Nicaragua Hotel and Hostel options can be a little limited by western standards, even in comparison to other Central American countries. However tourism is becoming an increasingly important industry and the range and coverage of quality accommodation in Nicaragua is rising rapidly.
Nicaragua Luxury Hotels and Nicaragua Resorts
Nicaragua Luxury hotels and quality accommodations are available in all the major cities and tourist hot-spots, but if you stray from these popular areas finding high-end lodging becomes more of a challenge. If you’re staying in Granada, hotels run anywhere from very expensive to almost nothing. A stay at the La Gran Francia will cost you $90 per night on the low end. Nicaragua hotels often offer luxury amenities, like airport pick up and breakfast, but you might not find exactly what you would in another country for the same price. Things like Wifi are sometimes hard to find.
Nicaragua Budget Hotels and Ecuador Hostels
At the other end of the scale in Nicaragua, hostels and budget hotels are plentiful. Travelers can find many small bed and breakfasts, guest houses and a growing network of hostels in Nicaragua. For example, stay in La Penita Hospedaje in Isla de Ometeps will cost you $4 per night. Although it is often easy to find extremely cheap accommodation, there is a great variety in the qualityâso shop around and make sure you ask to see your room before you commit.
Note that often paying as little as a dollar extra can have a huge effect on the quality of your lodgings. Such a small amount might mean the difference between a sweltering room and an air conditioned one, for example.
Nicaragua Camping and Nicaragua Ecolodges
Outside of the cities, ecotourism is slowly developing and the countryside now is dotted with jungle lodges and excellent hacienda-style accommodations, many of which are based around coffee plantations or fincas. For the more adventurous travelers in Nicaragua, camping is also an option. In Refugio Bartola, Nicaragua, cheap hotels and camping are easy to come by. You can find a place that offers access to trails and rents canoes.
Nicaragua Hotel and Camping Safety Tips
No matter where you decide to lay your head, make sure to keep a close watch on any valuables. Don’t leave any expensive items in an unlocked room or unsecure space and make sure you think twice about leaving cash or personal items with the staff of any establishment.
Also be aware of any place that advertises itself as a âmotelâ or as âopen 24 hoursâ, in many cases these establishments may be love hotels that charge by the hour.
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This mid-range option is a step up and a hike up from the budget dives in the center of town. The spot on the hill affords great panoramic views of the city which can be seen from the hotel patio. Rooms are spacious yet quaint, and private bathrooms come with hot water. Coffee's on the house. Double
Hospedaje Chepito should be called Cheap-ito, as it is one of the most affordable lodgings in town. Tried and true backpackers won't mind that only two bathrooms are shared by all the guests and those with rooms on the second floor have to walk downstairs and across an open area in order to access t
Several blocks north of the teeming town center, Hotel Fountain Blue is a clean, quaint option for travelers tired of the budget scene. Practically every surface in this hotel is pleasantly peachy, down to the bedspreads and fluffy towels. Cross the small bridge over the Rio Grande de Matagalpa, and
On the southeast corner of Parque Ruben Dario is yet another budget crash-pad, which from the outside is indistinguishable from its competition. The tiny, institutional looking rooms on the second floor, where bathrooms are shared are not recommended. Instead, shell out the extra dollar for a doubl
A swanky option east of the cathedral, Hotel Los Arcangeles may be the closest thing to an American-style hotel in Juigalpa. Rooms are spacious, with well-crafted wooden furniture, quilts, flat-screen televisions, air conditioning, WiFi, and spotless private bathrooms. There is also an ample common
Hotel Apante might be somewhat basic in its appearance, but the hot water coming out of your shower head will more than make up for any aesthetic shortcomings. Travelers who feel disconnected from current events will appreciate CNN airing on the TV in the common room, where the hotel's guests like t
Tucked away several blocks behind La Catedral San Pedro, Hotel Ideal is a quiet, secure place to spend the night. The hotel looks like it has seen better days, and this is likely why you can negotiate a great price. Rooms come equipped with cable TV and huge private bathrooms (with bidets!). There a
Party animals may find the 10 pm curfew at Sacuanjoche a drawback. But travelers of a different temperment will enjoy the peace and quiet it affords. The owner is getting on in years and during the evenings can often be found in the front area with his feet propped up watching CNN Espanol. During th
This hotel is comfortable and stylish. It is arguably the most relaxed high-end place in San Juan del Sur. In addition to the lodging, Mango Rosa has a pool, music, internet, great food and
friendly folk. After hanging out by the pool, take a walk to nearby Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella and Maja
Rooms at El Meson are homey, featuring colorful curtains, TV, and a few personal touches. Also available are fans and air conditioners --although use of the latter will double the price of the room. There is also a copying machine onsite and WiFi in the reception area out front. Most notable is the
Brand spanking new at the time of writing, Don Vito is squeaky clean, with a strong scent of air freshener. The hotel features nice, modern décor, a sitting area with television and an eating area. Despite these amenities, the staff is less than accomodating.
Hopedaje Luna is the only real backpacker's hostel in Esteli. As such it features a book-swap, lots of tourist info, a common room with a TV, and friendly and knowledgeable British owner Janie who also runs Café Luz across the street. The décor is funky and rooms spotless. Also offered are free or
Well located near Artesenias La Esquina, Restaurante Vuela Vuela and Café Luz, Hotel Miraflor is a basic option in the heart of town. Featured are electric shower heads with hot water, simple rooms and an onsite restaurant serving standard, budget meals. A double goes for 15 USD.
Don't be deterred by the bleak reception area. Upstairs Hotel Esteli is quite nice, with clean, basic rooms, some of which come equipped with private baths. Double rooms with private baths go for 14 or 17.50 USD, depending on room size, while doubles with shared bath go for 10 USD. Electric showers
Located in a charming 19th century neoclassical building, the Hotel Dario blends seamlessly with the beautiful architecture of Granada's downtown core. The intimate swimming pool and tranquilly flowing fountains make for an extremely pleasant atmosphere. Hotel Dario also features a gym, restaurant a
Dona Edith runs a tight ship,zipping between her hotel and adjoining eatery serving typical Nicaraguan food. Travelers looking to stay in Esteli a while will appreciate discounts, although Familiar is still a budget option for those staying only a night or two. Long term guests have use of the kitch
The small, colorful rooms wrapping around the bright second-floor terrace at El Regreso will do the trick for budget travelers. Rooms have televisions, fans and air conditioners, though use of the AC will cost you extra. The owners, Ronaldo and Gladys, speak English, having lived in Miami for many y
If you go to La Boquita/Casares during a high holiday and find that every other hotel is fully booked, you might turn to Villas del Mar. The hotel, built in Motel 6 style and painted bright yellow, appears clean, but is in a terrible location right between Casares and La Boquita, but near neither o
Posada San Jose is a new hotel in Granada, opened in early November 2008. The owner, Edgar Monterrey, gave us a lift back to Granada when we were stranded at Asese restaurant on the lake. Posada San Jose has 7 rooms, neat and clean, all with private bath, cable TV with US channels, free coffee and f
This hostel totally lives up to its name. It is a real oasis in the sweltering town of Granada. The entrance leads into a tree-filled courtyard that has hammocks and whicker chairs surrounded by tomes. Past the free computers, a small tiled area surrounds a cool-plunge pool
The hotel is located south of the new center of Managua, with a lot of local services within a seven-minute radius. Guests are attended to in a friendly atmosphere, with comfort and high-quality service. Internet and international calls are free. Please note that the prices of this hotel remain the
Nicaragua Guest House is a family-owned establishment in an elegant suburb of Managua, amid a picturesque, tree-lined setting. The hopping Bello Horizonte is down the road, for those who enjoy going out at night.
