I've been traveling through hostel after hostel for 6 months now all over Europe, Canada, and Central America. I've met more people then I can count. So many beautiful people. The surfing donkey has been my favorite hotel experience to date. I meant to stay 2 nights and stayed 16. The vibe is wonderful. As soon as you walk through the door you're friends with everyone. It has a homey feel to it and is small enough to get to know everyone staying there. It's hard to distinguish who works there or not because the staff get involved with the guest to make sure they have a good time. The lounge for watching movies upstairs is amazing, especially for Rainy days. The bar is cheap, and they shut the bar down around 11 pm so people can sleep. It does get very loud in the mornings from cars driving by and animals. It is definitely a party hostel... But the kind of party that is hanging out around the pool with 15 of your best friends, laughing. I highly recommend for independent travelers who want to meet people. Everyone at the surfing donkey became my family away from family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surfing Donkey is the best new social hostel in San Juan del Sur, only two blocks away from the city center with a large pool, cheap bar, full kitchen, yoga, and events like group BBQs and pool parties. We balance our social activities with a strict quiet policy before 9am and after 10pm, so guests can have fun and sleep well on the new premium mattresses. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Surfing Donkey Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur