Hostal El Rincocito
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Hostal El Rincocito Granada Reviews
Hostal El Rinconcito Jun 19, 2011
This time around, there was no space in nicer hostels, so we settled for any hostel in Granada that had available private rooms. It was $20 for air-conditioned room with TV and had attached bathroom and shower. Bed was very good, large and comfortable; everything clean and towels were provided. It was not really the best deal that we could find, but carrying backpacks in the heat of Granada is not too much fun and decision to stay was easy.
Trough the bathroom window I could see one of cathedral domes standing out over surrounding roofs. It is extra pleasure looking at it while taking long relaxing cold shower… (After few days of Ometepe Island where water comes and goes at will)
Hostel is extremely bare, total afterthought or mismanagement without any heart or will to make it nice. They have two floors of rooms and large area in lobby for people to relax and get together. On sizable elevated part of lobby there are few chairs and tables that were always empty, and also they have nice balcony looking to the street. Lobby area is dominated with huge TV and few rocking chairs in the front of it. Front desk is just a simple desk with desktop computer and you need someone to be there in order to open iron gate door for you. Entrance makes little sense during the night, because street door is closed too, and that door is further down the stairs from the lobby so it is kind of hard to call person from the hostel to come down and open street door for you. Your only chance is to be super loud and wake up everyone around, which is not the right solution for hostel that has people going in and out all the time.
Kitchen is clean and large with all necessary things for cooking and storing food.
Transportation in Granada is done by buses, and stations are located all around the town, roughly 6-10 blocks from the hostel. You can take cab, but walking through the streets of Granada is nice experience if is not done during the hot mid day… Food places are not really around the hostel, but city is small and it is easy to reach main street where most of the restaurants are. Things to see are definitely numerous cathedrals, beautiful nature, global look of the old city, Nicaragua lake and city’s few museums. I tried few restaurants, and most of them have large portions that are not easy to eat alone. Fish soup is excellent. If you have time, visit Tree House hostel in national park close to Granada, and stay there at least one night. Great Experience.
Hostel location is not too bad, a bit further from the central park and prices are on a bit higher level than other hostels. To me hostel owners look like they not really interested in hostel business, and I would not be surprised to see them closed next time, or at least taken over by new management.
Not recommended, there are much better hostels in the town.
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