The guest house features tile floors, wicker furniture and a sunny color palate. Intern
An hour drive from Managua and on a beautiful expanse of beachfront land, Gran Pacifica is one of Nicaragua's growing seaside communities. At Gran Pacifica, you can either stay for a vacation or, if you become enchanted with the area, buy yourself a piece of property. Fully equipped condos and homes
This is a good place for those on a low budget. It offers a variety of accommodation types, all of which are clean, if scruffy (concrete is falling off some room walls). But what you do get is a friendly hostel with two big communal areas, the front one housing a pleasant seating area with a bar and
The most comfortable rooms within Sábalos itself are in this all-wood hotel sitting right at the confluence of the two rivers. The pleasant rooms come with firm mattresses, mosquito nets, fans, private bathrooms with hot water and an unequalled river view from the spacious deck. There is a restaura
Casa Silas offers very comfortable queen-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, and also have skylights through which you can see the Nicaraguan sunrise and parrots outside. The rooms look out upon the courtyard garden and
The focus of the Maracas Inn is nearly all on business travelers and groups - this is not the place to go if your idea of a hotel involves the words â??stylishâ? or â??elegant.â? The heavy coat of yellow paint, some lovely vases of flowers and nooks filled with El Gueguense masks and figures
Murals around El Conquistador's spacious reception area, bar and lounge make the hotel feel more of an oasis than you might assume, considering the hotel's location a block away from Plaza Inter mall and 27 de Mayo. The 19 generous rooms are hung with Nicaraguan art and there is a nook with a pool t
You might find a huge bucket of water in your shower at Suleyka, as the tank-run system doesn't always work when guests arrive and the staff turns it on. Although not a standout in the hotel department, Suleyka has the greatest range of room options in Las Boquitas, with spaces that can accommodate
Hotel Mansion Teodolinda is on the higher luxury end of Barrio Bolonia accommodations. The rooms are fairly standard, but offer more amenities than most. There are fully equipped kitchenettes in all 48 rooms except for nine on the third floor. The kitchenettes have microwaves, refrigerators, sinks,
La Posada del Angel offers rooms at about the same price range as other hotels in the Barrio Bolognia but the interior - decorated with afghan rugs, dark wood furniture, paintings and gilt sculptures - can only be described as sumptuous. Throw in wrought iron beds, a garden pool and fountains and La
The great, white homage to a Mayan pyramid has been a Managua landmark for over 35 years. The hotel was one of the few buildings that the devastating 1972 earthquake failed to knock down and has been used by the foreign press and the Sandisista government. During a 2006 renovation, Crowne Plaza turn
The Hotel Granada is located between the Central Park and the Lake, in front of the Guadalupe church. The Hotel Granada offers guests unforgettable holidays thanks to the personal service and the welcoming atmosphere. The historical architecture recreates a colonial Granada building with a touch of
The Dolphin Guest house is located in a private and safe community, with a nice breeze that comes from the lake, just seven minutes away from the main square of Granada. Buses go by the entrance every 10 minutes and they only charge $0.40 and if you need a taxi, the hotel can call one for you at aff
In a large blue house right by the sea, Hospedaje Bilwi is a decent option if you can overlook the tattered linoleum which covers parts of the floorboards. There are 19 rooms, the cheaper ones ($7.50) without bathroom, the others with TV, A/C and bathroom ($15). There is a balcony with a sea view at
Our professional architecture and interior design are critical to why Bahia del Sol is one of the best real estate investments in Nicaragua.
Bahia del Sol has the look and feel of an upscale boutique hotel. Owners and guests enjoy a full range of amenities. We believe we have the best rental units i
Posada Las Brisas is a family-owned guesthouse at the far end of LaCalzada, operated by a friendly couple from Granada, Roberto and Cristina. The brand new rooms, twins and doubles are spick and span, and decorated just enough to feel homey. They all are equipped with a
If you want to enjoy river activities and walks in the forest from the comfort of an all-inclusive lodge, the Montecristo is for you. Packages include lodging in one of the cabins with spacious private bathrooms, three full meals with drinks (including vegetarian fare upon demand), use of the Jacuz
Rancho Santana, located on a 3,000 acres, offers hotel rooms and house rentals. The ranch also has a restaurant with club house and offers a bevy of services and activities. The Rancho Santana property stretches along four beaches, three of which are private, and most are in front of good surf wave
Bigfoot Hostel is a new place, run by enthusiastic and ultra-friendly Aussie, Darryn and his local staff. The hostel is a treat to stay at. A popular bar in front leads to large dorm rooms. The rooms are located around a grassy, green courtyard with hammocks and wicker rocking chairs. The dorms and
Joe's Place is located off the beaten track in Aserradores, a small fishing village just 30 km from Chinandega which hosts world class surfing breaks, great fishing, beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. At Joe's Place, we strive to make your stay comfortable, fun and affordable. There are plenty
Casa Mariposa is a beautiful rental home only 25 minutes from San Juan del Sur. Casa Mariposa offers incredible views of the Pacific and is located in the magnificent Parque Maritimo reserve on Playa El Coco.
The living and dining areas open up to the pool and enormous pati
Located on a secluded side street near the bus terminal, Hotel Cualitlan is far enough outside of town to offer guests private cabins amid lush gardens home to brightly colored birds. Friendly, English speaking owner Marisela Rodriguez can cook up meals at the hotel restaurant or pack them up for da
It is a bit of a trek to get out to this place - the bus takes three hours or a cab is one-and-a-half - but it really, really is worth it. Nestled by the water on the south part of the island, this purpose built hostel offers a range of accommodation, from a place for a hammock to nice rooms with a
Steven Brodie once dreamed of owning a surfer-friendly hotel in Costa Rica, until he discovered the empty beaches and cheap land in Nicaragua. Brodie's new venture, Olas Escondidas, can be found on a rise above the La Boquita complex. More guest house than hotel, Olas is clean and spacious; the larg
Playa Maderas offers consistent surf breaks and is walking distance from Lazy Jakes, which is only 10 minutes from the surf and fishing village of San Juan Del Sur. Lazy Jakes has two types of accommodation: a bungalow, in a private setting, that provides luxury-dorm style space for up to four peopl
This classy hotel is located in the former San Francisco convent, the oldest in Leon. There are two on-site restaurants: one offering international and national cuisine, the other is a cafeteria. It's the location in the former convent though, that gives Hotel El Convento its charm.
Aventura Lodge is a stunning hotel in San Juan del Sur. Set in a lush jungle garden, Aventura Lodge has a pristine swimming pool, cable TV, air-con, WiFi and breakfast included. There are five Jungle Suites, a Canopy Apartment and a cute Tree House. Rooms are from $50.
This upscale hotel is brand, spanking new and ready to compete with El Colonial --formerly the swankiest digs in town. El Portal offers guests air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, hot water, private parking and complimentary breakfast. The rooms are a little on the small side, but are thoughtfully deco
Opened in 2007, the Canadian- and Nicaraguan-owned Monty's Surf Camp is located on the Jiquilillo beach. Guests can rest in shaded hammocks, below a two-storey wooden structure on the property, or sip local beer while eyeing the ocean from the upper deck. Cabins with private bathrooms are available
Hotel Café offers by far the most amenities and the most elegant atmosphere in Jinotega. The hotel centers around a lush garden with a winding staircase leading to the upper floors. Its 25 rooms come with private bathrooms with hot water, cable TV, air conditioning (though you probably won't need i
El Pelicano, the cheapest hospedaje on the beach, is one of two places where the locals will regularly direct tourists, although apparently for lack of competition more than anything else. For $10 (or $15 during Semana Santa), you get a large, grimy room where the only piece of furniture is a dingy
Only two weeks old at the time of writing, you can still smell the fresh, brightly colored paint at Hotel Kiuras. Its twenty well decorated, comfortable rooms will no doubt make this establishment a Jinotega fixture. Downstairs the walls are painted with funky murals, and there's a casual sitting ro
This cozy, well-decorated hotel is a nice change of pace for travelersin need of ahomey touch. There's a comfortable sitting room, cute outdoor patio and an on-site restaurant offering breakfast (not included in the room price). Rooms have blankets and bathrooms feature hot water showers --so you wo
Some will consider Hotel La Fuente's location convenient; others will be put off by the close proximity to the crowded and noisy bus terminal and market. The décor wavers somewhere between homey and institutional, and rooms come equipped with television and fans. A double with a private bath (with
If you didn't notice the stunning garden, spotless rooms, amazing customer service, and high end on-site restaurant, certainly the towels folded into swans would give away the fact that Los Arcos is Esteli's premier hotel. Do your sun salutations on the pleasant terrace or have your coffee on the pa
A no-frills, no bathrooms, (outhouses only) surfer's compound known more commonly as the chicken shack, which is steps away from the most popular surf beach. Pitch a tent for $2 per person or beds are available for $5. The place fills up with backpackers and surfers, but try your luck with finding
This has been a popular hostel for a long time. There is a very lively bar/cafe out front, so lively it shakes the front dorm at times, which leads through to a grassy rear courtyard with hammocks and chairs. Rooms are okay and it is a toss-up between here and Bigfoot, both of which often get full b
Clean and cheap Hotel Bosawas will hit the spot for budget travelers. Rooms are basic and you can get breakfast for an additional fee. Bathrooms are adequate, although the shower heaters only bring water to a tepid temperature. See if you can talk to the owner about the reserve for which the hotel i
This upscale hotel is largely built out of strawbales and other environmentally friendly materials. Overlooking the ocean, the setting and the socially-conscious development are a tag-team of attractions for those looking to enjoy the finer things.
