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Casa De Olas
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Absolutely great place. I have traveled many places, but this one is simply the best choice. Place is safe and you don´t need to worry about the noise coming from the naked tiger witch is a neighbour. Really good value for your money and i will definetly go there again idf they just take me :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Casa de Olas is an amazing gem in San Juan del Sur. A bit up the hill from town but easily accessible via a shuttle shared with the Naked Tiger or a 5 taxi, its a great mix of relaxation and fun socializing with the other guests. Plus it's super easy to go party at the Naked Tiger or in town if that's what you want to do.

Put aside the awesome pool and bar, great breakfasts and other food and the comfortable rooms, and this place would still be anazing because of the owner/managers Fred and Carla who are fantastic and treat everyone staying like a member of the family with care and consideration. Def the place to stay in San Juan del Sur!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stopped by here when The Naked Tiger was fully booked, and it was lucky we did... The hostel itself is amazing, and Fred and Carla make you instantly welcome.

Breakfast is amazing, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the pool is perfect, and the WiFi is strong.

The atmosphere is great, the staff get everyone chatting together and it soon feels like you are staying at a mate's house rather than a hostel. There is a free shuttle in to town as well so it wasn't a problem that it was a bit out of the way.

We originally were going to stay for 2 days and ended up staying for 8! Not a bad word to say about the place!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had a great experience during our stay at Casa. Everyone was friendly and helpful - even the driver of the truck who took us on the short ride down into town. Relaxing days by the pool, fun nights by the bar, cheap drinks, good breakfast/dinner every day and clean comfortable rooms with private bathrooms (even if the showers don't get hot!)... great place to stay in San Juan del Sur!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room that slept 6 (3 bunk beds).... the room next door slept triple that amount but t...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This hotel has a balance of everything that makes it the best place to stay in SJDS. From being able to shoot down into town or be central to all the beaches in the area to having a rare view of an already amazing sunset, Casa has it all!
I've stayed in at Casa twice over the past year and the improvements made on this budding rose continues to amaze me. There's a balance of peace and the occasional late night with amazing people both on staff and those wise enough to stay there will blow you away.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had an absolutely great time at the house of waves, we were extremely well looked after by Fred, Carla and Shane. Not to mention the rest of the staff that were more than helpful. Excellent home style cooking, perfect sunsets, a relaxing pool atmosphere, cheap drinks, great music, friendly people, fantastic accomodation and they even have a monkey!!! What more could a weary traveler ask for. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Eamon S
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed at Casa de Olas for three great nights. We were in one of the private rooms (a queen and a bunk bed) and we could have stayed there for at least another week. There are a lot of great reasons to stay here:

The owners, Fred and Carla, are friendly, helpful and really committed to making sure that everything they offer, from the rooms to the tours, are the best they could possibly be. From the very first email they were super communicative and a pleasure to talk to. Their tour and beach shuttle prices are at least as cheap (if not cheaper) than anything we found in town. The vibe is great - relaxing, friendly and respectful. There are lots of games to borrow, movies in the evenings on a big screen and a full bar.

The pool is wonderful and relaxing after a day on the beach. It's kept very very clean and there is an in pool table area so you can have a drink or two in the pool. The rooms are a good size, the bathrooms are large and the beds are comfortable.

The group dinners are delicious. Made fresh every night, and they include dessert. Not the cheapest you'll find in town, but definitely a reasonable deal for what you get. The complimentary breakfasts are also good and filling.

The sunsets are GORGEOUS from their location up in the mountains overlooking San Juan del Sur. All in all, it's hands-down the best place I have stayed during my trip.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karen Z
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Additional Information about Casa De Olas

Address: Lot 6 Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 77 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $11 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa De Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa de Olas, is a unique place to stay, blending the best of Bed & Breakfast, hotel and hostel together to create the Casa de Olas experience. We are situated on a hilltop over-looking the town and bay of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our location provides endless views over the Pacific ocean with spectacular sunsets nightly. Casa De Olas is designed for the more discerning backpacker and budget travelers who are looking to find an oasis of luxury at affordable prices. In total we have 10 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests at any one time. We have dorm rooms that can accommodate from 4-6 people with one room housing 14. Casa de Olas is designed for those traveling on a budget or in groups. All rooms are spacious with en-suites. We think staying a little out of town is the best way to experience all that San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area has to offer. Australian couple Fred and Carla are your hosts bringing a wealth of knowledge from their native land with a long resume in the hotel and restaurant industry. Fred and Carla are warm and always ready to give a recommendation. Take a look at our website, TripAdvisor and Facebook pages to find out more and we look forward to having you stay with us soon. ... more   less 
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Casa De Olas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa De Olas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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