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    El Zopilote

    from Madronal 300m south, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe 044, Nicaragua
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    Overview
    • Excellent57%
    • Very good20%
    • Average11%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
    Travellers talk about
    “free yoga” (29 reviews)
    “pizza night” (58 reviews)
    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    Hotel Villa Paraiso
    402 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Isla de Ometepe
     
    Finca San Juan de la Isla
    294 reviews
    #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Altagracia
     
    La Urraca Loca Hostel
    10 reviews
    #2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Balgue
     
    Totoco Eco-Lodge
    345 reviews
    #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Balgue
     
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    61 - 65 of 277 reviews

    Reviewed 20 May 2016

    At the end of a rocky path, hidden behind palms and trees and flowers is a small oase. A place to take a deep breath and relax from travelling and city hopping. Zopilote is definitly worth to stay a couple more days. Do yoga in...More

    Thank Medi L
    Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

    What's not to love about this place when you read about it? Permaculture farm with a focus on organic fresh food, beautiful bush setting with all the eco outfits like compost toilets and outdoor showers, yoga twice a day... Well, I don't dispute any of...More

    Thank Nancy J
    Reviewed 2 May 2016

    I have been there in the year 2009 and in that time it was really one of the best hostels in the world! Now we stayed there in August 2015 and it lost all his charm. No kitchen for cooking, only a quite expensive restaurant....More

    Thank BordelaisDeGirondins
    Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

    Since this place gets such great reviews, I expected a bit more. After an hour and a half shuttle ride and a ten-minute trek uphill to a "farm" in the mountains, nowhere near a beach, we were underwhelmed, not to mention saturated in sweat. For...More

    Thank elissasieh
    Response from ometepezopilote, Owner at El ZopiloteResponded 16 September 2016

    PLEASE DO NOT GET ANGRY, BUT I LIKE TO ANSWER WITH HUMOR my luck that you stayed only 1 night , to leave your space to someone that fit in better then yoi....next time you should speak with me before because for important and refined...More

    Reviewed 30 April 2016

    This hostal is kind of the most well known and visited in the island and sincerely I don't know why, maybe when it opened , it was way cooler. For me it is a commercialized, fake hippy hostal. It is dirty, the bathrooms are nightmare,...More

    Thank ZheniPetrova
    Response from ometepezopilote, Owner at El ZopiloteResponded 16 September 2016

    SORRY, DO NOT GET ANGRY, BUT WE LIKE TO ANSWER WITH HUMOR.... I always remember a nice moovie called Trainspotting : the tolilet you describe looks like the one that the main actor use when he gets some drugs....Was a very very dirty Scottland toilet...More

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    402 reviews
    #1 of 4 hotels in Isla de Ometepe
     
    Finca San Juan de la Isla
    294 reviews
    #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Altagracia
     
    La Urraca Loca Hostel
    10 reviews
    #2 of 2 Speciality lodging in Balgue
     
    Totoco Eco-Lodge
    345 reviews
    #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Balgue
     
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    • USD 15 - USD 23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • Nicaragua >
    • Rivas Department >
    • Isla de Ometepe >
    • Santa Cruz
    • Also Known As
    • El Zopilote Nicaragua/Isla De Ometepe
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    Dining (5)
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    3.53 km away
     
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    Room Tips
    "Don't stay in the 'Brisa' dormitory - far away from site!"
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    "Book a cabin!"
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    "Dorm rooms are treehouse and hot with no fans or screens!"
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    "Go for a private cabin - they aren't much more and they are beautiful!"
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