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.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent 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, and you can try one of our delicious breakfast options: pancakes with fruit (vegan option also available), granola with yogurt or a typical Nica-breakfast. 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 8.7

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    I loved staying in lazy crab. Everyone is really friendly and the place is cozy, clean, has a very good atmosphere, beautiful common areas. Originally I wanted to stay for 2 nights, but then I extended my stay because I had such a good time there. If I have the chance to visit Ometepe in the future I will definitely stay in lazy crab again! Thank you :)
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    Super convenient to rent cycles from the front desk and getting recomendations on where to go for the day
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Best hostel on the island! Made some awesome friends here. The island was super dead and mainly couples, but it was still a great atmosphere for what we make it. Would love to see it during busy season. It’s right by the beach and they have a ton of space for chilling. Dorm room had multiple fans keeping it cool and didn’t even notice bugs. I’d say test out your beds because some mattresses are newer than others. Thanks for an awesome time on Ometepe guys!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    Artistic building, superb staff. Good vibes only. Can’t wait to come back!
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Jul 2021
    We loved our stay at the lazy crab!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Feb 2020
    Great hostel and really nice staff!! We enjoy there a lot and the owner take us to a beautiful spot to see the sunset.
    Chile, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Jun 2019
    I had a great experience at the Lazy Crab. The staff was super friendly, helpful, informative, and responsive. My bed was comfortable and the ambiance / location is great - lots to do, lots of common areas to chill out, conducive to meeting people, lots of good restaurants nearby. The hostel was for the most part clean however there were roaches crawling in and out of the bathroom drain - definitely a side effect of being in the jungle but a cover on the drain would have been nice.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Nov 2019
    Lazy crab is a nice set up for a hostel with a really nice owner. However there wasn’t many people staying there during my time (mainly couples), finding it hard to socialise. Great location to explore volcanoes and the lake. Only downside was a bunch of ants around, but easily fixable 😊
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Comfy bed, nice hammocks to chill in. As there’s no proper shops around and most restaurants are a bit pricey - we were dependant on breakfast Sunday morning (due to the display board) however we were not informed that there is no breakfast on sundays! Kitchen facilities were okay to cook in could do with buying a few more utensils & cutlery. Free coffee in the morning was nice, staff are friendly too. :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    17 Dec 2019
    Stayed here last month for a night but immediately left the following morning to a nearby hostel.Front desk volunteers may have been new. They seemed a bit annoyed anytime we asked a question. Tarantulas crawled on my feet when using the bathroom. I know I'm in the jungle but wish they had closed off facilities. 5/10 experience.
    USA, Male, 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