Hostels in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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Get to know San Juan del Sur (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Juan del Sur. To help you make friends with San Juan del Sur before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 A walk along the beach

San Juan Del Sur is surfer central, located on the southwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua. The town caters to tourists, so there is a great range of food and shopping on offer as well as a great range of tours and activities including surfing, snorkeling, and sailing tours -- and if you are here at the right time, you can also see turtles nesting.

Because of the town's popularity with tourists, there is something to suit everyone. If you want to be in the centre of town within walking distance to the beach at San Juan and close to the shuttles and tours that can take you to the other nearby beaches, there are options for San Juan Del Sur hostels ranging from quieter to a more party-friendly vibe, all within a couple of blocks of the beach. If you want to be out of town but still close to town, there are many San Juan Del Sur hostels that have their own bar and pool and restaurants that are on the outskirts of town. Some of these San Juan Del Sur hostels also offer free shuttles to and from town. Do avoid carrying valuables with you if you choose to walk to town from these San Juan Del Sur hostels, though.

The best beaches are out of town, so why not choose accommodation right on the beach at Playa Maderas and Playa Hermosa? This is a good option if you want to get as much surfing in as possible without the hassle of being shuttled to and from town everyday. Whatever you are looking for there is an option for you.

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FAQ about San Juan del Sur Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Juan del Sur. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Juan del Sur. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in San Juan del Sur costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in San Juan del Sur with private rooms costs on average $49.
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One 2 Surf Club & Residency is the best rated hostel for partying in San Juan del Sur.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for San Juan del Sur

Your Packing List for San Juan del Sur

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Juan del Sur and Nicaragua.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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San Juan del Sur Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Juan del Sur, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
19 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$49 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in San Juan del Sur
Hostal Brisas y Olas is the cheapest
13 Party hostels in San Juan del Sur
One 2 Surf Club & Residency is the best rated
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Tola (22 Km / 14 mi.)
San Jorge (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Gigante (23 Km / 15 mi.)
La Cruz (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Popoyo (35 Km / 22 mi.)

Travel Tips for San Juan del Sur - from the Community

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