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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A great backpackers place, good mattresses, friendly and helpful staff and a good price. Nice communal areas with hammocks and seating around a nice courtyard. Fab breakfast included. Away from the noise of San Juan, so nice and quiet but still central. For me it was great.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
Thank markyparka
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The location is perfect, you're right in front of the beach and you can see beautiful sunsets every night. The dorms are big, breakfast is good (but they start a bit after 7:30, that's the only thing) . I booked a surf transfer from the hotel and they were all super kind.
I'll go back!

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
Thank Marilyne R
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room with a double bed. The beach is really right across the street! It has a really nice courtyard with hammocks and coconut trees. Really nice and quiet atmosphere. The staff was really amazing and helpful. I booked a birthday surf day at the last minute through them which was also really fun.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Andrée D
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I really like hotel Esperanza. The owners of the place are really lovely people. The atmosphere is good. There is a kitchen and the outside area where you eat and hang out is like an indoor garden, with lts of beautiful plants. The beach is just infront of the hostel and its a calmer area just at the edge of the center of SJDS.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
Thank Maya B
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, accomodation includes a good fresh cooked breakfast. Room is fine although the bed isn't very comfortable and the fan isn't very effective. The ceiling fan spins so hard it seems it will take off, but doesn't result in much breeze. I suggest replacing with a better quality.
I love the shady courtyard where you can relax in a hammock under the huge mango tree! Great location along the beach and in easy walking distance to everything.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lynne R
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OurPointofView, Owner at Hostel Esperanza, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi Lynne, we really apreciate your comments because are constructive and really help us to improve. We are now in the transition of having new matrasses for the whole hostel, and we will have a look for sure to the fan and fix the noise.

Thank you very much for staying with us!

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