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Backpackers Manahuac
Ranked #35 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Managua
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Chilled but hot”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after arriving in Managua in the evening. The hostel arranged for an airport pickup which was sweet. The hostel was pretty quiet but it is clean and has a nice hang out area. Only saw one other person. Rooms are basic and very hot, although I think there is an air con one. Free water and coffee is good but no breakfast. Staff were helpful.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rogers, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I've stayed at a number of places in Managua and had been looking for a new place to stay in Managua when I pass through. Backpackers Manahuac is a perfect location, close to several places to it and shopping centers, and prices are on par for Managua. Taxi to the airport will cost around $10, give or take a couple depending on your negotiating. Will be back on my future trips through Managua.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Flores, Guatemala
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4 reviews
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have stayed at other hostels in Managua, and this one is by far my favorite. Prices tend to be pretty similar throughout the city - higher than elsewhere in Nicaragua because you're in the capitol.

Highlights (for me): the hostel offers good wifi, a computer to rent for $1 for 2 hours of use, a decent kitchen (with microwave!), free filtered water, tv and movies, breezy common areas, plenty of showers and bathrooms, and all day coffee.

Where this hostel beats out all the others in Managua is in their staff. One of the other best known backpacker hostels in Managua has a reputation for vulgar male desk staff and impatient kitchen staff; I think that's why I was so impressed with Manahuac's staff. My friend and I were trying to find travel agents in town to discuss a trip we wanted to book, and the 2 day shift gals took it upon themselves to call around to some travel agents for us to make sure they sold what we wanted and then gave us directions to the closest ones. That night there was an earthquake (not the big one), and the night shift guy came to find us to offer us a flashlight in case the power went out.

Also, there is a super cute local food place across the street that does cheap quesillos, gallo pinto, chicken, etc. They also sell snacks and cold drinks which is nice because it reached 100 degrees (38C) during our visit.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here, which was clean and also centrally located but in a nice neighborhood. The staff was nice and attentive. Additionally, the communal kitchen was pretty well appointed. We stayed in a private, and although all around this is a nice place, we felt the price was a little on the higher side to say this was a good value.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed at Backpackers Manahuac on either end of our trip to Nicaragua. It is about a $20 cab ride from the airport, but make sure the cab driver knows which hostel it is (not Backpackers Managua). The place is minimal, but fine for a night. The staff is welcoming, informative and helpful. It is within walking distance of the Metrocentro shopping center to pick up groceries and anything else you may need.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manahuac, Manager at Backpackers Manahuac, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Hi Megan, thank you for your comments, feel free to let us know any recommendations, we are continuing seeking for improvement.
We will gladly welcome you anytime soon!
Cheers!!
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Property: Backpackers Manahuac
Address: De la Vicky 2 cuadras al sur, 1 cuadra al este y media cuadra al sur | Hotel Seminole 1 cuadra al oeste, 4 1/2 cuadras al sur, Managua A-25, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Managua
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Managua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer to our customers various forms of accommodation, with shared rooms for 2-6 people, as well as private rooms. Our guests will have the possibility of using common areas like kitchen, dining room, and restrooms. We offer free internet access (WI-FI), and a variety of services with an excellent attention. ... more   less 
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