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Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice hostel with an awesome crew that runs it. Me and my friend stayed in the Iguana home first after moving to a tent. We slept under the stars with the ability to use a look out every morning and evening to enjoy the spectacular view over the two Volcanoes. There is a lot to do at the island....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Zopilote is different, in a good way. To start it's quite the hike up from the road to the hostel and dark too if you arrive in the evening. Once you get up there's a nice spacious restaurant/reception/hang out/wifi area where everyone hangs out. It overlooks the green hill which is pretty stunning. Everything is ecological which is special...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here mainly because a lot of other travelers recommended this place. It's really great set up in the forest and beautifully made. It's quite relaxing but i didn't think it was that great as everyone recommended. But maybe i was just expecting too much. I mainly think the service could be better. We were welcomed very nice at...

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I came for a few days and stayed two weeks, slept in the Ormiga dormitory with few of the volunteers and felt very soon like a family with this charming international community :-) They have a "mirador" - view watch tower, that entered my list of 7 favorite places on the planet - it is that seriously beautiful.. The Yoga...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to chill and hang out with new people El Zopilotte has it all. Nice and cosy area around the restaurant where you can hang out. I stayed in a private cabin with my girlfriend. It was a really cosy one apart from all the mosquitoes and flies. So bring your repellient and maybe...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Well it was an interesting stay. The locations is a bit of a killer, a good 10 minutes walk up to the reception which is entirely uphill and at points quite steep especially if you're carrying heavy bags. From the reception you might be lucky and be placed a little downhill, if not there's plenty more to climb before you...

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ometepezopilote, Owner at El Zopilote, responded to this review

SORRY, DO NOT GET ANGRY NUT WE LIKE TO ANSWER WITH HUMOR.... hi, you are the smart guy who took our yoga mat to use inside your private tent without to ask .....we were lookinfg for thm for 2 days....i travel from 25 years usually with tent and i never used a mat was'nt mine without to ask....of course we...

Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 10 days, so apparently I liked it enough, but I still haves mixed reviews. Pack your patience because the reception is SLOW and unorganized. They don't speak much English, so it's best to know a little Spanish. The system is inconvenient, you can't keep a tab for your food and drinks, so you have to pay...

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SORRY, DO NOT GET ANGRY, BUT WE LIKE TO ANSWER WITH HUMOR.... 1) Sorry, is difficul to organize Nicas...i am trying from 15 years... 2) before avery tourist had a account and was paying at the end, but this is not legal and we must do a receipt each guest. Many busisness are not doing , but we like to...

Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in El Zopilote for 5 nights in Nov. As soon as we got there, I really liked the atmosphere and the setting is beautiful. What they are doing there is also really impressive. There are a few food options and it is delicious. The accommodation is good but basic so not for those who like creature comforts at...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Biggest dump I've seen in my life. Unless your at one with the planet and are a spiritual liberal then this place is hell on earth. 15 minute walk with your bags from reception to your room....nice one. Cast of the bugs life also stay in your room. Avoid!No bloody gracias

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SORRY, DO NOT GET ANGRY BUT I LIKE TO ANSWER WITH HUMOR..... Call my house a dump i see little bit offensive.....i am lucky that of our 4000 guests a year, just few nice people like you think like this..... 15 minutes to make 330 metres? my doughter 9 years old make in 5 minutes.... man, stay at home next...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 10 days. The place is very chilled but action packed at the same time. Free yoga is offered twice a day and there's lots to do around the place. Big shout out to Amalia, receptionist, for being so helpful and generally awesome. Btw, I checked in at the same time as someone who wrote a bad review:...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Zopilote is a permaculture farm/hostel. We have hammock, dormitory, and rooms. We have a organic restaurant serving Nica and Italian food (like handmade pastas, lasagnas, fettuccine, melanzane alla parmigiana) open at breakfat, lunch and dinner tevery day and 3 nights a week we have pizza night ,cooked in wood-bricks oven.In the reception we sell food and organic product hand made here.The land is completely planted with fruit trees, bananos and much more...Our goal is to be 100% sustainable. We have a look out tower where you can see the Volcanos and the farm. We organize tour to both volcanoes, horseback riding, spanish lessons, yoga classes (free), ceramic, bread and bees courses and there is free WI-FI 24h and free filtered water. You can work with us in the permaculture garden and in the work shop and learn something nice (free). ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Zopilote

Address: from Madronal 300m south, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe 044, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range: £9 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Dorm rooms are treehouse and hot with no fans or screens!”
 of 5 bubbles lukebW1687RZ, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Go for a private cabin - they aren't much more and they are beautiful!”
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 of 5 bubbles Q9894CKamandad, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“anywhere! All rooms/ lofts looked super cool”
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“Rooms past the restaurant are better as you won't be kept up by the pizza night party.”
 of 5 bubbles Andiedenis, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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