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“Simple, friendly place to crash for a night or two” 4 of 5 stars
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| 6 blocks south of Central Park, Masaya, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Masaya B&B and Inns
Leon, Nicaragua
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simple, friendly place to crash for a night or two”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

It's a small, friendly hostel not so far from the center of Masaya. Rooms are simple and bathrooms are super simple, but everything is very clean. There's no kitchen or laundry service, but friendly owner will answer all your questions, show you everything on a map and will speak very slowly, so you will know your way around Masaya even if your Spanish is not that good.

Whole place is non-smoking (very unsual for Nicaragua) and smoking on the street is very inconvenient. They have 10pm-closing-the-door-and-not-opening policy. Wi-Fi is only ok. I can easily recommend it for anybody who just want to crash for a night after exhaustive shopping on Masaya's markets.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I reallly did not want to go to Masaya, because I adore Granada, but in the end coming to this place became a trip that meant deep inmersion in Nicaragua,,,, it feel very Nicaragua in the town of Masaya.
This hotel is quaint, simple , but clean top notch!!!
On our trip that lasted for almost a month in Nicaragua we kept rembering Don Carlos , the owner of the hotel, with laughter and fondness,,,,
we could hear him from the room going over and over, with the prescision of a University teacher the how to get there , what to do, what you shouldnt do, never seem to get tired and so gentlemanly.
Traveling is like being a little blind, so when you encounter people like Don Carlos who obviously has no interest in milking you out so he can make a , commission, it feel like light in your eyes to see the road clealy.

Room Tip: This is a real brilliant hotel if you are on a budget, and you want to be off the mainstream!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buckinghamshire
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights and it cost only $5 a night for a twin room. Bathrooms were very clean and rooms are basic but include a fan, towel and soap. Towels get changed every day.

The man who owns/runs the hotel is incredibly helpful, if you speak very basic Spanish he will help you on anything you need. He talks really slowly so it is easy to understand him - my Spanish is terrible and I did!

I really recommend staying here, it is basic but has everything you need (minus a kitchen) and is in a great location in Masaya.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

A very nice place, I stayed for two nights, $5 a person for a simple room ($10 for two beds). It is like a courtyard hotel mixed a little bit with a home-stay, since the family's livingroom where they watch TV is also in the courtyard shared by the rooms, but they are very kind, no English, but quite nice. It is a VERY quiet place, no alcohol or anything allowed, but they go to a lot of effort to keep things very clean. Clean, quiet, nice simple basic rooms (thin walls), great for the price. I'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mc Calla, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I went to Masaya to see my fiancee while she was in Nicaragua doing some volunteer work and we stayed at Hotel Regis while I was in town. The facilities are basic, but they give you everything you need.

The proprietor, a man in his 40 or 50 is there all the time and is very helpful in helping you get around the city (if you understand Spanish). The rooms and bath rooms were kept very clean, although I would wear your shoes in the shower since the last day of our trip I saw a worm like creature crawling around in there.

Room Tip: The rooms on the left are best for couples or anyone who wants a little more privacy. They have open...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Managua, Nicaragua
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I have stayed here on several occasions, bypassing ugly and dangerous Managua in favor of peaceful Masaya. Hotel Regis has consistently clean, incredibly affordable rooms, and a great owner. A private room costs only 100 cordobas, or $4, which is possibly the best value anywhere in Nicaragua.

The hotel has a sunny, courtyard patio, basic clean rooms, tidy shared bathrooms and WIFI that works. It is a family run place, and the friendly owner will help you out and give you tips about Masaya, arrange a taxi to the airport, etc.

For budget accommodation, this can't be beat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

After staying here for one night (on my own) in 2008 I returned with my family last year. Happy to report the same low prices, spotless floors and friendly owner.
However unfortunately the group of local lads sharing the next room wanted to talk through the night. They weren't particularly noisy but because of the thin (plasterboard?) walls none of us could sleep. Also this time around they weren't taking orders for breakfast - not a huge problem with a local comedor nearby - but it would have been easier with the family to eat at Regis.
We moved to a different hotel (Monimbó) the following night.
In summary I would recommend Regis for backpackers wanting a very cheap, basic, but clean and friendly place to crash, but families might want to pay a little more for some peace and quiet.
Note the direction on TripAdvisor says 6 blocks south of Parque Central - it's actually 6 blocks NORTH.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: | 6 blocks south of Central Park, Masaya, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Masaya
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Hotel Regis Nicaragua/Masaya

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