can.. if you want to party you can until 11 then head to town... More 

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Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

If your looking for a party hostel, welcome to Casa De Olas. Cold beer, loud music, and great food. I think there are better places to go, however this Hostel is ok, The owner and bartenders are amazing and very friendly. Don't plan on not drinking or going to bed early that will not happen.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

-Fred & Carla (owners) = mum and dad! -Buzz!!! (Pet monkey) -Best vibe among backpackers, instant connection -Family dinners are beautiful -Hands down best sunset I've ever seen -luxury rooms for cheap -free breaky, coffee, wifi, water -amazing pool

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Walnut, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Casa De Olas was a great time. I was headed to SJDS with no idea where to stay but I met a few Aussies on a shuttle from Leon and tagged along joining them at Casa De Olas. It was a great decision, the view is amazing, the couple running the place are awesome, food is great, drinks are cheap... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Olas was recommended to be my many friends so I was very excited to stay there. On first view its heaven- beautiful pool, amazing views, great chill out area, little bar and free shuttles to town. However I didn't like a lot about it. My biggest issue was the people. I'm assuming we just had bad luck but for the... More 

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Awesome atmosphere, great hosts, Carla and Fred were like mum and dad to me my partner. Roast night was delicious, and all meals were very nice and served at the table with everyone staying at the hostel, just like a family. Amazing views, convenient shuttles to and from the beach, which were included. The hostel is very well priced! I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Without a doubt the best hostel i have ever stayed at!! From the moment you walk in Fred and Carla make you feel right at home and are always up for a laugh, the bar staff leigh and frodo are great fun and always working around the clock to make sure everyone is having fun. This place also attracts the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Casa de Olas is simply perfect. I cannot fault it once. Firstly the location (you dont want to be anywhere else), the breathtaking view, the gorgeous infinity pool, the lovely rooms and bar and dining area (decorated with exquisite taste by Carla - fresh flowers each day, lovely pillows bringing the colour scheme together). Secondly, the food is amazing, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Everything about this place is great. The lady who runs it is fantastic and she creates a homey atmosphere that I've never experienced at a hostel before., The food is good, it has a negative edge pool with a great view and there's a monkey. There's really nothing bad to say about the place. My favorite part is that it's... More 

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