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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

PROS: Excellent location Fairly cheap for private room Great view of Conception Volcano Delicious food Attractive garden setting CONS: Very basic rooms (just a bed, fan and small table. Not even a bin) Showers and toilets also very basic WiFi kept cutting out briefly Not a good place for meeting other solo travellers.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The hostel itself is ok. The rooms are basic and the shower is mediocre. However, what bothered me most at this hostel is the facilities. As you are on Ometepe and in the middle of nowhere, there are not that many opportunities to go anywhere for food. The hostel does not offer kitchen facilities, so this means you either have...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Firstly, the layout of the hostel is great with a central restaurant/ dining area and a garden overlooking the largest volcano on the island. The food menu was also good and we paid for breakfast on two mornings. The rooms were very hot and the fans didn't do much to help. Overall, the hostel was good, with very accommodating and...

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Thank Jamie F
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It was an OK restaurant. The waiters did do a decent job on service. I did see a rat but it is an island so I let that go. My main problem was the interpretation of the dish I ordered. It was a fish filet that look like it had been run over by a truck to get the grill...

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

As a couple we stayed here for three nights in a private room. The room was just ok and for the same price of $30/night we have stayed in much nicer places in Nicaragua. Although the views were amazing and the grounds of the hostel were nice. The food was generally not good. The chicken soup was bland, the cheese...

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Thank regularlad
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The only positive point: The sunset is just amazing from the hostel, you have a nice view of the concepcion volcano. The reality: the food was average (one of my friends was sick after eating their pastas), the dorms were full of bugs, larvas!!!!, spiders... They sprayed an insecticide just before our arrival and it smells really bad. They never...

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I've been traveling all over the world and been to a lot of dirty places.. Including India on a tight budget (leading to some really disgusting beds) this is by far the worst place I've been to.. The mosquitos are everywhere, really everywhere and since they don't seem to have cleaned the rooms since their civil war, the outcome is...

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Thank Viktor P
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Do not stay here! The rooms are FULL of small flies, you can barely see the white sheets because of all bugs. It is very disgusting! Also, we had big spiders in the room and several lizzards. The water didn't work too often so we used up all our hand sanitizer during the stay and we couldn't wash off mud...

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Thank elinxn
Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I had thought it was called Hostal Santa Cruz. I literally walked a few hundred metres in each direction looking for the finca with the petroglyphs, but no success. Months later I go to write a review, and there it is! Traveling with 3 companions I met along the way, I found this to be a perfectly acceptable place to...

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Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We arrived on Ometepe with no reservations and thought we'd be able to find a room at one of the two other popular places people had told us about, but our taxi driver called them both on the way and they were full. He took us to Rancho Santa Cruz and I'm really happy we ended up staying here rather...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are natives from the Island that just recently open a hotel we have 6 Private rooms, 1 Dorm, and 1 Cabana. We also have a restaurant that has your typical Nicaraguense food, vegetarian food, bar, eco-tours, bike rentals, horseback riding, and motorbike rentals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Cruz Hostel & Restaurant

Address: Del empalme Santa Cruz, 50mts al sur, Santa Cruz, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Isla de Ometepe > Santa Cruz
Price Range: €15 - €31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Ask for AC if available.”
 of 5 bubbles F3244FBjamief, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“probably has the largest variety on the island, but all of it is not created equal”
 of 5 bubbles forestbynum, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bathroom inside the room”
 of 5 bubbles marcoa461, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“try to get the dorms with the view on the volcano”
 of 5 bubbles 123alexandref, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms seem similar. No. 8 is located a little away from the property, but all others are right there.”
  • Volcano Concepcion at sunset
 of 5 bubbles WillC_13, 21 Mar 2014 | Read review
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