Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur




The Review

Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur is a medium-sized hostel with a relaxed atmosphere and all essential travel amenities, including a hearty free breakfast. Additionally three friendly dogs hang out at reception.

The Location

The hostel is located one block south of downtown San Juan del Sur and one block from the beach. The neighbourhood is residential and very quiet. As this is a very small “town,” everything is within easy walking distance.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Both dorms and private rooms are on offer. The property has a bit of a sprawling quality with rooms and common areas located here and there. Dorms have sturdy wooden bunk beds and each bunk has two electrical sockets and a fan. There are no privacy curtains or small lights. The bottom bunk is slightly too low for sitting up. Sheets are clean and mattresses comfortable.

Although windows do have mosquito screens, these are not properly fitted and leave a one-centimetre gap for insects to flock in at night. There were not many mosquitoes but there are plenty of other annoying winged insects, and the resident gecko stood no change to eat them all.

Dorms are locked and there is always a staff member at the main hostel entrance. After 10 p.m. you have to ring a bell to be let in.

There are medium-sized lockers in the dorms (bring a padlock). The en suite bathroom has two showers and two toilets for a sixteen-bed dorm. The water is cold and the water pressure in the shower is very weak. There are hooks on the back of the shower door to put up your clothes. The dorm, the bathroom, and the rest of the property are all kept very clean.

Common Spaces

There are a couple of common areas around the property. Next to the reception is a kind of restaurant where free breakfast (egg, rice and beans, bread roll, banana, and pineapple) are served between 8 and 10 a.m. There are dining tables as well as rocking chairs, hammocks, and garden furniture in common areas throughout the place. Although there is a small pool, it was empty during our recent stay. There are some books lying around in the dorm, but no proper book exchange. The hostel has a social but quiet atmosphere and the Wi-Fi works well throughout the property.


Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur is a clean place to rest your weary head in a charming surf and beach town on Nicaragua's beautiful Pacific coast.
by CarinaWandering Staff Reviewer
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Streetview with the entrance on the far right up a couple of steps.
Common area
Common area with (empty) pool
Small restaurant and dining area
Free breakfast
16-bed dorm
16-bed dorm
Bunk bed with fan and electrical sockets


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur" at San Juan del Sur. Rivas, Detras del Centro Cultural Integral.)


San Juan del Sur. Rivas, Detras del Centro Cultural Integral, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
11.251490, -85.871920 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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  Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur is a proper hostel with all necessary facilities. Hostel Tadeo is not a party hostel, it's more a quiet place to enjoy yourself amid the relaxing surroundings. Here you get good value for your money and can have a proper breakfast. The Location Hostel Tadeo is located a block away form the beach road. If you are at the beach, you walk toward the town center and then just turn right and you are there. So you are next to the beach and the bars of San Juan del Sur. You also find supermarket, restaurants, shopping, and tour operators in the neighborhood. The hostel itself is divided into two parts -- the main building consists of the restaurant, where you have the included breakfast and also the private rooms and dorm. Just behind and up the stairs, there are more private rooms and the chill-out area with the pool. Rooms and Bathrooms Within the dorm rooms, you have the bathroom and the showers. They are small, but you have hangers and are also able to change within. Also there are fans, which are not really needed since there is a wide-open area that provides fresh air and also has mosquito nets to keep them out. Besides that, there are ventilators within the room. Also the lockers are within the room and spacious to fit everything of value. The bathroom and showers are clean and of good standard, since the hostel has been modernized and expanded recently. Common Spaces You can easily relax within the room; there are also hammocks next to the kitchen and eating area. The main common space is just behind and up the stairs where you have deck chairs, tables, and chairs and also the pool where you can relax and enjoy the nice surroundings. The kitchen is a bit small and not too well equipped. Summary This hostel is great for relaxation -- you have a lot of hammocks and spaces to chill. And you'll get a good night's sleep too -- the thick and very comfortable mattresses on some beds are highly recommendable and offer great comfort.

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