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Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Netanya, Israel
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After booking this hostel for a few nights we had no idea that there would be nothing to eat or drink and we should have brought some food and drink. Finding ourselves at high tide climbing the rocks to get to the hostel and thirsty there was nothing to do. There was no electricity the entire night therefore no fan...... More

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13 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matilda's is a great spot as it is far enough away from the main surf spot. It is quiet, clean, and run by a nice enough family. The rooms are priced in accordance with other beach front accommodation. The doghouses, or casitas, are the best bang for your buck as they are essentially private rooms with a double bed, private... More

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Matilda's would be a great hostel with it's cute garden-like atmosphere and the great location but the owner managed to ruin completely our stay there. We have never experienced such an unfriendly "service". Every time we asked something she just answered in one or two words and we felt all the time like she didn't really want us there. The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

You can't beat the secluded location of Matilda's, right on the beach about 10 mins by foot north of Playa Maderas. The property has a number of different accommodation options - camping, perms-tents (little low rise huts like doghouses), dorms and private rooms. We stayed in a private room with ensuite and paid $25 per night. The place is a... More

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Fantastic place to relax and enjoy that fabulous beach. Rooms are nice and fairly clean. Matilda is friendly and helpful.. and they do help protect the turtles that nest on the beach. Don't forget to explore around as well..

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Leon, Nicaragua
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This lovely hostel and camping area is located one a spectacular beach, Majagual, and abutting two others - the first is Playa Maderas which is more of a party/surfing spot. and the second is hidden and unmarked (walk down the street away from the beach and take a left, you'll find it). The second beach is perfect for sunsets. The... More

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lucky me there is Camping Matilda’s right on the light brown sandy beach and run by an extremely lovely lady. I paid100 Córdoba’s or $4US per night for me and my tent. She has a wide variety of basic accommodation. Guest also has the use of a basic kitchen with a gas stove; small refrigerators are available for a little... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We planned to stay 2 night at Matilda's. We found the bathroom dirty with hairs in the shower. She clean it after we complain. The day after we asked for a change of linen BUT she said, NO we don't change linen if you don't stay at least 4 nights. WHAT??? I asked if we can check out and check... More

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Granada, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I love Matilda's and have stayed 4 times now. Once camping $5, once in one of their small $7 'dog houses' and once in a $9 dorm. I have never been disappointed. Majagual is by far one of my favorite beaches, with not a lot of people (if any at all) and a beautiful cliff with caves to explore. The... More

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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending three great nights out at Matilda's recently and want to thank them for creating a super sweet spot to chill and get away from it all. If you are looking for a cool getaway that is affordable ($9 a night with private bath!), clean and comfy (no bugs,clean sheets, good fans), and right on... More

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Also Known As:
Matilda`s Hotel
Matilda`s Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Matilda's Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
Address: Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
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Ranked #36 of 51 Specialty lodging in San Juan del Sur

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