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The Bearded Monkey
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Checked in. Then read the reviews. Having spent 3 nights here then returned for another they seem harsh (unless it was a stuff stolen one then fair enough).
It's budget accommodation. No frills, no shiny stuff but ok. We had a private room which was clean and functional.
The kitchens ok as are the toilets and showers. Not sure what people are expecting for low price in expensive Granada. It's better than the noisy party hostel with bed bugs we were in before.
The rabbits are cute too

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Johanna S
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Wow. We were shocked. We read about this hostel in the LP. It's the worst hostel we've stayed in. Not what LP promised. Just don't go. Employees sleep in the hammock all day and it's basicely a construction area. A real mess, with some shelters to sleep in. A lot of trash and it looks dirty. Not cosy or a nice place to meet other people. Looked kinda empty too.
Granada has a lot of cool hostels. Just find another one. Same rate, beter place.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Elke S
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed here for three nights and had a private room. Staff was in the process of re-painting two rooms while we were there and the manager was shy but helpful and kind. Linens are washed by hand in the back of the hostel and on our last night, my husband woke up with bites from bedbugs. We paid $15 a night and booked a tour to Apoyo through them, and it was a pretty quiet atmosphere with pet bunnies, a turtle and a cat. Many hotels and hostels were booked because of peak season, and we tried spending less time there and focused on site-seeing. The owners should invest in new beds, fixing up their kitchen, baths and bar. Some of what you see in the pictures no longer exists upon arrival.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Miranda B
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

The private rooms are clean and effort was put into the presentation of the linen. Breakfast was delicious and the artwork around the hostel is striking. Definitely recommend it for a budget stay because of the location.

Room Tip: Get private rooms on the top floor for privacy.
  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Puja9188
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights in the dorm. The $5 per night is attractive but don't expect any luxury.

We came on the recommendation of the lonely planet Central America on a shoestring book but I'd say this place has definitely got different owners now. The staff speak a little English but not a lot and some of the things in the book like the screening of indie films definitely don't happen. The kitchen is a state, and you'll need your own pots, pans, plates and cutlery.

The dorms were reasonably clean and tidy and the ceiling fans make the heat bearable. The courtyard is a lovely place to chill with the hammocks, rabbits, cats and tortoises. I wouldn't rate the security of the place very highly as quite a lot of the time the staff manning reception are actually in one of the dorms watching films and you can let yourself in the front gate pretty easily.

We did meet some really lovely and interesting people here though and they really enriched our trip to Grenada so I'd recommend on the basis of the clientele rather than the hostel itself.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Samuel R
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Address: Avenida 14 de Septiembre, Granada, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 72 Speciality Lodging in Granada
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A bedrock of Granada's backpacker scene, The Bearded Monkey is both a chilled and relaxed hang-out but with a friendly and sociable buzz. Friends and strangers alike lounge around carefree in hammocks and swinging chairs whilstA range of accommodation options are available here. Three spacious dormitories with a total of 30 beds provide the bulk of them, priced at $6 per person. ... more   less 
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