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Surfing Turtle Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night was good location but not my favourite place, stayed in bamboo huts very hot no fans and lots of mosquitoes! The menu there isn't much choice and takes over an hour with any order! One thing I can say is the staff are lovely tom and Jennie with brilliant managers and helped us a lot

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The isolated location of this hostel is cool on the one hand (you're right on the beach), but on the other, if you don't like the food or vibe, you don't have a choice. The food says it takes up to one hour, but we waited over an hour and a half for a grilled cheese sandwich... Waiting over an...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard really great things about this hostel. The location is amazing as the hostel is directly on the beach. We stayed in one of the small bamboo huts out the back - they are really hot (there is no sea breeze to cool them down) and no electricity so no fans. They also fill up with Mosquitos at...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had really high expectations of the Surfing Turtle Lodge before coming and it certainly didn't disappoint! The setting is beautiful, the hostel itself is great and the beach is amazing - pretty much private as they are the only choice of accommodation for miles besides an eco project further down the beach. Ive seen reviews where people complained that...

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Thank Kam S
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights as a big group and got the whole dorm room on the 1st floor. It is a room for 18 people with bunk beds. The terrace was lovely, with a great view of the sea, but the room was a total different story: the canopy is broken on the roof so when it rains...

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Thank Lara S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have travelled Australia, Asia and Central America and I can say that is by far my favourite hostel hat I have visited. Upon arrival to the small town of Poneloya you have to take a charming trip to the hostel which involves a short boat ride followed by a horse and carriage. The hostel is breathtaking from the moment...

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Thank Freddie M
Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was one of my favourite spots in Central America so far! The atmosphere I saw great whether you wanted to relax, party, or both. nightly games/activities really help you to meet people, and I loved the beach bonfire every night. The restaurant is overpriced for nicaragua but when considering everything has to Ben brought over by boat it's really...

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Not much to do here just chill, surf, yoga, eat and drink. But that's why you come here. An isolated hostel in a massive beach just for you and the other guests. Organic food, they take care of the turtles coming to the beach to laid their eggs, volleyball game every afternoon... a backpackers dream not to be missed.

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Thank Carlitos P
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Visit the surfing turtle lodge and you will go to an awesome place, which is (at the moment) managed by a group of very friendly dutchies! The rest of the crew was also very friendly and added positive energy to the place. To see the release of baby turtles is great and they really do a great job with it....

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The time that I spent at The Surfing Turtle Lodge will forever be in my heart. I happened upon this isolated slice of paradise and I ended up staying here as first a guest and then a Yoga instructor/volunteer. What was initially supposed to be a 6 week agreement between the lovely Djaja (head manager) I ended up staying for...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surfing Turtle Lodge is the only Island solar powered Eco-friendly hostel in Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast. Located only 20 minutes from the historic city of Leon, Nicaragua, and a 5 minute boat ride from the beach town of Poneloya on a beautiful deserted beach in Isla Los Brasiles. The Lodge strikes the perfect balance for everyone: Enjoy the island’s natural beauty while having comfortable, exceptional accommodations and services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfing Turtle Lodge

Address: Isla Los Brasiles, Poneloya, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Poneloya
Price Range: $7 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Surfing Turtle Hotel Poneloya
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“Upstairs dorm is worth the extra $2 - quieter and you get the ocean breeze through so it's not as stuffy!”
Sn0wflake1992, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great. You have options for private and shared rooms. Rooms right on the beach or in the private gardens.”
donnelld698, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the dorm upstairs has a nice cooling breeze, but it was too cold for me. If you are a bit of a chilly person, take the dorm downstairs!”
Soof4, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the Cabanas!”
R_Rachel_S, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't choose a top bunk unless you like bat poop in and around your mouth.”
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dylanullyot, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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