Some of the dorms at Hostal Amigo are a little shabby, however the rest of the Hostel is quite clean. Although the rooms are relatively expensive the price does include a free breakfast, which makes the Hostal Amigo decent value. Also included in the price are a couple of other extras including fr
The Hospedaje la Calzada might not win any awards for cleanliness, however the ten large rooms with private bathrooms offer excellent value. The staff at this family run hospedaje are friendly and welcoming and succeed in creating a homely atmosphere. Guests also have access to a well-equipped kitc
Hotel Terrasol is a small bed-and-breakfast with a lot of character. The 10 double rooms are fresh and immaculately clean. Everything is new and spotless, and upper level rooms have a small window with a handsome view over the city. Rooms come with air conditioning, cable television, hair dryers, a
Located two blocks from the center of the city, the Hotel Oasis is aptly named. The establishment is a backpackers' paradise for those seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle and heat of Granada's streets.
Offering private and shared and accommodation, the rooms are both comforta
Run by the same affable Floridian behind the Alabama Rib Shack, this hotel is particularly popular among Peace Corps visitors. Rooms are clean, though not immaculately so. Their honeymoon suite would be a good value were it not for its location alongside their noisy terrace-bar. It's tough to imagin
Morgan's Rock is a hotel and restaurant situated on a reserve of over 1800 hectares of tree farms, reforestation, and fruit trees; 800 hectares of which have been set aside for primary forest conservation. While heavy on environmental protection and conservation, Morgan's Rock doesn't skimp on qual
La Posada Azul is an elegant boutique hotel located just steps from the beach in a refurbished historic wood home. Each of the seven elegantly appointed rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, private baths and hot water. Breakfast is included in our room rates and is served on our large porch.
Los Patios Hotelis a boutique design hotel located in Granada, considered the most beautiful city in Nicaragua. The hotel features five patios, an outdoor lap pool with natural spring water and a recently built Spa area. In designing the hotel, the Danish owners blended the modernity of Sca
Villa Isabella is a stately wooden house that has been renovated into a series of private rooms and mini-suites, some containing private baths. You may encounter people discussing everything from world-politics to the ex-pat social scene in San Juan del Sur to local real-estate. Those away from ho
Somoto's best budget option has two locations. The one on the north side of the park has a bit more of an upmarket vibe and a nice souvenir shop. The annex, located a block west and across the street on the Pan-American Highway, is basically for the overflow, and guests still have to check in at the
Located across the street from Parque Ruben Dario is Hotel Alvarado, one of a few midrange options in the area. What distinguishes this hotel from others is the quaint décor, which gives the feeling of staying in the family guestroom. And in case you're wondering who the family is, it's headed by a
The premier hotel in Ocotal, Hotel Frontera provides lots of amenities, but not a lot of character. Rooms are big and clean, but have something of an institutional look. Attached balconies provide views of an alleyway. Nonetheless, guests will enjoy cable TV, WiFi, private parking, 24 hour reception
From its well-landscaped vantage point, Hotel Lomas de San Tomas literally and figuratively looks down at the rest of Matagalpa. With lush gardens and a stunning view, as well as spacious rooms with private balconies, this is the premiere spot in Matagalpa for a romantic weekend. Rooms come equipped
This family run hospedaje offers eight simple, clean rooms, all of which have shared bath. The water is cold but at $4 USD per person, the price is right. Singing can often be heard from the Baptist church across the street, but those who want their beauty sl
Hotel El Viajero offers big, clean rooms at an affordable price. At the time of writing, the hotel was undergoing some construction so be ready to be woken up by seven a.m. Animal lovers will appreciate that the family who owns Viajero lives on the premises and has a number of pets, including a parr
Hotel Soza is another budget option in the heart of town. Located right next door to Supermercado La Matagalpa, the hotel's front end is actually a little eatery called Arouz. Sleeping quarters can be accessed either through the restaurant or through the official entrance on the other side of the bl
Travelers watching their wallets will appreciate Hotel Central, where a room with shared bath goes for 10 USD. Another five will get you your own bathroom. Hallways are narrow and rooms are pretty small, but you'll get the basics and as the name advertises, you'll be right in middle of town. Across
This beachfront hotel has several shared rooms on the second floor. Ask for one with a private balcony. Otherwise, the shared balcony looking out over the beach is great to relax on as the sun sets on San Juan del Sur. The real beauty of this hotel is the location. Numerous restaurants and bars
Hotel El Almirante is located in the historic center of Granada, Nicaragua, and it offers 20 rooms that accomodate 1 to 5 people each. It is in a colonial building that has been renovated with a large courtyard restaurant, TV lounge and a bar. The hotel still has the colonial vibe and was remodel
Hotel La Bocona is located in the oldest city in all of the Americas, Granada, Nicaragua. Rich in architecture, history and culture, Granada is heavily-traveled by tourists looking to capture the essence of the colonial period in which it was founded.
Restored to its original 1860 condition, this
In an effort to keep up with Hotel El Portal del Angel, Hotel Colonial has replaced its tacky faux-gilded furniture with more tasteful décor. One of the most striking decorative touches is a huge mural featuring voluptuous, nude indigenous women at the feet of their feather-headdress-wearing men. R
Considered the best hotel in town, Dutch-owned El Pantano offers seven well-equipped rooms in two red-brick bungalows. Double rooms (20 USD a night) come with a hot water shower, fan and television. Laundry services are also available. A half hour of free internet per night comes with each reservati
This British owned and run guest house offers excellent personal attention and great value for the money. It is only 5 minutes from the main square and offers a relaxing atmosphere and exclusivity. Casa de Doña Pilar offers a different and chilled way to experience Colonial Granada. The owners offe
Charming and central, Hostal Dorado offers clean and new dorms as well as cosy private rooms. Comfy hammocks are set around a charming little garden. Guests are offered free internet (wifi) as well as coffee and tea, but, unlike similarly-priced area accommodations, there is a lack of common area fa
Rustic accommodations are your only options in Jiquilillo. Frequent electricity and water shortages occur, so be prepared with your own flashlights and bottled water. There are a number of small hospedajes in Jiquilillo that you may find after a little exploring.
As stop on the Pacific for yachtsmen and fishing enthusiasts, Marina Puesta del Sol is a resort offering boat dockage. The marina also has hotel rooms with views of the ocean and an infinity pool. The Marina's palapa restaurant and bar are next to the docks and overlook the sailboats in the harbor.
