This is a nice hostel with a small courtyard, which is generally peaceful (depending of course on the crowd that's currently staying at the hostel). The hostel is clean and well-run, and is involved in a number of projects in the community, from literacy projects to the little bin for clothing donations you can contribute to. Everything you need is provided--wifi, towel (for 1USD), water (5 cordobas per 1.5L bottle, which is very reasonable), hot water showers.
Some of the dorm rooms have toilets inside, and others don't. All toilets and showers are cleaned regularly. And the showers have hot water (a first for me in Nicaragua--but then, Estelí was the first place that was cool enough for me to feel I needed it!)
There is a fan in the room but with the cool evening temperatures you'd only really need it if the room is crowded. The dorms have quite a few beds packed into them, but I felt this was worth it for the great central location in a safe area. The price is reasonable, and includes daily tea/coffee at the cafe across the street.
The beds (and most importantly for me, CLEAN) though mattresses sagged slightly.The staff were very friendly, including the cafe staff and the tour operators across the street, who have a number of different trips in the area and the city.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking