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Esteli, Nicaragua
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of me wanted to extend my stay another few nights at the Monkey Hut, but life was too easy and comfortable there. It's truly an ideal hostel set in a piece of paradise. If you're in the Granada/Masaya area, then make a point of visiting Laguna de Apoyo and stay at the Monkey Hut. They take great care of... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about monkey hut. We rented the apartment and while it was private and clean with a great balcony space there was nothing in the kitchen, only two plates and one fork and misc other random stuff not great for cooking. The girl at the front desk speaks wonderful English and was so helpful. Apart from her... More 

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Jinotega, Nicaragua
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at a few hotels on the laguna. I would rate the monkey guy among the best values of the options available. There is no AC nor TV, but who need those things at the laguna. They do have wifi and internet as stable as any other hotel in the laguna. The grounds are very well kept. Every... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed at this hotel with friends and it was truly an amazing experience. We read in hammocks, swam in the lake, had pizza on our balcony, and drank beers all evening! The only down fall was how early the restaurant/bar closed. But thankfully the hotel let us know and we stocked up on food and saved the rest in... More 

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Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with a group of friends. It was perfect! People could cook, hang out at the bar, eat at the pizza restaurant, go on kayaks, swim with tubes, layout on the dock or in hammocks...Definitely recommend this spot!

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

we have been here only for breakfast, but it was quite a traumatic experience. the place itself is very nice, or so it looks, with access to the lovely laguna and paddle to rent. the food was not bad either, but the service was terrible. it was sooooooo sloooooooow it took almost 1 hour for pancakes and fresh fruit. the... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The monkey hut is absolutely beautiful, it has great views of the lagoon and the beds are super clean and spacious. The restaurant and bar serve great drinks and food. The manager was super helpful but the rest of the staff didn't really have any answers to my questions.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have been travelling Nicaragua for a month and these are the cleanest and most thought about dorms we have stayed in. The toilets are designed so everyone can use different things I.e shower, toilet, urinal while still maintaining privacy. The bedding is perfect and the beds are comfortable. A few more fans would have been ideal. The patio area... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We went here for one day to visit the Laguna de Apoyo. The place is beautiful, but the staff isn´t nice at all. They make you promises they don´t keep. The reception promised us there would be free water, but we had to pay for this. The coffee was free, but it was a very small cup (50 ml) that... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Staying at Monkey Hut was like a vacation away from our vacation. We'd been staying at cheap hostels and arriving at Monkey Hut was a sigh of relief. It was clean and beautiful and spacious. The lake was like paradise, and we LOVED the kayaks and tubes that we available to use anytime for guests. Food and drinks were tasty,... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about The Monkey Hut

Address: Laguna de Apoyo del triangulo 100 metros al Norte | Catarina, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya NVT, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya > La Laguna de Apoyo
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Monkey Hut Nicaragua/La Laguna De Apoyo
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“Easy parking across the street for $C30 or basically $1US.”
 of 5 bubbles Fotodog, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in dorms”
 of 5 bubbles edwardl326, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple or just someone who is looking for a nice room, I would recommend the private rooms! I ended up staying in the dorms; which was was nice as well.”
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 of 5 bubbles adventurist_oregon, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The rooms under the balcony facing the laguna get very intense, bright morning sun. The hut on the hill going down has a thatch roof currently covered in plastic, making it quite hot. Day trippers "camp out" right in front of this hut, so there's little privacy on the nice balcony (at least until they all leave).”
  • Quiet morning at Monkey Hut
 of 5 bubbles EvaSC, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The price is right, just choose a dorm or a private. They are all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles pabloh662, 15 Apr 2014 | Read review
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