Casa 37 Hostel Managua

Casa 37 Hostal: Your Home on the Road in Managua

In Accommodation, Nicaragua, North America by Sheena22 Comments

Casa 37 Hostal is a breath of fresh air for travellers to Managua, Nicaragua – with a peaceful atmosphere, stylish design & all the creature comforts of home, find out why many travellers end up staying longer than planned!

Location of Casa 37 Hostal

Casa 37 Hostal is situated in downtown Managua. The neighbourhood felt safe & upmarket, we walked to the city in the day & to the supermarket at night without any issues.

Restaurants, cafes & bars are also within walking distance, including the popular Metrocentro mall with many outlets, a cinema & large international food court in air-conditioned bliss.

If you’re coming from the South (Granada, Masaya, Rivas), you’ll arrive at La UCA terminal, which is just 2km from Casa 37 Hostal – it’s fine to walk if it’s during the day but take a taxi at night.

There are no street names in Managua & as Casa 37 Hostal just opened (November 2016), not all taxi drivers will be familiar with it.

Be sure to give them a point of reference, or follow the directions from the website, and you shouldn’t have any problems.

Click here for our post on the Top 12 Places to Visit in Nicaragua.

Casa 37 Hostal entrance

Welcome to Casa 37 Hostal, your home away from home in Managua – with protection from Charlie the dog!

Dorms & Rooms at Casa 37 Hostal

Casa 37 Hostal is a spacious, extended family home that has been renovated as a hostel.

There are 4 different types of dorms & rooms available:

  • Mixed dorm
  • Female dorm
  • Private double room
  • Private triple room

We here at DIY Travel HQ stayed in the mixed dorm, which was a huge room with just 4 beds: 2 bunks + 2 single beds. The mattresses are new & firm, the pillows are new & soft 🙂

This is a photo of the female dorm, at the back of Casa 37 (we repacked our bags & made our dorm too messy for photos!)

Dorm at Casa 37 hostel

One of the clean & spacious dorm rooms at Casa 37 Hostal

There were fans & lockers provided, as well as a built-in wardrobe with plenty of space if you feel like really making yourself at home!

The mixed dorm has it’s own bathroom, with an electric hot water shower – a luxury for hostels in Nicaragua. It’s fantastic & even almost too hot at times!

Like the dorm room, the bathroom is also very spacious & clean. There are new wooden cabinets & the sink area has plenty of space for everyone, so there’s no need to pack away your toiletries after every use.

Shower at Casa 37 Hostal

The bathrooms are also spotless (this belongs to the female dorm)

Kitchen & Free Breakfast at Casa 37 Hostal

One of the best features of Casa 37 Hostal is the large family kitchen.

There’s an oven & microwave as well as all different sizes & types of pots, pans & cooking utensils you could ever need! There’s also ample counter space to prepare & eat meals.

On the hostel circuit, it’s pretty rare to find a clean & well-stocked kitchen (including spices!) so we made the most of our good fortune at Casa 37 Hostal.

We cooked dinner every night – home cooking is always a pleasure, especially with a few beers 🙂

Shared kitchen Casa 37 Hostal

The open kitchen has everything you need

A free continental breakfast is offered every morning. Help yourself to coffee or tea and toast with butter, jam & peanut butter.

We enjoyed having breakfast outside, over looking the pool.

It was a great way to start each day, especially followed by a morning dip!

Breakfast included at Casa 37 Hostal

Free breakfast overlooking the pool – what a way to start the day!

Swimming Pool at Casa 37 Hostal

That’s right, there’s a swimming pool at Casa 37 Hostal! It wasn’t featured on the website so that was an awesome surprise for us.

The paved pool area is very clean & green, surrounded by trees & pot plants. Managua gets pretty hot so you’ll probably be spending a fair bit of time in the water.

And what traveller doesn’t love a swimming pool?!

Swimming pool Casa 37 Hostal

Enjoy the swimming pool in the leafy garden!

There’s also a covered patio with a picnic tables, benches & a barbecue. It’s a great social area to chat with other guests, enjoy a few drinks, play board games or relax with a book.

There’s another small room at the back of the house with a comfy sofa & cushions.

Here you can put your electronics away & indulge in some good old-fashioned books & board games.

Common social area Casa 37

Another comfortable room to relax in at Casa 37 Hostal

Common Areas at Casa 37 Hostal

Apart from the common room that opens on to the pool & garden, at Casa 37 Hostal you can also relax in the living room with Netflix! It’s just another traveller-treat, not just because the titles are all in English!

Spanish-speakers or learners can tune in to Spanish cable & there’s also a DVD player with a good collection of English & Spanish discs.

Netflix Casa 37 Hostel

Watch Netflix in the living room!

You can also relax in the front room at reception, with some excellent coffee table books on Nicaragua.

There are plans to turn this space into an exhibition space for emerging local artists in the near future.

