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Hostal El Pulpo

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good bed and a quiet place to stay it's fine. But its very isolated, there are no mini markets around and just two restaurants. The location, non airco and het knowhow of the owner concerning tours and restaurants are not resembling a price of 50€. Beter to stay in las penitas then in Poneloya. Its...

Thank Ralph W
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a clean and well run place. Carlos greets you by saying 'welcome home' and he means it. He is a great host and always willing to assist. We stayed around January 15th and the beach was very quiet and clean. We could swim as the waves weren't too bad. I would recommend this place if you want something...

Thank 766patrick
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Staying in this hostel was like a homestay. We had such a good and relaxed time at Carlos's place. Carlos is a very gentle person. Be openminded, be laidback and become part of his republica! The hostel is beautiful. It is located at the beach and there's a place with shade for hammocks, where you can enjoy the ocean, the...

Thank djgmw
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Having read the previous reviews of how amazing El Pulpo is, I want to add that each and every one of them is accurate and to add some extra praise. We spent 3 days with Carlos where we laughed, exchanged stories and watched sunsets. The thing that sets El Pulpo apart from any other place we have stayed at is...

Thank Bren6609
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Carlos made us feel very welcome at Hostal El Pulpo, a clean, big, empty and beautifully located hostel with high standard. He helped us out by giving us a ride, water and stories from his life. The beach was empty except for us, available for swimming/surfing/chilling. Great area for hammocks and reading books. Very nice 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Ada Z
Strongsville, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved staying at El Pulpo, the only regret, is that we only did it for one night! I was a little hesitant, at first, because it's advertised as a hostel, (I thought it was going to be like a commune), so I decided to call, and after talking on the phone with Carlos, I felt at ease immediately,...

Thank Canela57
Port Alberni, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This place is a real jewel. Intended to stay three days, ended up staying nine. It is clean with comfortable beds, kitchen facilities, palapa with hammocks on the beautiful beach,and very good security. Carlos the owner speaks perfect english and is most helpful in providing information about Poneloya and Leon. Bus to Leon can be caught every hour outside the...

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed at El Pulpo for five nights and absolutely loved it. The location is perfect - right by the sandy beach, where you'll meet more pelicans than people. The host, Carlos Reyes, speaks fluent English and is a friendly person, who helped us in several ways - e.g. organized a prescription and collected the medicine for us. El Pulpo...

Thank nils1room
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Stayed a week at Hostal El Pulpo. Perfect quiet retreat. Carlos the owner is welcoming and very helpful. A very clean property with gorgeous views and the hammocks in the palapa hut are as dreamy as the pictures imply. Poneloya is a perfect getaway from the bustle of Leon but is walking distance from a few great restaurants and corner...

Thank catalytic
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the tortuga room for a few nights and we had a great time. The room was clean and the king size bed was the most comfortable of any of the beds we have had in Nicaragua. The owner Carlos and the manager Jane were exceptional hosts. They helped organize taxis for us and offered tons of advice...

Thank jeef_99

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostal El Pulpo is a relaxing guesthouse that offers clean and comfortable rooms with fans or air conditioning, private and shared bathrooms, a private rancho with hammocks, beach front garden with refreshing outdoor showers, covered al fresco living area, courtyard and secure parking. Located on the beautiful secluded beach of Poneloya Hostal El Pulpo is perfectly placed in this undiscovered gem and conveniently within walking distance to pulperias and many restaurants and bars on the waterfront. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for B&B and Inns, El Pulpo is the place to enjoy some relaxing days in the tranquility of Poneloya, located just 20 km from Leon, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Latin America and 100 km from Managua. Only a short 30 - 40 mins bus ride from Leon city. We can arrange transfers to the airport and cities of Managua, Esteli, Grananda also international transfers to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Your friendly and fun-loving owner and host, Carlos (a native of Leon) speaks Spanish and English and has a wealth of information to share. He and his team can organize fishing trips, turtle hatching viewing, volcano tours, massage and pedicure treatments right in the comfort of our guesthouse and lots more. At Hostal El Pulpo we can also provide recommendations for tours of Isla Juan Venado Wildlife Reserve and help arrange day trips to Leon, Granada, Masaya and more. Locally owned Hostal El Pulpo is waiting for you with open arms! We like to think of our guests as friends and we'd like to share this little piece of paradise with you. Immerse yourself into the true tropical lifestyle of Nicaragua. If a sea escape from the bustling cities is what you are looking for then contact us to make a reservation in our tropical paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal El Pulpo

Address: 700 meters from Poneloya entrance, Poneloya 000000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Poneloya
Price Range: ₹ 1,008 - ₹ 4,369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room Tip: Medusa has the largest window and is closest to the beach/sea.”
 of 5 bubbles nils1room, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Only four rooms can't go wrong. Stayed in the Tortuga which was great”
 of 5 bubbles catalytic, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best Ocean Views, High Ceilings, Good Breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles wanderlust503, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Just ask Carlos.”
 of 5 bubbles Sumyunguy, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
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