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“Matilda suggest us to go instead of change of linen”
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Matilda's
Managua
1 review
“Matilda suggest us to go instead of change of linen”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We planned to stay 2 night at Matilda's. We found the bathroom dirty with hairs in the shower. She clean it after we complain. The day after we asked for a change of linen BUT she said, NO we don't change linen if you don't stay at least 4 nights. WHAT??? I asked if we can check out and check in again and she replied she could help us to find a new hotel where are clean linen.

I don't know how can survive such kind of buisness nowadays.

ByeBye Matilda, no more at your place.

Room Tip: CASTAWAY ... the one before Matilda.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Granada, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I love Matilda's and have stayed 4 times now. Once camping $5, once in one of their small $7 'dog houses' and once in a $9 dorm. I have never been disappointed. Majagual is by far one of my favorite beaches, with not a lot of people (if any at all) and a beautiful cliff with caves to explore. The rooms are clean and the camping area is incredible, with access to facilities and is very secure and a great view of the beach (Im not sure where the last reviewer stayed, but it doesnt sound like this spot). The hostel is owned by Nicaraguan's, which is a nice change and I like supporting local businesses. It is true that they may not speak a lot of english, but the service was incredible nevertheless. It is a peaceful place with a homey atmosphere and a nice place to get away. It is a great change from other party driven hostels, but you can also have a good time. We had a bonfire and brought a cooler of beer and had a great night. During the high season they open a small restaurant on the beach where I had the best lobster I have ever had, at a super reasonable price. The last time I went (2 days ago) they werent open because there isn't enough traffic going through. I was disappointed, but I will be back in the high season for some more!

Room Tip: The $7 room are very short and they kind of look like big dog houses. They are good for the price, a...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

I had the pleasure of spending three great nights out at Matilda's recently and want to thank them for creating a super sweet spot to chill and get away from it all. If you are looking for a cool getaway that is affordable ($9 a night with private bath!), clean and comfy (no bugs,clean sheets, good fans), and right on the beach (killer body surfing right out front) then this is the place.
Yeah, the beer is ice cold and cheap and the food is homemade and local. What more do you want? Oh, waves lapping on the beach and monkeys in the trees...got that here too.
If you want to stay near Maderas and get out of SJSD this is a great choice for a relaxing, romantic getaway. Walk 10 minutes and you are surfing Playa Maderas and having apres beers with the fun crew at Revolucion an 3 Hermanos (both friendly, cool spots).
Have a good time! Thank me later:)

Room Tip: Learn to speak at least passable espanol. the dormitorio rooms are all good.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

A bit of a walk in the hot sun but much better value and much more relaxing than tres hermanos. Room was clean, great quiet beach just out front! Nice to relax on the hammocks and listen to the waves. Owners are friendly. Stayed 3 nights and soul felt at peace upon leaving.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a night. The staff is friendly but don't speak any English, location is great as the beach they are on isnt busy and it's just a short walk to a surf spot. You can buy food there, it's cheap and decent. Rooms weren't very clean, the whole placed is filled with air freshened to cover up the smell of smoke. Basically if you are backpacking and you just want to be on the beach for very little cost, and you don't care about cleanliness, this is a good place. But bring your own soap

  • Stayed November 2012
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Granada, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

We had the pleasure of staying here for a week and felt like it was our own private beach paradise. It's on one of the nicest beaches I have seen in Nicaragua and within walking distance of many more, and all with less than 10 people a day at the time I was there. White sand, blue water, paradise, howler mokeys climbing through the trees. All within less than a 10 minute walk from the Maderas surf area, which is a rambunctious party scene on a rocky shore. Antonio and Matilda are the best and were very helpful. We stayed in a hut with a private bathroom. Simple, but clean and comfortable. Next door you have a little cafe and around the corner you have another restaurant. You are a little out there, but if you are looking for relaxation and peace and quiet this place can't be beat. We hope to get back there soon!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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WHISTLER
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

i own part of the camping next door to matildas where 1 reviewr said ,,it was a dusty paddock with no ocean view,,,well that is suprising as at high tide the ocean is less than 10 feet away,( possibly glasses in the near future)The property is not dusty but near white beach sand,,with mature tamarindo,and hardwood shade trees,for hammocks and such,,sure the stove is wood burning,,that is why it is called camping.....great spot dont miss it,,

Room Tip: the longer you stay the cheaper it is,,take the cassa orro shuttle from san juan walk the beach nort...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Matilda's
Address: Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
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Ranked #45 of 65 Speciality Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Matilda`s Hotel San Juan Del Sur

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