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.
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 :)
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.
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! …
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.