Las Chancletas, on a hill overlooking the beach in Aserradores, is a hotel for surfers who like to be close to the waves. Dorm rooms and private rooms are available, as well as air conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms. There is a restaurant and bar that is open all day and, in addition to servin
In April 2009, Hotel Lacayo closed for much needed renovations. The hotel had offered the cheapest rooms on the beach, that is if you were willing to risk sleeping in a sagging wooden structure that appeared in worse shape (missing roof tiles, a bulging ceilings and shaky pillars) than abandoned hom
Hotel La Casa Blanca became the third Poneloya hotel when it opened in late 2008. Casa Blanca is just getting started (out of seven rooms, five are ready for customers), but already offers a pleasantly clean, safe and economical spot within spitting distance of the sea. All of the rooms have private
Hotel Central has cable TV and private bathrooms, but has a dispirited, transitory air that perhaps comes from being across from Corinto's deep water port. The prints of flamingos and plastic flowers don't do much to cheer up the windowless rooms (for some reason, the hotel doesn't rent out
Hollywood Street Hotel is the newest, and brightest, addition to the Corinto accommodation scene. The canary yellow lobby leads to rooms with an eclectic collection of furniture. You might get a single with an overstuffed chairâ?¦or one with a gilt mirror and mini armoire. The arrangement
Derek's offers small rustic cabins on the island's secluded northern coast. Cabins are remarkably clean, considering they're made of palm and bamboo. The common bathrooms are spotless. Electricity generated from solar panels and a wind turbine is available at night. A cool, constant breeze eliminate
Farm Peace and Love is one of the most romantic getaways on the island. Prices are high, but well worth it. From the picture-perfect private beach to the flowers that screen your outdoor shower, this is as close as you'll get to paradise. There are only two cabins, so reservations are absolutely ess
One of the few hotels where your room doesn't step directly onto the beach, they make up by offering a phenomenal view over the sea, which you can enjoy from your private balcony. Casa Iguana also has an excellent restaurant, and offers the most friendly and convivial atmos
Carlito's is the most expensive of the budget places. It's definitely the nicest of the three, but for $40 you can get a far nicer room on the north of the island. All rooms have a private bathroom and some have a fan - a rarity on the island. It's also the only hotel of the three to have electrical
Elsa's is one of three similar budget hotels along this beach, and probably the best known. Rooms are basic but clean. Expect a mosquito net, double bed, hammock and, in most cases, a private bathroom. Rooms and bathrooms were quite clean at time of review. All rooms have two beds, but prices vary d
Gracie's is the only budget hotel that does not raise its rates based on the number of people in a room, and so is the best deal if you've got a group of three or four (and don't mind sharing a double bed). Check out a few different rooms if you can, some are better, newer and cleaner than others. A
Posada del Poneloya has long been the place to stay in Poneloya (for those not willing to risk the rickety Hotel Lacayo). The hotel has all of the amenities available in the small beach town: private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV with national channels and breakfast (included in the room rate). T
Since Olazul (a combination of the Spanish words âblueâ and âwaveâ) is located almost exactly halfway between the two towns (although formally in Las Penitas), you're most likely to find the restaurant/hotel while strolling the beach. The long, thatched patio is the perfect place
El Sueño de Meme specializes in long-term stays and offers discounts for those committing to extended periods of time. All of their rooms are private with private bathrooms, TVs and either a fan or air-conditioning. There is also a small, 20 person conference center. There is nothing special abo
If cutting costs is your goal than Parador Oviedo is the place for you. Conveniently located just a few blocks outside of León's city center this hostel has few amenities aside from a common kitchen and patio that all the rooms face onto. This is a good place to meet backpackers who are bent on s
This hotel is great for upscale travelers looking for comfort and amenities. Also, because they have a conference center capable of accommodating 100 people it makes for a great place for business retreats or excursions as well. Located in the charming colonial downtown area of León, Los Balcones
Lazy Bones in León is a classy, modern hostel offering dorm beds and private rooms with and without on-suite bathrooms. It is a great value, especially for the dorm rooms. The hostel as a whole is clean and aesthetically pleasing, much like its sister hostel in Granada, Hostel Oasis. If you are
Set around a pleasant, quiet courtyard, Enrique 3 offers clean rooms with air conditioning, TVs, hot water and big comfortable beds. Enrique 3 is a new, and reasonably clean, bed and breakfast place. The hotel is cozy and romantic and is a good place for couples.
Casa Leonesa is located in an old, but well-maintained building. Of the three bed and breakfasts in the area, Leonesa probably has the best atmosphere. Their suites in particular are large, impressive, and an excellent value. Breakfast is included as is free wifi, but their â??poolâ? is rather u
Located on a street close to services and restaurants, Hotel Chinandegano has clean, simple rooms and a friendly staff. A café is located in a small courtyard to the back of the hotel, and caged budgies sing throughout the hallways. The hotel is a good value and is in a safe area of the city.
Set in Chinandega's downtown, the Hotel del Pacifico provides guests with an outdoor patio garden in which to relax during the afternoon heat. The hotel has 11 rooms in total, all with air conditioning and hot water. Breakfasts are included in the cost of the room and prices are mid to high range fo
While the exterior of the hotel leaves much to be desired, the inside of Hotel CosigÃ¼ina is actually quite pleasant. The hotel is spacious and comfortable, with 21 rooms and and lounges both indoors and outdoors. There is a Budget Car Rental service located at the front desk; a restaurant called
One of several bed and breakfasts in the area that offers television, hot water, and air conditioning. Other places have a nicer atmosphere, but Dona Blanca's offers free wifi. Their suites, at the high end of the price spectrum, are much larger and more impressive. There's also a small gift shop in
Who would have expected a place of such opulence in the heart of Sandinista territory? From the Italian marble staircases to the canopied showers, everything about La Perla screams luxury. The elegant building was designed by Jose Maria Ibarra, one of the nation's foremost architects. Different room
On the north end of the island is the cute cluster of light pink cabins and palm trees that make up Hotel Morgan. The atmosphere is friendly and the rooms are clean and spacious. A simple, single room with a bed, fan and shared bath goes for $15.00 per night. Ten dollars more will get you air co
($35.00-$55.00) Located across from Casa Canada, Sunrise Hotel is an economical and tranquil option with a family-like atmosphere and 24-hour security. Owners Lonmar and Rowena Kandler are very accommodating and down-to-earth. Rooms all come with 24-hour hot water, cable TV, DVD, wireless Intern
Located in the heart of the oldest city in the Americas, Casa San Francisco Hotel is a charming colonia hotel. Each room has air conditioning, cable TV and a private tiled bathroom. Continental breakfast is also included. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool after a day of sightseeing. The hotel's sta
Guesthouse El Cortijo 1 offers ten rooms in a large house on the main street (Calle Revolución), the lower-floor ones dank and dark, the ones upstairs somewhat brighter, all with bathroom, A/C and TV. Its nice feature is the verandah which overlooks the garden. El Cortijo 2 (same owner, a block dow
Set in the same lovely wooden-beamed building as the museum, the hotel Judith Kain offers 16 good-value rooms. The comfortable singles and doubles all come with bathroom (regular, not bucket shower), TV and fan or A/C (more expensive). Breakfast (an additional $4) is a feast of porridge, pancakes,
One of the most accommodating and comfortable places in Pearl Lagoon is Casa Blanca, located 100 yards north of the Municipal Stadium. They offer Internet service and tours, as well as the option of renting bikes, canoes and diving equipment. There are seven rooms a
There are a few nice hotels as well as some acceptable hostels and cabins in town. Wherever you go, be prepared to share the garden or yard with chickens and dogs, beneath lines of drying laundry. Except in the higher-end places, expect bucket showers and bucket-flush toilets. Prices are higher for
This new 3-story luxury beachfront home can be rented as a 3-bedroom house or split up and the bedrooms rented separately. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom, and guests are hav access to a swimming pool, a large deck, hammocks, kayaks, satellite TV, DVD, an I-Pod music system, breakfast, and large
This is one of the most popular places in town, with big dorms and slightly scruffy but adequate rooms around two main courtyards, one of which houses a busy bar and the other a television for evening movies. There are free international phone calls, free internet and plenty of travel information. T
La Gran Francia is located just steps away from Granada's central square in a renovated colonial building which some historians have dated as far back as 1524. La Gran Francia strives to be the best hotel and restaurant in the country and the quality of the rooms and food are stellar. The hotel al
El Maltese is the only hotel in Granada built on the lake shore. It has ten large, bright, well ventilated rooms furnished with simple but good taste. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning and TV. The hotel also has a two-bedroom suite with a breathtaking view of the lake.
