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Surfing Donkey Hostel

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

The Surfing Donkey is a lively new hostel near the heart of San Juan Del Sur, with the largest hostel pool in town! With frequent events, pool parties, great facilities, and a welcoming staff, it's no wonder most guests end up extending their stay here. Many guests have even told us this was their best hostel experience in Central America

Located only one block South of the famous Church/park in the center of town, we're just a short walk away from the biggest bars and beach. We're in a residential area, so we have fun in the daytime, then usually take people out to the happening bars to keep it quiet at night.

Aside from the large hostel pool, other features here include:
- A fully equipped kitchen free for guests to use
- Large bar with cheap delicious drinks and plenty of specials
- Brand new, thick mattresses
- Yoga classes and occasional workshops
- Upstairs deck with a great sunset view of the city
- Lockers with power outlets inside and security camera protection
- Free high quality local coffee, a late checkout time, wifi, and more

Come check us out, we guaranty once you're here you won't want to leave!

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Tue 29 May 2018 - Fri 1 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 29th May 2018 - Fri 1st June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2018
    Epic place. Awesome location. Go there
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Apr 2018
    We had a private room that was very clean and the shower was really good, even though it was cold. Common area was cozy and the kitchen and bar were nice. Staff was a bit unfriendly for my taste and it’s a party place, so if you want a calm night, don’t go there. Otherwise, nice place if you like a good party.
    Belgium, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Apr 2018
    The place needs a refurbishement. Good - central location , basic needs met, friendly owner and some staff Bad- Same pancake for breakfast every single day ; hard beds, creaky bunk beds, ventilation and heat force you to stay out from 9 am to 6 pm. Hangout areas need to be cleaner. Music played in the bar depends on the bartender and does not create a great vibe.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    14 Apr 2018
    This is quite possibly the WORST hostel I have stayed in in Central America. The staff (excluding the English girl and Irish dude) were so rude and unhelpful, there were cockroaches in the shower, there are no doors on the dorms and the fans are useless so it is like a sauna in there. The free breakfast is one single pancake, the pool was closed almost the whole time and filthy. The hostel is very quiet and about a 5-10 min walk out of town (which isn’t nice at night). Do not stay here!!
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Surfing Donkey Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 13:00 to 22:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival only cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew.

Reception open for bookings and help from 7 am - 10 pm, otherwise guard is on duty 24 hours.

Bar hours are 10 am - 10 pm, we do not allow outside drinks in order to keep our prices low.

Quiet enforced before 9 am and after 10:30 pm, there are plenty of places to go out at night and we're happy to take you - 18 and over, the hostel has a large bar and pool parties and is not intended for family stays.

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