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“My kids loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
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Avenida Central, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua   |  
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“My kids loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

We were travelling to SJ for the purpose of renewing our visa (we live in Costa Rica) and had booked into a hotel in SJ which had a swimming pool etc. Unfortunately I had my pocket picked at the border and had to look for cheaper accommodation! We bumped into a surf dude who said he was staying at Joxi "It's not luxurious but it's cheap and friendly." So that's how we ended up at Joxi - it was very basic and the rooms offered the bare essentials, but who goes to the beach to spend their time sitting in their room!! The staff and our fellow guests were incredibly friendly and kept my kids (6 and 8 yrs old) entertained throughout our stay and even gave them free surf lessons. If you are looking for cheap and cheerful, look no further. P.S. If you do stay and you like pasta, then try out the house specialty "Pasta Joxi" it is delicious and extremely addictive (i would love to know the ingredients...)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Meadow Lake, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We went to this hotel because it was listed in Lonely Planet. Guess the author has not been there in some time. After staying there one wanted to check into a clinic for a complete physical.
Avoid at all cost.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

I stayed at this hotel a few years back and it was a dive. I heard that it was bought and had new owners and decided to try it and see if it was better. It was even worse!! The sheets that they had for the bed were frayed and had holes. One of the pillows had mold on the pillow. The bathroom was small and the tile repairs looked like it was done by a 5 year old.. Looked aweful. They turned the upstairs lounge area into a restaurant and it made the place noisy. The music from the bar made you unable to relax and watch tv. We wont be back... It was only $15 before now it was $25 per night and no improvements. The rooms are dark and dirty and moldy... We were in San Juan for four days but left the Joxi after the two we had prepaid.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We were dropped off at Hotel Joxi in San Juan del Sur by the taxi we took from the border of Costa Rica. We didn't like the look of the Joxi so we were told that there was a brand new hotel just opened that day by the same owners. We went there - it was at the end of town over a walking bridge next to a nice looking hostel. It was empty. I think we were the first guests. It was called Hotel Liri. It was a nice enough looking hotel - nice view and nice pool and rooms. The first night was great - the rooms hadn't been properly cleaned but it wasn't a real problem because of the privacy and view. The second day a group of 11 surfers from the middle east arrived . They took over the hotel and proceeded to invade the kitchen, refrigerator, TV, downstairs and they played loud music and yelled until 3 am for two nights. When we asked them to please be quiet on the second night and respect the rest of the guests (two couples including us), we were told to leave if we didn't like the noise and that the owners had told them they could do whatever they liked since there were eleven of them and only four of us. We asked the night staff person to call the owners and he did but the owners never showed up and the noise only increased. They also stole our food from the refrigerator. The other couple and we left as early in the morning as we could after no sleep at all the previous night. Our room was never cleaned. The towels and sheets were not changed or the TP replenished. This could be a nice hotel but management will have to change a lot of things first.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Pretty much the same as Erik B. said.
We stayed at Joxi Hotel in January 2012 for two nights. The room was ok (25 Dollars for a double room), although not well cleaned and the ac looked like it spread a lot of fungal particles.
The girls at the reception were friendly, but there was a dodgy guy hanging around in the outside area, just as Erik said. When going out, we always left the key at the reception (this might have been a mistake). Anyway, we dont know how it exactly happened, but my boyfriends adidas sneakers and some other valuables were stolen out of the room.

From what we heard from other young travelers Pacha Mamma seems to be a really good place to stay in SJDS. Going once again to SJDS we would definitely go there.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I did not stay in their hostel, but I did use their services to go back and forth to many of the popular beaches. They were safe, reliable and extremely friendly. Some of the roads are quite rocky and their vehicle was able to easily and quickly navigate the terrain. In addition, you can rent a surf board in town and they will cart it for you. It is a family run operation and they were super helpful

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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nyc
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Our group of friends stayed in SJDS 6 nights over New Year's. We didn't stay at Joxi, but on the first day, we were walking down the street and the girl Romani (sp?) who works there asked if we needed a ride to the beach for $7/person round trip. We ended up riding in the Joxi truck to/from Playa Hermosa and Playa Maderas four days in a row and we really enjoyed riding with them. The driver Sele (sp?) was safe, very nice and very reliable and their truck has benches in the back and navigates the bumps pretty well (better than the non 4x4 taxis do). Romany, her sister Andrea, the driver and all of the employees here speak pretty good English and are all helpful, friendly and grateful for your business - very nice people! You can also rent boards from them pretty cheap, but they are mostly short boards. I would recommend using their beach transportation to anyone traveling to SJDS that needs a ride to the beaches or surrounding areas

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about HC Joxi Hotel

Address: Avenida Central, San Juan del Sur 505, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In our Hotel we offer whatever is that you are looking for, a relaxed, kind, familiar, place, with different rooms for whichever budget you’re on.We are centrally located, very near the beach, bars and, restaurants. San Juan is a charming Nicaraguan town where you can celebrate night after night. While making new friends, its easy to enjoy our beautiful gold sandy beaches. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
HC Joxi Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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