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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The El Zopilote Hostel and Permaculture Farm have various types of hospitality on offer like private huts, dormitories, camping areas and hammocks. We organize many activities like free yoga 2 times a day, daily permaculture courses, cacao ceremonies, volcanoes tours, courses, massages , workshops. We have a vegetarian and vegan 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 Volcan Maderas, Volcan Concepción 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 huts, 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.

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.


The reception service is open from 06.00 to 22.00
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Loved this place! Only stayed one night wish I had stayed longer for the food alone! The restaurant serves the most delicious food which is very vegan friendly as well. The trek up the hill with a suitcase is a bit tiring but so worth it! Only regret not spending more time here. There is a lot to do close by too (the most amazing chocolate factory is right down the road El pital) very jungley everything is outside the showers and toilets everything is eco friendly and so cool!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    This is a great hostel. More like a little bougie eco resort than a hostel. The only down side was the clientele. Lots of very smelly hippies, apparently taking showers and using soap is against the rules for hippies.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Mar 2020
    Absolutely loved this hostel. We stayed only two nights, wish we had time to stay longer. We arrived on Pizza night which was a lot of fun and a great way to meet others. Love the whole concept of this place. Friendly staff - always there to help. If you visit Ometepe you have to stay here.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Mar 2020
    If you’re looking for an experience, this is a wonderful place.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    A genuinely eco friendly place to stay Lovely home made and mostly home grown food at half the price of El Pital where we stayed before It would be useful if they told you that you definitely need some kind of torch, we nearly got stranded when we didn’t tKe our phone out horse riding. We came back and it’s pitch black and impossible to find the place. Luckily someone came past and helped us with their torch. Minor quibbles though All in all it’s a great place Free yoga too Lovely
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Really is outdoor living, pizza night is great and sociable!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    02 Feb 2020
    While staff was nice and the location, concept, and facilities were neat, this wasn't a good fit for me. I had a hard time finding peace. Tues and Thurs - weeknights - they pump out loud rave music until 12pm under the innocent-sounding moniker "pizza night." The restaurant is loud and chaotic. I walked down the road to El Pital and it was so serene - on the water, relaxing. Completely different vibe. If you like parties, this is your place. If you'd rather be in nature peacefully, go elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    05 Feb 2020
    Hard to get to. Once you’re there hard to get around. Bed was not too comfy. Open bathrooms. If you’re a privat person this might not be the place for you. Breakfast was nice though.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    12 Feb 2020
    Staff are terrible Food is great Chill atmosphere with lots of hippies
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    07 Feb 2020
    Having to hike up to the reception with all your gear on unstable ground for 15 minutes is your first impression. Once you check in dripping in sweat they don’t tell you that your bed is an additional 20 minute hike up and down some more unstable trails. They don’t tell you that you should have a headlamp or light to hike because at night nothing is lit and it’s black as tar. I got to my room and immediately gathered my things and hiked the 30+ minutes back down and found another hostel
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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