Hostels in Ometepe, Nicaragua

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Get to know Ometepe (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ometepe.

Guess what? Ometepe is also named and spelled Isla de Ometepe - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Ometepe is a must-go for anyone visiting Nicaragua. This beautiful, volcanic island is comprised of two volcano peaks jutting out of spectacular water. The island itself has many different communities, each with its own hostels, with many different activities to offer from volcano climbing, kayaking, horseback riding, bike tours, fishing trips, windsurfing, tubing, and wind sailing.

Getting to, from, and around the island can be tricky, especially in the rainy season. There are a few places from mainland Nicaragua where boats depart a few times a day for an inexpensive fee to San Jorge. Private boats can also be chartered, but are very expensive. Getting around the island is hard and time consuming -- although the place is not large, the bumpy dirt roads cause driving speed to often be at walking pace. There is a chicken bus that goes around the island a few times per day. The one road around the outside edge of the island makes town-hopping easy.

There are quite a number of Ometepe hostel choices around the island, including party hostels and ones that fund charities and community projects around the island. Most come with restaurants and bars attached, as buying food on the island is rather difficult. It is a good idea to come with lots of cash (there is only one ATM on the island) and clean clothes (all the inhabitants hand wash their clothes).

Ometepe, Nicaragua, is an amazing island surrounded by beautiful scenery and inhabited by amazing people. Make sure to talk to some locals and keep your eyes peeled for exotic wildlife.

Written by local enthusiast for Ometepe hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Ometepe hostels Fro

FAQ about Ometepe Hostels

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A hostel in Ometepe costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Ometepe with private rooms costs on average $28. shows all 30 Hostels in Ometepe. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hospedaje La Peñita is the best rated hostel in Ometepe for female solo travellers. compares prices for 30 hostels in Ometepe, Nicaragua. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ometepe such as
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Little Morgans is the best rated hostel for partying in Ometepe.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Ometepe Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ometepe, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
30 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Ometepe
Eco-lodge Finca Magdalena is the cheapest
17 Party hostels in Ometepe
Little Morgans is the best rated
Most Ometepe hostels are located in
Moyogalpa, El Madroñal, Merida
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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La Cruz (47 Km / 29 mi.)
Gigante (54 Km / 34 mi.)

Travel Tips for Ometepe - from the Community

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