Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hostal Dulce Sueno, Managua

We recently took our first visa run to Costa Rica via TicaBus. Our departure was scheduled for 6 am and because it would be very expensive to use private transportation from León to Managua that early in the morning, we decided to find an inexpensive hostel for the night prior to our trip. After searching the internet we found a place only a 1/2 block away from the TicaBus Terminal - Hostal Dulce Sueno.  We made our reservations via email and received prompt confirmation.

We arrived at the hostel about 3 pm on a Sunday afternoon and they were just finishing preparing our room. The room itself was small but had a double bed, small desk, TV and a private bathroom. There was a floor fan to help cope with the heat. The room had a window (with no screen) that looked out onto the courtyard.

Upstairs there were some more rooms and we also found a nice rooftop terrace with some chairs and hammocks for relaxing. We purchased some food from a small comedor next to TicaBus and sat at the kitchen bar to eat it. (note: there are not any restaurants open nearby on a Sunday evening)

We found Hostal Dulce Sueno to be very basic, but pleasant. Definitely a bargain at $16.00 a night.

Hostal Dulce Sueno - entranceway
Hostal Dulce Sueno-looking towards kitchen

Hostal Dulce Sueno - private bedroom