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 1 week prior to 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refund

Additional Terms and Conditions

Security deposit 50%

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The El Zopilote Hostel and Permaculture Farm is a backpackers hostel and a permaculture farm at the same time. We offer various types of hospitality like private rooms, dormitories, camping areas and hammocks. We organise many activities like free yoga , permaculture courses, cacao ceremonies, volcanoes tours, massages , workshops and lots of other activities. We have a vegetarian and vegan farm to table restaurant open all day and Tue and Sat we have Pizza night party, with fire shows, dancing, natural cocktails and fun. We are in the Nicaraguan Ometepe Island, in the area of Santa Cruz / Madronal, in the Maderas volcano, one km before Balgue. We are located near to some of the best and finest attractions of the area such as Volcano Maderas, Volcano Concepcion and Playa Santa Cruz, amongst other interesting spots of our location. The farm is 300m from the main road and that keep the place an oasis of peace... We have various types of hospitality on offer. Private rooms, dormitories, camping areas and hammocks are situated in various locations on the farm. Everything has been built or planned to be immersed in the natural environment and to respect it greatly. Our great variety of choices means that our hospitality is accessible to all kinds of people and budgets. The hostel is located in a slope and there is always some breeze that keeps the rooms naturally fresh and ventilated so we don't need to waist energy in using fans and definitely no air conditioner. Bring a flash light for the night, there are lights in all the huts but the footpaths that connect them have few lights to keep the habitat more natural. El Zopilote Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Check in from 12:00. Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property might pre-authorize your credit card. Taxes not included - 25.00% Breakfast not included - 5.00 USD per person per day. It might be possible to access to a more economic breakfast option for 2.00 USD. General: The reception service is open from 06.00 to 20.00 No curfew. The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.4

  • Security 6.6

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2022
    Wow what a magical place!! I ended up extending my trip as there was so much going on at the hostel from yoga classes, family dinners, permaculture tour, woman circles, jam sessions and so much more. My highlight had to be the pizza party hosted on Thursday and Saturdays, there is such a good vibe at these with great tunes followed by an unbelievable fire show 💥. If you can do one thing in Ometepe then stay here you will not regret it.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2022
    Beautiful and different hostel.Many activities, free yoga. free permaculture tour, communal kitchen, cheap restaurant... very happy about El Zopilote. Wish to stay more time next time.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Jul 2022
    El Zopilote is a hostel / permaculture farm at the same time. I have been here many times and i always like it. Stay in the nature ios a must for me.... and here i have fre yoga and tons of activities ( mayority free) and permaculture tours and more.... Reallle suggested!
    Japan, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2022
    Excellent place. Best vibe in Ometepe and lovely staff. Value for money is good and food is excellent. Highly recommended
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2022
    The fact that this hostel in located in nature is the best thing. I came for this reason, and for that I enjoyed it very much. They have a nice restaurant and good food. The only thing I did not like was they don't tell you where things are, so you have to kind of search around for them yourself. Not even sure where the usable kitchen was located.. they just pointed up the hill. If you're happy with open rooms and nature, this is a good place for you. I recommend bringing a headlamp!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    28 Jun 2022
    Fun, social, nice pizza night. Hippy vibe. It gets very dark- need a head torch. Kitchen is practically non existent- no plates, no fridge, no lights. Have to buy their food basically which can be a bit annoying. Jungley which is fun.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.0


    18 Aug 2022
    Absolute s*** hole, f****** people there are space cadets. Plastic hippies. Foods over priced but the locals are absolutely lovely, it’s the g******s and the rat s*** on the bed that make it terrible. People in Ceremony for 48 hours playing s*** music throughout the night
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1


    18 Aug 2022
    El Shitilote indeed. Sheets covered in stains and rat droppings. Room was a 15 minute uphill hike in the dark from the road. Staff were unhelpful.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    28 Jun 2022
    El Shitilote This is the worst place I have ever stayed. I woke up on the first morning and my face was covered in flea bites. My pillow was infested. Nothing was done about this after asking for new bedding multiple times. Eventually I was moved to another hut, and there were 2 rats in the room. There were insects in the food and drinks, the staff were the rudest people I’ve ever met. Greenwashing!! This hostel claims to be eco friendly and self sufficient but is not. The hostel also pressured me into r
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    26 Jun 2022
    No and no. Staff are very clicky who make no effort with you, you can hear them running around and chanting at 3am in the woods which is highly unsettling. There are no kitchen facilities in order to get you to buy overpriced food and coffee. A massive cult vibe throughout and the mosquito nets do not work. It’s a massive trek to get to and if it’s raining it’s actually dangerous to get back to. Amongst travellers in Nicaragua there is a reputation of this place. I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy, w
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cots Available
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant