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Monkey House Hostel

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My Spanish school recommended that I check this hostel out for board rentals and lessons. I ended up taking a few lessons with William. He made me feel very comfortable and was a great instructor. He's like a fish in the water, turns into a little kid when he's wet haha. I highly recommend taking lessons with him! I stayed...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Monkey house is the perfect place to kick your travelling shoes away grab a surf or a hammock and relax. In this little paradise time is only ruled by the tide , the surf, and the friendships you will find. The place is perfectly connected to its environment, sitting atop of a beautiful rock over looking amarillo. Oliver and Will...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed September 15, 2016

I stayed there the third time and I loved it as ever. It is cozy, has a wonderful view and is the closest spot to colorado, an amazing surf spot. You can always find some surfers to talk about spots and surfing or you can ask the owner Olivier, who is a big wave surfer. Also I like the comfort...

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Orange, Virginia
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Monkey house is situated on a rock bluff on the north end of Gigante. The view of Playa Amarillo from the porch is amazing. We hung out and watched surfers and then returned the next day for a surf lesson with William. William is a great instructor and was very helpful.

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Fernie, Canada
Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is not a fancy hostel but that's not really what you're looking for when going to Playa Gigante. We loved our stay here! Although as everything else in Gigante it's overpriced and quite expensive for what you get so we didn't stay for long. If you're planning on staying longer we'd recommend that you buy groceries in Rivas before...

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Ridiculous place! Does not suppose to accommodate human beings! Cats inside the bedroom, no fresh water in the taps (ocean water). Water stopped working for like a day, kitchen is not really a kitchen, disgusting. Stay away from this place

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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Met Oliver, who owns Monkey House, shortly after arriving in Gigante and quickly became his biggest fan. Monkey House is one of only a few locally-owned places to stay in Gigante, and the location is perfect, overlooking both Playa Gigante AND Playa Amarillo, with quick access to either. He has a telescope so you can check out the break at...

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Insane view from the hostel. And the guy who runs it is really sweet and helpful, but unfortunately I thought it wasn't really value for money. I do think the place has huge potential. But for now, there's only one bathroom for everyone and it was pretty grimy, there was a kitchen, but it was also rather grimy.. But the...

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Mexico
Reviewed February 7, 2016

I went to playa gigante to meet one friend and he make our reservations at monkey house, this place has an amazing view you can chill in the hammock while the sun goes down and the staff in that time was so friendly william make us feel so welcome.

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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

As everyone else says, the view is absolutely amazing and really pays off. We ended up staying two more nights than we wanted to. The hostel itself is visited by mainly surfers, which has a cool vibe. The kitchen is small but useable. Sometimes there is no water what can be really uncool during lunch time and everyone wants to...

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The Monkey House is a little surf hostel situated on the north side of lovely Gigante, on a hill separating Playa Gigante and Playa Amarillo. The world class breaks, Colorado and Panga Drops, are a beautiful 15 min beach walk away. Wake up to the sounds of the waves breaking and check the surf by opening your bedroom door to see the waves from above. Relax in the hammocks overlooking the ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monkey House Hostel

Address: Gigante, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
Price Range: $10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Monkey House Hostel Nicaragua/Playa Gigante
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