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“Convenient. Very welcoming.”
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Casa Ariki
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“Convenient. Very welcoming.”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

3 days and 2 nights at Casa Ariki were the perfect way to end my NICARAGUA visit. Home cooked breakfast, surfing lesson, filtered water, 24hr guard, smiles, etc. Conveniently located just off the main strip, Casa Ariki housed 8 of us in two rooms. Baldo and Sarah recommended excellent restaurants, provided us an exciting ride to the beach, and made us feel at home. xoxo

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Highly recommended! Baldo -the owner- is one of the best -if not the best- surfers around, has been supporting and organizing the surfing community in Nicaragua so if you're looking to have the best surfing experience in Nicaragua this is the place you need to go :) Service is highly friendly, correctly priced, the hotel is really near the center of San Juan del Sur and just two blocks away from the beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Casa Ariki was a great place to stay. Reasonably priced compared to a lot of othe places in SJDS and your money goes a far way. The rooms were nice and everything was extremely clean. At nights a man is at the gate to ensure safety which didn't seem to be an issue at the hotel. Also, they have a free filtered water that helps keep down the number of bottles you need to buy.

What sets this place apart though are the owners. Extremely friendly and helpful. They helped arrange or provide advice for almost all of our activities in SJDS.

Would definitely return!

Stayed July 2012
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London
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

A really nice place to stay in San Juan as its away from the noisy and not so nice central area but only a few minutes walk. Nights were quite. The owners were really friendly and helpful to us and it as a good deal.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Our stay at Casa Ariki was perfect for our weekend in San Juan del Sur - great location, comfortable rooms, friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed our surfing excursion with Sarah and Baldo - they were very accommodating and fun to be around. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

A werry welcoming and clean hostel. The people that works there are werry nice. You have free acsess for jusing the cithchen and watching TV. Its close to ewerything, but in a quiet street. The price is good to. We would love to come back :D

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Juan del Sur
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

My stay at Casa Ariki was met with great welcoming reception from their house-keeper and was feeling 'at home' very quickly in San Juan del Sur. The 2nd floor patio was a perfect spot to catch up on the internet or hang in the hammock to enjoy the afternoon breeze.
With the location being just footsteps away from the best pizza in San Jan and the central market, This is an ideal and VERY SAFE location.
I also enjoy making my own breakfast and coffee in the morning so this was perfect!
Highly encourage independent travelers or couples looking for a great budget place to call a 'home' for any length of stay.

Room Tip: Even the shared bath rooms are worth it as other guests were never an issue.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Casa Ariki
Address: From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only two and a half blocks from the municipal market of San Juan del Sur and only three blocks from the bay, Casa Ariki is a home away from home. With five private rooms and beds for up to 17 people, we offer a laid-back environment to relax and enjoy your time in San Juan del Sur to the fullest! In addition to comfortable accommodations, Casa Ariki has free Wi-Fi, a guest kitchen, a common area with boardgames, books and magazines to borrow, a balcony on the second floor with an incredible view of the town's rooftops, free coffee from Matagalpa and friendly staff. Want to rappel down a cliff, surf, ride horses or view the ocean from the tree tops? No problem! Our staff can set up rappelling tours, surf lessons, beach transport, horseback riding, canopy (zip line) tours, fishing and much more! We're sure that when the time comes to check out, you will leave Casa Ariki reluctantly, wanting to come back again and again. ... more   less 
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