This always-popular backpacker hostel in a colonial building decorated with funky contemporary artwork in Casco Viejo will plant you firmly on the gringo trail across Central America. While hanging out on the comfy couches in the house's "chill rooms" (there are three friendly communal spaces) or over mojitos at the popular bar, you can find other long-term travelers—or a sailboat to Colombia. Some of the less expensive dorm rooms lack A/C, so be sure to specify when reserving. It can get loud here, so if you're looking for a quiet night's sleep, this probably isn't the best place.