We headed out to Matilda's from SJDS with hopes of camping on the beach for a couple nights. We arrived and were immediately disappointed with the level of service. We were appalled at the $10 a night charge to camp across the road in a dusty old paddock with our own tent. Not even in view of the ocean. The Lonely Planet said it had a kitchen so we brought lots of rice and pasta for meals but unfortunately there wasn't a gas burner or a fridge. It was very difficult to set fires to cook with the lack of firewood provided. Beer was sold at the hostel but it was very difficult to get when wanted, you had to track down the ever invisible owners and once you did they were rude and unhelpful. The lack of a real common area in the hostel was also a negative point for us. A lot of people are there to surf and go to bed early but for the others there aren't any hang out areas outside the room areas. The bathrooms ran out of toilet paper late in the evening and was not replenshed until almost noon the next day. They also locked us out of the main grounds after 9 or 10 so we were unable to come back in to use the bathroom through the night. Really didn't understand what we were paying for? Our plans of staying a few nights in this beautiful spot were short lived, we packed up the next morning and caught the next taxi out.
- Also Known As:
- Matilda`s Hotel San Juan Del Sur