Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our beach hostel resort has spacious comfy private cabins & dorms that blend perfectly with the jungle and create an authentic atmosphere. We also offer free daily yoga classes alongside other changing workshops.

Guests can enjoy a vegan breakfast and our smoothie bar that offers healthy super food smoothies, homemade raw chocolate and chocolate desserts. We also organize Chocolate Tours, weekly workshops, movie nights, bonfire jams and much more. come over and experience the magic of El Pital for yourself.

El Pital Chocolate Paradise Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 13:00
Check out at 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash only.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception hours: 7am till 11pm
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2022
    Totally beautiful place, perfect for an escape for a little while. Yoga in the morning, delicious menu to choose from, friendly staff and spacious area to relax in, right next to the lake and surrounded by wildlife. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2022
    I absolutely loved my stay here and can only recommend it to everyone! This hostel is one of the most beautiful, magical places I've ever been to. They have the best food, and I loved all the yoga classes and the cacao and fullmoon/newmoon ceremonies! I hope I can come back here one day, this is the most beautiful spot on Ometepe.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Apr 2022
    Lovely place, lots of character. The yoga teachers are ace and I don't even like yoga! No kitchen fyi, but food at the restaurant is good.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    05 Apr 2022
    They need a kitchen. I didn’t LOVE it here but to be fair that could be generalized to Ometepe in general. The chocolate’s pretty tasty and I liked my bus.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 Apr 2022
    Beautiful property, nice staff, terrible management, and the worst experience I’ve had in all of Central America. Waited 40 min after checking in (I arrived at 3pm, 30 min after check in time) for my room and watched about 5 people who arrived after me get checked in and put their stuff right next to where I ended up. You will be ignored at the cafe even if you are the only person there. The cafe had an extremely limited menu that was more often than not sold out of the majority of things due to lack of preparation. I was there 3 days and never able to even try a dessert lol. I tired once at 8pm, at 6pm and at 9am. Every time was told they were “sold out”. Had a used spare tire, 550cord and a mesh netting stolen off my motorcycle while parked there overnight. It was found by one of the staff members I spoke to about it 2 days later behind the reception desk.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Mar 2022
    Beautiful hostel- book in advance if you might want to extend because they’re always booked. Wish they had a kitchen to use because the food was expensive and not great so bring snacks. Overall great hostel though
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Mar 2022
    Great view of the lake and amazing chocolate tour of the farm and good free yoga only the food is limited
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2022
    The hostel is in a beautiful setting, if you are staying in a dorm a would recommend choosing the jungle room. The food from the cafe was delicious, although limited and quite expensive. Unfortunately at check out I paid mainly with cordobas but had an additional $3 in change. I had the correct amount of money to pay the tab, but they couldn’t except dollar coins. I was kindly offered the option of paying the rest through PayPal, however I was given the details and the money was sent to the owner rather than the hostel so they couldn’t except this payment. At there request I tried again and this still did not work. When I was finally given the correct details the payment was made directly to the hostel. There isn’t the option to cancel the payments to the owner, I have sent several messages and requested the money back, but I doubt I will see that again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    15 May 2022
    They don't have a kitchen, the food is nice but very expensive, the staff kinda keeps their distance and the hostel doesn't really have any social activities. The yoga is great though, big plus!
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    09 May 2022
    I write this review with mixed feelings. The stay was nice, the property was amazing but the staff are paid very very low rates, around $1 an hour. If you stay here please tip the cleaners well as they work long shifts all for $1 an hour. I understand this is average pay for the country, but considering the price of the food and stay it doesnt seem unreasonable to pay them enough that they seem happy. When you talk to any of them it is clear that they are struggling. Please change this.
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi