Where to Stay in San Juan del Sur

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If you are making plans to travel to Nicaragua, a stop in San Juan del Sur in the Rivas state is probably already on your itinerary & if not, you should add it right now! San Juan del Sur is an absolute must for all Nicaragua vacations! San Juan del Sur is an amazing place with a great vibe. It is full of surprises, cool activities & friendly locals!

When it comes to San Juan del Sur Vacation Rentals, there is no doubt that you will find accommodations to suit your budget. San Juan del Sur offers a variety of accommodation for all; cool & affordable youth hostels for the backpacker with limited funds, great vacation rentals such as resorts & privately owned homes & condominiums for families & groups as well as hotels for all budgets. To help you in your search for the perfect place to stay in San Juan del Sur, we have put together an exhaustive list of San Juan del Sur’s most popular & highly rated hotels, hostels & resorts. El Gringo’s Rentals also has a few Rooms for Rent.

$100 per night & above

Hotel Victoriano

The Hotel Victoriano is a one of a kind hotel. Located directly in front of the beach, it is an ancient Victorian Mansion transformed into a luxurious hotel. It offers all the amenities of a high end hotel with fine dining & outdoor pool with view of the San Juan Bay. Check out Hotel Victoriano’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

The Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is a relaxed, yet upscale resort in the heart of San Juan del Sur that offers an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Check out Pelican Eye’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort

The Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort is a luxurious resort located 3 km east of San Juan del Sur. It is built on a hillside, offering astounding views of the Pacific Ocean. Check out Villas de Palermo’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Rancho Chilamate Eco Guest Ranch

The Rancho Chilamate Eco Guest Ranch offers a unique off-the-grid accommodation experience in San Juan del Sur, in a truly relaxing, luxuriant environment surrounded by horses & nature. Check out Rancho Chilamate’s TripADvisor Reviews.

Hotel Alcazar

The Hotel Alcazar is a relaxed yet modern & luxurious boutique hotel located a stone’s throw away from San Juan del Sur Beach, in the heart of town. Check out Hotel Alcazar’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge

Morgan’s Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge is a very stylish eco hotel located 12km north of San Juan del Sur in a protected Jungle Reserve. Only a few minutes’ walk from Playa Ocotal, it boasts a private beach, as well as an organic farm. Check out Morgan’s Rock TripAdvisor Reviews.

HC Suites Hotel

The HC Suites Hotel is a beachfront hotel offering comfortable suites & rooms with all the modern conveniences one would expect from a high end hotel. Check out HC Suites Hotel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Posada Azul Beach Hotel

La Posada Azul Beach Hotel is a charming & elegant boutique hotel only steps away from San Juan del Sur beach. Check out La Posada Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Bahia del Sol Villas and Condominiums

Bahia del Sol Villas and Condominiums is a serene resort complex surrounded by luxuriant gardens situated only a few minutes’ walk from San Juan del Sur. Check out Bahia del Sol’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

$50 to $100 per night

Mango Rosa Resort

The Mango Rosa Resort is a full-service resort offering comfort & escape with its great location in the middle of the jungle, yet only a short drive to San Juan del Sur or Maderas Beach. Check out Mango Rosa’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Barrio Cafe Hotel

The Barrio Cafe Hotel is a laid-back hotel only a 2-minute walk from San Juan beach offering rooms with a view & free breakfast. There is also a restaurant with a tropical inspired menu specializing in seafood. Check out Barrio Café Hotel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel La Estacion

The Hotel La Estacion is located in the heart of San Juan del Sur. La Estación features a modern décor, an indoor swimming pool, free breakfast & an on-site massage service. Check out La Estación’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Surrounded by jungle, the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort is a multi-activity resort featuring a skateboard park, climbing wall, as well as an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, also available are Surf lessons & massages. Check out the Surf Ranch’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Park Avenue Villas Hotel

The Park Avenue Villas Hotel is an exclusive & comfortable boutique Hotel in the heart of San Juan del Sur only steps away from the beach, the downtown area, restaurants, shops & local markets. Check out Park Avenue Villas’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel El Jardin

The Hotel El Jardin is an upscale, tranquil hotel only 2 km north of Playa San Juan del Sur offering free breakfast, outdoor pool, beautiful ocean views & an international restaurant. Check out El Jardin’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Royal Chateau Hotel

