6 Best Hostels in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

6 Best Hostels in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

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Staying in hostels is one of the best ways to explore a new destination. Not only do you have to stay in comfortable, clean beds, but you also get to experience the local community and meet fellow backpackers.

Most hostels in Ometepe Island are located in the heart of the action, so you won't have to worry about missing any cultural attractions or activities.

Ometepe is a famous island in the Republic of Nicaragua for backpackers and travelers who love the laid-back atmosphere and various activities. Hostels are actually a great way to meet people, make new friends, and accurately explore the island at your own pace. Many hostels have private beaches, which makes them perfect for swimming or sunbathing.

Many of the hostels offer discounts for guests who book in advance.

Ometepe is home to some of the best hostel beaches in the world – perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring. Ometepe is also home to some of the best bars and nightlife in the region, making it the ideal place to spend a night or two.

Read on for our top picks of the BEST hostels Ometepe has to offer.

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Ometepe

  1. Hostel Papagayo - best for Youth Hostel
  2. Rancho Tranquillo - best for Adventure Hostels, Beach Lovers Retreat, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller
  3. Cabañas Privadas Dilany
  4. Hostal Y Mirador Papasito - best for Party Hostel
  5. Hospedaje La Peñita - best for Couples, Family-Friendly Hostel, Female Solo Traveller, Groups (10+ people), Older travelers (+50), Quiet Rest, Solo Traveller
  6. La Urraca Loca - best for Adventure Hostels, Beach Lovers Retreat, Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel

On the map: Hostel Locations in Ometepe

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Ometepe. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

🏆 Overall Best Hostel:

Hostel Papagayo

🙋‍♀️ Female Solo-Traveler:

Hospedaje La Peñita

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

Rancho Tranquillo

👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel with Kids:

Rancho Tranquillo

👩‍❤️‍👨 for Couples:

Hospedaje La Peñita

🎉 Party Hostel:

Hostal Y Mirador Papasito

How much are hostels in Ometepe?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Ometepe

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Average Private Room Price per Month in Ometepe

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More about picking Hostels around Ometepe

1. Be aware of the surroundings.

Keep an eye out for different warning signs that someone may be up to no good (a sketchy-looking person lurking around the corner, suspicious noises coming from down the hall). If something feels off, trust your instincts and make sure you get out of there. Always make sure to read the hostel's policy about lockers. Some lockers only have locks on the front, which makes them easy to steal from. Consider investing in a secure vault if you need to store something valuable while in town. Make sure to leave your belongings unattended in your room or on the floor near your bed. It can feel like personal theft if someone manages to steal something from your room while you sleep. Keep everything safe by locking your door or keeping your possessions with you when you're not using them. Make sure to check out the availability of rooms before booking. Some hostels have fewer available rooms than others during peak season. Try to book a room with a view.

2. Hostels in Ometepe often have great views of the island or the ocean.

Suppose you're traveling with friends. Book rooms together, so you can all get along well. It's also helpful to coordinate your arrival time so that everyone can meet up in one place and explore the island together. Choose a hostel with good facilities. You don't actually need all the bells and whistles, but make sure the hostel has clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, and air conditioning if necessary.

3. Pick a hostel with friendly staff.

They'll be able to help you find what you're looking for on Ometepe and give you advice about the best places to visit. How do you know if the staff is any good? Easy: check the reviews. On Hostelz.com and Booking.com you can filter the comments and reviews by keywords.

4. Make use of the hostel's services.

Some might offer cooking classes, tours, or bike rentals, among other things.

5. Yoga and Hippie Lifestyle

Ometepe is well known for being a yoga paradise. Some hostels offer incredible yoga retreats in the middle of the Jungle. Other hostels offer converted buses, and more. It really is and island to spend lots of time.

6. Rent a Scooter

To be fair, staying around the island, you really need to rent a scooter. It is the absolute best way to explore the island. The public transport is not so reliable and a hassle to get around. Most hostels rent scooters, or at the very least can help you to rent one.

FAQ about Ometepe Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Ometepe. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Ometepe: Hostel Papagayo

This is the overall best rated hostel in Hostel Papagayo. The overall rating is 9.6. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at Hostel Papagayo starts from $2.75.

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#1 Best Hostel in Ometepe
Hostel Papagayo


Hostels are a great place to meet new people and make some memories, so if you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay while in Ometepe, be sure to check out our list of the best hostels in Ometepe.

Each has its unique atmosphere and features, so it's worth browsing through them before deciding.

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