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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.9
  • Great 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, 2014, and 2019. 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, 2 minutes walk -Mcdonald, 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 2 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2021
    Perfect spot for a couple of of days to regroup if you're flying out of Managua. Also great place to get you bearings when you're flying in.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    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
  • 9.7

    Superb

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

    Superb

    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Mar 2020
    Good for a layover but thats about it. more for the day before your flight back home.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Dec 2021
    This is a nice hostel that has everything you need. Unfortunately they haven’t been able to offer free breakfast during Covid times however there is a kitchen and good affordable restaurant right next door. The owner is very helpful with anything you need and is always available by whatsapp.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2022
    I have read some bad reviews and even though we were treated OK by staff I felt that the bad reviews were true. We witnessed another side to one of the staff members and even though his attitute was not directed at us, it made us highly uncomfortable. We felt like we were treading on egg shells not to upset this staff member. One minute it was OK to pay in US dollars and the next minute it wasn't - inconsistencies like this and rules for different guests was confusing.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3

    Rating

    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
  • 3.4

    Rating

    25 Nov 2021
    We arrived late at evening and even though we had sent a mail before that we were late and they said it’s okay we were treated very badly and disrespectfully by the reception. He was completely overwhelmed with checking us in and forgot what he had already told us and kept on repeating things. He raised his voice towards us and didn’t listen to our needs but just kept speaking louder. We felt not comfortable at all and don’t recommend staying here at all!!! Especially not as women which is very sad.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4

    Rating

    14 Jul 2021
    We checked into this hostel in the evening and to say the member of staff (I believe it was the owner) was rude is an absolute understatement. We were planning on extending our stay once we arrived here but the treatment from the staff made us leave early the next morning. Absolutely everything was an issue from the second we walked through the door. 100% advise not to stay here.
    Ireland, Couple, 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
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Nicaragua

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