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Casa De Olas
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Loved this place!”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I rocked up on a Friday afternoon just intime to catch a stunning sunset over the casa de olas infinity pool and fell in love instantly. It's a great location up on the hill with lovely views, and next door to naked tiger if you want a wider choice of food to keep you going til the CDO family dinner. Free breakfast and cheap drinks too. It's a total party hostel at the weekend, but most of San Juan is.. That's why most travellers go. The shuttles to town aren't too bad to work around, and if all else fails a cab doesn't cost much. Fred and Karla were awesome hosts too, getting drunk with us at the bar and there for a great chat if you need it too, best owners ever! Recommend to anyone- Make sure to get there early if you want to stay over the weekend, and opt for the smaller dorms if you can!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The best hostel i've stayed in. The atmosphere is great with super friendly guests and staff with and unreal vibe. Carla and Fred are unreal hosts, treat their guests really well.
The food is great, prices are cheap.
What else can u say, everyone has allready said it.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

I cannot figure out why anyone would ever stay at the Naked Tiger instead of Casa de Olas. If you want to party, stay at Casa de Olas and go party at Naked Tiger... then you can leave and walk back and actually be able to sleep. Casa de Olas has awesome workers and Fred is very nice and accommodating.

Buzz the monkey, is what makes it memorable for me. Being able to grab a delicious FREE breakfast and then cuddle with a monkey is just something you can't get at every hostel.

It might not be in the center of San Juan, but their shuttles run so often that it is not a problem at all.

Overall I highly recommend everyone to stay there.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

One of the best hostels ever!!! Fred and Carla are just wonderful and always really helpful. Don't stay at Naked Tiger next door, stay at Casa De Olas. Thanks for a great stay, I did not want to leave

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

amazing hostel, wonderfully kind owners who make you feel like your at home, beautiful views, delicious food, cute / occasionally angry monkey, great atmosphere, comfortable beds, nice bathrooms, lush hammocks, good looking people. a+++++++

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Left in October & my partner and I are still in mourning of this place! Easily the most fun we have had on our 6 month trip. Best owners, best vibe, can't fault a thing. Came to Mancora expecting to have a similar experience and we can't wait to leave. Casa we love you forever, esp Freddie & Carla and we will be back! Much love Laura & Marty xx

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for a couple of nights here, and whilst it is not in town (and you're limited a little in terms of 'shuttle timings' to get down to the town or beach), the beautiful views and staff just meant it was impossible not to have a great time. They made the effort to remember your name, and ensure you always had a drink in hand & get involved (if you wanted to). I only hope that by extending the rooms they have at present it doesn't lose the personal touch that has given this place such a great reputation.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: 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 #5 of 74 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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