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“Are you kidding me?” 1 of 5 stars
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C. Estrada 109, Granada, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Granada
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Are you kidding me?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Don't understand how this hostel gets such great reviews. Here are the essentials:

-Surly staff treat you like you're a bother and they'd rather be anywhere but helping you get your key, find a map, purchase breakfast or do anything related to their actual job.

-Totally overpriced for what it is. Private rooms are $20 and you're basically living like you're back in college. For a better option, try the Hostal La Casita, three doors down from the bearded monkey. Way cleaner, nicer private rooms, helpful staff and $10 a night for a private room.

-False advertisement: The "pool" is laughable. The photos of the pool would have you believe it's quite nice. Don't be fooled.

Look, I'm not a fussy traveler. I can deal with some insects and bare-bones accommodations, but you're going to get ripped off here in money, time and experience. Do yourself a favor and take your money elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

I hope the owner of this place reads this because we really just want to commend a specific employee on the tremendous level of service she gave us while we stayed in Granada. While staying there my girlfriend became sick and after running all around town on the weekend and countless places redirecting us, we finally asked Tania, a front desk agent at Oasis, if she could help. She went out of her way to start making phone calls, finally found a good doctor, talked him into coming to the hostel and to charging us the rate for locals! She was so genuinely kind and helpful, true hospitality, and people like her on this trip showing care and selflessness have left us really inspired. We were actually so fond of Tania that we bought her a big bag of fruits and vegetables before we left. So, hopefully this message reaches the right eyes and ears so she can be further commended for the job she's doing. Great hostel!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Miami Beach, Florida
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

I loved this hostel because it was incredibly laid back and quiet. Easy place to read a book or take a swim in the pool. It may be a little too quiet for some but I believe its always better to have your fun outside the hostel and sleep in your room. There are some nights when I travel where I just wanna read a book and relax and Oasis was the perfect place for this. Definitely recommend it for non-party going backpacker.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

My husband and I traveled around Nica for two weeks and did not want to spend $$$ for accomodations, since the prices do not always translate quality. We gave Oasis a try because of the deal with the shuttle to "Paradiso" hostel at the Laguna Apoyo.
We stayed in a private room with fans: A/C was not needed, they worked so well. We liked the breakfast choices/coffee/seating and hammock area w/ a lush garden.
Also great: plenty of computer terminals available.
For me the whole look and feel of the architecture and pool area was a great plus.
We stayed at "Paradiso"/Laguna Apoyo twice because it is the best place to swim and get a tan in a quiet serene surrounding. Plenty of lounge chairs, free kayaking with nice gear also available. Also: good food and drinks.
Oasis a great place to meet travelers from all over the world!!!
The central location is convenient, also close to the Managua bus terminal!!!
And the strict QIET TIME RULES are a POSITIVE THING!! Being morning persons, we liked that a lot. Night persons can still hit the streets and do their socializing in the many bars around town.
A last word about the front desk in "Oasis" and the managers at "Paradiso": friendliness and attentiveness to the guests can be improved upon. Had the feeling we were interrupting private conversations while trying to ask questions at the desk, felt a little bit ignored, "Paradiso" needs a bit more smiles and more warmth.
We enjoyed this place very much and would come back for the positive aspects!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tunis, Tunisia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

I stayed in a private room, with bathroom at this hostel. It was very peaceful and had all the amenities needed, such as free tea and coffee and wifi.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Limerick, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We stayed here for 3 nights and although i feel that the private rooms are slightly overpriced. you get free telephone calls 10 mins each, free internet, dvds tv room kitchen pool and tea and coffee. its worthwhile if you are staying in granada

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, ME
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2010

This place had nice clean beds, nice bathrooms, and large lockers for your backpack in the room. Definitely the cleanest, friendliest place we stayed in Granada, and it only cost about $3 more per night than similar hostels.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Hostel Oasis

Address: C. Estrada 109, Granada, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Granada
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Hostel Oasis Granada
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