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Coolangatta, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Great hostel! They offer awesome food and drinks with an awesome vibe! Rooms are clean! The owners Fred and Carla go out of their way to help with whatever you need!!! Recommend this place for sure!!! Scott!

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Hands down, best hostel I have ever stayed in. Feel like family as soon as you arrive, I even got sick one day and Carla did everything to make sure I felt better. Fred and Carla are amazing, and the family roast crazy good. I am going back to SJSD in August just to visit Casa again! I made amazing...

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

We had a tough start in San Juan, when all of our creditcards got stolen at a hostel in the mainstreet(Javiers house). We desicded to move to a different hostel and went to Casa del Olas. At first the staff and owners seemed very helpful and nice. They helped us find a translater, so we could report the rubbery to...

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5Thank Eirin R
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Had so much fun while staying here, great staff, gorgeous hostel and great people!! Definitely a party hostel, this is the place you want to be if you love to party and get weird - very accepting and non judgemental environment. Met some really great people there, hostel is also great to hang out at during the day (plenty of...

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

This place was a party- staff was awesome, the pool is amazing and we met some super outrageous people. Lots of drinking and lots of fun. If you are looking to make friends and have fun, Casa De Olas is your place.

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Bangkok
Reviewed 22 March 2015

The Casa's facilities were great: amazing infinity pool and clean rooms. However I was staying there with my girlfriend and we found the staff to be quite rude and indifferent, and we both got pretty unwelcoming vibes as the staff only seemed interested in the single girls and watching UFC. Would stay here again if it wasn't so clicky.

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Hello fellow travellers , my name is Damien and I visited casa de olas in January 2015 a week prior to Australia Day in hopes of some good atmosphere to party at. Not only did it live up to my expectation it was hands down the best Australia Day I've ever had . The bar staff at the time -...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Beautiful place to stay (5 minutes away in shuttle of San Juan), amazing view, nice pool and clean dorms... the staff is really nice and helpful! More of a party place and a chill place sometimes.. feels remote but it is really close to the city.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I arrived at Casa de Olas in October and didn't leave before the end of January. On and off I almost stayed 3 months(!!!) at this amazing hostel and it became my home away from home. I might have been one of the longest staying customers there :) The owners Carla and Fred and the staff treat you like family...

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2Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 11 February 2015

I have stayed at Casa de Olas three separate times over the past two years. Each time they have had incredible staff and a great cast of characters staying there- the place just seems to attract amazing people. The view can't be beat (every sunset is incredible) and the pool is a life saver. The hostel itself is set up...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa de Olas, is a unique place to stay, blending the best of Bed & Breakfast, hotel and hostel together to create the Casa de Olas experience. We are situated on a hilltop over-looking the town and bay of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Our location provides endless views over the Pacific ocean with spectacular sunsets nightly. Casa De Olas is designed for the more discerning backpacker and budget travelers who are looking to find an oasis of luxury at affordable prices. In total we have 10 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 75 guests at any one time. We have dorm rooms that can accommodate from 4-6 people with one room housing 14. Casa de Olas is designed for those traveling on a budget or in groups. All rooms are spacious with en-suites. We think staying a little out of town is the best way to experience all that San Juan del Sur and the surrounding area has to offer. Australian couple Fred and Carla are your hosts bringing a wealth of knowledge from their native land with a long resume in the hotel and restaurant industry. Fred and Carla are warm and always ready to give a recommendation. Take a look at our website, TripAdvisor and Facebook pages to find out more and we look forward to having you stay with us soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa De Olas

Address: Lot 6 Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: €10 - €43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Casa De Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Casa De Olas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa De Olas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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