I was a little apprehensive when I first learned of the size of the dorms here, but the old saying is true "Dont judge a book by its cover"! I was only going to spend two days in San Juan Del Sur but my stay here turned into a week due to me not wanting to leave. The staff are super friendly and helpful with any and all travel informations. They where eager to help with restaurant recommendations, setting up surf shuttles, and organizing nightly outings with fellow travelers and neighboring hostels. The hostel it's self is pretty basic but has EVERYTHING you may need. It was always clean and has nice lockers with outlets in some of them. Some of the highlights are the POOL/Garden, daily breakfast, in house BAR, and upstairs "lookout" lounge area. The beds had firm mattresses, it stayed nice and cool at night in the dorm, the mornings are a bit noisey due to the hostel being near the schools and church, but perfect for early risers.... I highly suggest taking your fruit and coffee up stairs in the mornings and watch the town come alive.
Extra tip, they also give you a pass to the local gym with your daily room fee.
So for $7.00 bucks a night you get WIFI, TV/Movie Lounge, Swimming POOL, Breakfast, Gym Membership, Friendly Staff, Comfortable Bed, and the basic amenities. :)
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hostel Surfing Donkey Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur