Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Hostel must be notified at least 1 day in advance of any cancellations or any deposits will not be returned. No shows will result in loss of customer deposit for the first night.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Deposit of 50% is required in advance of arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Managua Backpackers Inn (or 'MBI' as we like to call ourselves!).

MBI has been awarded the 'Top Hostel for Nicaragua' by in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2019.

At MBI, we have 10+ years of experience hosting backpackers, budget travellers and groups of all ages (and all sizes) and from all over the world. Our vision is to offer a friendly hostel in Managua that provides the facilities and services to support the modern traveller. Each of our comfy dormitory beds offers a personal shelf and power connection so that you can keep all your gadgets charged and ready to go. Whether you're just passing through Managua at the start of your trip or if you're planning on spending an extended period of time in Managua, we offer the perfect social environment with lots of couch space and hammocks.

Our property is located in the heart of the new modern downtown Managua close to many of the main attractions and approximately 30 minutes from the Managua International Airport. At 'MBI', we pride ourselves on being the best option for travellers in Managua. We offer a variety of room types including private rooms and dormitories to suit any budget. We offer FREE Super Fast Fiber Optic Internet (via WiFi) and shared computers so that you can share photos and stories with family, friends or work colleagues, wherever they may be.

The neighbourhood where the hostel is located is clean and secure allowing guests to explore at any time taking normal safety precautions. We are just a short walk, bus or taxi ride from all major national sights, markets and major transportation terminals with connections to Leon, Granada and San Juan del Sur.

Located near the hostel:
-Peppers bar, 2 minutes walk
-Cevicheria La Terraza, 1 minute walk
-Cantonese House Restaurant, 2 minutes walk
-Pharmacy, 1 minute walk
-MetroCentro Shopping Centre, 5 minutes walk
-Colonia Supermarket, 5 minutes walk
-Japanese-Nicaragua Park, 2 minutes walk
-La Union Supermarket, 6 minutes walk
-Banks/ATMs, 2 minutes walk
-Mcdonalds, 5 minutes walk
-Zona Hippos (restaurants and nightlife), 10 minutes walk
-New National Baseball Stadium (Dennis Martinez), 20 minutes walk
-'UCA' micro-bus terminal, 15 minutes walk
-Huembes Market/Bus Terminal, 10 minutes by taxi
-Waterfront (Salvador Allende), 20 minutes by taxi
-Tiscapa Lagoon, 15 minutes by taxi

For those of you that prefer to cook your own meals, we offer a fully-equipped communal kitchen. We offer air conditioned rooms (extra charge), CCTV cameras in public areas, Netflix movies, 7/24 airport shuttle service (must be booked in advance), and much much more.

If you're looking for fun stuff to do while you're in Managua, we also have 'Happy Hour' everyday from 5-8pm. We also organize other activities inside and outside the hostel, including half-day tours of 'Old' Managua, the Masaya Volcano, the Towns of Masaya, Catarina, Granada and Leon, just to name a few.

Free for all our guests:
-Wireless high-speed internet
-Use of shared kitchen
-Free local calls
-Netflix lounge
-Filtered drinking water
-Secure Lockers
-Luggage Storage
-Gas BBQ
-Book exchange
-Bed linens
-Use of Shared Computers

Our reception staff are all local Nicaraguans and are fully bilingual and will be happy to assist you in either English or Spanish.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please read the hostel conditions and things to note:
-These rates don't include 15% taxes.
-Reservations will be held for 2 hours after the expected arrival time that was provided to us.
-Earliest check-in time is 1pm/Latest check-out is 11am
-All guests must present a valid passport upon arrival
-Must be 18 years of age or older to stay in shared dormitories
-Air conditioning in our shared dormitory operates during night time hours only (9pm-9am).
-Quiet hours begin at 11pm.
-No curfew or lock-out.
-Only checked in guests will be allowed within the hostel. Visitors are not permitted within the hostel.
-All rooms and indoor areas are non-smoking.
-Pets are not permitted View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.9

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    It's not the best hostel in the world but it's probably the best hostel in Managua. The location is great as you are right next to the best mall in Managua as well as the main street and the baseball stadium. In terms of atmosphere, there wasn't too much going on as Managua is pretty much a place people go to relax for the day before they fly out of Managua airport. However, a group of us ended up going to the Nicaragua vs Cuba baseball game and it was so much fun and so close to this hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Fantastic hostel in Managua. bob and Michael were both friendly and great to be around. Close to the Centro mall and not far from the city centre. Nice chilled vibe but sociable with a good mix of travellers! Kitchen facilities and pool are great. Thanks both for the great stay ☺️☺️
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Feb 2020
    Thank-you Michael and Bob for 2 excellent visits at your hostel . I was made very comfortable during my stays and I enjoyed the excellent service and help with what ever I needed . Would for sure come again in the future .Thank you so much guys ! Best Regards David
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    Great hostel in Managua, very calm, friendly and easygoing. Facilities are great, very clean, beds are comfortable and Bob is a very cool host. Definitely recommend.
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Mar 2020
    Great hostel and very pleasant owner
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Feb 2020
    Fine place to stay for a.night. the rumors are true - Bob's a talker. But it didn't affect my stay, just funny. ☺️ I'd stay here again for sure. Bob was attentive and super helpful. Great location.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    10 Jan 2020
    We had one night overlay here and it was quite good. Bob was very helpful and talkative, and gave us many tips for our travels. The hostel felt safe and the area too. Only a short walk to a big shoppingmall , and the walk is also quite safe. Didn’t use the facilities much exept the common kitchen, and it was good. Nice place and very safe:)
    Norway, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    Good stopover. Chilled hostel, not much to do and got the feel of a place that people use for travelling through.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    02 Feb 2020
    The good: pool is nice, beer is cheap, kitchen facilities are good. The bad: there are not enough communal toilets/showers, and while one of the managers was helpful and accomodating, the other, Bob was very inconsiderate and rude. We paid a lot for a private room to get a good night sleep before our 5am start to Costa Rica, unfortunately we were kept up until 2:30am not by guests but by Bob chatting loudly at reception right outside our room. We received no apology for this upon checkout.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3


    16 Mar 2020
    Stay somewhere else if you can... The worst value for money hostel we have seen in 20 months of travelling south and central america - Too many beds in a room, they are so close that I ended up with my neighbours foot in my bed - The owner came in with a torch and shined it in everyone's face at midnight like he was doing a prisoner count - Only 2 showers and 2 toilets for the entire hostel so be prepared to wait
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

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