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    Gigante Bay

    South Side of the Beach, Playa Gigante 48500, Nicaragua
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    Pool & Beach (10)
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    Overview
    • Excellent56%
    • Very good16%
    • Average11%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible4%
    Travellers talk about
    “the owner” (20 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 128 reviews

    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    There are surfers and adventure travelers from all over the world. Cool music and excellent vibe. Playa gigante is still pretty undiscovered. Even though it is rough around the edges, the people are kind and the back drop of a Nicaraguan sunset on the beach...More

    1  Thank monarchmax
    Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded 13 September 2017

    Hey there, Thanks for the great review, our volunteers and local staff work hard to create a nice vibe and we're glad you appreciated the music, we work hard on those playlists too! We appreciate being 'rough around the edges' it's part of the rustic,...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2017

    I first stayed at Gigante Bay nearly five years ago and have made multiple visits back here since then. There is always a great mix of people, volunteers, and the food is always delicious. The view from the common area can not be beat with...More

    1  Thank t A
    Response from Gigante-Bay, Manager at Gigante BayResponded 8 August 2017

    Happy to hear you had a good time and enjoyed the sunsets! Safe travels and hope to see you in Gigante again.

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    Loved my time at Gigante Bay Hostel, the view of the sunset was amazing every night, the food was great and the beds in the dorm comfy. The bathrooms were basic, but kept clean during my stay and the local staff and volunteers were all...More

    Thank Steph F
    Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded 16 July 2017

    Hi Steph, Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, we loved having you! Happy travels and hopefully we'll see you again.

    Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

    This hostel has a lot of potential but it's filthy, unorganised, and disheveled. There are tons of volunteers but it seems like nobody cares or does anything. The dorms and food are way overpriced and it takes forever to get the food. You pay 3$...More

    Thank Florin M
    Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded 8 July 2017

    Hi Florin, I'm sorry your stay with us didn't go as well as hoped. Our local and volunteer team are working hard to improve the guest kitchen in the property with more private dorms. You're right, the food does sometimes take a while, but our...More

    Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

    Where do I start, dirty dorm, toilets, shower, heaps of insects, terrible water quality, badly equipped kitchen, not working power plugs.. etc. You are definitely able to get more for your money on Playa Gigante. The only good thing is the food in the bar,...More

    Thank Niklas A
    Response from Gigante-Bay, Front Office Manager at Gigante BayResponded 8 July 2017

    Hi Niklas, Thanks for staying with us, and glad that you agree on how great Andrew's food is, we think we have the best food in Gigante. Sorry that you didn't feel that our facilities were up to scratch, our local and volunteer maintenance team...More

    Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge
    514 reviews
    #1 of 1 hotels in Playa Ocotal
    15.3 km
     
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    0.7 km
     
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    386 reviews
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$33 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • Location
    • Nicaragua >
    • Rivas Department >
    • Playa Gigante
    • Also Known As
    • Gigante Bay Nicaragua/Playa Gigante
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    Traveller (76)
    Pool & Beach (10)
    Dining (9)
    Room & Suite (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (64)
    Family and Play Areas (32)
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    JanetJohansson
    20 June 2016|
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    Response from Gigante-Bay | Property representative |
    Hi there, Why yes of course we have an email address! It is gigantebay at gmail. We'd love to hear from you! Privates range from $43.70USD without AC to $88.50USD with AC. Check out our website for all of our accomodation... More
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    alanhudson
    7 December 2014|
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    Response from burritoful | Reviewed this property |
    Hey-- the beach right next door--Playa Amarillo--it is almost completely uninhabited except one house with a guy named Shine living in it....well---THAT is the perfect beginners surfers beach...and yes you can arrange... More
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    Room Tips
    "We just had a drink in the common area, but it was lots of fun!"
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    "The 18 bed dorm is the coolest with a breeze and was never at capacity in my month's stay"
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    "Dorm rooms are clean and airy with a personal fan"
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    "Get a dorm bed in the back - there's more light in the morning."
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