This is the place to go for a bit of peace and quiet on Laguna de Apoyo, a picturesque crater lake just 20mins from Granada. A variety of rooms are available and there is a kitchen with gardens and a dock leading out to the lake. Kayaks and inner tubes are
This pleasant place is cheap considering its upmarket style. A nice open communal area with wooden chairs and clean, fresh looking tile floors, feeds through to rooms that are comfortable, well appointed and clean. Pricier options include air-con and TV's, and there is a kitchen for guests and inter
A new offering right in the heart of town, this place is wrapped around local shops and is just near the bustling town market. Smart wooden floors on a first floor veranda lead to small but very clean and tidy rooms, all of which are twin with no bath. The place lacks a real communal area, apart fro
Located in the âFirst of May' neighborhood on the north side of Enitel, the Green Lodge Bed and Breakfast has a family feel, a quaint atmosphere, and clean rooms. The most economic option is the single bed for $7.50. A double bed is $10.00, and can be shared by
A small, family-owned café, Roy's is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to Latin music and watching people pass. There is also a clean, spacious indoor seating area with mahogany and red fabric chairs and polished tables. Fra
($75.00-$109.00) Composed of 17 cabins and four rooms, Casa Canada's resort offers luxury that feels like home. Each cabin contains a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with 24-hour hot water, a sofa, a TV with cable and a DVD player, as well as a refrigerator, a patio with ocean view, a mini-b
($75.00-$115.00) If you're looking for the ultimate in comfort and convenience, head straight to Arena Beach Hotel, located on the Southwest Bay. The hotel has its own private white sandy beach with lounge chairs, a bar and a restaurant. All rooms have one to two queen beds, air conditioning, ho
($15.00-$35.00) You can find the sign for Sweet Dreams Hotel perched above streetlights and rooftops, just meters north of the harbor at a bend in the road. The hotel has clean, affordable and spacious rooms at reasonable prices. Rooms with fans, a TV and a shared bathroom, range from $15.00-$25
($10.00-$50.00) A small cluster of rooms in private cabins, Cabañas Viento del Norte is economically ideal for groups, as the price is not altered per person. The $50.00 rooms include air-conditioning, television, microwave, toaster, refrigerator and ocean view, with space for up to four people
($20/night) Framed with marine murals of bright blue seas and tropical fish, Anastasia hotel's interior is as refreshing as the cool breezes of the North Shore, where it is located. Each room is large, with two beds, cable TV, air conditioning and a deck that overlooks the turquoise waters of th
($12.50-$25.00) Conveniently located at the North End of the island, next to Brisas Mar, Hotel â??Jâ? is a good deal for the budget traveler who prefers a room with air-conditioning. All rooms also include a double bed, a fan and a private bathroom; the rooms can be shared at no extra cost.
($10.00-$35.00) This popular backpacker spot sits on stilts just a 15-minute walk north of the dock. The large deck is stocked with plenty of chairs and tables and overlooks the ocean, where the sound of waves swooshing against the rocks provides a sense of tranquility. Guests can fish right fro
The cheapest hostel in town, Hospedaje Velasquez, is not for the faint-of-heart. This farm-style hostel is full of simple rooms, equipped with a single bed and a fan. If you need to wake up early, don't worry about setting an alarm - there are plenty of roosters. Th
If you're spending the night in El Rama and looking for something comfortable, Hotel Costa Verde is a great find. The most inexpensive room is $11.00 per night for a single bed, with a television and a private bathroom. The priciest room costs $25.00 a night and inc
A clean, smart and friendly hotel. Their three-person room for 550 C is a particularly good deal if you can find people to share it with. All rooms come with cable television, fan, telephone and private bathroom. An excellent option for travelers on a budget looking for slightly nicer digs. Their re
Caribbean Dreams is a hotel located in a handsome blue and white building. The hotel occupies a great location and it's best feature, a breezy common patio, takes advantage of this with views of the sea. This hotel is both extremely clean and exceptionality safe and as such is a good mid-range opti
Some have rated this Bluefields' best budget option, but during our stay there were some serious problems involving water and sanitation. Taps and toilets did not function properly, and the smell from the bathrooms was overpowering. That being said, the rooms were not a bad deal otherwise. Check the
The Lobster Pot Guesthouse is one of Bluefields' cheapest places to stay. However most of the rooms are a bit on the small and dark side. Although a few rooms do have windows that open to the outside, unfortunately most of them open into the corridors which make the rooms a little stuffy. This Hot
Newly opened, The American now takes the crown for the nicest hotel in Moyogalpa. Rooms are spotless and well-furnished, with a real suite atmosphere. The whole place shines with freshness. The hotel features hot water, screened rooms, and stored water - making the place immune to Ometepe's periodi
The Inn on the Pacific is one of the only beach-front hotels in the area. It has six deluxe suites and one penthouse with a jacuzzi. Each room has a kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet access, AC, satellite cable, safety deposit box and a private bath with hot water.
Just opened in August 2009, the friendly little Hostel Sonati (for Sociedad y Naturaleza Internacional) puts all its profits into environmental education and nature conservation programmes in order to ensure their sustainability. Yet the hostel owners take their business seriously and offer impecca
La Tortuga Booluda (505-2-311-4653, email@example.com, www.tortugabooluda.com) is a clean and pleasant hostel with a wide kitchen, murals on the wall and a small book exchange. Located four blocks from the central park, La Tortuga is close enough to most attractions to make them
Hostal Colibri is a decent budget option for those seeking private rooms. The Colibri's rooms are dark and rather unimpressive, partly because the windows all face into the hallway, making the place devoid of natural light. Still, it's safe and friendly, with an outstanding common kitchen and free
The America generally has nicer rooms than the Colibri, all of which feature a private bathroom. However the steeply differing rates are for one or two people respectively, making the Colibri a far better value for couples. The place it reasonably clean and well-kept, with pay internet.
Hostal El Pulpo is located 10 minutes away from the colonial city of Leon in the quite beach of Poneloya.
The house is a beachfront property with parking area, equipped kitchen, dining area and a nice terrace. There's also a rustic rancho on the beach.
There are 5 rooms, 3 with private bathroom and
Surfing Turtle Lodge is a unique Solar Powered hostel located on a beautiful deserted beach in Isla Los Brasiles, 20 minutes away from the city of Leon, Nicaragua. The Lodge strikes the perfect balance for everyone: Enjoy the island's natural beauty while having comfortable, exceptional accommod
A beautifully restored colonial building, Casa San Martin has eight private rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, cable TV, high ceilings and paintings by local Granada artists. There are many areas to sit - the upper balcony, the main dining room, or the garden courtyard - and you can start your da
Kalala Lodge opened one door down from Granada institution The Bearded Monkey, suggesting that this new hostel and café/bar is ready to face the competition full-on.
