Ultimate List of The Best Hostels in Nicaragua

List of the Best Hostels in Nicaragua

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In this article, you will find the Best Hostels in Nicaragua– Best hostels in Granada; Best hostels in Jinotega; Best hostels in Leon; Best hostels in Managua; Best hostels in Matagalpa; Best hostels in Ometepe Island; Best hostels in Popoyo; Best hostels in San Juan Del Sur; Best hostels in Tola.

Volcano boarding at Cerro Negro, surfing in San Juan del Sur, exploring the ruins of Leon Viejo, hiking in Maderas, just few of the fun-filled activities that Nicaragua has to offer, and to help you with your stay, we’re here to provide you the ultimate list of the BEST HOSTELS IN NICARAGUA. Includes rates, locations, and useful reviews that can help you with your journey!

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The Best Hostels in Granada

Hotel Terrasol

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PRICE: Privates from $22.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Centrally located in a nice part of town so it’s a perfect base for seeing the city. Hotel Terrasol is a beautiful, clean and quaint hotel. The couple who run the hotel were very friendly and informative. There is beautiful artwork done by local artists throughout, and the atmosphere of the place was very cozy. The front desk service is quick and effective. Hotel Terrasol is excellent in every respect, truly one of the best in Granada, Nicaragua.

Hotel Casa Barcelona

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PRICE: Privates from $15

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Very nice hotel, a little bit far from the center but the walk is nice, going through the market. The staff is so kind and lovely. Cleanliness of rooms, great courtyard with beautiful plants. Rooms are quiet with very solid walls. The staff is very helpful and kind. The breakfast and coffee are delicious! Perfect for the price you pay, definitely one of the best hostels in Granada, Nicaragua.

Hostal Mochilas

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PRICE: Privates from $10.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: This place is amazing. Great location. Amazing price. Staff is helpful and as a solo female traveler felt very safe. Great vibe, staff is so great. It’s near the calzada and a block away from the main square. Rooms are really clean and neat, very basic but very clean. The hostel is okay in terms of facilities. Truly a great place to stay and one of the best hostels in Granada, Nicaragua.

Hostal Hamacas Granada

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PRICE: Dorms from $6 whilst Privates from $6.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: The staff are nice enough and facilities are clean. Facilities are clean and well kept. Great location, close walk to everything. Nice hammocks in a relaxing inner garden, good WiFi. Great value for your money, truly one of the best hostels in Granada, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Jinotega

La Bastilla Ecolodge

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PRICE: Dorms from $15 whilst Privates from $30

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Great, quiet place hidden in the forest, this ecolodge stands out for its natural beauty – the premium surrounding coffee culture and its social engagement. Stunning hilltop location with panoramic views across the forested valley, cute little wooden cabins and really comfy beds.  Food and drink is good at the restaurant too. Amazing birdsong in the mornings! Truly a perfect place to stay and one of the best hostels in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Leon

Hostal Casa Ivana

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PRICE: Privates from $8.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: The location is very convenient to Parque Central and the best museums and bars. Very good location near the Catedral de Leon in a safe area, even at night. A really cool and relaxing place to stay. It’s a small hostel – not a party hostel – so you can sleep very well. Great location, great facilities, great rates, definitely one of the best hostels in Leon, Nicaragua.

Latina Hostal

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PRICE: Dorms from $6 whist Privates from $8

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Great outdoor/bar area, good for meeting people. The hostel offers a lot of group activities. Any surface that you needed to come in with is clean. Staff is surprisingly great and helpful. Volcano boarding tour is something to take advantage of since all of the other hostels and tour operators take bigger groups. Backyard area and bar os great for lounging. It has a nice inside garden with hammocks and a bar that serves happy hour cheap drinks for couple of hours in a day (and no concern of noise during nights). Nice hostel with chilled out atmosphere and friendly people, definitely one of the best hostels in  Leon, Nicaragua.

Hostal Malinche Leon

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PRICE: Privates from $10.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is situated in a calm street, just 5min walk from the Cathedral. The staff is incredible. The owners are really great, very hospitable and nice. Rooms are huge, nice area to chill outside, brilliant hammock and delicious breakfast. Definitely a great place to stay and one of the best hostels in Leon, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Managua

Hostal Doña Ida

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PRICE: Dorms from $10.20 whilst Privates from $15

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Comfy, friendly, but most importantly safe and secure. Hostal Dona Ida is the perfect place to stay in Managua as not only it is run by a extremely accommodating and friendly family but it also is located perfectly for whatever your travel needs are. It is located in an extremely safe neighbourhood in regards to other parts of Managua and it is surrounded by restaurants, banks, convenient stores. Any other information about Managua or travel in Nicaragua can be organised or answered by the very friendly and English speaking owners. Last but not least, this hostel has its own kitchen. Definitely one of the best hostels in  Managua, Nicaragua.

