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Yajure Surf Hostel

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Barrio la Talangera, San Juan del Sur 87206, Nicaragua
Yajure Surf Hostel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed 5 nights in the Yajure Hostel . I was very surprised of the house.. So much space and beautiful furnished. They have a tv, ping pong table and the best a very clean pool to relax emwhen ur to lazy for the sea . It is very cozy ;) it is a bit out of town but therefore... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beachfront, simple, nice pool but young crowd that nostly smokes, talks on cellphone and types on computers all day.Oscar at reception really made it a better stay and it was nice to get laundry done. It may be great if you are a young surfer but otherwise, older guests may wish to look elsewhere.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I stayed here for 5 days about 2 weeks ago and had a wonderful experience. I was a bit put off by the initial reviews but a friend from Costa Rica greatly recommended it. Maybe my experience was better because Chely was not there my entire stay. My first night was a bit of a mess though with massive ants... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have just returned from 5 days at the Yajure Surf Hostel, which had been recommended by a friend, who had enjoyed his stay in the summer. The first suggestions that the experience might not be such a good one started to appear during the reservation process. It was a completely disorganised rigmarole, that took over nine days to complete,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The manger waited a week into my stay here before saying to me that I was being charged 20 a night as opposed to the 10 that the website claims. When I paid the $10 a night and explained why the manager would not listen, and when I tried to walk out he ripped my $100 backpack and literally threw... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at the hostel which seemed like a good deal $10 a night. The rooms were clean and the owner seems nice enough. However when it came to pay the owner informed several of us that he was changing the price to $20 a night for holidays! This would be fine if we had been told in advance but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I spent 10 days here! Right at the end of town and located directly on the beach! A large clean hostel with a chill vibe. Very big kitchen/ breakfast included Doorms with AC Swimming Pool Slack line Ping pong table Big Screen TV with movies Beach shuttles Surf board rentals (the cheapest ones i found) The staff is really friendly/... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent five nights at this really relaxed surf hostel and had a great time. Yajure is the complete opposite of San Juan's party hostels like Naked Tiger or Pachamama. The owner is a down to earth ex-pro surfer that tries to foster a more relaxed atmosphere and fully succeeds in this endeavor. A the hostel has a huge kitchen,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I really enjoyed staying at Yajure. Everyone was friendly and more than willing to help with beach shuttles etc. Yajure is located close enough to everything in town to be convenient, but far enough away to be quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great hostel to stay in! Everyone who works there are great and extremely helpful! Go above and beyond what anyone would expect to make your stay enjoyable and help if its needed. Very laid back, clean, everything you need! Good people, good spot. Chely's a great host! Stayed one week on two occasions, highly recommend it to anyone in San... More 

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