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Hostel Sonati Esteli
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Esteli
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Such fantastic service!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed here one night as we went on the somoto canyon tour the next day. As soon as we turned up we were greeted with smiles by the very polite staff. Our room wasn't cleaned from the previous occupants so we went and got groceries and within 15mins it was spotless. Kitchen is very spacious and has all cutlery and cooking equipment to make life easy for those making your own meals to save a buck.
There were no rats like a previous post talked about.. Can't imagine there ever would be with two gorgeous cats parading around the property. :) the property was very clean. the staff were beyond friendly and accommodating for our needs organising our tour guide for the next day and storing our bags while we were away after we checked out. Super place to stay and well worth the drive north!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Jessica J
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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review, we glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you come back to visit us in Esteli soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Dorm beds were good, with private bath. Good kitchen, hammocks, lounges, computers and plenty of tables and chairs. Staff were helpful and kind. They offer a cigar tour for $10 but if you get to the factory yourself ($2) its free. Close enough to everything and good wifi.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank toohotty
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

For the most part, this is a good hostel with a great cause (environmental education for the community).

HOWEVER - it is not a clean hostel. There are cockroaches all over the place, especially the kitchen, and there are a good number of rats, too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Rachel H
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Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Hi Rachel,

Thanks for your review. Just to clear up, when we introduced the compost and recycling systems there was an increase in the number of bugs around the hostel. We have since engaged a pest control company to manage this (they use environmentally friendly methods) and the issue is all cleared up.

We're very sorry it wasn't up to standard when you stayed and hope you can visit again some day to see all the improvements.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay here at Sonati. The staff were friendly from the moment I arrived and always had time to talk with guests and help with information. The common room and garden and spacious with a guest computer and a large kitchen for guests to use. There are 2 cute cats running around the place. The only negative I can think of is the beds were very squeaky - whenever someone rolled over there was a squeak, and the door to our room squeaked when someone closed it. Nothing a bit of oil won't fix!
All in all a great hostal, good location and great staff.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ianmcgillivray88
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I really enjoy staying in this hostel. The staffs and all volunteers were very friendly. I stayed about a week to relax a bit for al the travels, and felt a bit like home!
They also have two lovely kitties very funny to watch and pet!
The hostel is also well located...
Anyway I recommend this hostel! :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank sophiedoudou
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice place with kitchen, run by great people! Thanks guys, very helpful. The work you go here is inspirational. It would have been nice to be able to stay longer, but for some financial reasons i had to go. For anyone who likes to meet nice people, have interesting conversation, and learn a lot from talking to people about what they do, then this is a great place to be.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank None N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We didnt stay in this hostel because none of the taxidriver knew it! But we went there to ask for tours and people working there were so friendly and helpful! They gave us all the informations needed for free even offered us coffe and tee! The hostel looked very nice and clean and there is a kitchen to use! The best thing is: the hostel works as a NGO

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hostel Sonati Esteli
Address: Costado norte Catedral, 3 cuadras al este, Esteli, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Esteli Department > Esteli
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Esteli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our beautiful non-profit environmental hostel! We offer a central hostel with excellent facilities, spacious common areas - a great place to meet like-minded travelers. SONATI is a non-profit environmental education organization; ALL hostel profits finance our FREE environmental programs for thousands of local school children! ... more   less 
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