San Juan Del Sur, located in southwestern Nicaragua, is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.
For budget-conscious travelers looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation, there are several options for the best hostels in San Juan Del Sur. These hostels offer a range of amenities and services, including shared and private rooms, free Wi-Fi, communal areas, and organized activities.
With their convenient locations and friendly staff, these hostels are the perfect base for exploring all that San Juan Del Sur has to offer.
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua in San Juan del Sur is an eco-friendly hostel that offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in a forest setting. The hostel has a three-story main building made of bamboo that includes a restaurant, bar, reception, lounge, and yoga space on the top floor.
Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua has 10 elevated cabanas on a wooden deck, including three dorm rooms, two twin rooms, and five suite rooms with private bathrooms. The hostel has an outdoor swimming pool next to the swimming pool bar where guests can relax after surfing, have a cocktail, or soak up the sun.
Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua has everything necessary for an enjoyable vacation.
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Casa Maya is an eco surf lodge located in the Nicaragua jungle, which is just a two-minute walk away from one of the most consistent waves in Central America.
There are beachfront bars and restaurants within walking distance which offer a friendly social scene. Guests can relax on their balcony, watch multicolored birds, sunsets, and sometimes monkeys in the tree canopy. Casa Maya has a shared kitchen with fresh local fruits, vegetables, and groceries ordered from the best quality supplier in San Juan.
The guests can enjoy the cool breeze and luscious forest and ocean views while practicing yoga on the Skydeck in the morning. There is also a 30-minute coastal hike to Tamarindo Beach, which offers uncrowded perfect waves and soul surfing in the morning, and another 30-minute hike to Hermosa Beach.
The guests can have lunch at the Hermosa restaurant, surf Hermosa, and then hike back through gorgeous sunsets to Casa Maya for drinks and dinner.
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Salt Water Hostel is a traditional Nicaraguan house located in the heart of San Juan del Sur. The location is ideal for exploring the city center and walking to stores, bars, ATMs, and supermarkets. The hostel is also conveniently located near many beautiful beaches that are perfect for surfing.
For those who want to learn to surf, the hostel offers classes. Alternatively, guests can relax in the chilling common area, which includes an indoor lounge, a shared kitchen, a large garden with hammocks, and a bookstore.
Salt Water Hostel offers a menu of typical Nicaraguan food, cooked with organic products from the hostel's farm located inside the crater of volcano Mombacho. Guests can also book a visit to the farm and explore the jungle, walk the coffee fields, and learn about the local fruits. The hostel has shared rooms with private bathrooms and private rooms with air conditioning.
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Hola Ola Hostel is a hostel located in the town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The hostel is owned and inspired by travelers who aim to connect like-minded individuals with the things and people that make them feel alive.
Hola Ola Hostel has a spacious accommodation with 30 beds and offers a balance between fun and tranquility for surfing adventures, parties and chill pool days.
Hola Ola Hostel is located a 10-minute walk from the heart of the town, close enough to access all that San Juan has to offer yet far enough to provide a peaceful atmosphere.
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Perched on the hilltops above the town of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, Puk's Palace boasts stunning views of the sunset and a large resort-style pool. It offers four stylish 6-bed mixed dormitories, a 10-bed mixed dormitory, and three private rooms, all with quality beds and secure lockers.
Puk's Palace has a bar on-site that serves affordable drinks and offers daily breakfast and family-style dinners. The hostel also has a small store on-site that offers snacks and goodies. A free shuttle service is available to guests to explore the nearby city below, with the shuttle running at specific times daily, except on Sundays when an additional shuttle is added.
Activities offered at the hostel include surf shuttles, board and gear rentals, and surf lesson packages, shuttles to the Jesus statue for sunsets, and nights out in the town as a group exploring the many bars and restaurants in San Juan.
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Hostal Javier's House sjs is a budget-friendly hostel located in the heart of the city, just a minute away from the beach, bus station, grocery store, and other attractions. With orthopedic mattresses and superb cleanliness, the hostel offers quality service at affordable prices.
Guests can access the kitchen, fridge, wifi, and filtered water for free, and enjoy common areas such as hammocks, lockers, and smoking areas. Hostal Javier's House sjs is pet-friendly, with mirrors and nature plants providing a natural atmosphere. In case of water failure, the hostel has water reserves to ensure smooth operations.
Hostal Javier's House sjs provides 24/7 security through video camera recordings. Private rooms with AC are available for an extra fee, and beds with curtains offer privacy. Guests can enjoy free coffee all day and make use of the kitchen and fridge available. The hostel also has an excellent wifi signal.
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Looking Good Surf House is a historic landmark located in the center of town and just steps from the beach. The 2-story house with 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms features original wooden floors and well-preserved architecture. The kitchen is a time capsule of an era gone by and a showstopper.
Looking Good Surf House includes a big pool area, workspace with high-speed internet, 4 terraces, 2 kitchens, landscape, hammocks, and original wooden floors. The hostel is perfect for tourists who are looking for a quiet boutique hostel with linen, towels, and breakfast included.
All rooms are private, and prices are per room. Looking Good Surf House provides A/C in all rooms and ample space for large groups to surf, fish, adventure and enjoy time at the beach.
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Hush Maderas is a luxurious boutique hotel situated a brief 10-minute walk away from Playa Maderas beach. The hotel boasts an infinity pool with a lounge area, stunning 180-degree ocean views, and a yoga deck, perfect for those looking to relax and unwind. Visitors can watch breathtaking sunsets on the top floor rooftop or catch some waves as surfing is available all year round.
Hush Maderas offers a work area and high-speed WIFI backed by solar energy. Located in Playa Maderas, near San Juan del Sur, guests are close to some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in the area.
Hush Maderas's private rooms provide stunning ocean views while the garden dorm offers an equally impressive view of the jungle. All rooms feature an ensuite bathroom, wardrobe, and luggage space. With multiple common areas, guests can gather and share experiences and future plans.
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The Space is a boutique hotel located in the Nicaraguan jungle, about a 10 to 15-minute drive from San Juan del Sur and on the way to Playa Maderas, a popular surf beach.
The Space caters to adventurous and location-independent travelers who have a holistic approach to experiential travel.
In addition to providing accommodations, The Space also hosts the famous Sunday Funday pool crawl parties on Sundays from 18:00 - 21:00. The hostel encourages guests to take part in this unique San Juan experience and offers free daily yoga classes for its guests.
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