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“Great surf hostel”
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COMFY CHAIRS AND BAR TO WATCH THE BEAUTIFUL SUNSET
RESTAURANT AREA AND HAMMOCKS FOR YOU TO RELAX
WE OFFER MEXICAN, NICA AND SEA FOOD AT EXCELLENT PRICES
SLEEPS 6 PERFECT FOR ALL YOUR FRIENDS, PRIVATE BATHROOM, BREAKFAST INCLUDED FOR $15.00 P/P OR $10.00
SLEEPS TWO, FAN OR A/C. BRAND NEW EVERYTHING. PLEASE CHECK FOR PRICING
SLEEPS THREE, FAN OR A/C PLEASE CHECK FOR PRICING
YOU CAN SURF, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BARREL
SURFING IN FRONT OF THE BARREL
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Private Room, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26
Popoyo, Tola, Rivas Department

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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MichaelBu...
Burlington, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great surf hostel”
Reviewed May 22, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

The hostel is at an amazing location. Great spot on the beach and the owners are very friendly and helpful. I am not a huge surfer and there is not much to do in the town.... was actually advised to stay off the beach at night. Great if you want to go sleep, eat, and surf.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 25, 2017
Thanks you very much Michael for your nice review, we soon will be having salsa nights and other activities for the non surfers, did you go to the tide-pools? they are very nice, but you are right, not much to do.
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jslucking
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The mysterious case of the disappearing wallet”
Reviewed May 16, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

I'd like to leave an excellent review of the staff at the Barrel as I foolishly left my wallet in the restaurant area one evening and they were SO helpful in helping me to find it. They were as determined as me to help to find it and they really went above and beyond by sitting with me to watch the CCTV cameras! Eventually we found the guest who'd picked it up and we managed to retrieve it from him!

Aside from the help I got with this I'd like to add that it's a great spot, very chilled out and the Barrel serve tasty food for between $5 & $10. Although this might not appear cheap by Nicaraguan standards the portions are BIG and the food is TASTY which for me feels worth the extra buck.

I'd strongly recommend a stay at the Barrel if you're looking for a nice spot to chill, surf, and eat nice food.

All the best team!
Jon Lucking

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Management Response
May 18, 2017
OMG! that is the least I could have done! Security is our number 1 priority and making sure you are taken care of. It was very nice to have you as our guest and I am soo glad everything was O.K and you foud your wallet. Please come back anytime. You are a great Kid.
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louise d
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not a "hostel" more hotel”
Reviewed April 9, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We left this "hostel" today. Tripadvisor said free coffee, that's not true they add every cup onto your bill. They said we could use the kitchen to cook our own food for an extra $2. This is the chefs kitchen which he needs all the time so we paid extra for use of a space we could not use properly and were asked to leave the kitchen when the stove was needed. When we checked out at 10.40 am this morning they tried to also charge us for an extra nights stay because we didn't inform them earlier. We had informed them at 8am today that we were leaving. There is nowhere that states you need to inform them 24 hours prior to check out. I feel the place is very money driven and not geared towards the longer term traveller. If you are travelling and looking for a better place to stay there are plenty more, not so new but more established for travellers and have kitchens for guests to use which is all included in the price. Also there's a great pizza place about two hostels down along the beach from this place, great cocktails and one pizza feeds three adults easily. I would say in my opinion that this place is a money driven hotel. If your travelling on a budget it's not the place to stay.

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Management Response
Apr 12, 2017
As a expert traveler when you make a reservation for four nights and suddenly decide to leave, it is a 24 hour cancellation notice where-ever you go, as far as being money driven? we housed for free your friend who we did not know, but was in no condition to get to his place, we let him spend the night w/o paying anything. Anyone who has stayed with us, knows we do care about our guests and even the ones who does not stay with us. Leslia
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yasira23
Riverside, California
2 reviews
“Beautiful location /Awesome staff ”
Reviewed March 1, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Absolutely recommend this cute little spot , makes you feel like you are in paradise! Owners are very friendly and make you feel right at home! Will definitely be returning!

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Management Response
Mar 3, 2017
Andrea, thanks so much for the review, looking forward to seeing you back very soon.
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Alexander...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The barrel”
Reviewed February 19, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

So i just wanted to leave a review,

For leslia and all the workers at the hostel i want to say a massive thank you for your hospitality and help. These guys really go above and beyond to help you with anything from transport to tacho's!

The hostel is poitioned right on the beach. Arguably some of the best surf in nicaragua. The beach itself is a wonder to experience. leslia and the team make it feel all the more homely, great facilities, clean rooms and without the high pricetag!

Thank you again guys and see you soon!

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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Sandy, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the nice review, such a nice person! very polite and just so much fun to have around. Please do come back soon! Leslia.
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Samuel P
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
Reviewed January 9, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Very good hostel! The owners are absolutely lovely and make you feel at home in a few minutes!!
The dorms are good, clean and each one has it's own bathroom. Only 6 people per dorm!
The location is really good. Walking distance from the Popoyo Left and the little tide pool at low tide.
The atmosphere is excellent! You can play your own music too!
The food may be a little more expensive than elsewhere in the village BUT, they have a generator to keep the food fresh when there's a power cut in the village (which happens a lot)!
Also when nobody has power or wifi in the village, the hostel does!
They'll let you use the kitchen for a little daily contribution if you're on a budget which is really nice and comprehensive.
The hostel is gated and watched by security at night witch is a serious plus.
They arrange transport, surf trips with a boat and rent surfboards.
If you're planning on staying a few days around Popoyo, the Barrel Hostel is your best option! We'll be back one day!

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Management Response
Jan 11, 2017
Hello Sam and Juliett, Thank you for your very nice review and making my job a lot easier by taking the time to explains all the plus stuff that we offer at the Hostel. You are such a nice couple. Enjoy your trip, be safe and hopefully you will come back some day. Leslia and Epi.
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Meggo5000
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best hostel in Popoyo”
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I were just in Popoyo for a surf trip. We found this place on our walk down the beach. Wish we could have stayed here for our whole trip, but only discovered it towards the end. Everything about this place is awesome; amazing food, great location, nice rooms, and the best hospitality we experienced our whole trip! Leslia, Epi, and Jerry were so helpful with everything! I highly recommend staying here! :)

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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
We thank you very much for your very nice review. It is always a pleasure to help our guests the way we know how and know what it feels to be away from home. Everyone of you is very especial to us and we will go the extra mile to make sure you are safe and having a great time. It is very rewarding to read reviews like yours, it tells us we are doing our job (that we enjoy so much it is not a job any more).
You are always welcome.
Leslia, Epi and Jerry.
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