I did enjoy this hostel, but was only able to stay one night because it is very overpriced by Nicaraguan standards. I'm aware that Playa Gigante is off the beaten path, so I'm okay with paying a little extra to be here, but not $15 a person for a private room with no bathroom. The beers are more expensive and the food is priced as if the restaurant were in the US (aka out of my price range). Some of the staff aren't all that friendly sometimes either.
But if you want to meet new people, check this place out at some point in your stay at Playa Gigante. Their mic night is really popular, and they've got hammocks and really comfy chairs. :P
Free coffee if you stay there too. It can be hard to find coffee that is not instant coffee in Nicaragua, so the real coffee is a definite plus.
If you're just vacationing for a couple days and want to party, stay at this place, but if you're not coming here for that, stay somewhere else and just go to their bar sometime (and check out their mic night on Wednesdays).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay, eat, play- The Gigante Bay family consists of a variety of beachside lodging options, great food and funky fun vibe at our restaurant/bar, and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. Situated in the small and tranquil fishing village, Playa Gigante, we offer a home away from home with everything at you need at your fingertips. At Gigante Bay we're friends before anything, either you'd like to be social staying at our hostel, joining our sail trips, or enjoy the calm of our private rooms, feel free to contact us. All our lodging alternatives and activity operations are located on the Southside of the beach of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua Gigante Bay Accommodation Options: Camino del Gigante Hostel- rooms, dorms, hammocks and camping. Colorline Lodge- Double and single rooms. Casa Amarilla- Apartment & Suites Gigante Bay Activities & Amenities Beachside Restaurant and Bar Massage service Free morning yoga Sail boat cruises Rappelling Horseback riding tours Surf lessons and board rentals Fishing trips Hiking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gigante Bay Nicaragua/Playa Gigante