hostel review: hospedaje central, moyogalpa (isle de ometepe)

Update: Before you read this review, or decide to stay here, you may want to check out this article by Charlie on Travel - it's a bit of an odd place!

$16 per night, double with private bathroom}, 14th-24th October 2014


Veteran of the Ometepe hostel scene, Hospedaje Central attracts a variety of travellers. The colourful motifs that adorn the walls, large social area and on-site bar/restaurant make for a fun and social place to call home.



 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal, a couple of minutes walk from the main street in Moyogalpa.


Best thing

Hospedaje Central is home to the best bar in Moyogalpa – an excellent place to chill out after a long day sightseeing and share a beer (or several!).

Also, three excellent ginger cats call this place home - each with their own personalities (they WILL expect food of your plate).


Worst thing

Some of the rooms need an upgrade to justify the price. 


Value for money

Fair. They could afford to reduce their rates by a couple of dollars given the lack of cooking facilities and that the rooms aren't the greatest, but we have paid more for less elsewhere on our travels.


Recommended for

For those looking to use Moyogalpa as a base, this is one of the best options in town.


Top tip

Try one of the massive fresh fruit smoothies from the restaurant – the largest, and most liberal fruit portions we've had on this trip.



Wi-fi, 24-hour security, lockers, social area, hammocks, pets, A multitude of languages spoken.


Rating: 7.5

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