Managua Backpackers Inn



The Review

Managua Backpackers Inn is the best place to stay in Managua for sure; you really can't go wrong here. It is a great place to stay and from which to explore Managua.

The Location

While it is not located in the heart of the downtown region, the Managua Backpackers Inn is located in one of the safer neighbourhoods of Managua. It is only a four-minute walk from the Metro Centro shopping mall where you will find everything that you may need during your stay in Managua including a supermarket, pharmacy, retail outlets, and immigration services. This hostel is also located close to many of the bus stations that service the towns surrounding Managua such as Leon, Granada, and Masaya.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are spacious and they have different types of dormitories depending on your needs, including dorms just for girls and dorms with air conditioning. The beds are comfortable, but some of the sheets can be thin and not fit the bed properly. The bathrooms are clean and spacious also with decent shower heads. The bathrooms are found separate to the rooms.

Common Spaces

There is an abundance of common spaces for hanging out here. There is a living room where you can sit around on the many couches and watch television or movies. They also have the outdoors area, which is equipped with a pool and the Karma Cafe where you can order food and drinks and sit around on the patio furniture. The hostel has a kitchen that is well equipped and clean. In the kitchen you will also find free filtered water for the guests. There is a computer here too for communal use if you do not have a device to access the free Wi-Fi.


They have large, locked gates that are monitored by security allowing for you to feel safe within the confines of the hostel. They also have lockers in the main reception area where you can secure your valuables. The staff are super helpful and friendly and also speak very good English as well as Spanish and they will be able to help you with anything you need, including transport to the airport and to other surrounding towns and attractions.
by Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Managua Backpackers Inn" at Colonial Los Robles, Monte de Los Olivos, 1 C. al norte (Lago), 1 C. al Oeste (Abajo), ½ C. al Norte (Lago) Casa #55.)


Colonial Los Robles, Monte de Los Olivos, 1 C. al norte (Lago), 1 C. al Oeste (Abajo), ½ C. al Norte (Lago) Casa #55, Managua, Nicaragua
12.125083, -86.262519 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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505-267-0006 / 505-414-4114
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82% Guest Reviews

Great place. Highly recommend it
Great staff, clean, safe, friendly, everything you could want. I'll be staying there when I get back. Highly recommend it.
Jo Ann
Very good
I spent 11 days in managua backpackers inn and I felt very nice people is nice in there, I will recommend to all my friends.
Jose Raimundo
This place should be called "The Oven"
This place is horrible. The rooms are stifling, no airflow and almost impossible to sleep without waking up in a pool of sweat. The pool has some sort of green slime in it. No way of knowing when it was cleaned last. The water drips out of the shower. They serve breakfast but ran out of coffee and eggs by 10 am. The positives: filtered water. Run, don't walk away from this place.
(United States)
Best location, very clean, friendly and understanding owners
Stayed there for a month last year in 2007, I promised them that I will post positive reviews on all hostel related websites. Here I found this and here I am. Very nice and overwhelmingly clean swimming pool, great environment, great and very clean kitchen, very clean bathroom. They have maids that work very hard all day and night to keep every bug out of the building, mopping floors every hour, great location, few walking distances to mall, restaurants, and night clubs. Great owners! My first hostel outside country. Internet is available and free, so you don't have to go to internet cafe.
Allan Bernier
(Phoenix, Arizona, United States)

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