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Have any questions ? You may find the answer below.

Do you propose a package for surf course and surf rental ?

Yes, those services are available, but as extra. They are not included in the accomodation package, only breakfast and dinner are included You can rent any of our 40+ surfboards, for $15 a day on site or $10 a day if you book the surf package on arrival for your whole stay.
If you choose to surf everyday, a bracelet will be given to you, offering you a discount on the board rental ($10/day instead of $15/day)

Do you offer transportation from the airport to the hostel?

We offer a taxi service from the airport for 65$US per trip. It is available at anytime of the day or night.

To book, 5 days before your arrival please send us an email at managerfreespirit@gmail.com with your flight info and how many passengers you will be. We will then communicate directly with the taxi driver for you!

How can I pay the bill for my stay?

Only in cash, USD or Cordoba or credit card possible but with a 8% service fee.

Do we need to bring a towel, sleeping bag or a pillow?

Bed sheets and pillows are provided at the hostel. Renting towel is possible with a small fee.

Why can’t I book the dates I want on your booking system?

This could happen for two reasons. Either we already have a full house for the dates you’ve chosen, or because there’s a problem with the length of your stay since we have a 2 nights minimum rule. If you want to be sure you can still write us, sometimes we can arrange something for you.

Do you offer weekly activities other than surf and yoga ?

Activities other than surf or yoga include…
Spikeball, volleyball, washer, chilling in the pool, going volcano boarding, hiking the small hill in the village, horseback riding, exploring the natural pools, playing music with our instruments, etc

How much is it for a surf class ?

The price start at 20$ a class when you take the learn to surf package. If you just want to do 1 or 2 class during your stay you can take it day by day from 25-35$ a class depending if it’s a private one or a group one.

Is Wi-Fi available at the hostel ?

Yes we offer a 20Mbps wifi on site

What is there to do in El Trànsito ?

You will surely appreciate our little pueblo for its peace and quiet. Different from the busy night life of a San Juan del Sur or the crowded landmarks of Ometepe, El Transito is a tranquil oasis with only a few bars scattered around town, including our own. Surfing is the main activity, with a great swell hitting the beach most of the year (see ‘’Surf in El Trànsito’’ on our website), but it is not the only thing to do here. Take a quick walk to the natural swimming pool, run in the volcanic sand early morning, and enjoy sunset horseback ride. You may also walk around the village, meet its people and appreciate that particular laid back atmosphere. If you need to move your body, or see others moving theirs while you enjoy your holidays, you will enjoy the local baseball match during the weekend, or the daily basketball or soccer match opposing the Nicaraguan youth.

Is it possible to check the yoga or surf lesson schedules prior to my trip ?

The yoga schedule is decided in relation to the surf lessons schedule, which are themselves decided upon the wave size and tides. So the general schedules of our hostel are constantly changing with nature’s rhythm. We can however guarantee for 7 days of different kind of practice (yin, yang, blindfolded, vipassana, vinyasa, acro yoga, work out…).

Is there an age limit ?

Anyone aged 14 or over is entitled to stay at the hostel as long as they are accompanied by a parent/guardian that is over the age of 18. This must be pre-arranged with the hostel. Anyone over the age of 18 can stay here without their parents…

My plane arrives at three o'clock in the morning, can I check in at that time ?

Sure, as long as you let the hostel know by email what time you’ll be arriving when you make your initial booking. You just have to organize transport from Managua to the hostel with our driver, if needed, and we guarantee the presence of a staff member to help you settle in upon arrival.

Is there a possibility of withdrawing money once in El Trànsito ?

No so it’s better to take out money on the way to El transito when you change bus or at the airport. Otherwise you can pay with credit card at the hostel with a 8% service fee.

Do you have a kitchen available for the guests ?

Yes we do! Breakfasts and dinners are cooked and served by the Free Spirit staff. However, the outdoor kitchen, equipped with a stove/oven, a fridge, cooking supplies and a cabinet to store your food, is accessible anytime.

What type of meals are generally served at your hostel ?

Since it’s opening, The Free Spirit Hostel has built part of its experience on the type of food we consume, and the way we appreciate it. Although we propose fresh fish once a week, all of our dinners are vegetarian. Instead of meat, our team match four or five different flavors, combining spices, local vegetables and original ideas to excite your taste buds in a creative manner. Meat is available in the village, and you’re welcome to cook it back at the hostel for lunch. Dinner is family style, meaning that guests, staff members and owners alike get together for a time of sharing and community.

What is the Learn to Surf package ?

It’s our biggest seller. You can take it all year long since we have the chance to have waves in front of the hostel 365 days a year. To see what’s include click the Learn to Surf tab at the top of the page.

Does your hostel organizes tours or excursions ?

We organized when the demand is there, a day out to visit the colonial city of Leon and hike a volcano to after slide it down with a sledge. It’s a unique experience called Volcano boarding.