As âThe Monkey' is often booked up, Kalala Lodge makes an equally economical alternative for the backpacker on a budget (dorm be
This is a paradise location. Here you can relax in a hammock under swaying palm and coconut trees, over white sand beach, looking out into crystal aquamarine waters. Ensuenos offers beautiful cabanas constructed from natural materials swept in from the ocean, driftwood, rocks and trees. Ensuenos ser
Rancho Santana is a tourism/community project whose profits go to helping locals in the Jiquilillo village. The ranch has huts with thatched roof cabins, areas for camping and hammocks for sleeping in as well. For those interested in helping out, volunteer opportunities can be arranged at the ranch
The clean and simple Hospedaje Luvy is Corinto's answer to economical lodging. The super simple rooms are located along a small, plant-filled courtyard. The mattresses are thin but clean and each room comes with a pile of soap and toilet paper (for the shared bathrooms). There are also two matrimoni
For slightly more upscale lodgings in Boaco, try the Hotel Farolitos, located halfway up the hill between the central park up the Nuestra Senora church. Rooms here are a bit pricier than the other lodging options, but include televisions, fans, and private bathrooms (with real doors and tiled floors
The best reason to choose this clean, inexpensive hostel is its owner, Carlos Obando, a friendly English speaker who, if he has time off from his cattle ranch, will be happy to take you on hiking excursions in the outlying areas of town. He also has a washing machine, which he might let you use if a
Hotel Europeo is a cheaper alternative to the other hotels located within the main business and commerce area of Managua. It's a great value, though, as it offers many of the same services and amenities without skimping on room quality and atmosphere. Hotel Europeo has 35 rooms and, as a smaller e
The Crown Plaza Hotel in Managua is an upscale hotel that likes to advertise its proximity to the US Embassy and other government buildings. The hotel is caters particularly to foreigners in Nicaragua on business trips. That said, if you are visiting Managua as a tourist and want an amenity-laden
If you only have $5 left in your pocket when you get to Barrio Martha Quezada, you can try visiting Hospedaje Mesa. The hostel is one of the cheapest accomodations around -- for a reason. Despite a layer of colorful paint, the 24 rooms are dim, dirty-looking and concrete. They have what could be cal
For weary travelers, finding Best Western Hotel Las Mercedes across from the airport is a bit like being greeted at the arrival gate by a friend. The sprawling complex (with 196 rooms, spa, beauty salon, two pools, three private parking lots, five conference rooms and a gym) is typical Best Western,
Casa Vanegas is on a prominent corner near the Tica bus station, you might be lead there by one of the persistently helpful street people. The rooms are stark white and clean, with matrimonial beds, but the well-trafficked hospedaje has started to feel a little worn (especially compared to newer pla
Hotel Teodolinda is a hotel focused on serving business travelers to Managua. It is just minutes away from the embassies, NGO offices and other areas of interest to those in Managua on business. All rooms have kitchenettes and the hotel can accommodate long-term guests. There is also one apartmen
Hotel Los Robles is a charming hotel in the residential area of Managua. This converted colonial house has only 14 rooms and prides itself on being able to offer individual attention to guests. The rooms have antique, wooden furniture complete with iron bed frames. Each room has a unique layout a
Conveniently located across from Parque Palo Solo, Hotel Casa Country is a decent midrange option for travelers looking for slightly nicer digs. Rooms have actual furniture, and the private bathrooms come with doors, a rarity in these parts. Although the attractive blue exterior indicates a quaint u
Flanking the Central Park's south side, Hotel Sobalvarro is a basic, clean, and convenient option for the adventurous ones who actually stay in Boaco long enough to sleep. Rooms congregate around a sunny courtyard, and the back patio has a stunning view of the surrounding city. Double rooms with pri
Seminole Plaza Hotel's faux baroque accents and flawless service put it in the top echelon of Managua hotels. Located at the north end of Zona Hippos, in the middle of the commercial district, Seminole is an oft-cited local landmark. Think you've heard the name before? The hotel was built by the Sem
Hotel Sol y Luna offers pleasant, if not particularly extraordinary, accommodations down one of Los Robles' shaded streets, behind Rest. La Marsellaise. The rooms (single, $50; matrimonial $60; double $70; triple $90; breakfast included, tax is not) have WiFi, trundle beds and private bathrooms, as
Hotel Intercontinental is an established chain of luxury accommodations that offer a wide range of services and amenities, but which are mainly geared toward business travelers and those willing to pay the pricey rates. The Managua hotel is conveniently located right next to the Metrocentro shoppin
Hotel Colon is a solid mid range option in Los Robles, although the location has started to appear a bit down in the heel. The rooms in a shrieking lime color don't help matters much; Colon has gone a bit overboard on the faux-colonial pastel theme. Still, the hotel is fairly close to Metrocentro an
At Casa Feliz, you will find a fooseball table in the entryway, a living room with a couch and a TV, and a communal kitchen open to all. A backyard with hammocks confirms the sign in the hallway that proclaims it âThe Hostel that Feels like a Home.â The rooms and bathrooms are shared, whic
Casa Oro, located 20 meters south of Hotel Colonial, is one of the most popular hostels in San Jaun del Sur with dormitory-style room rates from $7-8. Lockers are free, but small. There is a communal kitchen, a big screen TV and a book exchange. The youth hostel also offers several tours, surf lesso
Parque Maritimo el Coco is a private reserve with 8 houses, 3 bungalows and 8 apartments for rent. It's a great option for a quiet holiday on the beach and the best part is that the units can be rented on a daily basis. The wide, white sand of Playa El Coco is perfect for f
This is a great cabin to chill in. The whole cabin costs only $9 a night and with 3 beds that makes it dirt cheap! It's set on 2 acres of land with a lot of mango trees about 10 min walk from the beach. There are two good surf beaches nearby- Aposintillo (for beginners, novice) and Aseradorres (inte
Above the family house and shop are the nine rooms of Hotel Kateana, the most pleasant of Sábolos's budget hotels. The rooms are small but adequate, with comfortable beds and electric fans, but no mosquito nets. If you are squeamish, shell out the extra $5 and get one with priva
La Veranera is a boutique beachfront guesthouse on Nicaragua's pearl of a beach Playa El Coco. Playa El Coco is located only 30min South of San Juan del Sur and the closest lodging to the turtle beach La Flor, where sea turtles come to nest and the hatchlings tou
Located to the right of the entrance of the main beach, there are 10 hectares of land where Villas Playa Madera rents two to three bedroom oceanfront houses. The property is surrounded by tropical forests, so check out the hiking trails to possibly see and definitely hear howler monkeys. These villa
From this property there is a bird's-eye view of Maderas beach, a view so clear that you can see the waves breaking. The houses for rent are two story, two bedrooms, with full kitchens and BBQs. The rentals share a tiny pool and come equipped with internet. The walk downhill to the beach takes 15 mi
Apoyo Lodge is a large 3500sq ft private villa nestled in an ecological nature reserve on the shores of Lake Apoyo. Apoyo Lodge is situated off the beaten path and boasts no neighbors for miles besides the local howler monkeys regularly heard in the trees. Guests staying at the lodge have a chance
Casa Linda is not, despite the name, particularly beautiful, but the house part rings true; walk in and you might find baby toys on the floor of what is obviously the owner's living room. Despite an interior that can feel a bit crowded, Casa Linda offers all the regular amenities - breakfast include
Hotel Vistamar is a beachfront resort and conference center located in Pochomil along the beach. The hotel features 17 exotic bungalows, holding up to four people per room. Each room has its own complete bathroom, ceiling fan, air conditioning unit, cable TV, beach chairs, hammocks, and private terr
Morgan's Rock is a resort on 1,800 hectars of a private reserve that incorporates environmentalism with luxury to create an upscale environmentalist's dream. The bungalows are made of local, sustainable wood. All food and drinks are included in the daily rates. Activities such as fishing and hiking
We recently rented an Eco Casa, in Balcones de Majagual, through Aurora Vacation Rentals (www.vacationrentalsnicaragua.com). This is, by far, one of the most beautiful and unique rental options near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The agents at Aurora were very attentive, helping us to select the per
Two Brothers occupies an ideal location, on the highest hill overlooking the beaches of Guasacate, Popoyo and surrounding farmlands. There are creatively designed houses for rent with colored glass pillars, all with spectacular views. The homes vary in price according to size, but all have complet
($10.00) One of the cheapest deals on the island, Guest House Ruppie is perfect for budget travelers just looking for a place to crash and store their stuff. Rooms include a bed, a fan and a shared bathroom. There is also a small stand right outside the hotel that sells inexpensive food: from do
A rustic, older hostel located across the street from Los Cisneros, Santos provides cheap, private rooms and a spacious balcony. Rooms are slightly dingy, though, and the private bathrooms are dilapidated. A snack bar is located on the main floor.
