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HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel

Paseo del Rey s/n in front of Joseline's Restaurant, San Juan del Sur 47000 Nicaragua
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#16 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan del Sur
HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel located on the beachfront of San Juan del Sur, Nicaraguan Pacific. We have a privileged location, we are to seconds from the beach and very few meters from the leisure areas. Our main objective is the well-being of our guest.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan
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Theresa K wrote a review Feb 2019
Marshall, Minnesota5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was spotless. We chose not to pay for more for a room with AC, we had a ceiling fan, the night cooled off and we were very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again if we go back to San Juan.
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rocio B wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This hostel is awful. Do not stay here. They are clearly a hotel trying to run some rooms as a hostel but the owners and management have no clue what a hostel actually is. I booked a bed in the dorm for $5USD in person, the description on hostel world is that it has AC and the reviews make you believe that the AC is amazing. There are signs in the dorm that state that staff turn it on from 9pm to 9am so when 10pm rolled around and the room was 36C degrees I asked security what the problem was. He said the AC was not working and was told by reception to leave it off. Reception had left for the day and wouldn’t be back until 7am. The dorm was full and we all were drenched in sweat the entire night. There are no fans in the room either and only a small window but since the room is located in a corner there is no air coming in at all. It was awful. In the morning I spoke with reception who said there was nothing they could do because the room is listed as no AC and that is the reason for the low price. I asked for a refund because I did not want to stay there another night but they have a no refund policy even though they failed to mention that I would be sleeping somewhere with no AC and no fans. I then ran into the owner who said the same and added that no hostels in the world provide fans. Later tonight a few of the people in the dorm and I asked someone else at reception and the man there became almost violent and upset and threatened to call the police on us. He then said he would turn the AC on for us if we would all pay $5USD each. That would be the only way. We kept insisting that on Hostelworld the description says there is AC included in the price of this dorm and even after pulling it up and showing it to them they refused to listen and said it did not matter what it said on Hostelworld because these were the rules.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Aweldon wrote a review May 2018
Capulin, New Mexico197 contributions14 helpful votes
This place was simply great. The room was clean and had a private bathroom. It is very low priced, located near the beach in the middle of town, and very wonderfully staffed. The view is awesome and the air conditioning worked! I enjoyed my self!
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Andrea A, Propietario at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel
Responded 09 May 2018
Thanks for choosing us and for taking your time to write this review, this is very important for us. We try to improve every day and we do it with the help of our clients' suggestions. We hope to see you again
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mativenti wrote a review Mar 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions
This place is beyond amazing!!!! It’s a 4 and a half star hotel with prices of that of a hostel!!! Super clean!!! Water front!!! In the heart of San Juan!!! Security 100% SAFE!! I actually ran into the owner!!! She is an amazing lady from Spain. Also owns HC LIRI.... another amazing hotel!!!! Book this place trust me you are getting an amazing deal! We got the private room with bathroom... the bathroom is big and the shower has lots of space and warm water!!!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Andrea A, Director General at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel
Responded 09 May 2018
Muchas gracias por su opinion, trabajamos a diario para mejorar y tratar de darle a nuestro cliente todo lo que requiere, cada dia aprendemos un poco mas y es gracias a ustedes que colaboran con sus opiniones. We hope to see you again. BE HAPPY
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Caves_91 wrote a review Mar 2018
Winnipeg, Canada1003 contributions255 helpful votes
I was happy with the sunset view from the top of the building (brought beer too), and the location was good. The hostel itself did not have friendly vibes and the bed was so soft that you could feel the wood of the bed underneath you. Also, they assigned me the wrong bed so I had to deal with someone else being in it. It didn't take long but it was annoying. The bathroom was disgusting, mud everywhere and very little toilet paper. There were good directions on how to use the hot water though. I would stay here or recommend that you stay here unless you were to get a private room.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Andrea A, Director General at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel
Responded 09 May 2018
Dear backpacker Thanks for writting this review, we learn every day with our clients. After reading your opinion we have changed all the mattresses of the room that you occuped. Be Happy
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US$45 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del Sur
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Frequently Asked Questions about HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Latin American Spanish School (0.3 km), San Juan del Sur Beach (0.05 km), and The Art Warehouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, The Beach House Nicaragua, and Simon Says Smoothie Bar.
Does HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Juan del Sur.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at HC Blau Mar Hostel & Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Catalan.