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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

This is a happy, colourful, and super relaxed hostel in Balgue - a small town on Isla de Ometepe. - a good place to be surrounded by nature and super cool local people. We love the good tunes and good vibes :).
We're in the perfect location, a block from the main road and a bus stop and just minutes from the lakes edge, where you can swim, and enjoy the stunning sunsets. We are surrounded by tasty restaurants and little shops. In addition, we are very close to many important sightseeing points of the island. We are just down the road from the entrance to the Maderas Volcano hiking trail, beautiful farms, waterfalls and amazing petroglyphs.

We offer diverse kinds of accommodation, adapted to any kind of guest or traveller - dorms, private rooms, double bedrooms, group bedrooms. We have an open kitchen where you can cook for yourself. Also, we have a nice space to chill out and get relaxed in our hammocks or enjoy weekly activities, like movie nights, sunset barbecues, bonfires and more.

Our hostel has dirt bikes, scooters and bicycles for rent, so you can travel across the island, and explore many natural landmarks, such as, Volcan Maderas, Reserva de la Biosfera, Reserva Volcan Concepción, Santo Domingo beach, Punta Gorda, Ojo del Agua, Charco Verde, Istian River in Merida, San Ramon waterfalls, Punta Jesus Maria, etc. We offer guided tours of both volcanoes Maderas and Concepción, kayak trips, sunset tours, horseback riding, boat and fishing trips, plus tours designed especially for you.

Hostel Lazy Crab Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 08:00 am.
Check out before 10:00 am.

Payment upon arrival by cash. The nearest ATM is in Moyogalpa. Don't forget to get some cash when you get off the Ferry!

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open from 07.00 am to 21.00 pm.
Travellers under 18 years old must have a guardian accompany them.
We offer free coffee.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    Such a colourfull hostel and chill vibes! Lots of adventorous things to do on the island, but the hostel is also the perfect place for when you want to take a relax day and recharge. The staff (a local family) is really nice, good with English, and the breakfast is delicious! They have a bar and pool table which is fun. Can't wait to come back again!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Dec 2021
    Great atmosphere, great staff and perfect price-performance ratio
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2021
    Hostel perfect for few days and more. The staff is really helpful and super nice, you have a kitchen to cook (but not a lot of tools), the beds are quite comfy and you are next to every comedors/restaurants/little shops/nature. They try also to be a sustainable hostel with a good social impact on the community (activities for kids from the village, etc.). I recommend !
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Jul 2021
    We loved our stay at the lazy crab!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Dec 2021
    Simple and very basic hostel. When i was there there wasn’t much people so it was pretty quiet. You have a very basic dorms with very basic bed and a lockers, in the room there was smell of pee. The bathroom has cold shower but it’s everywhere on the island. The staff was very helpful and tried to make you feel comfortable. They didn’t hace any water for drinking so ether you drink from the tap ir buy one, no activities or something to do there.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    23 Sep 2021
    Fun decorations. Other travelers even when the island is super quiet. Basic kitchen, but has what you need. Tienda across the road, breakfast place close. Wifi worked well. Rooms clean, colourful, surprisingly area. Better to have a vehicle to get around to things. No really nice swimming place walkable. Helpful, friendly staff. Nice, comfy terrace with a breeze. Maybe a bit less buggy because of that. Stayed one night and moved on.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2021
    We had a good stay. Staff were really helpful with organising bike rental. It was quite quiet when we visited and the kitchen had lots of ants.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    18 Dec 2021
    This hostel has everything you need it just isn’t very clean and there are only two bathrooms. The communal spaces were not very comfortable so it wasn’t the nicest place to hang out during the day. The staff were friendly and helpful.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    15 Dec 2021
    Nice and chill hostel. However the electric kept going off which meant no fan to stay cool when trying to sleep and no WiFi. We also organized a taxi with the staff the night before for 6:30 am the next morning in order to catch the Ferry and they assured us that it would be there but it never arrived.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    25 Sep 2021
    I don't enjoy leaving less than perfect reviews but there are a few things i wish i had known before arriving here. The hostel leaves a lot to be desired in terms of cleanliness, the kitchen was really grimy with rotting food in the fridge & ants everywhere. This issue extends into other parts of the hostel. That being said the location is good and the staff are really lovely & friendly. They even asked us for feedback on how they could improve so i do believe they're taking steps to be better.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi