Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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, and 2014. At MBI, we have 10+ years of experience hosting backpackers, budget travelers, 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 traveler. 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 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 travelers in Managua. We offer a variety of room types including private rooms and dormitories to suit any budget. The neighborhood 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, a 2-minute walk -Cevicheria La Terraza, 1 minute walk -Cantonese House Restaurant, a 2-minute walk -Pharmacy, a 1-minute walk -MetroCentro Shopping Centre, a 5-minute walk -Colonia Supermarket, a 5-minute walk -Japanese-Nicaragua Park, a 2-minute walk -La Union Supermarket, a 6-minute walk -Banks/ATMs, a 2-minute walk -Mcdonald's, 5 minutes walk -Zona Hippos (restaurants and nightlife), 10-minute walk -New National Baseball Stadium (Dennis Martinez), 20-minute 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 meals, we offer a fully-equipped communal kitchen. We offer air-conditioned rooms (extra charge), CCTV cameras in public areas, Netflix movies, a 7/24 airport shuttle service (must be booked in advance), and much much more. If you're looking for fun stuff to do, 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: -WiFi -Use of shared kitchen -Free local calls -Netflix lounge -Filtered drinking water -Secure Lockers -Luggage Storage -Book exchange -Bed linens 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 3 pm/Latest check-out is 11 am -All guests must present a valid passport (or Nicaraguan National ID) upon arrival -Must be 18 years of age or older to stay in shared dormitories -Quiet hours begin at 11 pm. -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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 5.9

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2022
    Great quiet place to stay! Bob and Michael are super nice, knowledgeable guys.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Apr 2022
    The owner is very kind and polite
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2022
    The hostel drew a really cool crowd of people when I was there so I had a great time which was unexpected as I assume Managua is not typically on a backpacker's route. Michael and Bob are very knowledgeable on Nicaragua and the local area. One addition which would make it the perfect hostel is adding a small fan to each bed as the dorms get very hot at night and the two wall mounted fans are not enough. Great place. The pool is such a good bonus.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Jan 2022
    Very nice hostel in Managua. Very clean, beds super comfy, cold shower like everywhere in Nicaragua. The dorms are big so it’s super comfy to arrange the staff before or after a flight. They also have laundry but it’s a bit expensive. The location is great, right next to a big mall with everything that you need, safe neighborhood. Bob is great conversation man and super helpful with everything. They have poll, fantastic wifi, a lot of common and comfortable areas. There isn’t much atmosphere.
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Jun 2022
    Young local guy who checked us in was super great and helpful, and happy. Owners had some good insight on our next destination. Pool was great too! Not a party hostel. Has strict quiet hours, but it was a nice peaceful place. Would stay again. Thanks for the hospitality.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Feb 2022
    They said the tap water was drinkable, but my stomach did not agree with that. Nice staff, good pool, good kitchen, decent room and close enough to walk from the bus and to the mall, but quite far from attractions. We stayed one night but I would definitely stay again
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Apr 2022
    Overall we had a nice stay. After 11PM you HAVE to be in your dorm though which is pretty weird and the staff were extremely strict about it… We didn’t think the hostel looked like it’s pictures but for one night it was fine. The kitchen is good.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    09 Mar 2022
    Unfortunately, we were disappointed with our stay here. Felt it was dirty - especially the couches in the common areas. Shower curtain should also be replaced. The dorm room we stayed in did not have screens on the windows, so we were getting bit by mosquitoes all night. The room also got crazy hot at night, with 8 people in there and only 2 fans. The staff is friendly and the location is good if you’re hoping to visit the mall. Otherwise, I’m not sure I would recommend, sadly.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 5.1


    15 Jul 2022
    Expensive and nothing was good. Room was dirty.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    16 Mar 2022
    I wont write too much details on this because i still see how the owner of the hostel defend hismelf always with something but i dont recommend this hostel AT ALL.Its been one of the worst hostels i have stayed at and not because of the instalations or location but because of the attitude, client service and rudeness of the owner. At a point that i was afraid to stay asleep there. He was just extremely rude at the check in process. Unfortunately i didnt read reviews before booking, Hope you do
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
Read all reviews


  • 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
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
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

View all Award Winners