The sister hotel of La Tica (located in Las Salinas) La Tica 2 is a backpacker/surfer's hostel at the end of road on Playa Guasacate. It's a two-story lodge that is always filled with surfers and has a patio by the river where you can get some food or a beer. La Tica 2 has private rooms and shared b
Casa Don Martins provides the necesities: basic rooms and a restaurant open at mealtimes. There are private rooms with bathrooms, as well as dormitories.The hotel is set back about a hundred feet from both Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual. Meals feature burgers, sandwiches and fish entreés. The foo
On the northern, quieter end of Playa Maderas you'll find Matilda's. Matilda, the owner, has rooms tha range from private, with an en-suite bathroom, to small casitas, which resemble large doghouses. Matilda's is an affordable way to stay right on the beach. Camping sites are also available, as wel
Located just around the corner from local Texaco, and right off of the highway, Hospidaje Lydia is a popular Rivas accommodation. At the hostel, don't be surprised to find old women in rocking chairs watching telenovelas, or a family at the kitchen table, playing cards. Even if you don't speak the l
A block from Central Park and the Iglesia San Pedro, Hospedaje Hilmor is a good choice for those looking to explore Rivas' tourist attractions. Upon arrival, you may have to rattle the gate and yell at the door to get the attention of the owner. Hospedaje Hilmor's rooms are spacious and all have pr
Located right in front of the beach, La Bocana is a bare basics hostel that has views of the ocean from the balcony. Private rooms are available and come with shared washrooms. There is a restaurant on the main floor that serves meals which usually cost less than $5.
Hotel Casa Maur, located right in front of the Guasacaste beach, is a ten minute walk to the waves at Popoyo. The hostel has a large, central common area with ping-pong table, TV, surfboard racks and dining table. Simple meals can be ordered from the kitchen. The hostel has four rooms with four beds
While the name suggests a garden, the reality is more of a concrete courtyard with some plants. That said, Jardín de Italia is secure and has clean rooms with private bathrooms. There is a computer with internet that can be used for 50 cents an hour, and a kitchen where one can buy breakfast and sn
Los Cisneros is the most expensive hotel in the area, but also has the most services and is still reasonably priced. If you are looking for a place to stay long term, this hotel might be a good option; Los Cisneros has rooms available with a fridge and a mini kitchen. Altogether there are 14 rooms,
Steps away from the Tica Bus station, Hospedaje Dulce Sueño is a new hostel that has clean, comfortable rooms and private bathrooms. A good budget option, this lodging has two levels and a spacious common area. The staff is friendly. Breakfast is available at an extra cost.
This place at the far end of town (i.e. 4 minutes from the pier) rents out a handful of small but clean rooms above the family home. There is a double with private bathroom ($20), a double and a twin with shared bathroom ($10 and $12) and some single rooms with shared bathroom for $6. Breakfast, lun
Despite the name Fundeci/gaia Escuela de Español and Estacion Biológica doesn't offer Spanish classes at the moment, although the establishment does have scuba lessons and gear ($40 per immersion or $60 for two). Fundeci/gaia also has a handful of cramped rooms with smudged walls. The rooms cost $
Eco Hostal Apoyo was once a lakeside residence and still has the slightly informal feel of a vacation home. The hotel has a large porch, an open-air kitchen and, in back, a communal room with a TV, DVD player and a small book exchange. Set across the road from the lakefront, the hotel has no immedia
Angel Azul Boutique Hotel is based on a different concept with a cozy ambiance in a typical Nicaraguan family residential home surrounded by gardens and a beautiful pool. The hotel is located in the most central and safest residential area in the capital city of Managua within a few meters of Carret
Nicaraguan Guest House (also known to taxi drivers as âbackpacker'sâ) is one of the few hotels in Managua that you can book online. The hotel has clean, if austere, rooms with large bathrooms and is within walking distance (through the leafy neighborhood) of Centro Comercial Las Americas,
Rooms here are breezy and offer a lovely view out on the lake, although the building itself isn't as new or as attractive as Villa Paraiso. The place seemed clean, but there was an abundance of geckos in the rooms, which implies the presence of their six-legged prey. Still, it's a good value. Make
The is the budget option on Playa Santo Domingo. There is an even cheaper place next door, but it is not recommended. Rates are per person, so if you're a couple it's a great deal. Rooms are a bit faded and not as flashy as the pricier places in the area, but reliable, clean and friendly. An excell
Villa Paraiso is the priciest option on Playa Santo Domingo and definitely has a more resort-type feel. The cabins are pleasant, with a quiet atmosphere and a nice view. The cheaper offerings, however, are far from impressive, as is the restaurant (see separate review). Villa Paraiso also offers a r
This could be the most gorgeous place on the island. A spectacular hilltop lookout over the lake. The location is very isolated and rustic, rich in bird life. The wilderness ends at your doorstep however - rooms are spotlessly clean. Dorms in particular are an excellent value, and the suites are wo
Taguizapa hotel is located in Altagracia and is next to a beach of the same name. The hotel, which is new and offers great hospitality, is a nice place to visit. The food is good and you can arrange for staff to come pick you up in Moyogalpa. The hotel has just opened, so the cabins are new.
Resembling a fortress on a hill, the Hotel Marsella has a beautiful pool area and classy rooms. The restaurant is a bit pricey for what is offered, but consider the awesome view of Marsella Bay as part of the cost. This place is recommended for business travelers as it has internet, phone service a
Hotel Casa Verde offers basic accommodations close to the sea. The rooms have cement walls, tin roofs and outdoor washrooms. The hotel can provide boats for surfing or fishing but be prepared to smell a lot of fish during your stay - fishermen's boats are located right outside the hotel. At least yo
Las Hamacas, a hotel right on the seashore, offers a better value than many other options in El Astillero. The hotel has nine rooms on a small grassy property; all rooms have private washrooms. Singles go for $25 and doubles for $30, and rooms with air conditioning are $10 more.
This polished, white, modern building with red lining is hard to miss. Hotel Nicaroa is a block from the park and almost directly centered between Rivas' two famous churches. Ammenities include private parking, internet, hot water, laundry service, cable and air conditioning. There is also a caterin
This resort has luxury two-story bungalows furnished with local wood and other materials; it features an outdoor garden washroom. There is a turtle nesting sanctuary on the hotel's private beach. Punta Teonoste can arrange for you to help at the sanctuary or with other community projects. There is a
Viva's choice for accommodations in Altagracia. The $4 rooms are a bit grimy, but $6 buys you an excellent place. Spotlessly clean and with a pleasant little balcony outside. For $16, you can rent your own âcabañta.â They also offer island and volcano tours, as well as horseback riding.
The cheapest place in town to get a single room. Unfortunately, in this case you do get what you pay for. Chickens live in the courtyard, and the place has no amenities to speak of. Shared toilets lack toilet seats, a particular pet-peeve of this reviewer.
This hotel is located on a working coffee cooperative operated by over 20 families from the Isla de Ometepe on Lago Nicaragua. Accommodation options include camping/hammocks, dorm beds, private rooms and private cabanas.
Hotel Azul Pitahaya is located a block from the beach, away from the shore-front noise, and is a solid option for visitors who can afford to pay a bit more for spotless rooms with the usual amenities (air conditioning, cable TV, hot water, WiFi and a delicious breakfast at the attached Café Espress
Hotel Joxi, located one and a half blocks west of the municipal market, is the place for travelers in need of space and comfort on a tight budget. Rooms cost $10-12 and come with an air conditioner, television and private bathroom. There are hammocks, tables and a deck for lounging upstairs. There i
($48.00 per person or $54.00 for two) If you want luxury feel at a reasonable price, head to Hotel Colonial. It is sparkling clean, with swans constructed of towels on the pillows and complimentary soap and shampoo. There is a full bar and the backyard has a patio filled with palm trees. Each room
At only $4, this is one of the cheapest private rooms to be found in town, but we'd hesitate to recommend it. The walls don't touch the ceiling here, meaning you're basically sleeping outside. Expect to have plenty of six-legged company at night, especially if you keep the light on after dark.
What's not to love about a hostel that has a pet deer? Minta, as the fawn is known, can be seen strolling imperially about the grounds and has developed a taste for pizza. Moyogalpa's âbackpacker hostel,â dormitories here are dark and abysmal, but the private rooms are quite nice starting
The corridors of this place are dark and dank, but rooms are clean. Extremely clean. But despite their enthusiasm for sanitation, you can't help but question how they justify charging $10 for the same standard, fan-rooms that are found across town for half the price.
