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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

Ok so firstly imagine a dolls house where if you lift the roof you can see the rooms segmented but they have no ceilings, this is exactly that.

We had a private room backing onto the street which is opposite a school so you do hear loud school kids and street noise from early on. If you’re extra lucky you’€™ll get the bin collection street team at 5.30am like we did. Of course having no ceiling on your room allows you to hear all the other rooms and what goes on.

The communal area is nice with plenty of places to chill and good WiFi. Decent happy hour prices and pretty good breakfast. No hot water.

Also good location, in walking distance from pretty much all to see.

Overall, good value for money.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3  Thank BackpackingBakers
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christian j, Owner at Hostal El Momento, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

As we have already been in contact with this guest we will make this response for others who maybe reading this.

We have 5 different rooms that are close to the street but if you look through our 6 year reviews we have not had a comment on trash collection because this is not normal, we have one review regarding the school about 4 years ago, again because this is not an everyday occurrence.
Majority of our reviews do explain that we are a relaxed,quite hostel.

The private room this guest chose is the cheapest and they were given a description twice before arriving.
Our website, 3rd party websites and emails are very clear in explaining the different types of rooms so a guest can choose before arriving and why we recommend not to just look at the price.
We can only manage expectations if guests read what we offer before arriving.

This guest does contradict the review a little by explaining it is good value for money.
As all hostels in Granada we do not have hot water but not really needed as it is a hot city.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This hostel is excellent! It is very quiet and peaceful, has a terrific and rather large garden with papaya trees and tropical plants, hammocks and sofas around the garden. We stayed there twice during our trip to Nicaragua, in two different rooms, and both rooms were huge, comfortable, clean and pleasant. As others wrote, it is not a party place and even its small bar near the garden is very peaceful and quiet.

The location is excellent - just 200 meters away from the Central Park and Cathedral.

And finally, a very helpful and friendly staff. Thank you, Fatima and Chris!

Room tip: We stayed in Room 1 (private bathroom) and 4 (shared bathroom - plenty of them and very close by). Both are huge and very comfortable.
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

I got the private room with bathroom with my boyfriend and we were impressed for the cost ($25/night), which seemed fair compared to other places in other towns we’ve stayed in in Nicaragua. Clean with a fan, even a small flat screen TV, and overall not too much of a spring break party vibe. They have nice hang out areas and seem to have good security. Good central location. We only stayed one night. Only complaint was the water pressure, which they warned us about. They said it’s best in the morning. Tried washing my hands in the sink in the afternoon and no water came out. A couple hours later it came out with not great pressure. Since it was only one night we didn’t bother even showering there due to the pressure issue. Still thought it was a well run hostal for the price!

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank lalacrunk
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

The location is fantastic in my opinion. On a small side street away from the noise.

It's not a party place, although the common areal lent itself to wonderful gathering and merriment in the evenings.

As others have mentioned, the shower in my private room lacked pressure but this is a common problem in Granada, especially in the morning. Staff is up front and advaise you of such when you check-in. You get used to it :)

Chris, the owner really aims to satisfy his customers and as others have mentioned, communication between owner/staff is commendable. I had some minor issues which were tended to immediately.... I mean immediately.

Chris had arranged an MGA airport pickup with his driver. The courteous driver was waiting for me with a sign, as expected. No hassles, no worries.

Choices for breakfast are limited but for US$1... no one will complain. Happy hour drinks are a great deal. They're a great idea as they cause folks to meet and get to know each other. This was my experience.

I definitely recommend El Momento :)

Thanks again Chris and staff!

Room tip: private room was small-ish and hot... but floor fan helped. With ear plugs, I was set for the night.
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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Thank ggbminor
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

I'd recommend anyone staying here! The staff is super friendly and helpful and the place just has a good vibe. Hammocks and nice sitting areas. Definitely a good place to meet people when traveling alone. They can pick you up from the airport (which is really nice cause you wanna skip Managua!), and the hostel is within walking distance from everything. You can book all the Granada tours at the hostel. Come and relax!

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Thank Hildr V
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