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Review of Hostal El Pulpo

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Hostal El Pulpo
Ranked #1 of 4 Poneloya B&B and Inns
América, Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
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“WOW!”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

There is no worlds to describe this hostel, you must experience it!

The house is really nice, just next to a completely empy beach. The deck with hammocks is perfect to se the sunset and enoy the company of the host, Carlos and the other guests that feels like family really. Carlos is just an amazing person that makes you feel like home, more of a friend on a visit in his house then a guest.

This place is just perfect to relax, and with such a familiar atmophere it doesnt even get booring! I am sorry I only stayed one night, and will for sure come back if I get the opportunity.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

My husband and I rented a house on the beach in Poneloya for the month of December, but we actually ended up spending the majority of our time at Hostal El Pulpo. We met Carlos just a few days after we arrived in Poneloya and he instantly made us feel welcome. At Hostal El Pulpo you will be treated more like a friend than a guest.

My favourite feature of Hostal El Pulpo is the private rancho overlooking the ocean. My husband and I spent many days and evenings there relaxing in the hammocks enjoying the warm ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets. We also experienced our first moonset!

The beach in front of Hostal El Pulpo is quiet and clean with great waves to play around in. If surfing in the waves is not your thing you can walk 5 minutes up the road where the river meets the ocean. It's a great place to swim, enjoy a cold beverage and check out what the locals are up to. El Pulpo is very close to many restaurants, bars and convenience stores so whether you want to enjoy a nice meal or just grab some snacks and drinks you'll be good to go.

If you're looking for an affordable, clean, comfortable, relaxing, safe and secure place to stay in the Poneloya/Las Penitas area Hostal El Pulpo is it!

For more information you can go to check out El Pulpo's website at http://hostalelpulpo.com.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Stayed for one night only me, my girlfriend an 3 friends in two separate bedrooms. Carlos was the nicest guy we could ever expect and made our stay simply amazing and comfortable. He made us feel like home.

the deck is a really nice place to have some drinks and enjoy the landscape!
After sunrise, we had the whole beach just for us - NO ONE ELSE ON THE BEACH! incredible!

go there, don't think twice!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Carlos Reyes runs an amazing hostal on Poneloya beach, which was practically our private stretch of golden sand in this undiscovered gem of Nicaragua. Only a 20 minute drive from Leon, we had the best of both worlds.

The house itself is gorgeous, and has been meticulously cared for- it's Carlos' family's home which has been converted into guest quarters. There's a huge open air kitchen here which is fully equipped, plenty of hammocks to laze around in, beautiful antique furniture and lots of fresh ocean breeze running through. There are two dormitories with only 4 beds each at reasonable prices, and three private rooms, some with AC, although a fan will do at night. We watched stunning sunsets every day from the wood/ thatch platform right on the beach, pelicans diving- absolutely heaven!

We LOVED Hostal El Pulpo and Carlos who was the most gracious host who provided whatever we needed. We stayed an entire month because life there was just pure relaxation, and we would definitely go back. Don't stay at Las Penitas (which is way more noisy and touristy)- Poneloya is perfect.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal El Pulpo

Property: Hostal El Pulpo
Address: 700 meters from Poneloya entrance, Poneloya 000000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Poneloya
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Poneloya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostal El Pulpo is a relaxing guesthouse that offers clean and comfortable rooms with fans or air conditioning, private and shared bathrooms, a private rancho with hammocks, beach front garden with refreshing outdoor showers, covered al fresco living area, courtyard and secure parking. Located on the beautiful secluded beach of Poneloya Hostal El Pulpo is perfectly placed in this undiscovered gem and conveniently within walking distance to pulperias and many restaurants and bars on the waterfront. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for B&B and Inns, El Pulpo is the place to enjoy some relaxing days in the tranquility of Poneloya, located just 20 km from Leon, one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Latin America and 100 km from Managua. Only a short 30 - 40 mins bus ride from Leon city. We can arrange transfers to the airport and cities of Managua, Esteli, Grananda also international transfers to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Your friendly and fun-loving owner and host, Carlos (a native of Leon) speaks Spanish and English and has a wealth of information to share. He and his team can organize fishing trips, turtle hatching viewing, volcano tours, massage and pedicure treatments right in the comfort of our guesthouse and lots more. At Hostal El Pulpo we can also provide recommendations for tours of Isla Juan Venado Wildlife Reserve and help arrange day trips to Leon, Granada, Masaya and more. Locally owned Hostal El Pulpo is waiting for you with open arms! We like to think of our guests as friends and we'd like to share this little piece of paradise with you. Immerse yourself into the true tropical lifestyle of Nicaragua. If a sea escape from the bustling cities is what you are looking for then contact us to make a reservation in our tropical paradise. ... more   less 
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