Hospedaje Luna is a nonprofit organization that donates all of its profits to local communities in the Miraflor Reserve area; it's worth a stay here, as you know that your money is going to an amazing cause!
Hospedaje Luna is located very close to the central park region of downtown Esteli. You are only a short walk from the supermarket, the main cathedral, and all of the banks and shops. It is quite a distance from the bus station, so when arriving in Esteli, you will need to get a taxi, as it is too far to walk comfortably. You should be able to find one at the front of the bus station building.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms here are modern and spacious with really good quality mattresses and linen. They have multiple different dorm rooms, some with a private bathroom and some with a shared bathroom. The bathrooms are all very clean and maintained daily and, as an extra added bonus for Nicaraguan showers, these ones actually have hot water!
There is only one major common space in the courtyard here just off the reception. They have tables and chairs and a hammock that you can use for relaxing; this the social hub for the people at the hostel. There is no kitchen here so you will have to eat out or take snacks.
This hostel is affiliated with the cafe across the road, Cafe Luz, which also donates its profits to Miraflor. You as a guest of the hostel get free tea and coffee here all day and their breakfasts and dinners are tasty and cheap. The hostel also does really cheap water refills too.
The hostel hires bicycles out for the day if you are interested in touring the local area by bike and it is at a cheap cost, you just have to ask the ladies at the desk before so they can organize them for you. If you ask over the road in the tour office, they can give you ample information about where to go in the area and they can also give you maps.
This place has a great atmosphere and is a great place to stay and great organization to support! Definitely stay here when you are visiting Esteli!
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