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Living in Nicaragua

Where would I stay during my TEFL course?

Accommodation options in Granada are varied and we have a number of options we can help organise for you. Alternatively, you are free to research and find your own hostel or room for rent in Granada – whichever you prefer!

We have ongoing established relationships with a variety of accommodations in Granada, all of which are within easy walking distance of the school (or a short cab ride). Our first choice however would be a homestay as this gives back to the community and offers a quiet environment for you to study in during your course.


We have links with several local families who can offer our students clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a typical Nicaraguan home environment. Our homestay options are the cheapest of our accommodation options and include breakfast, lunch and dinner every day during your stay. The home-stay accommodations also include:

  • Private single or double room with fan
  • Shared bathroom
  • Linen
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities


A home-stay is a great way to experience life with a local Nicaraguan family. When you arrive as a new student in Granada to stay with a local family, we make sure we’re there to introduce you and help you settle in as quickly as possible. We are then on-hand during your stay in case of any problems or questions.

A home-stay typically costs $400 per month including three meals per day. This is a great way to support the local community with all the money going to your local family.


There are plenty of hostels in Granada and we work with several to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation to our students. All of the hostels we work with have the following facilities:

  • Dorm rooms or private single rooms with fan
  • Shared bathrooms with shower (some with hot water)
  • Linen
  • Shared kitchen with cooker/oven, refrigerator, freezer and fully equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
  • Lockers and/or safe
  • Wi-Fi


Some of the hostels also offer breakfast, bike rental, 24-hour reception, towels and laundry service. If any of these additional services are a priority for you, we can help you decide which hostel to go for.

If you book to stay in one of the dorm rooms, we try to place students together in the same room as you will have similar timetables during the course.

Prices for hostels are very reasonable and we can usually help secure the best deals for you when booking for more than just a few nights. You can expect to pay approximately $5-15 per night in one of the hostels but if you book an extended stay (more than a week) it could work out to be less than this per night.


There are numerous Guest Houses in Granada. We work with several that are close to the school and which offer the following facilities:

  • Private single or double rooms with air-conditioning and fan
  • Breakfast included in the room price
  • Linen and towels
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Communal garden/seating are


Some of the Guest Houses we work with also offer TV room, games room, shared kitchen facilities and 24-hour reception. If any of these facilities are high priority for you we can help advise you which Guest House to choose.

The prices of the Guest Houses in Granada range from $40-100 per night. We can sometimes secure discounted rates for stays of longer than a few days.




Our fourth option for you during your stay in Granada is to stay with one of our INTESOL teachers. Paul has been an INTESOL Nicaragua tutor since the beginning and lives in the school with a couple of the teachers. It’s a beautiful old colonial building with two open gardens, creating a fresh and airy space.

This option for accommodation is just 2 blocks from the town centre markets, restaurants and nightlife of Granada. It includes breakfast and offers a perfect environment to study in. The other facilities included are:

Private double room with floor fan

  • Shared bathroom
  • Fully equipped shared kitchen
  • Linen
  • Cleaning/maid service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities






Staying in this shared house with an INTESOL teacher costs $300 per month including breakfast.

Whichever accommodation option you decide is right for you, we are available to help you arrange it. We are also on-hand for the duration of your course to ensure your stay in Granada is enjoyable and that you are happy with your choice of accommodation. If you are booking onto one of our courses, start to think about which accommodation option you would like and we will be in touch to help you arrange something for your particular course dates.