Hostels in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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

Matagalpa is one of the larger towns nestled in the highlands in northern Nicaragua. It doesn't have an overly touristy vibe to it, so it is a great place to hang out, meet locals, and observe the culture in an authentic Nicaraguan environment. There are two main parks within the city -- Parque Ruben Dario and Parque Morazon -- and between the two is a main street where you will find banks, supermarkets, clothing stores, pharmacies, and any other amenities that you might require during your stay to Matagalpa.

Most of the hostels in Matagalpa are found in and around the surrounding area, so they are close to everything; however, some are quite a ways out of the town center, so it is best to do your research as to the location of your Matagalpa hostel. Most of the Matagalpa hostels are a distance from the local bus stations, so you will need to catch a taxi to your hostels when you are arriving.

One of the highlights of Matagalpa is El Castillo de Cacao, which is a chocolate factory that manufactures the most famous Nicaraguan chocolate. You can take a tour out there and purchase chocolates at a discounted price compared to the shops. There are also tour companies within Matagalpa that offer tours to the surrounding regions to coffee plantations and other natural features where you can go hiking and enjoy the natural beauty that this area has to offer. The place has a very chilled-out environment and it's good to spend a day or two exploring the region.

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FAQ about Matagalpa Hostels

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

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Hostel La Buena Onda is the best rated hostel for partying in Matagalpa.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Matagalpa

Your Packing List for Matagalpa

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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:

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Matagalpa 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 Matagalpa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Matagalpa
Hostel La Buena Onda is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Matagalpa
Hostel La Buena Onda is the best rated
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Matagalpa - from the Community

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