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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is awesome! Incredible vibes and a family-like atmosphere. I really enjoyed the daily volleyball (and winning the free drinks!), the morning yoga overlooking the beach, and the evening events. The central space create a close-knit group so that you can actually make strong connections with people and have an awesome time. Some nights we'd decide to get a...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went to surfing turtle lodge for three days and had a very good time. We booked the very basic bamboe hut, which is sort of a tent with a mosquito net and a small place to store the bags. It was small, but ok since we were on the beach or the lounge most of the time. The surfing...

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the surfing turtle lodge, great staff, good food and a nice vibe. The staff organised a volleyball competition every day and a game in the evening. Pity is that there's no kitchen for private use to you need to buy every meal which makes it all add up. We went there to surf, which we...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed for a few days in mid October. We were lucky enough to see turtles hatching which was awesome. The volunteers were all nice and enthusiastic and the beach is nice although you need to be careful of rip currents dragging you out. However the managers came across as pretty unfriendly & the food is average & overpriced, often...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights and wish I could have stayed longer. Very beautiful hostel on a secluded beach with amazing sunsets. The staff and volunteers were all super friendly and very welcoming, and allways got everyone who wanted to, involved in fun games and activities(including beach volley ball). Very social hostel and I met lots of cool people....

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the surfing turtle lodge at the end of September 2016. We had a really relaxing few days and the beach is beautiful however this beach is no good for surfing. There's a strong rip current and the waves are dumpy. Boards are 10 dollars a day. The place had a nice vibe and staff were really friendly....

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Today the turtles hatched and everyone was going to the beach to release them. Its a sort of family group here, all very friendy and caring. Food is good and prices are fine. First time to travel alone and i feel right at home here. Super!

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Surfing Turtle Lodge for 4 days and had the most fantastic time. Originally we planned to stay for 2 days but once we arrived we knew we had to extend. The team working at the lodge are so kind, helpful and a fun bunch to be around. The activities you can do during...

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Surfing Turtle Lodge is the highlight of travelers' trips through Central and South America. Djaja, Casper and Arriene are professional, warm and welcoming to all guests. The energetic staff mixes perfectly with a mesh of solo backpackers, couples and families from Nicaragua to the far East. While the eco-lodge is the only establishment on the island, there's plenty of activities...

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to chill on a deserted beach all day and then play volleyball and party all night this is the place to come. Run by volunteers who create an awesome vibe. The only thing it's less good for is the surf, which is less reliable than further down the coast.

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • 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 

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Address: Isla Los Brasiles, Poneloya, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Poneloya
Price Range: $6 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Surfing Turtle Hotel Poneloya
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“Don't choose a top bunk unless you like bat poop in and around your mouth.”
  • View from the second floor dorm.
 of 5 bubbles dylanullyot, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get the upstairs droms”
 of 5 bubbles ABandHB, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dorm with 8 beds is cheaper but no view, dorm with 16 beds has a fantastic view”
 of 5 bubbles L9796YOsarahe, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go elsewhere. This island is not Nicaragua.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewcI5493AQ, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The private cabins facing the beach ate the best!”
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