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Located on the island of Ometepe, the Hospedaje Central “El Indio Viejo” is more than just a hostel, it is a place to live and meet new people. Our team of international volunteers (Nicaraguan, Quebec, Belgian, French, Brazilian ….) will receive you friendly and will offer the following services :Panorama de l'Ile

Individual or collective accommodation
at unbelievable prices!

From beds in dormitories at $ 3.5 and rooms with private bathroom at $ 12 to air-conditioned rooms with private bathroom at $25, all budgets will find them !

Nos hébergements

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Restaurant and Bar

Get ready to tickle your taste buds. Our chic and chock chefs will prepare you a variety of dishes, from the most typical Nica to the vegetarian one (with a very special attention for vegans) .

The bar offers alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, fresh and delicious smoothies.

Best of all, the bar groove to the sound of a sunny cool music !

le bar

Internet and wifi

Computers are available for access to Internet. You can also connect into WiFi, if you have your own computer.

Internet et wifi

International calls

You can make calls to the world at great rates. …



Bicycle rental

For an hour or day, our bikes (and your legs!) will take you all around the island. Cycling is a great ecological way to discover the island at their own pace!

A bicyclette

Patio, garden, Chico and Menta!

Come and take your time, or waste it delightfully in the garden or hammocks, reading or talking, or playing with our two stars: Chico and Mentale coin hamac

chico and menta

Want to discover and give a helping hand?

The Hospedaje is part of a larger project, promoting solidarity and ecology, which emphasizes the promotion of local products and alternative way of life. Currently, two major projects can receive volunteers (a third one soon):

  • the Hospedaje Central El Indio Viejo : the hospedaje works almost exclusively with volunteers (that’s why we can offer so low prices !)
  • Cocibolca, local and ecologic agriculture : located just opposite the Hospedaje, this former nightclub is being converted into a new space, aiming to solidarity and ecology. Locals and tourists will be able to find a “Sympathèque” (awareness, nutrition counseling, ecological impacts of our lifestyles …), an Aromathèque” (advice and sale of aromatic herbs …) and a “Biothèque” (sale of fruit/vegetable products processed from the local agriculture of the Island)
  • Tichana project, a future autonomous, ecological and traditional village : located on the other side of the island, this village will draw inspiration from indian lifestyle and techniques, to live in harmony with the nature and local resources.     More details






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Hammocks and campingle coin hamac

Price per night: US $ 3.50 / 105 C$


Price per night: US $ 5.50 / 165 C$

Two dormitories are available, one mixed and the other “Girls Only”.

Room with fan without private bathroomchambre sans salle de bain privée

  • For 1 pers.: US $ 12 / 360 C$
  • For 2 pers. : $ 16 / 480 C$

Room with fan with private bathroom

Price per night :avec ventilateur et salle de bains

  • For 1 pers.: US$ 15 / 450 C$
  • For 2 pers.: US$ 19 / 570 C$
  • For 3 pers.: US$ 25 / 750 C$
  • For 4 pers.: US$ 30 / 900 C$
  • For 5 pers.: US$ 35 / 1050 C$
  • For 6 pers.: US$ 40 / 1200 C$


US$10 additional for air conditioning



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Ometepe en Nicaragua

Details Ometepe

From Rivas, you have to go to the ferry terminal in San Jorge (a few minutes by taxi from Rivas). Ferries or lanchas can take you on the island, to Moyogalpa.

Schedules are (lanchas and ferries combined) : 7am, 7:45am, 9am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:40pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5pm, 5:40pm.


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Hike the Concepcion Volcano

The hike down rewarded us with stunning views of the island, but it was by far the most difficult part...
After about 3 hours of hiking, we are just arriving at "El Floral" Lookout: Amazing panoramic view! Let's get ourselves prepared for the next two hours of serious hike on the slopes of Nicaragua most difficult volcano...


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The contact is our passion! Do not hesitate to contact us …

  • By phone: (505) 25 69 42 62  or  (505) 84007374
  • E-mail: elindioviejo@gmail.com
  • Visit our Facebook page (many photos): search “Hospedaje Central y Restaurante El Indio Viejo
  • Mailing Address : Hospedaje Central, Moyogalpa, Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua

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