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Casa Hotel Istiam

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Casa Istiam was our last resort. We tried a couple of other places, i.e., Xalli, but they didn't have any rooms available. We hadn't booked anything b/c we were kinda flying by the seat of our pants on this trip. We panicked, showed up to Istiam, they had availability so we booked. After we settled in and walked to Little...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Mosquitoes, horrible service, lots of smoke, no TV, no mosquito nets, you really don't matter to these folks. I order food and after 30 minutes I got up and left, because I asked what happened and they said it would be a while longer.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 May 2015

My friend and I moved down here after staying at a party hostel for two nights - the first night was great, our room had two beds, fan, and mosquito nets. The second night it rained and so that brought the bugs - which wasn't the hotels fault and the next day all staff had cleaned them up. We had...

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Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

Staff is not really friendly, food isn't really good, the stairs to the top bunk bed broke when I tried to climb down in the morning (and honestly - I'm not that fat). The rooms are clean but the whole atmosphere isn't really home-away-from-homey. Also, since it's in between Santo Domingo and Santa Cruz you're kind of in the middle...

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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

My husband and I changed to Casa Istiam from another hostel in Santa Cruz and we were much more comfortable at Istiam! We ended up staying an extra night. Rooms are plain but comfortable, we didn't use he a/c, they serve good food at good prices. Hostel can help you with any tour or anything you want to do on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We originally intended on staying elsewhere but we ended up here through a haphazard taxi driver. The owner is very friendly, organising us packed lunches, taxis, tours and laundry. The rooms are clean and cool thanks to the breeze. The location was perfectfor us - you could climb the volcano, kayak down the river and reach a variety of great...

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

We were actually booked at another place on the Merida side but due to road work and a rough road our taxi could not get through. We decided to make the most of it with some time in the Santa Cruz area and stay at Casa Istiam. I heard it was a great location but read mixed things on Trip...

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Reviewed 19 November 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in a private room (#3) and it was a good affordable stay for this isolated part of the island of Ometepe. The staff was available and the food in the restaurant was very affordable and good for all meals of the day. The rooms were very basic. The breeze was nice and made AC not...

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Huissen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 November 2014

All the previous reviews about rats, bad service and every other complaints aren't trui anymore. The owner and staf providers good service and the room, 2nd Floor, is good, tiny bit clean. No rats, rat noises were detected. We paid 15 dollar, the food is food. The only thing lacking is the location because. It is far away for the...

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We got a double room, one of the last ones, and it was extremely stuffy, no mosquito nets, and lots of little gnats (which is common for this entire side of the island). Service was friendly and the location is pretty good but lodging was very uncomfortable. Good for bike rentals, with a few yummy restaurants up the road.

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Address: Playa Santo Domingo, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 9
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“Just look around they will show you all the rooms .. they are basic but clean and it's very safe.”
 of 5 bubbles corlissb332, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to see 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieOrlando, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the dorm-room type room. It was spacious but didn't feel clean.”
 of 5 bubbles NansaTrojan, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“dont stay here but if you want, at least try to stay on the bedrooms outside, NEVER on the second floor. and chek out your bed mattress”
 of 5 bubbles 334aidac, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Get one with a private bathroom.. if you still decide to stay here..”
 of 5 bubbles vanillat217, 24 Sep 2012 | Read review
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