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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.
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  • 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.
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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 7.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2022
    I felt so at home during my stay here. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. Theres a rock beach just behind the hostel where you get the best sunsets and view of Volcano Concepción. Theres a couple small shops within 2minutes walking distance and a more local store up a lane where I visited quite often for groceries. The hostel has a kitchen if you like to cook your own meals or some comedors with such flavourful food and choice in meals also within walking distance. Also has an area where you can hand wash
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 May 2022
    Really bright and vibrant hostel- loved the vibe of the place. The staff were really helpful in organising a scooter for us and a taxi to get us to the ferry. Lots of nice areas to relax. It is quite far from the ferry ports and the buses are not regular to where the hostel is- so plan your journey before you go/ if you need to catch an early ferry when you depart.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    23 Apr 2022
    Staff were lovely and vibe was perfect, definitely stay here! Also definitely rent a scooter - $15 a day and filling up is about 100 cordobas so it's really good value. Eric had great tips about what was nearby and you can swim from rocks 100m down the track, really close. Bit of a lack of food options - couple of cafés and one convenience store so scooter is best to find other places. Really enjoyed the chill vibe, it was a really lovely hostel would definitely recommend Lazy Crab.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    17 Apr 2022
    Has a pool table and lots of hammocks. There are fans in the dorms and the private rooms which is nice. You can rent mopeds and bikes for $15-20 which is convenient. No complaints :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Mar 2022
    Pretty average hostel! Nice location and good to have access to a kitchen, was meant to be a movie night while we were staying but it never happened which was a shame. Atv and bike rentals available at the hostel but also very near by.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Apr 2022
    Nice people but far out location, no food available at all and not many facilities near by so bring food if you want to cook, also not that near anywhere to swim so definitely rent a scooter. Really nice staff however and lovely people
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    08 May 2022
    the kitchen was more like a students kitchen, not clean at all and not enough plates and forks, knives and everything. Pans were sh*t and very old. Also when we arrived it was overbooked, so they asked if we were okay with a private room and if we wanted to pay more. We didn’t want to pay more and that was also fine. Good solution. Helped us wherever they could and the place was good. The vibe was just not there with the people. But the location was nice!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    14 May 2022
    The hostel was not clean at all and bunnies were sleeping in my room. The owner took during the day our fan out of the room because it was turned on during the day. I needed the fan because it was very hot and there was no other place in the hostel to cool down. The kitchen is very dirty as well. The fridge is full with old food that people left and noone is cleaning it up. The wifi was very weak that i could nearly not book a hostel for my next stay. I do not recommend to stay in this hostel.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    07 Apr 2022
    Booked two nights, left after one night waking up with 50 bites from bed bugs. Wanted to pay for that night, asked if they could compromise and give my money back for the other night I booked. No it was my fault because I had a different shirt or something. Manager was really abnoxious and didn’t feel sorry or didn’t want to fix the problem. Worst hostel of my three months travel
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    31 May 2022
    Awful hostel, we turned up after an entire day of travelling and in the dark to be told our booking had been cancelled because they had been overbooked. Had to find somewhere else last minute, they didn’t even offer to pay for our taxi there or refund us our deposit
    England, Female, 18-24
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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