5. Re: homestay/extended lodging in managua
Jul 03, 2014, 1:02 PM
Hello Dimas: Not to hijack the OP’s original thread (BTW: Hi Laura, thanks for staying with us at the Farmstay, you are awesome!) but yes, I am on airbnb, It’s a good service!
I can see your point about the high prices for certain places, but I assure you that Managua or Nicaragua in general does not suffer from this problem. I do know that major cities like SF, NY, or Barcelona, etc. the prices are relatively high as the popularity of these sort of social lodging booking apps grow. So if one of these apps/services gets too pricey and another pops up that has less expensive offerings, then great.
But to respond to your point, if you look at what is listed on airbnb in Managua, the prices start at $10 a night and there are several at $15 or $20 per night. I would say that is a pretty good deal. I know my place is!
Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Portón Verde, Managua
I post on TripAdvisor’s Nicaraguan Forum quite often, and I had an inquiry from someone there about a place to stay near to Las Colinas which ended up turning into a three-week stay. I want to give you a little of the “Nicaragua Insiders” perspective on this, sort of a “behind the scenes” view of what goes on here at the Farmstay..
Turns out that we ended up with the loveliest guest we have had staying with us at the Farmstay in a long time by the name of Laura. She was here in to volunteer for a great organization that helps children in Nicaragua born with clubfoot, called Miracle Feet.
We really enjoy helping make a volunteer’s stay comfortable, where they feel like they are with their Nicaraguan family yet have their own space and some nice options that aren’t available at typical homestays. For example, swimming pool, free WiFi, farm tours, fresh fruit, hearty farmstay breakfasts, etc.)
If you are reading this, and would like to start looking at possible volunteer gigs, check out our Nicaraguan Volunteer Opportunities listings.