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#3 of 18 Specialty lodging in Big Corn Island
Island Roots is a beautiful hostel located in one of the prettiest and safest areas of Big Corn Island, a neighbourhood with strong Creole heritage called South End. The hostel is in two-minute walking distance to beautiful and unspoiled Silver Sun Beach. At Island Roots you can enjoy comfortable rooms, a large and lovely garden, as well as spacious and cozy common areas that will make you feel at home.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Tom M wrote a review Dec 2019
Barendrecht, The Netherlands33 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights. The atmosphere at the house is great, it really felt like we we family/friends. We had a big room with bathroom and a big sized bed! There’s a kitchen free to use and for $1 you can refill your bottle everyday. We used the house as a fall out base, from there we went to the different beaches on the island which was great. If needed the owner will call a taxi to drive you around the island. All in all, great location, very nice host and good room with all the needed equipments.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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sallyj1992 wrote a review Jun 2019
Reading, United Kingdom45 contributions29 helpful votes
Found this little gem in low season at $8 a bed and I had the dorm to myself! It was one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed at in Nicaragua and the staff seemed friendly, although as I was the only guest not much was happening (which is fine for me). Use of the kitchen was valuable as eating out all the time would be too costly! The only small things were that I didn't get a sheet or blanket for my bed or a towel, and tiny ants seemed to be everywhere. However besides that, all round perfect stay whilst I was doing a dive course. Very scenic walk to the dive shop every day :)
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Wessel Arendts wrote a review May 2019
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We had the most amazing time at Island Roots. An excellent stay, price-quality was more than good and the hosts Webster, Claudia and Ingrid (and don’t forget little Jada) where very helpful and made us feel like family. During your stay you will probably meet some more colorful people that will enrich your journey. The beaches are near, went out a la Caribbean-style, went spear fishing (ask for Chico) and Gayle cooked some amazing rundown and baked some delicious patties (ask Ingrid). Lean back, go with the flow and enjoy your stay at this place (and Big Corn). We will definitely come back one time.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
EasyFoodie wrote a review Mar 2019
Transient44 contributions10 helpful votes
I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about this beautiful hostel. It has a real family feel to it. It feels more like you’ve rented a summer home with friends! The house is always beautifully clean. Large kitchen with everything you need to cook some good meals for yourself. But if you don’t feel like cooking, there are really great places to eat just a short walk away. And lauri is so helpful with suggesting places to eat and places to visit in general. The hostel has a really nice social atmosphere without being a crazy party hostel. The neighbourhood feels really safe. It’s an easy walk to at least 2 beautiful beaches. And a taxi to other beaches is always only 20 cordobas. Big Corn island is a beautiful paradise. And staying at island roots just makes it even better!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Vincent Moses wrote a review Mar 2019
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The moment you step into the gates of this wonderful hostel you're welcomed by the very kind owner, Lauri, or one of the great staff members. As soon as you're settled in, you're provided with all the information and tips needed to make the most out of your stay at Big Corn Island. The place is immaculately clean and you'll feel dangerously inclined to just stay on the property because of the laidback atmosphere and inviting hammocks instead of exploring the wonderful island. Luckily, good dinner options are only a walk away. The hostel is a part of the local community, which means you'll get the chance to have a (sometimes literal) taste of the creole culture by just hanging around.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
$25 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaSouthern Atlantic Autonomous RegionCorn IslandsBig Corn Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island Roots Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Island Roots Hostel?
Nearby attractions include nautilus corn island (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Island Roots Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Island Roots Hostel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Island Roots Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Island Roots Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Darinia's Kitchen, Island Bakery & Sweets, and Pizzeria Italia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Island Roots Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Island Roots Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Big Corn Island.