Hostels in Masaya, Nicaragua

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Get to know Masaya (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 Masaya. To help you make friends with Masaya before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Located in between Granada and Managua is Masaya, most famously known in Nicaragua for its Artisan Market, which is situated a ten- to fifteen-minute walk down the road from the bus station. It is a great place to go and see some of the amazing arts and crafts made by locals around the area and grab a few gifts of souvenirs to take home. The quality of the arts here is quite high and you will find that the stall owners are willing to negotiate on prices a little, especially if you are buying a lot.

The town of Masaya itself is bustling with local activity and you will find an abundance of stalls selling items and foods along the street, giving the place a great vibe. Short of the market and people watching, however, there isn't a great deal to do in Masaya. There are a few churches and museums of interest, or if you are into more natural features, you can do a trip to Laguna de Masaya or Volcan Masaya. If you visit a tour guide office they can also tell you about visits to local villages within the area.

Hostels in Masaya are located fairly centrally to the main street and the bus station. You may need to take a taxi to some of them, depending on how far you want to walk with your bags. The hostels in Masaya are close to most amenities that you may need and any amazing food that you would want to try, either on the streets or in some of the local restaurants.

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FAQ about Masaya Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Masaya. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Masaya. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 4 Hostels in Masaya. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Masaya, Nicaragua.

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Paradiso Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Masaya.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Masaya

Your Packing List for Masaya

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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.

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Masaya 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 Masaya, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Masaya
Paradiso Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Masaya
Paradiso Hostel is the best rated
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Laguna de Apoyo (9 Km / 5 mi.)
Granada (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Diriamba (20 Km / 13 mi.)
Managua (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Las Penitas (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Popoyo (57 Km / 35 mi.)
Playa San Diego (57 Km / 36 mi.)

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