Estelí hotels and hostels
Clean and colorful, this lovely spot's charm is hidden behind the storefronts, but come inside to see the pleasant courtyard, murals and attractive rooms, some of which have TVs.
It's got a friendly owner, fans, foam mattresses and comida corriente (mixed plate) served in the thatched-roof restaurant right next door.
Hotel Restaurant La Campiña
Also inconveniently located (or ultra conveniently, depending on your point of view), this attractive hotel, ideal for conferences, is 5km north of town, not far from a cluster of discos and bars.
Tranquil and an excellent deal on simple but very livable rooms with shelves and personal touches, this clean spot also has a quiet courtyard, paneled TV area and dining room where breakfast is served.
Hotel El Mesón
The best value in this price range for comfortable rooms with hot-water bathroom and cable TV (test them both) arranged around a grassy courtyard with guarded parking.
Hotel Los Arcos
The best hotel in town, Los Arcos has the dream location one block north of the cathedral, and lots of beautiful brick arches and colorful rooms that are on the small side but attractively decorated, with quality hot-water bathrooms and free cand.
The sentimental favorite has deep Sandinista roots, and is an OK deal on clean rooms right next to a restaurant with lots of vegetarian options.
La Posada Cuaulitlán
Worth stopping in for a cup of coffee just to see the place, this shady spot offers beautiful, fully furnished cabinas and a great restaurant, which is a good thing since you're at the south end of town away from everything else.