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“The Ultimate Party Hostel, Amazing View”
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Naked Tiger Hostel
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

A bit of a pain to use the shuttle to go in and out of the hostel, but it's a fun fun ride.
The best view in town for sure, the beds are comfy and the bathrooms are relatively clean. The staff I suppose I rotate quite a bit so no need to expand on that. Take the trips to the beach with surfing lessons or just to hang out. Buy food in town to cook communal dinners.

Room Tip: Second floor, ocean view is a must
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is my third stay at the naked tiger and it only gets better I have to say I read the reviews before making my choice of coming here but decided to give it a try and already on my first stay I was amazed with the place. Not only the beautiful view and the beautiful mansion housing the hostel. The food is amazing a lot of people including myself when I stay downtown San Juan made the choice of coming to sunset beers and food here. My second time at the tiger was even better I felt like family the staff always changes and are always a group but they make u have fun and make u feel like home.

I read some of the reviews and have to disagree with some of the stuff some people mentioned. Drugs the hostel are a def no the hostel is actually plastered with signs prohibiting them and yes beer and booze are everywhere and the bar is opened sometimes until really late but they also have a sense of tranquility and many of the nights I have stayed there movies were played before everyone decided to go to bed.

The tiger is a great choice it is one of the biggest party hostels in Central America but also a place you feel like home if u have the right mind attitude to know u are surrounded by 20 something year olds. So yeah its the best choice of hostel I made in central and as I said a place that feels like home.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

San Juan Del Sur is a great place that draws many people in for Sunday Fun Day with Naked Tiger being one of the focal points. Yes the bar staff can be more drunk than the guests and yes the party games can get a little raucous and no you probably wont get much sleep but, if you want peace and tranquility stay next door or at a plethora of other non party places.

The view from the pool down into town is superb. The free shuttles into town in the back of a 4x4 run throughout the day and to time. The food is great and i do mean great, the booze is cheap the pool is.....um.......well I became pregnant just discussing the pool :-)

The main point I want to get over is this, when we had problems, the staff were 100% focused and assisted immediately and were totally committed to helping us. That in my book gets them a high vote. Partying does go wrong and when it does the ability of the staff to stand to is what I judge on, and they did so well.

The owner whilst being young and stunning has a firm business head on her shoulders and does not condone drugs in any way but alas people will always find a way of sneeking them in.

If you are looking for a party then this place with rock your world. Come for a day and stay for 2 weeks.

Room Tip: Taxi from town is $5 and a free shuttle back if full. Try Casa De Olas next door if full
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Staff are horrible bar maybe two? They are welcoming and unfriendly. Reason why we left. One girl staff member who was meant to be working was lying on the couch saying, " took so much coke last night threw up everywhere, man I ain't working today " ... But they do nothing anyway. However, there were a couple of lovely ones.

Nice view, tad pricey. Just such a Shame as could be amazing.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I knew this place was a party hostel. What I did not expect was that the party revolved around cocaine. The people who stay here AND the travelers who work here have a blatant, not subtle appreciation for coke. The staff is often hungover in the morning, don't be surprised to see someone with the shakes writing up your breakfast order. Unfortunately there is a severe lack of management to keep the staff in check. The property is quite nice and fairly clean for a party hostel. Bring ear plugs, loud music goes until late at night and starts up again in the morning. Bring a sleep mask, the upstairs rooms have floor to ceiling windows to take in the beautiful views, but there are no curtains, the bright sun is your alarm clock. Hang some curtains! While I was here, the fan in my room broke and was never repaired. Better bathroom locks would be an improvement. There is fun to be had here, just be aware of the circumstances you are getting yourself into. With some improvements this hostel has the potential to be amazing.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

In a town full of them. Honestly, the only thing this place has going for it is the view. And what a view it is, over looking the bay and the rolling hills f San Juan Del Sur. This once beautiful manse has been mis-managed into the ground, and turned into a a dingy party hoste catering to 22 year old frat boys. Unless that is your thing try to avoid this place. The pool is grand yet strangely salty (probably due to all the urine deposited into it on "Sunday Funday"), the staff barring a few is surly and uncooperative, and the techno music starts blaring like a desperate crying child at 7am. Impossible to sleep here, and more than likely a stranger will be sprawled out in your bed before you get into it anyway. Avoid.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is almost purely a party hostel. There is absolutely nothing wrong that, especially if that is what you are looking for. The tab system works good, the food is great and the beds and bathrooms are more than sufficient. You won't find a lack of people looking to have a good time in this hostel. If you're not one of those people, don't come to this hostel, period. The staff love to have a good time also, which may also mean more lax service and professionalism. I never found the staff working the bar or reception to be rude.

Room Tip: The room downstairs was nice and cool... can't speak for the rooms upstairs, but was told they c...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Naked Tiger Hostel

Address: K138 Carretera San Juan Del Sur | Lot 5, Las Escaleras, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 71 Speciality Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Price Range: £12 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Naked Tiger Hostel is one of the most popular party hostels in San Juan del Sur. We offer 5-star views at a backpackers price. Our Spanish-style villa is a unique location outside of town to meet fellow travelers, relax in our pool or have a few with our friendly and fun staff! We offer a free shuttle to and from town from 8:00 am - 1:00 am every day. We have a full restaurant and bar on site for all of your needs. Come get amongst it! ... more   less 
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Naked Tiger Hotel San Juan Del Sur

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