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General Group Booking Terms

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

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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 HostelWorld.com 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 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 travelers 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 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, 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 Supermarker, 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), Free 'all-you-can eat' Pancake breakfast every morning 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:
-Pancake Breakfast
-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 8.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jan 2020
    The staff was very knowledgable and helpful. Only stayed 1 night but I really enjoyed the facilities. Would recommend.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Dec 2019
    Clean place, good location, helpful staff.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    Short stop over before our Tica bus. We arrived in the evening and greeted by the owner who was very welcoming. Rooms were quite warm unless you had the fans going. Beds were clean and comfortable. Clean bathroom. There’s a fully equipped kitchen if you wanted to cook. Nice comfortable hostel in central location.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Nov 2019
    The hostel is very clean, the location is perfect and safe, and the stuff was super nice. They managed a private trip for me to the volcano with a very nice English speaking guide for a very good price, and they offer transportation from and to the airport with the normal price. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm en-suite with a ceiling fan, the bathroom was big and clean
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Dec 2019
    Bob was a fantastic host and very knowledgeable about Nicaragua and the local history
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    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
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 Jan 2020
    Good location, with bars and nightlife right there. This was my third stay at MBI, and the first time I met the owner. He made me feel weird about walking to find a taxi at 1 AM, telling me a horror story about how someone got his face bashed in with a hammer outside. After he reluctantly told me which was the best way to walk, I walked out to see THREE police guards, three lively bars on a well-lit street, and taxis all waiting right there. Why scare me like that?
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    14 Nov 2019
    I don’t have any real complaints. Worth noting that the place is owned by a Canadian, not by locals. And one of the workers was slightly rude and condescending when I first arrived but I think he’s just like that. Helpful nonetheless.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    01 Jan 2020
    The place is a bit old, so you feel like you are staying at your mates uncle's house. Plus the guy who works the night shift loves to talk, so much so that at 4am I had to get up and ask him and another guy staying there to keep the noise down.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 2.9

    Rating

    30 Dec 2019
    Not worth it at all. Staff is weird. Vibes are weird.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

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