This is a great place to centre yourself in Managua. I availed of the airport pick up as I arrived in a bit late and was glad to have done so as it can be a bit daunting without the local lingo! Beds are good. Great to have a kitchen but it needs more cutlery and crockery. Close to UCA busses for Leon and Granada. Lockers available for smaller packs. Take your own lock. I returned here twice during my trip through Nicaragua, and was always greeted with a smile from Ricardo... Enjoyable stay.
I had 2 nights here. It seemed to be very quiet at the time. The staff were really, really helpful and great at recommending places to go, things to do/see... The place really lacked atmosphere and maybe it was because there was so few guests, I dunno. Everything else good. Lots of computers, a decent kitchen area, good location...
Very much enjoyed my stay here. Facilities were very good and location not bad... As a solo traveller it was great that there were nights out planned every night... a good way to get to know others. Having had to leave for 2 days my reservations were messed up on return but explanation and apology offered and accepted. Good communal area to relax in and watch a movie if you've over indulged in Bacrelona's great night life... Cheers...
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. It was the end to 3 weeks backpacking and a very relaxing one at that. A communal Thanks Giving dinner on my first night there, even though we were very late. The place was spotless, the showers hot and the choice and quality of breakfast really, really good. The hostel staff were so helpful. I would highly recommend this hostel. It's not what I consider a party hostel but that's ok. There are other opportunities to do that in Antigua. I'd absolutely stay again.
As an introduction to Mexico/Cancun, you could do worse... It has a party vibe which is maybe at the cost of sleep to others. I stayed due to it's no. 1 rating. I can see how it may have gotten it, but during my stay, there seemed to be a lack of organisation.It wouldn't take alot to be ticking Excellent on all accounts. Hot showers or even warm would help.Breakfast and dinner included are a nice touch. All the elements are there for Excellence, just get better organised.
So never stayed in a YHA Hostel before. Had a difficulty with the booking, no fault of the staff, but the manager reorganised my booking and I moved room. Big thanks to him for that. However my issue with this hostel is the pricing. I found it really expensive, actually more expensive that some hotels... and that doesn't include breakfast either. The place is spotless and seems quiet new but has no charachter atall and that's why I generally stay in hostels. Wouldn't be enthuased to stay again!
After getting to the hostel very late/early was delighted to get my head on a bed. Prob not the traditional dorm per se but comfortable. Breakfast is very good and Manu, his family and staff are uber helpful. Eat at BTW! Yum!
The hostel itself is fine and a nice walk into the center. Good breakfasts too. Take locker keys out with you! Mendoza rocks though!
Hostel needs to organise and take responsibility for mixed up reservations. Reception staff are left to tell folk that their reservations are messed up, which leads to pi**ed off guests and staff. Was told initially I\'d have to move from room to room, that said moved once in 5 day stay,could\'ve been worse. Stand your ground! T.V room great and met others there. Location really is great for everything: shopping, underground and restaurants, etc.
Loved Spicy Laos and was made to feel welcome right from the start! Great atmosphere, and can't wait to get back. Ideal for those travelling on their own as everyone so friendly.