Very clean, pleasant rooms coming off of a lovely backyard garden. Quite a nice place to stay all-around. Rooms are fairly standard. The hotel features a common room with television and a cafeteria, as well as a tour agency.
If you wanted to put a positive spin on this place, you'd call it rustic. Or, you could just be honest and say it's run-down. Rooms are open to the outside, and the whole place has a dark and depressing vibe (though the bathrooms are surprisingly clean). The service was also rather curt.
Rooms here are basically the same as those in Arenas Negras, but at a higher price. There's a disco under construction in front of the reception, so it may not be the quietest place in town once that's completed. Finally, it will remain a complete mystery why the bathroom light fixture was tinted
Once billed as Moyogalpa's finest hotel, the glory has faded and now only the high prices remain. The staff makes an effort, but they can't make up for the fact that the windows don't close and the pool has run dry. Ambiance remains nice, with hammocks and a quiet courtyard.
This four-room hotel has basic accommodations and would be cheaper just about anywhere else, but the location, a stone's throw to the beach, dictates the price. There's not much to do in more than a day at Playa Marsella, but at the hotel you can enjoy some local cuisine with prices comparable to o
The lodge is owned and operated by a Dutch couple, who created the hotel in a secluded spot with a view of the ocean and within a 10 minute walk of the beach. The two deluxe treehouses feature rooms complete with bathrooms and a master bedroom in the main building that sleeps up to four. Buena Vist
A big yellow building at the furthest end of town from the pier, this hotel cum restaurant cum bar formerly known as Melvin's rents out five decent rooms. Each one comes with a private bathroom, mosquito nets and electric fan. Give the mattress a test poke before picking a room,
You won't exactly be spoiled for choice when looking where to drop your cases in San Juan. There aren't many options in town, and they all seem to offer similar basic lodgings at a rate of $10. The only upscale hotel with 24-hour electricity and a pool is the fancy Río Indio Riv
Freshly opened in September of 2009, the small hotel above Vanessa's offers the most pleasant rooms in town, all very clean, with wooden floors, private bathrooms, fan or A/C, and TV. There is balcony overlooking the rapids and breakfast plus free coffee during the day are included in the rate.
(Rooms: $10.00) This small and pleasant establishment is conveniently situated in the center of town, half a block south of the park. Hotel Carelys has clean, comfortable rooms and an amiable staff. Each room comes with a fan and a private bathroom, complete with complementary so
The Albergue as it is known in town, comes recommended as an excellent value option, comfortable and with friendly service. Set in a large hardwood building overlooking the pier, this hotel offers nine rooms, most with a great view from the balcony with hammocks. All are equipped with mosquito nets,
This family-run hostel offers room that are not exactly spotless, but they are comfortable, and the service is friendly. There are three double rooms, three twin and one single, some with private bathroom, all with mosquito nets and electric fans, and a covered area at the back with hammocks. Owner
Right by the river is this handful of simple and somewhat darkish wooden cabins equipped with private bathrooms, mosquito nets and fans. The family who owns the place is building more, maybe counting on some improbable tourist boom in San Juan.
Hotel Camino Real is a first class hotel, conference center and casino geared toward serving business travelers in Nicaragua. Hotel Camino Real has a restaurant that serves fine Mediterranean international food. The hotel also has a large, beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by chairs in case visit
An eco/surf lodge in front of the beach, Los Cardones provides a tranquil setting in a beautifully natural atmosphere. The resort promotes sustainable tourism by having a minimal environmental impact and also by helping with local community projects. You can stay in one of the six bungalows with tha
Hotel Vista al Mar is located on the beach in Masachapa and is a small hotel with simple rooms and a tiny swimming pool,. The hotel's restaurant has two levels, which look out to the ocean, and the menu features both typical Nicaraguan dishes and seafood plates. The hotel and restaurant both have mi
If you prefer to explore the forest more leisurely, you can stay at the rustic lodge also called Refugio Bartola (Cel: (505) 8401-0341, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) which offers its own trails ($5 admission for non-guests) and rents canoes. Packages including accommodation in woode
Hotel Summer, one of the biggest and most popular hotels in Masachapa, has comfortable rooms suitable for families with children. The hotel's restaurant overlooks the ocean and has a large deck that fills up with diners from both Managua and local areas on the weekends. Service is friendly and dishe
(Rooms: $13.00-$50.00) One of the nicer options in San Carlos is Hotel Cabinas Leyko, located two blocks west of the church. The place is large, with over 20 rooms along two stories. There is a porch on the first floor and the second floor has a balcony with view of serene Lake Granada. Rooms range
(Rooms: $10.00-$30.00) Along the shoreline, 80 meters north of the harbor, is a quiet family-owned hostel with a nice porch that's lined with rocking chairs. The place is clean, the service is friendly and the rooms are private. Both the dining room and kitchen are open to guests. Meals are also ava
Conveniently located inside the Fruti Fruti restaurant (see listing), Mi Casa Hostal is a good value budget option. A relatively safe place to stay with friendly service, this hostel has a range of rooms, with prices starting from as little as five dollars. All the large clean rooms have comfortabl
For the all-inclusive seeking surfer, the Surf Sanctuary provides accommodation, meals, and transportation by truck or boat to the waves. The resort is comprised of the cabañas, swimming pool, dining area, and recreation room. For the all-inclusive packages, prices are available through their websi
On the road to the beach Rancho Santana, you'll find a small, eight room hotel with an outdoor patio restaurant. The restaurant has typical fried foods, and cheap eats like hotdogs. Rooms are clean and simple with a private bathroom. Restaurant closed mid- September to November.
Mango Rosa is located just before the road splits to Playas Maderas and Marsella so it is close to both beaches. If you are looking for moderately priced luxury with great service and food this is the spot. Mango Rosa has one, two and three bedroom houses with shared pool and a bar and restaurant. T
Set back from the road at Playa Guasacate, El Toro is a clean and comfortable hotel with a garden, at the rear, and pool. There are both shared and private rooms, all of which fill up quickly with surfers during the rainy season when the waves are optimal. The restaurant has good food and is stocked
The safe and relatively clean Hotel Regis is another good budget option if you find Hostal Mi Casa full. This hotel is one of the cheapest around, and is actually slightly cheaper than Mi Casa. However the rooms are smaller and the place has much more of a run-down vibe. Due to the fact that this h
The family-run Madera's Inn is a pleasant hotel with 14 spotlessly clean and very well-maintained rooms. The homey common area is fitted out with a television, chairs, hammocks, and some basic exercise equipment. Madera's has a range of rooms catering for people on a range of different budgets. The
Slightly cheaper and a lot less formal than neighboring Crater's Edge, the Monkey Hut draws more of a backpacker crowd. The stacked bunks of the six-bed dorm ($12) are located to the rear of the main building, with a clean-ish tiled bathroom across the hall. Private rooms (single $18 to $20; double
Once a private residence (like most buildings along the lakefront), Hospedaje Crater's Edge is hushed and lovely, with wide tiled porches overlooking the lake - although rather strict with the guest dos and don'ts. Outside food and drink is not permitted, which means either a trip up the street to o
The San Simian Eco Lodge is in a secluded spot on the edge of Laguna de Apoyo. The lodge has five private bungalows, each with private bathrooms and their own interior design.
Four of the bungalows have Balinese-type outdoor showers in rock wall enclosures that are open to the sky and one, the mos
Hotel El Casino is a hidden gem just 30 miles north of San Juan del Sur. SJ can get very busy and we discovered this fishing town after jetting from the pack. What we were not expecting were solid waves to bust oursurf boards on - and few people at all who seem to know of these beaches. Just head no
Hotel Masaya is interestingly designed following a Harley-Davidson theme. The friendly staff are obviously biker fans and are welcoming to all, including of course, biker groups. This nice hotel's eleven comfortable rooms are bright and freshly painted, with televisions, fans (air conditioning is a
The owners of Santa Maria seem to think that by adding lace curtains and a few dried flowers, they can magically turn a budget hostel into a mid-range hotel. They can't. Despite the higher prices, this place remains of budget quality in terms of cleanliness, room-size, and amenities. There is no rea