Hostel services available to all guests at no extra charge, include:
Free Wireless High Speed Internet
Free Drinking water
Free Travel information (Maps/Brochures)
Bilingual Reception Staff
Swimming Pool (located at the main property)
Two Fully equipped, shared kitchens
Rancho and Comfortable hammocks
DVD Movie collection (400+)
Use of BBQ
Extras (available to guests at an extra cost):
Airport/Bus Terminal Shuttle Service (available 24/7)
Transportation to other points within Nicaragua (San Juan Del Sur, Granada, Leon)
Beer, Coca Cola and Bottled Water
Located within walking distance of the hostel:
With over 50 shops and restaurants, Metro Centro is a shopping mall offering everything from Banks, ATMs (dispensing both $US and Cordobas) to department stores and electronics shops and cinemas.
The hostel is located within a 5 minute walk from La Union, which is a full service supermarket selling all types of groceries including fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and much more.
We are a 1 minute walk from FARMART, which is a pharmacy.
A travel agency is located a 5 minute walk from the hostel and offers tickets for all major international airlines as well as La Costena (link), flying from Managua Airport to destinations within Nicaragua, including Corn Island, Bluefields, Puerto Cabezas and San Carlos.
Is it safe to take taxis in Managua? It is generally safe to take taxis in Managua during daytime hours, however, we recommend that our guests be very cautious when taking random taxis off the street or from transportation terminals and bus stops after dark. First of all, make sure that the taxi has the markings of a legitimate taxi, i.e. has red and white colored license plates (take note of the license plate number before entering the taxi), has a cooperativa symbol painted at the front drivers side and has a checker-board sticker painted along the full length of the car. Secondly, you can ask to see the taxi drivers license.
Is it safe to walk in the area around the hostel?
Yes, it is generally safe to walk in the neighborhood, named Colonial Los Robles, in which the hostel is located. However, guests should always take precautions by not carrying more money than they need to and by locking up there passport and other valuables at the hostel.
How late is the reception open?
The reception area is open between the hours of 8am and 11pm. However, guests arriving after 11pm (or before 8am) are still welcome to stay with us and will be attended to by the overnight staff. Please note that you will need to present a valid passport to the overnight staff upon arrival which will be returned to you in the morning once the reception is reopened.
I understand the hostel is split between two properties. What is the difference between the two buildings?
Our second property is located approximately a 3 minute walk from the main property. The main difference between the two properties is that the swimming pool is located at the main property while we offer a rancho with hammocks at the second building. However, our guests are welcome to take advantage of all the facilities of the hostel, including the swimming pool, regardless of which house they choose to stay in.