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“Safe campervan parking/camping - good enough facilities”
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Hospedaje Central
Ranked #4 of 19 Moyogalpa B&B and Inns
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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“Safe campervan parking/camping - good enough facilities”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on the island. Its a fine central location. They charged use as if we were sleeping in a hammock but we slept in our camper-van. There is no camping but inside a camper is fine as they have Monkeys and small Deer in the car-park. The car-park is large enough for a couple of cars and the facilities are all there just like any hostel. It was $3.5 each. Stay AWAY from the monkeys as they bit my friend on his hand. All the animals are rescued according to the owner so are wild and will be released eventually.

The beers are $2 for a liter and the breakfasts were good. We ate elsewhere in the evenings although my wife did eat Mac & Chili and it was OK but a smallish portion.

This place is also called by a different name and its been painted so looks different. They speak limited English but enough to help. Our friend slept in the dorm and complained about mosquito's. They have no nets. Take a sleeping bag liner and spray before going to bed. The location wasn't too noisy and the owner even asked if the music from the bar needed turning down at night. The noise came from across the road more than the her bar.

I would stay again. The Wi-Fi was fast enough and worked in all areas.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Located in Moyogalpa just up and one street to the left from the ferry port (San Jorge), hospedaje central was a very inviting welcome into this "city" in Isla De Ometepe. Like the website states, this hostel has the design that most backpackers are familiar with which made the place funky and inviting. A family owns the hostel but its run by volunteers. Very helpful and had a lot of fun. Because the staff were friendly and open, all of the fellow guests were just as community oriented. With a full bar restaurant up front called Indo Viejo, don't be weary of the noise. Everything shuts pretty early and from our room (on the second level) we could not hear too much. Rooms are clean and have a fan which helps tremendously! Usaki can also help you out with great guides tours to the volcano. If you have large groups the price will be $15 each. Smaller for up to $25. Beds range from $2.50 hammock to $15 private with amenities. Would highly recommend if you want a central location, great food, good vibe and feel like part of the stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
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London
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The mattresses in the dorm did not look very inviting, and it doesn't have a door to close. Private room was ok, some beds not too great.
The atmosphere is nice but the staff a bit so and so - the one woman falls asleep while she is serving you, getting the room I had booked in advance took about 30 minutes and actually getting the key took 2 hours including reminding her 3 times. The otehr guys is nice. Wifi is nice, nice setup as well, lots of locals in the evening but the staff is very hesitant is getting rid of drunk guys, even when those pester guests. I guess there's nice options - i.e. Soma, where the dorm was currently under construction when i asked to stay there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Leeds
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We arrived here and were enticed inside by the good music, then enchanted by the beautifully painted rooms, stuck to the bar by the rum and great converesatipn with friendly locals who love the place too, and then blown away by our fantastic meal... The tacos and fish fillet were out of this world! All in all, one of the nicest places that we have stayed in Nicaragua.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I touched ground in Ometepe with a friend the 22.12 and stayed there until the 26.12. We had a reservation in the Hospedaje central and everything worked great. The atmosphere, the staff and the music (if your looking for some great french reggae bands, oldies or just classic music, you will be served!) are great. We had 2 beds in a dorm with 14 other poeple. Even with a full dorm you have still some privacy, space and you will sleep well.
You can easily book some tours to the Concepción volcano for exemple (Great experience by the way). A little insider tip: The cook chief can prepare you a lot more then what's on the menu. You should really ask for the Chicken Sandwich, they are more then great :-)
Only little negatif point, the disco in front of the hostel can be a bit too loud.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

There are some things that need fixing but if you can overlook those facts it's an amazing experiience to stay at this hostel! The staff is super friendly and the animals in the backyard are a lot of fun to observe! We also enjoyed sleeping in the hammocks which only cost us around 3 bucks!!! They helped us with all our wishes and gave us directions to all the places we wanted to visit.

Room Tip: Take the hammocks :)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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berkeley, ca
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I feel like this place is coming apart. I stayed in a dorm. It was okay, but not as nice as other hostels I've been in. Though, it was pretty cheap at $5.50/night. The one shower for the entire dorm-staying people was an open-air outdoor shower.

Staff was nice and friendly. Free wifi is always nice. There's nothing bad to say about this place, but at the same time nothing great to say either.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Hospedaje Central
Address: Desde el puerto: 4 cuadras arriba y 1 cuadra a la derecha, Moyogalpa, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Moyogalpa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Moyogalpa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Backpacker-friendly hostel with Bar and Restaurant. Our goal is to provide a great service and friendly environment to everyone who enters Hospedaje Central. To accomplish that::: We have hand-crafted our restaurant's menu, offering a broad range of delicious dishes - from local cuisine to global classics; you're bound to find something you enjoy. (People love our Batidos[smoothies] too):: Our Bar is stocked with the best local liquors and a variety of world favorites as well. If you're not feeling the high-end alcohol, we also have a nice selection of "Cheap and Dirty" brews that won't be too heavy on your wallet. There are also delicious mixed drinks available for those who want to try out the local fruit concoctions. And of course, great music. Whichever type of fun you want, we can help you get there.:: If you aren't into eating, or drinking, we enjoy helping our guests plan their adventures. We have great contacts around the island to help you get what you want. Whether its traveling and making new reservations on Maderas, organizing transport, renting motorcycles or horses, simply giving directions to great beach locations or helping you Trek-Up-The-Ultimate-Volcano: Conception - We can take care of it for you.:: And most of all, if you're just into relaxing, we built an entire hostel around that concept. We have great sitting areas throughout the area, a nice garden under the sun, a reading friendly courtyard, lots of hammocks to swing in, private rooms for secluded time, and dorm rooms for the fun and friendly types. We filled the walls with paintings and culture for you to look at when you don't have a good book, and we're building a small library for you to find that good book afterwards. Overall, its a great place to hang out, people tell us all the time, and we're happy to provide this atmosphere for those who seek it.:: And for those who live on the cloud, we also have THE INTERNET. (free wifi included) We hope this helps you. Enjoy Nicaragua!-Team Hospedaje Central(El Indio Viejo) P.S. If you're not staying with us, at least stop by and say Hello, we enjoy conversation, it's a good way to learn something new! ... more   less 
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