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Managua Backpackers Inn

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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!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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All reviews pancake breakfast common areas main building place to stay walking distance a big shopping mall stayed here for one night grocery store bus terminal nice pool room was large nice breakfast hammocks netflix leon computers atms
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Located in a good position. It's okay for a stopover night in Managua. I wouldn't spend more than a night here. The hostel is very dirty, bad smell in the rooms , unconfortable matress and pillows Taxi/shuttled they offer are very expensive.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Convenient for young back packers who don’t want luxury and can handle messy conditions. Bed sheets were clean and towel provided. Wifi worked well. Shower was pretty horrible, a box room. The room is overcrowded with backpacks making it hard to walk around. Overall convenient...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Filtered water faucets are not recommended for drinking water. The surrounding area is not tourist friendly and every business will attempt to shake down tourists. Blending in is vital. The actual hostel is dirty and the people that stay in the hostel are not to...More

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Thank John S
Response from Mayo7121, Owner at Managua Backpackers InnResponded 25 April 2018

Hi John S, Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear that you did not feel comfortable staying at the hostel. We are located in what is the commercial center of Managua and the surrounding area has many reputable businesses, including restaurants, bars,...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018

I stayed in a private room with private bathroom, and it was the perfect one-night launching pad for my travels. Room was large and clean (albeit not particularly quiet), free Wi-Fi was fast and reliable, easy to get dinner at the bar next door, hit...More

Thank Saul K
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Such a fun place if you’re a solo traveller (or a group). Super easy to meet other travellers, people would gather in large groups every night. Lots of places to hang out, helpful staff, fun activities, safe location close to a supermarket and many restaurants...More

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1 June 2017|
Response from Mayo7121 | Property representative |
Hi, We don't officially offer storage for luggage because we don't have a specific area setup for storage. However, having said that, for guests who are planning to stay at the hostel upon return, we can certainly lockup a... More
Steven B
5 February 2017|
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Response from Mayo7121 | Property representative |
I'm sorry but for the night of the 4th we were full. We have space for tonight though.
31 October 2016|
Response from Mayo7121 | Property representative |
Sorry, but tripadvisor won't allow me to send the email to you. You're welcome to contact us by phone at +505-22670006 or you can search us on google and we offer all of the contact details on our webpage.
Room Tips
"Needs lamps at each bed. Towel provided was nice gesture. "
22 Apr. 2018
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"the big one with double bed + 2 single beds can be a bit loud if you have to go to bed early"
8 Mar. 2018
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"A 2 bunk beds room "
27 Jun. 2017
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"rooms available in different sizes"
6 May 2017
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USD 23 - USD 35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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