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“Excellent place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Frente del Instituto J.R. Smith, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe 00000, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Moyogalpa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Excellent place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a long weekend while visiting la isla de ometepe. I'm so glad we decided to stay at Hospedaje Soma! The room was great value ($30 per night for a private room + bathroom and breakfast), the breakfast each morning was delicious, and everyone here was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend anyone visiting Ometepe to stay here.

Stayed May 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at hospedaje soma for 2 nights and were not at all disappointed.
Really chilled out vibe with a big garden to kick back and enjoy a few beers.

Most outstanding was the service. Zkini helped us sort out our volcano treks for a good price and gave us other ideas for around the island. Great breakfast included with private rooms too. Self service bar was a bonus, at pretty much supermarket prices.

Rooms are basic and clean, we'll ventilated, and at 22$ a night it's a great deal!

Would definately stay again!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I came from Canada to Nicaragua for 3 weeks for a school placement and went to Ometepe Island for a break! The hotel worker, Javier, was amazing! He was so knowledgeable, kind, upbeat, eager, and you could tell he wanted everyone to have a fantastic stay. The meals were delicious, the rooms were clean, the staff was kind, and I would definitely recommend Soma as a place to go and unwind! Great experience!

Room Tip: Make sure you know the fans have 5 speeds -- 5 is the lowest and 1 is the highest!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moyogalpa, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hostel was above average. It was located about 10 minutes walk out of Moyogalpa along the road towards Concepcion. I stayed in the dorm for three nights. The beds were comfortable (not bunks). They had large lockers and individual reading lights. My first bed broke but I was able to move into another one. There were no curtains or blinds in the dorm making it hard to lie in. Also there was noise from building works in the mornings.
If you stayed in the dorm you had to pay extra for breakfast and it wasn't worth it, There were better value places to eat in town.
The hostel was quiet but sociable, and the owner was friendly. The dog however seemed rather aggressive, and once ran towards me barking when it was off the leash. It didn't actually bite me though.
There were some nice hammocks down the bottom of the garden. After ascending Concepcion I spent a whole day chilling out and reading, which was nice.
Overall, solidly above average for a backpacker place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I did quite some research on where to stay in Ometepe and chose Soma for it's convenient position for hiking and doing things. I was not dissappointed: Soma is a great place!

- rooms and dorms (stayed in both) are new and extremely clean.
- atmosphere is great and relaxing with a beautifull garden, hammocks & Nice chill area
- fast Wifi
- cheap beers

Best of all: the owner Zkini (?). He Goes the extra mile on service, is relaxed, knows everything and has a great sense of humour.

I Will never forget the Soma quote:
"Unattended children get free ice Cream and puppies"

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend. We had a very nice and spacious private bedroom. The property is beautiful and a short walk from downtown Moyogalpa. I love the honor system to keep track of your own beers/drinks and settle up at checkout. We arranged for a Volcano hike on our 2nd day through the Hotel that was excellent. The staff is great, and cook delicious breakfasts and dinners. The 3rd day we rented a scooter and drove it across the island to Opo de Agua, a natural water springs to go swimming. Overall we had a great trip to Ometepe and Hospedaje Soma was the perfect spot to relax after a day of adventures. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Hospedaje is 500 meters from the center of town and harbour but that is no problem. It is very well organized (nice breakfast included , local beers in the fridge, good reggae music) . In the evening you can join dinner with the other guest at 150 cordobas . Normally there is a choice between 2 meals (chicken curry , chili con carne , pasta con verduras, etc) . There is very good value and big room in the garden at 12 dollars pp (breakfast included) with shared bathroom. It is only 30 minutes walk to the start of the climb of the Conception volcano.

Room Tip: take teh big private room at the groundfloor in the garden with shared bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hospedaje Soma

Address: Frente del Instituto J.R. Smith, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe 00000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our accommodations are located on the edge of Moyogalpa, about 10 minutes from the main port on Ometepe. You will find different types of accommodations such as one-room bungalows, private rooms with shared and private bathrooms and a 6 bed dormitory, forming part of our large and lush garden setting which gives Hospedaje Soma its relaxed and chilled-out atmosphere. All private accommodations are Bed & Breakfast. Dinner, including vegetarian options, is served on request in our communal area every night. We organize individual tours & hikes on Ometepe Island and provide private transportation on the main land. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hospedaje Soma Moyogalpa, Nicaragua - Isla De Ometepe

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