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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wow. We were shocked. We read about this hostel in the LP. It's the worst hostel we've stayed in. Not what LP promised. Just don't go. Employees sleep in the hammock all day and it's basicely a construction area. A real mess, with some shelters to sleep in. A lot of trash and it looks dirty. Not cosy or a...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights and had a private room. Staff was in the process of re-painting two rooms while we were there and the manager was shy but helpful and kind. Linens are washed by hand in the back of the hostel and on our last night, my husband woke up with bites from bedbugs. We paid $15...

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Thank Miranda B
Bahrain
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The private rooms are clean and effort was put into the presentation of the linen. Breakfast was delicious and the artwork around the hostel is striking. Definitely recommend it for a budget stay because of the location.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights in the dorm. The $5 per night is attractive but don't expect any luxury. We came on the recommendation of the lonely planet Central America on a shoestring book but I'd say this place has definitely got different owners now. The staff speak a little English but not a lot and some...

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Thank Samuel R
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The owner is really awesome. The room is clean and everything is at good price. Best place for granada. The is few animals that are really cute that live in that hostel. You may be woke up by a rabbit that is liking your finger if you left the door open ! We will come back for sure !

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Thank Thomas J
Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place seems to have switched management since LP was here last, because there's nothing good about this hostel. Dirty rooms, unfriendly staff, no facilities whatsoever, the owner (?) does not care at all and just watches tv all day. Horrible. We left as soon as we could.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We just checked out the bearded monkey and there must be thousands of bed bugs in dorm #2!!!! We found them in the morning walking around on our beds and backpacks! Although the receptionist was fair enough to give us our money for the night back, I'll never go back there!! He didn't take any actions for cleaning the room...

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Thank KL0PPI
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Don't stay here! The staff are rude and unhelpful when trying to book tours and transport the manager quoted us prices far higher than being offered by other hostels. The rooms are untidy, unclean and uncomfortable. Animals run around the rooms at night, I woke up to find a cat and a rabbit trying to eat items from my bag...

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Thank Ed M
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is by far the worst hostel I have stayed in. It is filthy and the owner simply does not care. He stays up late watching the TV extremely loud not caring that his paying guests are trying to sleep. He continuously spits on the floor. There are no levels of security here and would not recommend :(

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Thank Joy M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved this hostel; as a family run hostel we felt completely welcome and at home. One of our party misplaced his phone and the entire body of staff searched up and down, all around the hostel and even outside. When we found it the staff were overjoyed and their endless, tireless efforts were outstanding. It instantly made us...

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A bedrock of Granada's backpacker scene, The Bearded Monkey is both a chilled and relaxed hang-out but with a friendly and sociable buzz. Friends and strangers alike lounge around carefree in hammocks and swinging chairs whilstA range of accommodation options are available here. Three spacious dormitories with a total of 30 beds provide the bulk of them, priced at $6 per person. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bearded Monkey

Address: Avenida 14 de Septiembre, Granada, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Granada Department > Granada
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
The Bearded Monkey Hotel Granada
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“Get private rooms on the top floor for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Puja9188, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“just stay away”
 of 5 bubbles SientjeG, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't go in any room”
 of 5 bubbles 156hazelh, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“AVOID. not secure”
 of 5 bubbles KateToon, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“get up a bit early to avoid a line for showers”
 of 5 bubbles X135YAerics, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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