Welcome to your detailed guide for Ometepe hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Ometepe, Nicaragua. Compare prices for Ometepe hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Moyogalpa, Merida, Altagracia
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Ometepe? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Ometepe alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Ometepe. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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. To help you make friends with Ometepe before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ometepe. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ometepe. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
Hostelz.com shows all 21 Hostels in Ometepe. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hospedaje La Peñita is the best hostel in Ometepe for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 21 hostels in Ometepe, Nicaragua.
Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Ometepe. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Ometepe. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Moyogalpa is the largest town on the Isla de Ometepe and also the main port where the boats dock in from San Jorge. From the docks, you walk up the main street and you will find many of the Moyogalpa hostels along or close to this stretch of road. The buses to other areas of the island also leave from a small way up the street from the dock. While there is not a great deal to do in Moyogalpa itself -- other than eat some of the amazing foods that they have in the small cafes and restaurants here -- there is a substantial amount to do in and around the island of Ometepe. The biggest attraction is the Volcan Concepciones and you can pay local guides to take you up here for a magnificent view over the lake. Be mindful that if you do this, it is illegal to go without a guide and you can get fined by the police trying to do it solo, or worse. You can hire bicycles or cars from Moyogalpa to drive around the island also, which will give you access to attractions such as Punta Jesus Maria, which is only four kilometers from Moyogalpa and is one of the only places you can swim out to on the island. With a car or buses, you can access the Playa Santo Domingo on the bridge section of the island between the two volcanoes, and it is possible from here to hike the other smaller volcano Maderas too. Ometepe has a great vibe and plenty of things to do, and the locals are super friendly, so talk to them and get amongst it!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Ometepe and Nicaragua.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.