Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Esperanza

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
Read all reviews

Property Description

The spacious rooms are breezy, clean and brightly painted. The staff are friendly, the beds are comfortable, there is access to fast internet service, and the hammocks in the courtyard will surely beckon you to stay awhile. Eat an array of fresh tropical fruit from the trees there while you're at it. And it's right across from the beach and all best the beachfront restaurants.

Hostel Esperanza is safe, cheap, fun and relaxing -- a true backpacker's paradise. There's nothing more you could really ask for.

Please advise if check in is after 3pm

Check out 11AM

Lockers and Towels for rent @ $1/day View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 6.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 6.7

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 4.7

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    I have always stay at this Hostel, the staff are nice and the food is great. And the most important point it’s 2km from the beach
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Apr 2018
    Good place 5seconds from the beach. Good value for money and neat everything. It's calm. A lot of families and kids aswell. Not a party place but close to the party. I would stay here again.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Sep 2018
    Simple. Basic. I felt like I was at home after staying there for a week the staff is very friendly and I had everything I needed. You can’t beat the location and the view for the price. I recommend staying here if you’re on a budget with great views and close to everything.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    29 Sep 2018
    Stayed here (solo traveler) & loved my stay! San Juan Del Sur is a ghost town right now because of all the political stuff going on in the country. However, San Juan is VERY safe both day and night! Perfect for anyone who wants to come chill by the beach, surf or learn Spanish. The hostel is in the perfect location, near the beach and bars. Breakfast is great and staff is super nice! Only a couple of other people in the hostel, but that’s why I encourage everyone to come. Things are safe here!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    17 May 2018
    Great place to stay and meet people.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Oct 2018
    Our bed in our private room was directly under a window where a local man kept walking by and yelling loudly throughout the night. I didn’t feel very safe in this hostel. The beds were comfortable and everything worked well but the safety thing was large for me
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    05 Feb 2020
    This a basic budget hostel. It's a good price and great location. Don't expect more. I loved the ability to walk across the road and jump in the ocean. Yet it was quiet enough to get sleep. I can handle bare bones, sloppy, unclean places. If you can't, get something nicer. But this works for the budget. Satisfied.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    09 Feb 2020
    Pros: Great location. Walk across the street and you at the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Many restuarants within a block or two. CONS: It feels more like a Appalachian cast away cottage. I can handle bare bones with a bed, and cool shower so it works for me to have the private room at this location. As far as security the private rooms have a solid wooden door with a deadbolt. Bring a towel
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    19 May 2018
    Dorm room had decent fans and lockers, beds were comfy. Bathroom had two showers and toilets that were reasonably clean. Staff were not super welcoming. Biggest problem for me was security, I could have walked in straight from the street and into a dorm where everyone's gear was lying around. Also the free breakfast was pretty bad, just an egg with beans and rice. But the coffee was awesome, free refills until the container was empty.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    27 Jan 2020
    I have never been to a hostel that dirty! There was s**t in every toilet, a big pot of hairy mouldy food in the fridge, bed sheets were dirty too and no one cleaned anything of that at all. The staff was just sitting around the hall day. I am sorry to say that but just don’t go there!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities