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Mama Sara House

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Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Very small but clean rooms & showers, perfect location in the center of SJDS for backpackers on a budget. What I liked the most was the atmosphere: mama Sara and her family are really amazing, it feels like you are spending the night in their own home (which in fact you are doing). They bring you snacks and drinks while...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I really enjoyed staying at Mama Sara's House. The service is terrific, and would be something you'd expect at a more expensive place. "Mama" Sara and her family live below the 2nd floor hostel with 4 rooms. I stayed in room #2 which had a beautiful mural taking up an entire wall. I highly recommend this place. Also, you'll see...

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Thank Mark G
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We stayed there for 5 nights recently, which was a few too many. The four rooms are very basic. Small room with okay bed, closet, and a small amount of floor space. The room was generally clean, but on the last couple of nights we were bitten by bugs with many bites in the morning (can't confirm what type of...

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Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here, we felt right at home. The hostel only has 4 rooms so it is nice and quite and Mama Sara is very welcoming providing us with delicious home cooked treats during the day. It was very clean, tidy and close to the beach! Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in Mama Sara, it was a very good time, a small hostel with only 4 rooms, so pretty quiet. Mama Sara welcomes you with lemonade and crackers, and everyday you get a treat from her. She is very nice and wants to take care of her guests, she offers us to use the bikes if we...

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Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

The most welcoming and hospitable hostel Mama Sara's ticks all the boxes. It's close to everything, clean, great value, home cooked meals and Mama Sara won't let you leave for a day down the beach without taking some fruit that she has cut up for you!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We moved to Mama Sara's after our other hostel became booked out and in the end we were so glad. Rooms are basic but cover all needs. It is clean & comfortable with a small kitchen to use, wifi & a great location. The real star of the show is Mama Sara (& her family) we were greeted with cold...

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Mancora, Peru
Reviewed 12 May 2014

me and my friend stayed in Mama sara's house for 3 nights and it was wonderfull!!! mama sara is amazing, helping us with everything, giving us cool snacks and cold limonade when its hot!! it really felt like home! the price is good and the rooms too! its quite and close to the center. we highly recommand this place as...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Mama Sara is the best hostel host you will ever meet. Always happy, smiling and willing to help with whatever you need, Mama Sara made our stay in SJDS excellent. The hostel has a communal living room, balcony and kitchen which feels really homely and got a lot of use during our stay - a great place to socialise with...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a number of nights. Mama Sara was very helpful and could not do enough for us. We too got many tasty treats and snacks. Unfortunately if the other guests are noisy, the sound travels. Typical of a hostel I suppose. The rooms were clean, the accommodation feels very safe and secure, and mama...

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Additional Information about Mama Sara House

Address: Calle Iglesia, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
Mama Sara House Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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“second floor is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles travelfrogg, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Be nice to Mama Sara and she will be nice to you!”
 of 5 bubbles jamesho11, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“rooms all about equal”
 of 5 bubbles nowanv, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“Room 2 had good wifi and beautiful mural on wall”
 of 5 bubbles JessVIndeed, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“try to get a room that has good ventilation”
 of 5 bubbles Kalypso2, 28 Mar 2012 | Read review
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