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Casa De Olas
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

My bf and i stayed here back in Feb this year! We loved our 5 night stay! Anyone we meet along the way on our travels we tell them its a must to check out this Casa! The food was great, Carla and Fred were great hosts and made us feel right at home and it was awesome having a pool. We also meet many people, a few, we spent weeks with traveling through central america with after. Overall Amazing place and A MUST if passing though Nicaragua.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is the most amazing place we have ever stayed. The owners Fred and Carla (Aussies) are sweet, friendly and super helpful! Their appearance is magnificent! There was a misunderstanding with our booking what is solved directly and efficiently!!! The infinity pool is amazing…..views on the valley and sea are breathtaking. Rooms are super clean and are located directly on the pool. Casa de Olas is seriously the most wonderful place to stay. Unforgettable experience. Don't make the mistake of staying in town somewhere….there is a free shuttle go/back there every 2 ours…
For sure…this was an unforgettable stay…the whole place is just perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed here among many other hostels in Nicaragua, and this was my best experience. Fred and Carla (Owners) treat you like part of the family and are extremely helpful. Dinners are great, the staff, pool and facilities are amazing, and the rooms are very clean and inviting. Free shuttles available to San Juan every second hour make for lots of options and daily shuttles to the best beaches for a small fee ensure you never miss a day of fun in the sun (or on the surf). Calm vibe that is inviting to anyone, and for the partiers like myself, once the bar closes at 11pm its a 20 second walk over to Naked Tiger Hostel where things are almost certain to get crazy. When you're all partied out, Casa De Olas will take you back and put your right to sleep with their peaceful and quiet evenings. DO IT!

Room Tip: Call or email ahead and book what you want, rooms fill up quick!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This place is amazing. We started our April Nicca trip in SJDS and pre-booked 2 nights here based on the reviews. After the first night we decided to keep our private room for another 3 nights. Fred, Carla, and the staff keep this place very clean and welcoming. The breakfast and dinners really make you feel part of the family, and the food is great. The crowd there is great too, we mad a lot of friends hanging out at the bar for happy hour. They had a truck take us to the beach each day and you can use the naked tiger shuttle next door to get into town. Fred helped us plan the next leg of our trip then after 10 days travelling around Nicca, we decided to come back to Casa De Olas and ended up staying 5 more nights. The place really is great! We'll be back one day for sure.

Say hi to Buzz and Chile!

Kyle & KayKay

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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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 #8 of 69 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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