Check-in Casa 37 hostel

You can also hang out at reception in the front room of Casa 37

Things to See & Do in Managua

  • Loma de Tiscapa – don’t miss the views from this historic site with the silhouetted statue of Sandino, former Casa Presidencial & exhibitions in former prison tunnels
  • Plaza de la Revolucion – check out the Palacio National, Cathedral Vieja & revolutionary memorial in the heart of the old centre
  • Malecon – experience the modern side of Managua at the rejuvenated & pleasant waterfront
  • Palacio Nacional de La Cultura – view Nicaraguan handicrafts at the museum & art gallery
  • Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario – take in a performance or tour of Managua’s main cultural venue
  • Museo Huellas de Acahualinca – step back in time alongside preserved 6,000 year old human & animal footprints
  • Cathedral Nueva – pay your respects at one of the most unusual churches you’ll ever see
Loma de Tiscapa Managua

Great views of Managua from Loma de Tiscapa

Casa 37 Hostal Wrap-Up

With a swimming pool, Netflix & free breakfast, Casa 37 Hostal may have some awesome features but what sets it apart from the crowd is its personal attention.

Every guest is valued – the owner Tom takes the time to get to know each person & their travels. He speaks fluent English & genuinely wants to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Casa 37 Hostal only opened in November 2016 but it’s already won over many travellers with its big heart – you can see their 5-star Tripadvisor ratings here.

It’s not a party hostel where you’re just another name on a tour or tab on the bar. Casa 37 Hostal is a place to relax & take some time out for yourself or have great conversation with like-minded, laidback travellers.

So if you want to experience the best of Nicaraguan hospitality, check-in to Casa 37 where Mi Casa es Su Casa, My House is Your House.

Casa 37 Hostal Logo

Casa 37 Hostal, your home on the road in Managua

In a Nutshell

Address: Colonial Los Robles, 7ma Etapa #37, Managua

Price: Dorms $12.00-13.00, private double room $30.00

Contact Information:

  • Phone:        +505 81477714
  • Email:          [email protected]
  • Website:      Casa 37 Hostal

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Casa 37 Hostal is a breath of fresh air for travellers to Managua, Nicaragua – with a peaceful atmosphere, stylish design & all the creature comforts of home, find out why many travellers end up staying longer than planned! Casa 37 Hostal is located in a safe & upmarket neighbourhood in downtown Managua. There are dorms & private rooms, as well as a swimming pool, large open kitchen & living room with cable tv & Netflix. Make this hostel your home away from home in Nicaragua!

 

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* We received a complimentary stay at Casa 37 – thank you to Tom for hosting us. As always, all opinions are our own.

Visited in December 2016

Comments

  1. The hostel looks nice and clean. Nothing worse than an icky stay. Were there any good restaurants around there? I’m always curious about the neighborhood when traveling.

    1. Author

      Yes. The area is swarming with a lot of good restaurants and bars. It is one of the nicer sections of Managua. The owner, Tom, can tell you all about which ones to visit since he has tried them all multiple times!

    1. I thought I saw you there. 🙂 You can live vicariously through the blog post.

    1. Among the pool, board games, Netflix, & supermarket nearby it had everything you needed to unwind!

    1. And the internet was fast enough to actually enjoy it too! That is a rarity in Central America.

  2. The way you are living why come home???? Another amazing place with the bells and whistles

  3. The hostel seems nice! i love these rooms and the swimming pool! Taking my breakfast here it sounds amazing! Also a great guide for Managua… Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    1. Author

      No problem, Hra. Casa 37 is a great place to recharge from traveling & still have things to do during the day. You can also do day trips to Masaya, or a night tour to Masaya Volcano where you can see lava inside a crater.

  4. That hostel sounds dreamy! I’m never a big fan of party hostels, I much more prefer ones with laid-back vibe 🙂 And I was value it highly if hostels actualy ave a well-equipped kitchne you can cook in!
    Going to keep thi sone in the back of my mind for when I finally make it to Nicaragua 🙂

    1. Author

      Nicaragua seems to be one of the more popular destinations in Central America. We have heard so many people say they are visiting for 5 weeks, and came because it is safer than neighboring countries.

      When we first started traveling both of us couldn’t be kept away from the party hostels, but now we have shifted to the ‘adult’ version.

  5. Casa 37 Hostal looks like a lovely place. Is it due to your writing skills or the management skills of the proprietor? Just kidding ;). I guess, we shall see in a couple years. The majority of these places start on a high note but could go belly-up pretty quickly. I hope, the manager of this lace knows what he is doing.

    1. Author

      We think Tom will do just fine. He is very keen to hear your feedback & act on any negatives. He already has a couple large projects in the works. Casa 37 is only a month old & is already seeing a healthy amount of guests.

  6. Looks like a lovely place to call “home” for a few days! 🙂

  7. Looks like an awesome place to stay. I love hearing hostel recommendations from fellow travelers!

    1. Author

      It’s tough trying to get a feel for a place through a short paragraph in a guide book. The saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is true. In that case, we really ‘wrote’ a lot about Casa 37. 🙂

  8. Sounds such a great place to stay – safe, spacious and with such a great kitchen too!

    1. Author

      We really enjoyed ourselves & it is rare that we stay an extra day somewhere to just enjoy the hostel/hotel. Sometimes you need an ‘off’ day when traveling though.

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