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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was home away from home during my stay in Nicaragua. I traveled around for a few months, crisscrossing the country a few times and kept coming back to this place. It's inexpensive, clean and the staff is great. It's a pretty chill place to hang out at night, always met good people whenever I passed through. Will definitely...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hostel is the nicest I've stayed at in Leon, Nicaragua. Cheap, and free breakfast! I stayed for a long time because of how nice and clean the place is kept. Just far enough from town that theres a chilled out vibe to the place, but also close to hoppin' bars for some night life action. Staff is super friendly....

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostal is definetily the best one in all Leon. The prices are good, the staff really nice and friendly, the breakfast-pancakes for free and super tasty and the atmosphere is just the best, relaxing and cozy. For meeting nice people and having a good time I really recommend la Tortuga Booluda!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little know Leon secret is that Room #8 is the best room available at the best value in all of Leon. Room 8 is elevated above the rest of the hostal with hammocks, AC, and a patio with plants to sip rum or the Tortuga's strong coffee, brewed fresh daily. Though the hostal, with it's large common area, kitchen...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the dorms here for 3 nights. Really enjoyed the free (basic) pancake breakfast with bananas and star fruit from the tree in the garden. But the dorm door did not shut properly and the most closed I could get it was still a few inches ajar. Not the worst thing but the door leads right to the...

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tortugabooluda, Owner at Hostal La Tortuga Booluda, responded to this review

Hi Taryn, First of all, thank you for staying at our hostel and for writing your review. I am sorry that you felt there was a lack of privacy in the small dorm. I am aware that the dorm is right next to the breakfast area and there is some noise there, especially in the mornings. However, you must understand...

Chafford hundred, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the hostel with a friend on our travels in Nicaragua. Lovely hostel, great relaxed vibe, good location and the staff are brilliant. We really enjoyed playing on the pool table in the evening, relaxing in the large hammocks and playing with the pet tortoises! Thoroughly recommend to anyone of any age!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at Tortuga Booluda and couldn't fault it! We'd had a nightmare journey and arrived a day later than our reservation- but the staff were still super friendly and didn't charge us for the night we'd missed - thank you! Rooms here are quite simple but really clean and the beds are comfy. The shower was powerful and...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily one of the nicest hostels I've stayed in on my travels... The private rooms are great with plenty of fans to keep cool (although it does still get very hot here). The shower is a power shower which is very warm. The rooms are clean and towels provided, you can also get drinks and snacks at anytime of the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked this place. Stayed for 5 nights and felt really at home here. Very relaxed hostel, but not a party hostel in case that's what you're looking for. Great value beers on sale ($1 for a beer). Lovely area to relax in evenings with hammocks and a pool table. We were in room 8 I think which is...

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stayed in a private room with a private bathroom in the back of the ground floor. The water pressure in our room was incredible for Central America! The water was cold, but this was necessary as Leon is very hot and the room location was a bit stuffy. Check in and out was very easy and we enjoyed the...

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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the center of the city of Leon Nicaragua, Hostal La Tortuga Booluda (The Lazy Turtle) offers a relaxing multi-cultural atmosphere, comfortable dorm beds and private rooms, free pancake breakfast, free organic coffee, open kitchen, free internet, free pool table, a complete book exchange, house guitars, self-service bar, one-on-one Spanish classes, and more. La Tortuga Booluda is a home away from home for the traveler who is looking for a mellow and comfortable base to soak in the culture and history of this great colonial town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

Address: From the SW Corner Of the Central Park 3.5 Blocks West, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: $8 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon
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“Dorm is great place to meet fellow travelers.”
530austins, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The private in the back has great water pressure but little airflow. The second floor room looked very nice and breezy!”
cPeacec, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 was quite stuffy (and I had been warned)... but nice to have privacy.”
Z3163FUlauras, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 looked best, but was occupied.”
lauba, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 is huge and has a private balcony”
Dannie77, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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