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“Happy to move on after one night” 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Brothers
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Happy to move on after one night”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at three brothers as our place of choice was booked.
Upon arrival Randy showed us our small room but didn't show us the kitchen or mentioned that they had a well with potable water but was happy to sell us water from his shop.
Beds were concrete blocks with sorry excuses for mattresses on them. My side had virtually no springs whereas my girlfriend was poked in her back all the time.
As all over the village the hostel was frequented by mosquitos due to the lack of wind.
Happy to leave for Carlito's the next day :-)

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank MX-ontheroad
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

I arrived in Little Corn after a rather traumatic and stormy boat ride. I was exhausted and flustered and saw a sign pointing to 3 brothers - a hostel I remembered being recommended by other travelers. I made the 3 minute walk down the sidewalk (there are no cars on Little corn) from the lively part of the island and was greeted by the very friendly owner.

The hostel is clean, has an outdoor patio, indoor dining area, and I believe the only communal kitchen on the island (food is not cheap in little corn), in a pretty convienant location (perfect for, if anything, catching the 6:30 AM boat back to Big Corn)

This along with The Cool Spot is the type of place that's friendly for solo travelers-- cheap single rooms and environment condusive to meeting other people.

My first night I stayed in a clean & comfortable private room with a very nice bathroom for $12 (originally $15, but kindly lowered when I expressed concern about prices) My next 3 night nights were in a private with shard bathroom for $10. This is on par with the cheapest prices on both Big and Little Corn. But the kitchen makes 3 brothers the easiest way to stay on budget while visiting a place with no cash machines. I nearly left to seek out a place closer to the sea-- but found that nowhere else displayed a better value for the money. Pretty much anywhere on Little Corn is within a short walk to the beach anyway.

Also worth mentioning- all dive shops offer a 5% discount for guests at 3 Brothers.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lwjubeck
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Leon, Nicaragua
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

This is a family-run hostel with clean rooms and a very helpful couple that do everything they can to make you feel at home. They have rooms with our without private bath, we paid 15 dollars for a room with two beds, a small porch and private bath. It was clean and well equipped but with no air coming through so it was a bit dark and hot. There is a shared kitchen, a big dining hall and hammocks. Two minutes from the beach.
The hotel is in the village which is god, that means you don't have to hike through pitch-black jungle in the evening after dinner. Also you meet nice people because all the backpackers stay here.

Room Tip: They have lots of rooms, ask to see a couple before you decide. One even has private kitchen.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emballage
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Medellin, Colombia
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

Best budget spot on the island! Incredibly friendly and helpful owners, Randy and Lucilla, who made me feel at home immediately. Very safe spot with a kitchen(difficult to find on the island) and clean rooms with fans. Loved my stay here, highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sarah L
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Milton, Canada
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

I stayed at Randy and Lucille's place for three weeks in March 2012.

At no point did I feel nervous to be a lone traveller, and their place is so protected (in the sense that someone is always around), that I never felt nervous.

At their place, you can relax, stay in your room, or socialise with other people who are staying there...you choice. You can have your laundry done, too, if you want. It's just $4. You hang your clothes to dry afterwards, which is what I, personally, prefer--there's nothing like air-dried (tropical breeze-dried) clothes.

I really can't say enough about 3 Brothers. Randy and Lucille made me feel like I was at home, though my "official" home is in Canada. I think that this is rare for travellers to feel, right?!

I have friends, whom I met at 3 Brothers, who ended up staying for over a month because they felt at home here. I really can't give any other recommendation beyond that.

The rooms are basic and clean. You'll be out for most of the day anyway (hopefully!), so you really can't ask for more. For money value, you can't do better than making 3 Brothers your "headquarters" while you're on LCI. Seriously. :)

xxx Big Kisses to Randy & Lucille

Room Tip: If you're looking for a pool or fitness centre on Little Corn, you may want to adjust your needs...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne H
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England
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

The hostel is clean, very good value and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The showers are really powerful which is an unusual find in Central America! Would definitely recommend staying here

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dino_111
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None
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

The 3 Brothers Hotel/hostel is on Little Corn Island in Nicaragua.
It is a good choice for people who want a cheap place, that is clean, has a basic kitchen, and near the "main" centre.
The rooms aren't huge, but definitely plenty big enough. Both the rooms with and without bathrooms are good value, and if you are staying 3 nites or more, ask for a discount.
Randy and his wife are the owners, and are very freindly and helpfull. Randy can do snorkling or fishing tours in his boat. They also have a general store around the front which is handy for food and drinks.
Our friend accidentally left their wedding ring in the room (due to a cut on the finger) and Randy managed to get it to them via boat and friend to Big Corn Island before our friend had to take the boat back to the mainland......pretty good, honest, helpfull service i'd say!
Other places on the island ie cabins are a long way away and very sandy. This is one of the best budget options on the island, and a short walk to restaurants and drinking spots.
I recommend it for backpackers.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kedany
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Property: 3 Brothers
Address: Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Southern Atlantic Autonomous Region > Corn Islands > Little Corn Island
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Ranked #4 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Little Corn Island
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3 Brothers Little Corn Island, Corn Islands, Nicaragua

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