Hostels in Managua, Nicaragua

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Get to know Managua (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Managua. To help you make friends with Managua before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Managua, Nicaragua, is the capital and largest city of the country, and acts as the administrative and financial center of Nicaragua as well. While it is not a large tourist destination, it often serves as a stop over between flights or international bus trips. Managua is large and it can be difficult to get around without taking taxis (but with the amazing exchange rate, you can afford to splurge on cabs).

Due to its lack of tourism, the hostels in Managua are few. They are located down in the central area, a short cab ride from either the bus terminal or airport. The size of Managua makes any service, amenity, or product easy to come by at an inexpensive cost. Do your specialty shopping in Managua -- many of the small communities in the region do not have the same service and product selection as the capital.

Managua has a large airport with small plane flights to remote Nicaraguan destinations such as the Corn Islands in the Caribbean. The bus terminal offers buses that reach Panama City in the south and the border of Guatemala and Mexico in the north.

While in Managua, a great night out for a sports lover is a baseball game -- it is the national and passionate sport of Nicaragua and going to a game is an unforgettable experience. Tickets are extremely affordable. Soccer is still large and exciting, but baseball wears the crown here.

Written by local enthusiast for Managua hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Managua hostels Fro

FAQ about Managua Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Managua. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Managua. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Managua costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Managua with private rooms costs on average $41. shows all 8 Hostels in Managua. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
La Bicicleta Hostal is the best rated hostel in Managua for female solo travellers. compares prices for 8 hostels in Managua, Nicaragua. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Managua such as
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Pachamama Managua is the best rated hostel for partying in Managua.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Managua

Your Packing List for Managua

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Managua and Nicaragua.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Managua Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Managua, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
8 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$41 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Managua
Managua Backpackers Inn is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Managua
Pachamama Managua is the best rated
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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