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“Lovely place, lovely people!” 5 of 5 stars
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Chale's House
Avenida del Mercado, 10 m south of the Market, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely place, lovely people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stayed at Chale House for five days, four nights with a friend. We are not necessarily experienced hostel ppl... we both loved this place! The family that runs the house are extremely kind and welcoming. The rooms are very clean, quite cool with the double fans, and very secure. The shared space is also clean and has lots of comfortable seating space. Location is quite convenient to most things in this great little town! I would highly recommend staying at chale house. And they do have wifi which is really just an added bonus to this great find!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ontario
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

I stayed at Chales House for 5 days and it was everything i wanted. Clean private rooms with a private bathroom for only $10?! that's unheard of. For the price i wasnt expecting much but i was surprised at how nice this place is. The Nica family that runs it is so nice and friendly as well. They have a central location which is perfect if you plan to stay in town SJDS. Also they have free wi-fi! i've stayed in hostel's around the world that were $35 + and not near as nice as this place.

Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011 via mobile

We were recommended to stay at Chale's by the non-profit in town called Communidad Connect. We were staying at hotel near the church. What we really like about this place is it is run by a wonderful Nica family who are both friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms are very clean, good airflow w 1-2 fans in each room, colorfully decorated, very secure, ensuite bathroom, patio, and wifi.

We stayed at Chale's for two weeks, and found it to be a comfortable home base. Given that it's small (6 rooms), and the family is very accomodating (keys to side entrance in case you Return late, laundry and water) and care about your experience w them. We would recommend them to any small group, couple, or small family looking for privacy, comfortable rooms w bath, shelving in closets, and don't want to spend a lot of money.

Note that Saturday nights can be very loud in the neighborhood but the rest of the week it's quiet.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

I stumbled on this place while I was staying at another hostel in the town.

I asked if there was space and got the last room. At the hostel I'd paid $9 a night for a 7man dorm that was horrible...for $10 in Casa Chale s I got my own room with a double bed and ensuite bathroom. Best of all it was clean, well maintained and quiet.

Lovely people and lovely place. I wish there were more places to stay like Casa Chale s!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

Having hopped from a few of the other hostels in town, we immediately felt at home here. There are only 6 rooms (all private) and all come with double bed (some with a single bunk above) and ensuite. Our room was $15 for both of us.
The resident family are lovely, and great fun to coexist with. The kitchen is well equipped, as it also is used for the mini-bakery out front. Unfortunately they didn't have internet, but we were told it would be installed within the month.
The rooms were bright and spacious, but got a bit warm as they all open out onto the balcony. All rooms had 1 or 2 fans which helped.
Really a great little homely place, and a welcome change from the hostel scene.
A last note: if you can, try and get room 5 with its complimentary cable tv.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avenida del Mercado, 10 m south of the Market, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 53 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chale's House Hostel offers you pleasant, clean and accessible rooms. From our location you can reach on foot or by transport to the major attractions in San Juan del Sur.We offer several rooms with all amenities. Each room has either a matrimonial bed or bunk beds for up to three people, with their own bathroom, fan, and all at a great price. ... more   less 
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