Hotel Maracuya Managua

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PRICE: Dorms from $11 whilst Privates from $18

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: The hostel is a clean and cheerful place to stay with friendly and helpful staff. The beds are comfortable in large airy rooms and large and small lockers are available. Bonus points for having a cute dog and cat around! The locations is in a quiet wealthy residential neighborhood. Walking distance from several upscale (relative to Nicaraguan standards) bars and restaurants. The hostel is very clean and nicely decorated. The breakfast and food served for lunch and dinner is also really good! Good value for your money, truly one of the best hostels in Managua, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Matagalpa

La Buena Onda

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PRICE: Dorms from $8 whilst Privates from $17

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: A lovely relaxed hostel in Matagalpa. Clean, very well run, lots of communal space, helpful and friendly staff. The ensuite bathroom and the separate room for the lockers and leave your things is very convenient. Great places to chill out, including a number of hammocks. The hostel common areas are also clean and inviting. The included breakfast is a great value. Truly, it is one of the best hostels in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

Hostel Martina’s Place

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PRICE: Dorms from $16.05 whilst Privates from $20.87

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: This is a charming little place run by a Spanish couple. They are super nice and friendly and it’s located centrally (about three blocks from the park and main drag) but isn’t in a loud area. It’s a very mellow place, very clean and very spacious. Everything is very clean and the small outside kitchen is very useful. Many sitting areas everywhere. Truly a great place to stay and one of the best hostels in Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Ometepe Island

Yogi’s Hostel

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PRICE: Dorms from $7 whilst Privates from $10

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: If you are looking for the most comfortable and friendly hostel on the island, look no further. The entire staff of Yogis went above and beyond in order to accommodate. Comfy beds, cold beer, great location and excellent prices. This hostel is an oasis in the desert. Yogis is a pretty cool hostel. What made the stay great is Robinson who is very helpful with bookings etc. Staff is awesome, owner speaks great English and is a really chilled, friendly genuine guy. The dorm is relatively comfortable: each bed has a fan and they are all double beds. Truly, it is one of the best hostels in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Popoyo

Hostel Sunset Villas

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PRICE: Dorms from $10 whilst Privates from $12.50

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Excellent location 10 mins walk from main break. The place is well-kept and uniquely painted. There is a nice sitting area by the beach with hammocks and chairs. The internet works reasonably well. The hostel itself suited guests perfectly – it’s budget friendly, clean and a great place to relax. It also has the best hammocks in town. Truly a great place to stay and one of the best hostels in Popoyo, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in San Juan Del Sur

La Terraza

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PRICE: Privates from $18

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: The living room area is a fantastic space and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking and storing food. The balcony is a favorite lounge spot for us. Staff is very accommodating via email given our short notice. A very nice balcony with a hammock and great view. Quiet, with kitchen and the sea view balcony is a great place to relax out of the sun but with a nice breeze. Also very much appreciated the owner: kind, flexible and replied quickly to questions. Definitely, it is one of the best hostels in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.

Casa Maderas

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PRICE: Privates from $15

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: It is cozy and quiet a really a nice place to stay just 5 mins from the beach in their free shuttle. Every cabin has a front deck where you can relax, with lounge chairs and a hammock. Beautiful grounds and pool, really cool yoga studio if that is your thing and the entire place is super clean. Great food and nice pool and gorgeous bedrooms and very good value for money making it one of the best hostels in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.

Hostel Tadeo San Juan del Sur

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PRICE: Dorms from $12 whilst Privates from $32

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: It’s quiet but has a good-vibe to it. Clean dorm- and bathrooms. Very comfy beds. WiFi is fast and somewhat stable. The included breakfast is tasty and plenty. The staff is very friendly and can provide you with info. Hostel Tadeo is located in quiet street walking distance from all necessary business such as market, pharmacy, and surf board shops. They have free breakfast which is pretty good, nice place to chill out with a little pool. Truly, it is one of the best hostels in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.

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The Best Hostels in Tola

Gigante Bay

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PRICE: Privates from $22

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Nicaragua?

FAMOUS FOR: Playa Gigante is a slice of pure paradise, complete with sunshine, music, surfing and good food. If you want to relax on the beach all day and all night, or groove to the music in the Crobar this place has it all. Excellent location, nice atmosphere, truly one of the best hostels in Tola, Nicaragua.

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This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. Do you own a Backpackers Hostel and want to be featured in our series? If yes, please us at [email protected] with SUBJECT: Best Backpackers Hostels List

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  1. Thanks! Heading to Nicaragua in December and will check out the hostels in Ometepe and San Juan Del Sur. Always enjoyable having a pool at the hostel ;). Love how cheap Nicaragua is!!!

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