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Hostal El Momento

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A 400 yr old Colonial House in the heart of Granada and a 2 min walk to Calzalda St. There is a bank on the same street and the others are less than 1 min away. We have a beautiful garden in the centre of the house with the bar, cafe, spa and all rooms surrounding it. We have used local artists and furniture makers to keep with this style of house.All privates have free Wifi, cable tv and secure safes.The dorms have lockers for all bags.All the bathrooms have new tiling , the beds are new with new mattresses.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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The upside is that it is only a couple of hundred meters from Parque Central, Calle La Calzada, restaurants, bars, banks, street money changers, etc. Breakfast was to be had for a good price of only 2 USD. I think some of others got nicer rooms and had a much better
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Response from christian j, Owner at Hostal El Momento
Responded Apr 20, 2018
Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay and we are disappointed as nearly all your complaints are from things outside of the hostel premises. The room you had is the cheapest in the hostel but we will look at the fan as we had not previously been told about it until now or when you checked out otherwise it would have been changed immediately as we have other fans, in situations like this we really wish guests would ask and not wait until they have left, this way you would have had a better nights sleep and I am sure you would have felt much more satisfied. Your window can close which meant you would have not heard the garbage truck pass for those couple of minutes. We do explain to all guests when they check-in about the city wide water problem, the city is currently work on this and the project will take a year as all the hotels have been complaining, we have one large water tank but another water tank would not make a difference, there are 5 showers and 7 toilets in total in the hostel and we are a small hostel Many hotels do not charge for water as they use tap water to refill their bottles, we do not and as you can see the fee is very small and this price is also for a large bottle, a small bottle is only $0.12.
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Ok so firstly imagine a dolls house where if you lift the roof you can see the rooms segmented but they have no ceilings, this is exactly that. We had a private room backing onto the street which is opposite a school so you do hear loud school kids and street noise from early
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Response from christian j, Owner at Hostal El Momento
Responded Mar 1, 2018
As we have already been in contact with this guest we will make this response for others who maybe reading this. We have 5 different rooms that are close to the street but if you look through our 6 year reviews we have not had a comment on trash collection because this is not normal, we have one review regarding the school about 4 years ago, again because this is not an everyday occurrence. Majority of our reviews do explain that we are a relaxed,quite hostel. The private room this guest chose is the cheapest and they were given a description twice before arriving. Our website, 3rd party websites and emails are very clear in explaining the different types of rooms so a guest can choose before arriving and why we recommend not to just look at the price. We can only manage expectations if guests read what we offer before arriving. This guest does contradict the review a little by explaining it is good value for money. As all hostels in Granada we do not have hot water but not really needed as it is a hot city.
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This hostel is excellent! It is very quiet and peaceful, has a terrific and rather large garden with papaya trees and tropical plants, hammocks and sofas around the garden. We stayed there twice during our trip to Nicaragua, in two different rooms, and both rooms were huge,
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I got the private room with bathroom with my boyfriend and we were impressed for the cost ($25/night), which seemed fair compared to other places in other towns we’ve stayed in in Nicaragua. Clean with a fan, even a small flat screen TV, and overall not too much of a spring
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The location is fantastic in my opinion. On a small side street away from the noise. It's not a party place, although the common areal lent itself to wonderful gathering and merriment in the evenings. As others have mentioned, the shower in my private room lacked pressure
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Regarding transport it would be $40 in total, we would need your flight details so we can see if you are going to be delayed. If for some reason you have missed one of your flights and we have not been informed and the driver is waiting for you at the airport it would be $15 extra to cover some of his costs of going to get you. You can contact us either by email or phone us at ✆ (505) 2552 7811 so we can tell the driver. He would then wait for you outside with your name and the hostels name on a sign.
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"We stayed in Room 1 (private bathroom) and 4 (shared bathroom - plenty of them and very close by). Both are huge and very comfortable."
"private room was small-ish and hot... but floor fan helped. With ear plugs, I was set for the night."
"The dorms see very spacious. Choose a room away from the kitchen if possible"
"Choose the room a the second floor (no private bathroom) but it is more intimacy"
"The Hostel El Momento is perfect! Its located near the Central Plaza. The 12 Beddorm is very huge and and the beds are comfortable."
NicaraguaGranada DepartmentGranada
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