Beginner - Pro


Fun & Chill


All season




Our little paradise is located in on a remote beach in Nicaragua, 1h from Managua and Leon. In front of the ocean, stunning sunsets, perfect waves, a unique yoga deck, a beautiful view and rooftop terrace will make you think you are dreaming. But guess what, this is real!


Learn To Surf Package

$ 330* starting at
  • accommodation in a fan dorm​
  • breakfasts and dinners
  • 3 beginner surf lessons
  • 1 theoretic surf class
  • daily yoga class
  • surf rental

Surf Package

$ 40* starting at
  • accommodation in a fan dorm
  • breakfasts and dinner
  • surf rental

Yoga Package

$ 35* starting at
  • accommodation in a fan dorm​
  • breakfast and dinner
  • yoga class

Stay only

$ 30* starting at
  • accommodation in a fan dorm
  • breakfast and dinner


Dorm with Fan
Dorm with AC
The Free Spirit Hostel Nicaragua Private Room
Private room with shared bathroom (no AC)

Private Room with shared bathroom and AC

Private Room with bathroom and AC

Premium Room with bathroom and AC


You may find the answer below.

By Taxi:

A taxi from Managua or Leon to The Free Spirit Hostel in El Transito should cost you around 60-80$ depending on your negotiation skills. Tell the taxi driver to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front. From there you are only 20 minutes from the hostel. You will see a sign of the hostel when you enter the village down the little hill. Continue until you reach the last street before the beach and turn right. 50m later, you will see us on your left. You can always write our taxi partner Steven for a ride at .

By Car:

It is about 1h-1h30 from Managua or Leon. First, you have to take the ‘Carretera Vieja Leon’ and then turn at KM 46 when you see a small pulperia with a Pepsi sign in front. From there, you take a dirt road for 13 km and you will get to El Transito. You will see a sign of the hostel when you enter the village down the little hill. Continue until you reach the last street before the beach and turn right. 50m later, you will see us on your left.

By Bus:

From Managua: There is 3 buses a day for El Transito from Terminal ISRAEL, leaving at 12h, 13h and 15h but be there in advance because some buses can leave earlier sometimes. First, take a taxi to go to the Terminal ISRAEL, it should cost you no more than 50-150 cordobas (2-5$) per person from the other bus station Huembles or UCA. From the airport, it should be around 10$.

Then, stand outside of the main entrance of the Terminal ISRAEL to catch the bus that will come from the Oriental Terminal on the main street. You cannot miss it, there will be around 20 people waiting for buses to pass. The bus fare should be around 25-30 cordobas (1$) and a little extra of 1$ for board bag.

If you miss the bus going straight to El Transito or you want to take the bus in the morning, you can take every bus that goes to Leon passing by la carratera vieja Leon and you ask the driver to be drop at KM46 for El Transito and you hitchhike the 13 km of dirt road.

We offer a taxi service from the airport for 70$US per trip during day time and 80$ per trip in between 12-5am. It is available at anytime of the day or night.

To book, 4 days before your arrival please send us an email at with your flight info and how many passengers you will be. The taxi driver will be waiting for you with a Free Spirit sign. 

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)

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

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

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.

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

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.

Yes we offer a 20Mbps wifi on site

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, 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.

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…).

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


All prices include breakfast & dinner. All Packages 50%. There is reliable wifi available for Digital Nomads.

with AC

Prices per person

WeeksPrice Discount
4 862$ 12%
5 1078$ 12%
6 1250$ 15%
7 1458$ 15%
8 1607$ 18% 
The Free Spirit Hostel Nicaragua Private Room

Private Room shared bathroom (no AC)

Price per room (2 people)

WeeksPrice Discount
4 1848$12%
5 2310$12%
6 2678$15%
7 3124$15%
8 3444$ 18% 

Private Room with bathroom and AC

Price per room (2 people)

Weeks Price  Discount
3 1701$ 10%
4  2217$  12%
5  2772$  12%
6  3213$  15%
7 3749$  15%
8  4133$  18% 
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Free Spirit Hostel Nicaragua

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