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London
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Sad to leave my second stay at El Carmen, terrific deal. Light and spacious studio with kitchen at a great rate. Lovely courtyard with hammocks to while away the hot afternoons, and Arnold,Donnaly and Jesler were always available with tips and local advice. Nicely away from the main drag so it is quiet but an easy walk down to the...

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 26 March 2013

we had great time at this hostel! rooms are nice and clean, with nice garden and comfy hammocks. We were lucky to meet very nice people here and have fun times just drinking at the bar with owners and other travelers exchanging travel stories. Arnold and Donnaly were very helpful and really tried to make our stay great experience. If...

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Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

I agree with all of the previous reviews about the Hostel. The owners do a great job and are very friendly. We rented a room for $14 a night and it had a private bath and a double size bed. I would recommend this place to anyone on a budget. The only negative comment I would have is that our...

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Arnold_Jensema, Owner at Guesthouse El Carmen, responded to this review

Dear Tim, glad you liked are hostel so much. We bought a new bed (an orthopedic one) and the guests speak highly about it. Bit of a pity you choose to not tell us in person about the bed but rather share it on the internet. Kind regards Hostel El Carmen

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 23 February 2013

The hotel is situated in a calm street close to the center of Granada. We payed only 14 USD for a double room with private bath. The room was clean and spacious and the hotel was very nice with hammocks and a beautiful garden.The owners are very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great stay, Arnold and Donnaly!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Nothing but good things to say about Hostal El Carmen - very clean rooms with high ceilings, charming garden with hammocks, breakfasts are reasonaby priced and can be served either in the garden or your room. The owners, Donnaly and Arnold, are very helpful and welcoming. A great place to stay!

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Orlando, FL
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Everything about El Carmen is great - the location, the price, the rooms, and the hosts. Carmen is located just a few blocks of the main square on a quiet block. Rooms are spacious, and the owners, Arnold and Donnaly are always around to help you or chat with you if you need anything. While it seems like a safe...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 27 December 2012

I am surprised that couldn't find El Carmen in the best value section when search Granada hotels. I have stayed with El Carmen for one week and have another week to go. I am so satisfied of the room, the environment and the service Arnold and Donnaly provide. They have $15 rooms and $25 studios all with huge bathroom which...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 December 2012

I stayed here for a week in early December - absolutely wonderful. Great driver from the airport (particularly important as I arrived in Managua on the late flight from Houston and did not want to waste a night in Managua); rooms are clean and airy with high ceilings overlooking the well kept garden; nice hammocks; good WiFi; and the owners...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2012

Steyed here for 11 days in November on my first trip to Nicaragua. My hosts Arnold and Donnaly met me at the Airport in Managua with their driver as arranged and brought me to their Hostal in Granada. The room I had was great, cable tv, air conditioning, fully furnished and very very clean. they have a bar at the...

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London
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Was fortunate enough to stay at El Carmen for 2 weeks while studying Spanish in Granada. We stayed in a double room with bathroom for the discounted rate of $10 per night as we stayed for two weeks (usual price is $11 or $12 a night i think). Great value for such a big , private room with bathroom. The...

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Arnold_Jensema, Owner at Guesthouse El Carmen, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We are always delighted hearing from people liking our Hostal. Owning a Hostal is not just an other job, it is like having a baby and we are proud and humbled others like our baby like we do :D. The price per room is $12 indeed, we did raise it $1 during your stay. The...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse el CARMEN is a large private house in the Historic Center of beautiful Granada. We rent out studios which are located around a beautiful courtyard and are recently constructed. It has solid walls and all units have a ceiling fan, windows overlooking the garden, that can be opened and a private shower and toilet.One of the studios has air conditioning. The studios are well furnished. A dining table for four, 2 rocking chairs, a wardrobe, cupboards and a Queen-size bed.The kitchen is also well equipped: A stove with 4 burners, microwave, coffee maker, juice maker, refrigerator, pots and pans, plates, cups, wine glasses, cutlery etc for 4. Towels and sheets are provided and the room is cleaned once a week.The house has a nice garden area with abundant tropical vegetation. Pick your own mangoes in the season or see the Sacuanjoche blooming, Nicaraguans national flower. We have two terraces with a couple of hammocks to linger in or enjoy an ice cold beer. The neighborhood. We are located 3 and a half blocks from the main shopping street and 4 and a half blocks from the Central Park. Thanks to our location everywhere you want to go to is within walking distance while at the same our location is quiet and away form all the hustle and bustle of the tourist area. This building used to be a hotel but it closed in September 2013. We are now a private house renting out rooms at times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Guesthouse El Carmen

Address: Calle Consulado Casa 420 | Frente la Farmacia San Fransisco, Granada, Nicaragua (Formerly Hostal El Carmen)
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Price Range: ₹ 935 - ₹ 1,871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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