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    Hostel Surfing Donkey

    One block south of Central Park and church, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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    • Excellent43%
    • Very good29%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible10%
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    “nice pool” (11 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 118 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Hey it's the best place in San Juan, great vibes, great people and the, best poll... high recommend, you won't regret if you get here. The bar is good the price good clean and nice. המלצה לכל הישראלים לכן על זה ללא ספק שווה את...More

    Thank Or M
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed 3 nights at the surfing donkey and were absolutely satisfied with everything. Me and my friend stopped here for the first time in Nicaragua. The Surfing donkey made it super special. San Juan del Sur is good place to hang out und relax....More

    Thank Miriam D
    Reviewed 23 October 2017

    Seriously the best hostel I stayed at in all of Central America!! Came for a few days and ended up staying for a few months because of how amazing this hostel is and all of the workers there! Its the perfect mix of party and...More

    Thank michapete309
    Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

    Nice location, easy walk to the bars. The atmosphere was great when we were there, everyone wanted to chat and drink but weren't that worried about doing 7am shotgun beers. This obviously changes with the crowds but it was good for us. The pool was...More

    Thank Willowill
    Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

    Nice pool, nice staff and decent rooms. Beds where a bit shaky and people should be aware this is a bit of a party hostel, so it can be quite loud at times. Would also recommend it as a great place for Sunday Funday, due...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Price range
    • US$ 20 - US$ 43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
    • Location
    • Nicaragua >
    • Rivas Department >
    • San Juan del Sur
    • Also Known As
    • Hostel Surfing Donkey Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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    Josué N
    21 November 2015|
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    there isn't a gated parking, we packed our car on the street right in front of the entrance and it was fine for two nights
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    "Wach out for your things, things get stolen in this hostel. Staff wont help at all."
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    "we booked private 4 Person Rooms - way to go in any hostel I think."
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    "Private rooms (2 bunk-beds) with private bathroom is great value to share with friends."
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    "The best private rooms are the ones NOT facing the pool"
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