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From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Casa Ariki
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Baldo and his family are so sympathic and friendly hosts, that leaving San Juan was kind of sad. We had a great time and Baldo also was an excellent surf teacher and gave us best advices to explore beautiful San Juan. Always friendly, humorous and open minded. Also we've got some impressions of nicaraguan politics, culture and adorable lifestyle. Thanks... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Baldo and his family are terrific host. Had the best of times.Also booked Baldo as our private Surfcoach and he did an excellent job of teaching us the first steps to surfing. The appartment was more than clean ( even by German standarts) and the location is top.Baldo will explain you a lot about the country and local culture and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 had a great time last weekend at this guest house/hostel. It was clean and comfortable, with a full kitchen we could use and filtered water and free coffee in the mornings. We had a room with a private bath with a queen bed and 2 bunk beds and air conditioning. There was a family atmosphere without... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have visited San Juan Del Sur multiple times and at stayed several different accommodations, but Casa Ariki is definitely my favorite. The rooms are cozy and the balcony and lobby provide great places to spend down-time. It is a short walk from the beach and near many great places to shop and eat. Baldo and Sarah (the owners) are... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

San Juan del Sur is such a great town, and there are so many other amazing beaches within close proximity. I have stayed in town a few times and keep coming back to Casa Ariki. They are fairly priced, the rooms have always been spotless and the owners really exceptional. The hotel is not right on the beach, which especially... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It came recommended by a friend and we were very satisfied. Great location near restaurants and the beach! The a/c was divine for sleeping, Luisa keep the house clean every day and Don Tino was a friendly and popular door man. Baldo and Sarah are very friendly and extremely helpful in offering advice on where to go and what I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I felt very comfortable and very welcome during my 2 weeks at Casa Ariki. I had a private room with a king sized bed and a nice television. The room was clean and comfortable and the shared bathroom was cleaned daily. The building is nice and modern, with a nice balcony out front that gets great breezes. Baldo and Sarah... More

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

It was great to have you here for those two weeks, Jonathan! Thanks for your review and we hope to be able to host you again in the future. More

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Baldo and his wife are amazing hosts. They are super nice and friendly. Baldo took me on surf lessons to two nearby beaches the two days I was there. So if you're looking to learn to surf, he is a great instructor. Casa Ariki is a step above the standard hostel in SJDS. The rooms were clean, there was air... More

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Brian! It was great to have you stay with us and we hope you'll come back to visit! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Ok so after reading all the reviews I am left speechless. We visited San Juan del Sur for three nights, and were taken to Casa Ariki by a taxi driver. As it was a hot day and we had huge backpacks we decided to take the room, and as it turned out later there was nothing else available in town... More

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review of Casa Ariki. We appreciate all feedback, whether positive or negative. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience at our guest house - as you mentioned, by reading other reviews you can see that this is not the norm. To be fair, we did offer you and your friends a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I didn't actually rent a room, but I was in and out of casa ariki all week with my two friends that were staying there. Sarah and baldo are absolutely amazing, generous, and supply a wealth of knowledge to help those who have never been to Nicaragua or are unfamiliar with SJDS. And their baby Mateo really steals the show.... More

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Ashley! We hope you'll stay with us next time you're in town :) More

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Address: From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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