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Hostel Surfing Donkey

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The only expectation we made that came true was the great and fun travelers staying here. Half of the staff was rude and everything we understood from booking on hostelworld was wrong. They do not accept credit/debit cards as payment. The staff would all lounge at the front door and chat with beers. The bartender would be missing half the...

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Good vibes, amazing staff. Clean & breezy with a nice pool (including a volleyball net) and giant jenga on the roof! Always attracts a good group of travelers, the bar is well stocked. Also, beer pong & a book exchange. Viene rápido!

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Thank Isa W
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

There are Air conditioned rooms and always friendly roommates. There is a Pool with volley ball net which is so much fun. 1 minute walk from town Center. Easy and cheap shuttles to beaches. Excellent Community vibe within the hostel. Perfect hostel to stay in San Juan del Sur

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Thank Adam B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Best hostel we've stayed at! The whole vibe was brilliant! The combination of a chilled out atmosphere and party one, was amazing. All of the workers were friendly, especially the volunteers! Would definitely recommend it

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Thank edtillsondulwich
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I just spent the last weekend at the hostel and it was a really fun time. The hostel is not the fanciest hostel, however the atmosphere is the most important expect. I met so many people and all with the same mindset of going out and having a good time. I would recommend this hostel.

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Thank Ivy L
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Amazing hostel! Kitchen is great, large lockers and the staff is super helpful. Beautiful pool and rooftop hang out area with hammocks. Relaxing place in a great town! There is a volleyball net over the pool and the dorms are very clean.

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Thank lolatraveller2017
Trento, Italy
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fun place, been once was saturday! There was a party going on with a reaggeton dj, pool was cool everybody playing volleyball and the vibe was on fire! With their bracialet you are allowed to go to the gym for free!

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Thank stevaebasta
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I stayed 3 nights in Surfing Donkey. It is great place to meet people if you are travelling alone. Fully equiped kitchen and a very affordable bar. There is a really nice pool WITH a volleybal net inside. I can recommend this hostel to all travellers that like a party!

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little place with all you need and even more... dorms are cleans and have big lockers. Nice pool to play Voleyball and relax after a hard day at the beach. Bar in the hostel that makes excellent drinks for an interesting price. Nice place to stay few nights, drink, swim and chill! Recommend it for people 18-30.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The surfing donkey is located just outside the main centre, lovely place with a nice pool and good breakfast. Unfortunately there are bedbugs and they are known for it (other hostels do not allow people coming from surfing donkey because of the bedbugs). I got them when I was there. First they said it were mosquitobites. I really had to...

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The_Surfing_Donkey, Owner at Hostel Surfing Donkey, responded to this review

Hi there, We apologize for the issue with the bed bugs. Every hostel in Nicaragua deals with bedbugs at some point. We have been hit pretty hard by them this season. Bed bugs are not an issue that can be permanently fixed. Consistent fumigation is not healthy for guests, but we fumigate as often as possible to deal with the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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The Surfing Donkey is the best new social hostel in San Juan del Sur, only two blocks away from the city center with a large pool, cheap bar, full kitchen, yoga, and events like group BBQs and pool parties. We balance our social activities with a strict quiet policy before 9am and after 10pm, so guests can have fun and sleep well on the new premium mattresses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Surfing Donkey

Address: One block south of Central Park and church, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: ₹ 707 - ₹ 3,020 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“Wach out for your things, things get stolen in this hostel. Staff wont help at all.”
sim_ng2015, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“we booked private 4 Person Rooms - way to go in any hostel I think.”
kimberlysvincent, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms (2 bunk-beds) with private bathroom is great value to share with friends.”
cadmuspro, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The best private rooms are the ones NOT facing the pool”
ljane25, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“avoid room 5 - so noisy!”
megank73, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
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