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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This budget option is definitely a hit when in SJDS. We were looking for a less party option in a big party town, without blowing the budget. And Casa Ariki did just that for us. The house itself is large and breezy and the location is great being just a few blocks from the oceanfront and the restaurants/bars in town.... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at this place for one day before I abandoned my 2-day reservation and moved to a better alternative down the street. There are many places I could start in describing what made this place such a dump, but the natural starting point would be the nest of pigeons that kept me awake throughout the night, providing the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved casa ariki for the 4 nights we were there. It's more like staying in a friends house than a hostel. There is a big kitchen and living room which is great for meeting other travelers. Sarah, Baldo and Mateo are great hosts and really make you feel welcome in their 'home'. San Juan del sur has a lot more... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were supposed to stay for 3 days at casa Ariki in november. The owner replied to us quite quickly on internet when we tried to book the day before. The bed is really comfortable and huge! It would be good to have more shelves in the room (we were in room 4) since there is very little space to... More 

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Tatarataa, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for your feedback! We are very sorry that there were issues with the air conditioner - San Juan is a tourist town but still operates on a Nicaraguan business schedule and unfortunately we were not able to find a technician during the weekend. We normally would have moved you to another room, but as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 November 20, 2014

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 November 8, 2014

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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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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