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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This not for profit hostel that supports an environmental charity project, is a great place to stay in Esteli. The rooms were very nice and comfortable with a good bathroom and were very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and there was free coffee available in the mornings. They have a nice outside area with hammocks and seating areas. The... More 

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Sonati, General Manager at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Rachel Thanks for your comment, you opinion is really important for us to improve our service. Sonati Hostel & Tours finance projects such as the Free Environmental Education in private and public schools of the Esteli city, and development of rural communities. When you stay with us be sure that your money is going to hope empower our local... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

There is really not much wrong with this hostel, it is just not amazing. They offer a variety of tours and they do a lot of work with the local communities and especially local school kids. The main reason we came to Estelí was to do the Miraflor trek so we signed up for that upon arrival. We were later... More 

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Sonati, Gerente at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Rory M Thanks for your comment, you opinion is really important for us to improve our service. We will work in cleaning better the kitchen. About the tour we are really sorry that we didn't informed you as soon as possible but we only count with one Guide working from our main office and we work with local guides... More 

Melbourne
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This place if really nice - kept super clean and full of friendly staff both working in the hostel and in Sonati's projects. They're a not for profit and evidence of the work they do is all around and easily available if you're interested. It's in a good location, just back from the highway and close to the square and... More 

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Sonati, Director de Recepción at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Comra Hello, thank you very much for staying with us, it was a pleasure having you as a guest, we hope to have you back soon, and thanks for your support. More 

La Paz, Bolivia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hostel is a not for profit accommodation. They are big on recycling. Big kitchen, nice garden to chill in. Good wi-fi. About 5 minute walk to Parque Central. Staff are pleasant, helpful and bi-lingual. Beds in dorm room are comfortable. Not enough powerpoints in the dorm room.

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Sonati, Gerente at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Trina, Thanks for your comment, you opinion is really important for us to improve our service. We will work to get more powerpoints in the dorms rooms. Sonati Hostel & Tours finance projects such as the Free Environmental Education in private and public schools of the Esteli city, and development of rural communities. When you stay with us be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are travelling on motorcycles and arrived during a flash flood in this street but got through.It was perfect to have secure parking and a nice private room.We had some work to do on my bike and the undercover area in the back garden was a bonus.It has a lovely ambiance and lots of hammocks to sloth around in though... More 

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Sonati, Gerente at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, your opinion is really important to us! Also thank you for staying with us, you help support our Free Environmental Education Project. Best Regards, Ninfa More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Good enough hostel, we stayed in a private room and although it was a bit noisy (we were next to reception) it has enough good reasons to use, the kitchen is large and clean, the fridge is clean, there's free coffee in the mornings, the wifi is excellent both in common areas and in the room, the common areas are... More 

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Sonati, Gerente at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, your opinion is really important to us! Also thank you for staying with us, your help support our Free Environmental Education Project. Best Regards, Ninfa More 

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49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I liked the layback vibe and nature trips, staff is very nice and place has a well equiped kitchen (except is constantely occupied by volunteers). Have patio with picknick chairs, 'sofa' and hammocks. Dorm is clean and beds are ok, but its very noisy because the main doors are kracking and its direct near the street. ~ Tours ~ Did... More 

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Leon, Nicaragua
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Friendly and helpful staff members are the front desk. Rooms were clean and even had a hot shower. Only a few blocks from the Central Park. Reasonable sized kitchen. Free coffee in the mornings.Could do with some more hammocks out the back.

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Sonati, Front Office Manager at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, your opinion is really important to us! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We also thank you for staying with us and help support our Free Environmental Education Project. Best Regards, Khaled More 

Dublin, Ireland
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413 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

It's a decent place if you want to stay in Esteli. It's $8 for a dorm, some of the rooms have hot water in showers and others do. Lots of room to relax with hammocks and rocking chairs. The staff are OK and can organise trips for various places. It's not as good as Esteli but does the job.

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Thank cooker3000
Sonati, Manager at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, your opinion is really important to us! Also thank you for staying with us, you help support our Free Environmental Education Project. Best Regards, Ninfa More 

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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This place is alright, nothing special. There is practically no place to sit, and the atmosphere was not very friendly, we did not find this place to be very social. The WiFi did not work much of the time. The kitchen was not bad, not completely clean but it had lots of amenities. Beds were fairly comfortable, lockers were available.... More 

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Sonati, Gerente at Hostel Sonati Esteli, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. Sorry for the inconvenient that you had, We will work in cleaning better the kitchen and we will work to make more space for our guest s . About the internet we are working with the company that offers the service to get some solution for this problem.Your comment is very important... More 

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Welcome to our beautiful non-profit environmental hostel! We offer a central hostel with excellent facilities, spacious common areas - a great place to meet like-minded travelers. SONATI is a non-profit environmental education organization; ALL hostel profits finance our FREE environmental programs for thousands of local school children! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Sonati Esteli

Address: Costado norte Catedral, 3 cuadras al este, Esteli, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Esteli Department > Esteli
Price Range: €26 - €27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Private double good value for couples”
 of 5 bubbles tjeninho, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“the private room next to the reception area is loud”
 of 5 bubbles 10flags, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms with private bathroom actually share the bathroom with a dorm, so be sure to ask if it matters to you. I think those are less expensive, if you don't mind people accidentally locking you out of the bathroom once in awhile!”
 of 5 bubbles CarriefromSudbury, 19 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Very fine, tranquil”
 of 5 bubbles PJ602, 2 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Go to the Hostel Luna instead.”
 of 5 bubbles britbri, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
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