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Overview
South Side of the Beach, Playa Gigante 48500 Nicaragua See on map
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AMENITIES
Free Internet
Free Parking
Beachfront
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 6 days at camino and ended up being the worst hotel we had on our trip in Nicaragua. We did 2 mistakes choose that hotel and payed all the night on our arrival. First night we had a room no window, not much...More

1  Thank JohannaH2303
Reviewed August 7, 2017

There are surfers and adventure travelers from all over the world. Cool music and excellent vibe. Playa gigante is still pretty undiscovered. Even though it is rough around the edges, the people are kind and the back drop of a Nicaraguan sunset on the beach...More

2  Thank Charlene D
Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded September 13, 2017

Hey there, Thanks for the great review, our volunteers and local staff work hard to create a nice vibe and we're glad you appreciated the music, we work hard on those playlists too! We appreciate being 'rough around the edges' it's part of the rustic,...More

Reviewed July 16, 2017

I first stayed at Gigante Bay nearly five years ago and have made multiple visits back here since then. There is always a great mix of people, volunteers, and the food is always delicious. The view from the common area can not be beat with...More

2  Thank t A
Response from Gigante-Bay, Manager at Gigante BayResponded August 8, 2017

Happy to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the sunsets! Safe travels and hope to see you in Gigante again.

Reviewed July 15, 2017

Loved my time at Gigante Bay Hostel, the view of the sunset was amazing every night, the food was great and the beds in the dorm comfy. The bathrooms were basic, but kept clean during my stay and the local staff and volunteers were all...More

Thank Steph F
Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded July 16, 2017

Hi Steph, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, we loved having you! Happy travels and hopefully we'll see you again.

Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

This hostel has a lot of potential but it's filthy, unorganised, and disheveled. There are tons of volunteers but it seems like nobody cares or does anything. The dorms and food are way overpriced and it takes forever to get the food. You pay 3$...More

Thank Florin M
Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded July 8, 2017

Hi Florin, I'm sorry your stay with us didn't go as well as hoped. Our local and volunteer team are working hard to improve the guest kitchen in the property with more private dorms. You're right, the food does sometimes take a while, but our...More

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Stay, eat, play- The Gigante Bay family consists of a variety of beachside lodging options, great food and funky fun vibe at our restaurant/bar, and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. Situated in the ...More small and tranquil fishing village, Playa Gigante, we offer a home away from home with everything at you need at your fingertips. At Gigante Bay we're friends before anything, either you'd like to be social staying at our hostel, joining our sail trips, or enjoy the calm of our private rooms, feel free to contact us. All our lodging alternatives and activity operations are located on the Southside of the beach of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua Gigante Bay Accommodation Options: Camino del Gigante Hostel- rooms, dorms, hammocks and camping. Colorline Lodge- Double and single rooms. Casa Amarilla- Apartment & Suites Gigante Bay Activities & Amenities Beachside Restaurant and Bar Massage service Free morning yoga Sail boat cruises Rappelling Horseback riding tours Surf lessons and board rentals Fishing trips Hiking Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Free Internet
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool
Room Service
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Number of rooms
25
Price range
$10 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Gigante Bay Nicaragua/Playa Gigante
Location
Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
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Traveler (76)
Pool & Beach (10)
Dining (9)
Room & Suite (6)
Family and Play Areas (32)
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Kent P
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Gigante-Bay | Property representative |
HI Kent, One way to get here is to catch the only bus which is leaving around 13:30 from Rivas direct to Gigante. We can also offer you a shuttle from Rivas to Gigante, just write a mail at the hostel and let us know the... More
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JanetJohansson
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Gigante-Bay | Property representative |
Hi there, Why yes of course we have an email address! It is gigantebay at gmail. We'd love to hear from you! Privates range from $43.70USD without AC to $88.50USD with AC. Check out our website for all of our accomodation... More
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alanhudson
December 7, 2014|
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Response from burritoful | Reviewed this property |
Hey-- the beach right next door--Playa Amarillo--it is almost completely uninhabited except one house with a guy named Shine living in it....well---THAT is the perfect beginners surfers beach...and yes you can arrange... More
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Room Tips
"We just had a drink in the common area, but it was lots of fun!"
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"The 18 bed dorm is the coolest with a breeze and was never at capacity in my month's stay"
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"Dorm rooms are clean and airy with a personal fan"
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"Get a dorm bed in the back - there's more light in the morning."
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