The Royal Chateau Hotel is a laid-back colonial style hotel with 20 spacious rooms, located in San Juan del Sur only a few blocks from the town’s shops, restaurants & of course the beach. Check out Royal Chateau’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

El Coco Azul

El Coco Azul is a relaxed hotel only a few meters from the beach with a delightful beach ambiance, a wonderful cooling breeze from the ocean & a great backyard with a soothing water fountain & colorful hammocks. Check out El Coco Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Less than $50 per night

Casa Maderas Eco-Lodge

Casa Maderas Eco-Lodge is an affordable, quiet & relaxing eco-friendly hotel only a few km north of San Juan del Sur & a mere 10 minutes’ walk from the best surf beach in the area, Playa Maderas. Check out Casa Maderas TripAdvisor Reviews.

Marsella Beachfront Hotel

The Marsella Beachfront Hotel, only 20 minutes north of San Juan del Sur, is a tropical paradise like no other that offers activities for the whole family such as kayaking, yoga, diving, surfing & more. Check out Marsella Beachfront’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel Encanto del Sur

The Hotel Encanto del Sur is a simple, yet comfortable & affordable hotel, conveniently located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, close to everything. Check out Hotel Encanto del Sur’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hotel Bahia Azul

The Hotel Bahia Azul is located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, with everything only a few minutes ‘walk, including the beach, spanish schools, restaurants & bars. It has a friendly & familiar atmosphere with clean, minimalistic rooms. Check out Hotel Bahia Azul’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Chale's House Hostel

Chale’s House Hostel offers you safe, pleasant & clean rooms & is centrally located in San Juan del Sur, allowing you to walk everywhere safely. Check out Chale’s House Hostel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Moke Huhu Guesthouse

Moke Huhu Guesthouse is a lovely guesthouse with a rustic charm located in the center of San Juan del Sur. The house features an outdoor pool as well as a surfing school on site. Check out Moke Huhu’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

$25 or less per night

Hostel Esperanza

Hostel Esperanza is located right across from the beach in San Juan del Sur, walking distance to all the best restaurants, bars & other attractions. It is safe, cheap, fun & very laid back. Check out Hostel Esperanza’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Maracuya Hostel

Maracuya Hostel located in the heart of San Juan del Sur, Hostel Maracuyá features a beautiful tropical garden & offers private rooms as well as shared dorms, all cheerful & brightly decorated. Check out Hostel Maracuyá’s TripAdvisor Review.

Hostal Javier's House

Hostal Javier’s House is a safe & clean hostel located on the main street in San Juan del Sur, close to all the cool bars & restaurants. Check out Hostal Javier’s House’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hostal Suenos del Mar

The Hostal Suenos del Mar is located right in town, offers a cultural atmosphere & has all the necessary comfort to let you enjoy your stay in San Juan Del Sur. Check out Suenos Del Mar’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hola Ola Hostel

Hola Ola Hostel is a traveler-owned hostel located slightly out of the city center in the idyllic beach town of San Juan del Sur. It is small but spacious & strives to create an enjoyable environment for all its guests. Check out Hola ola Hostel’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Hostel PachaMama

Hostel PachaMama is one of the most popular hostel in San Juan del Sur, with two locations, right in town. It offers a very unique experience for the backpacker looking to meet new people & have a bit of fun. Check out PachaMama’s TripAdvisor Reviews.

Casa de Olas

Casa de Olas is renowned for being a “Party Hostel”, so if you are looking for a fun, exciting ambiance, this hostel might be for you.  It is located on a hilltop overlooking the bay of San Juan del Sur offering spectacular sunsets nightly! Check out Casa de Olas TripAdvisor Reviews.

Naked Tiger Hostel

The Naked Tiger Hostel is a true backpackers party hostel that caters to budget travelers from all over the world. It is set in the hilltops a few minutes out of San Juan Del Sur & provides a free shuttle to and from town every two hours. Check out Naked Tiger TripAdvisor Reviews.

Surfing Donkey Hostel

The Surfing Donkey Hostel is in an excellent location right in town, yet slightly out of the way, in a quiet neighborhood. It is very well set-up, safe, economical & lively. Check out the Surfing Donkey’s TripAdvisor Reviews

Casa Oro Hostel

The Casa Oro Hostel is one of the oldest & most popular backpacker budget hostel in San Juan del Sur. It is centrally located, offers dorms & private rooms as well as free breakfast. Check out Casa Oro’s TripAdvisor Reviews.