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Casa Mazeta

1a Calle Oriente and 2a Avenida Norte. | Juayua, Juayua, El Salvador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leon, Nicaragua
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this place, maybe a bit too much-I stayed way longer than I anticipated. Darren, Gordo, and really all of the staff are top notch. Social, fun vibe without being a party hostel. We played an intense round of Jenga with pretty much every person in the hostel. They taught me how to play cribbage, which I am still mastering.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in Juayúa - stay at Casa Mazeta. Loved the atmosphere, the vibe, the dogs and the super friendly and welcoming owner and staff. I especially liked the cooking class when we got to make our own pupusas and then had a big pupusa fiesta in the garden! Big lockers, comfy beds, clean bathrooms, free drinking water, cold beer -... More 

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Brisbane
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are super helpful and Tona (the volunteer) gave us heaps of recommendations for the area. Very clean and the layout, garden, great full kitchen and common areas made it really homely. Two friendly resident dogs that greet you. Comfortable beds. Great wifi. Welcome drink! Nothing to really complain about except a bit of street noise at night because there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We absolutely loved this place and the sister hostel (camping only) on the coast. We were there more than a year ago and still remember the place and the staff well. Such care and attention. We were able to camp in the garden for slightly less than the dorm rate. It was a little noisy (from the street) out in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed in a twin private, shared bathroom and thought the room was large enough for two people with lockers and comfy beds. The kitchen is well equipped, drinking water is free and guests are greeted with a welcome drink (beer or soft drink). These are also available for purchase. A large garden in the back is perfect for relaxing... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a hostel you hope to enjoy every travel you make. Perfect rooms, clean and with real nice design. Besides that a big garden, a perfect kitchen and a living room with tv for movies to watch. The owner Darren and his staff are great, very welcoming. I stayed 4 days instead of the 2 days I had planned..... More 

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casamazeta, Owner at Casa Mazeta, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, We also enjoyed hosting you and certainly hope that you do return. Thanks for pointing out all of our facilities, we would just like to mention that the Bbq pit is almost ready and that a mariposario onsite is being planned for the very near future. Meanwhile we are busy revelling in las fiestas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Everything a backpacker could want and more! I stayed in the dorm and the owner Darren has thought of everything a traveller could want. The most comfortable beds, plenty of storage for luggage, great hot shower... The list goes on. It is not too big or small so everyone gets together and hangs out, lots of games to keep everybody... More 

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casamazeta, Owner at Casa Mazeta, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the great review! The comfortable beds, ample storage space and all of the other little details are very important to us .... maybe you have to have been backpacking for years and staying in not so good hostels to fully realise all that, and we have certainly done plenty of that! Restless nights on thin mattresses... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

$20 per night, private twin room with shared bathroom, 11th - 16th September 2014 Vibe: We stayed there in low season, so it was a very laid-back and homey environment. Lots of space, real attention to detail and quality throughout. We've experienced a lot of hostels on our travels and this is definitely one of our favourites. Location: Juayua ('why-ooh-a')... More 

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casamazeta, Owner at Casa Mazeta, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent and in-depth recommendation! Very hard to add anything to your very well written review, apart from saying that from tomorrow onward we will also have a large fire-pit/Bbq to offer in addition to the huge, well equipped kitchen. Also like to mention that our puppy Billie is finally settling down - she is still a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed here this past summer and Casa Mazeta was probably my favorite hostel of the three countries I visited: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize! Darren was an amazing host and had a way of really bringing everyone together. The nights I stayed we all did karaoke night at the local bar and played Jenga in Spanish. So much fun!... More 

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casamazeta, Owner at Casa Mazeta, responded to this review

Hola and thanks a million for your review! I remember very well that karaoke night - still reeling from your powerful voice ..... Janis Joplin incarnate! You stopped the bar dead, we had several others with beautiful voices also and all I could contribute was some wailing. 'You play the instruments and I'll play the bufoon' !! Seriously consider a... More 

Innsbruck, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights and we could have stayed way longer. The owner Darren und Susanna were so nice, had a lot of tips for us and a lot of interesting things to talk about. The place itself is clean, with a big area for hanging out, a huge well-equipped kitchen and a free welcome drink. There is... More 

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casamazeta, Owner at Casa Mazeta, responded to this review

Thanks for your review guys, much appreciated. Interesting how you guys foresaw the future .... at the time you were here Susanna was helping out; now she is manageress and on way to becoming partner (we hope!) Great times ahead for a great hostel ! Abrazos calidos de todos aqui en La Casa Mazeta!! More 

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Address: 1a Calle Oriente and 2a Avenida Norte. | Juayua, Juayua, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > Sonsonate Department > Juayua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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