Although I tried hard to like Managua, I really couldn't find any charm/any interesting sites that didn't feel sketchy. This hostel was located in a residential neighbourhood, so the area felt relatively safe, but I still wouldn't walk around alone at night. There is a giant mall a couple of blocks away, with a grocery store and ATM. The kitchen was clean and well-stocked, and there was a computer for guests to use and a TV/couch area. The back patio area was definitely the highlight of the hostel, there is a pool (the water in which didn't look very appealing when I was there, but a few people jumped in) and some shady trees and a few hammocks and patio chairs. Most of the guests when I was there seemed to be working with NGOs or doing research in the country, and those that weren't working just seemed to be in Managua for the airport or Ticabus connections. In spite of all this, the evenings were pretty nice there, with everyone chilling out around the pool and enjoying beers that you could buy at the hostel. Just a note, I stayed in the non-airconditioned dorm and it was SWELTERING. Definitely shell out the extra cash for AC - you won't regret it!! Also there weren't enough bathrooms for the hostel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At MBI, we have 10+ years of experience hosting backpackers, budget travelers and groups of all ages (and all sizes) and from all over the world. Our vision is to offer a friendly hostel in Managua that provides the facilities and services to support the modern traveler. Each of our comfy dormitory beds offers a personal shelf and power connection so that you can keep all your gadgets charged and ready to go. Whether you're just passing through Managua at the start of your trip or if you're planning on spending an extended period of time in Managua, we also offer the perfect social environment with lots of couch space, hammocks and an outdoor swimming pool. Our friendly staff are always available to help you! Our property is located in the heart of the new modern downtown Managua. At 'MBI', we pride ourselves on being the best option for travelers in Managua. We offer a variety of room types including private rooms and dormitories to suit any budget. We offer FREE Super Fast Fiber Optic Internet (via WiFi) and shared computers so that you can share photos and stories with family, friends or work colleagues, wherever they may be. The neighborhood surrounding MBI is very clean and secure allowing guests to explore at any time taking normal safety precautions. We are just a short walk, bus or taxi ride from all major national sights, markets and transportation terminals. Local attractions include: -Peppers bar, 2 mins walk -Cevicheria, 1 min walk -Cantonese House Restaurant, 2 mins walk -MetroCentro Shopping Centre, 5 mins walk -Colonia Supermarket, 5 mins walk -La Union Supermarker, 6 mins walk -Banks/ATMs, 2 mins walk -Mcdonalds, 5 mins walk -Zona Hippos, 10 mins walk We offer two fully-equipped communal kitchens, an outdoor swimming pool, air conditioning, CCTV cameras in public areas, Netflix movies, 7/24 airport shuttle service (must be booked in advance), FREE Pancake breakfast every morning and much much more. If you're looking for fun stuff to do while you're in Managua, we also have 'Happy Hour" everyday from 5-8pm as well as Movie Nights on Friday. We also organize other activities in the hostel, including BBQ nights. Free for all our guests: -Swimming pool -Wireless high-speed internet -Use of shared kitchen -Free local calls -Netflix lounge -Filtered drinking water -Secure Lockers -Gas BBQ -Book exchange -All Towels and Bed linens -Use of Shared Computers Our reception staff are all local Nicaraguans and are fully bilingual and will be happy to assist you in either English or Spanish. We look forward to seeing you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Managua Backpackers Hotel Managua