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
  • Marvellous 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 8.1

  • Security 7.1

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2022
    Beautiful hostel and permaculture farm at the same time. Lots of Nature, lots of activities , pizza night , free yoga ! For nature lovers only! Reccommended
    Nicaragua, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Apr 2022
    Really glad we went here. The hostel is an experience in itself with the permaculture and simple living. They also do many daily activities and workshops, that are rare to try on other hostels! The atmosphere in the reception was so great. Be prepared to sleep almost outside with animals and to use compost toilets. But actually it was a good challenge
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Mar 2022
    We enjoyed our stay here, it was very different from other hostels we’ve been in, as it is right up in the jungle a bit of a walk with the big bags! Free activities were available most days, and pizza night on Wednesdays was very social however a long wait! Would recommend if you want to get away from reality for a bit! Staff were very helpful, and the scooters were very cheap and fun!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Apr 2022
    Nice vibe, I loved the workshop they have, definitely not comfortable if that's what you are looking for, however, it worth staying there if you prefer an experience to comfort
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Apr 2022
    Compost toilets are absolutely disgusting and you have to walk up a grueling hill to get here. Food was better than expected tho. Cacao ceremony was also cool. Nice to fall asleep to the chattering of birds.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Apr 2022
    We loved the vibe, it was a nice experience!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    25 Apr 2022
    If you are happy to be one with nature then this the place to stay!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    10 Apr 2022
    Staff were really unhelpful and unfriendly. There are no sinks or antibac gel near the toilet - very disgusting. The actual area is so beautiful and lovely. Friend reported last weekend due to no security people snuck into dorms and robbed lots of peoples stuff. Heard reports this is a frequent occurrence.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.6


    04 Apr 2022
    No plugs in the rooms. only at the reception. There's no indication on the way back from the rooms. So If you are check in in on night night and that is your first night, be really careful. I got lost for an hour in the jungle. I just wanted to get showered, ended up asking help to the locals to find my way back.. The kitchen is simply disgusting. Also, i really do not understand why they don't buy lights for the paths around the hostel with solar panels.. Night time = Pitch black.
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 2.6


    26 Apr 2022
    This was by far the worst hostel I have ever stayed in! It is 20 minute up hill hike from the main road.. my room was a further 7 minutes uphill from the reception! On arrival there was a huge commotion as to open up a tab you must hand over you passport.. when a guy went to checkout the staff realised they had lost his passport! My own phone charger got stole! A place run by foriegn hippies and we all know they are lik
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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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