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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place is definitely one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in! It’s centrally located, just a couple of blocks from the main plaza – an easy 5-minute walk. There you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Then hostel itself is in a well-restored and really nicely decorated old building, all very colourful, with a leafy central courtyard...

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

Hola Lucy Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you liked it here. We try to tell our staff that it is they who make our guests' stay with us memorable. It's great to hear that we succeeded. Enjoy your travels - hoping to see you again soon! The Tortuga Booluda Team

Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night in a private room with bathroom. Our room was so hot even with two fans but that's just how it is in Leon. Our room was clean with an awesome shower. Best water pressure we have had in Central America! Hostel has a really cool vibe and an awesome chill out area. It was quiet enough...

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

Hola Kylie Thank you for your review. It does get hot in León and there is not much that we can do about that (except for a/c, which would inevitably increase prices). the hostel is 3 blocks (5 min) away from the main square and there are food options within 50 meters from the hostel. the main options are a...

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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice little hostel but be aware it is usually full so book ahead. Possibly because it is recommended by lonely planet. It is located close to the central plaza but on the opposite side away from the party hostels such as big foot and via via. It is small and has a nice chilled vibe with...

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

hola! thank you for your very favourable review (despite the torn trousers, which if I remember correctly, we refunded to you...). we are one of the quietest hostels in town with guests having to stay in the common area in the front part of the hostel after 10pm. we have not had many issues with noise so far and we...

Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

La Tortuga Balooda is one of the best hostals I've stayed at during my travel through central america. It has a very well stocked kitchen, clean areas, a pool table, and a system to buy beers / snacks / clothes. The free pancake breakfast, coffee and bananas were such a treat to wake up too. They mix it in the...

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

Hey Dylan! Thank you so much for giving us such a great review. We're glad you liked our pancake breakfast and all the other features... Hoping to have you back soon! The Tortuga Team

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this place after it was recommended in the lonely planet and by a fellow traveller. Its a nice place, small rooms in a very hot city - often very sweaty nights. Free pancake mix on the morning to make your own banana, honey pancakes is a nice touch. Cheaush drinks with a help yourself, trust tab system. Lots...

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

Hey Mike Thank you for reviewing our hostel on tripadvisor. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we're aware of the heat, of course. We're thinking about solutions...it's not easy, though. Thanks again and safe travels Hans Martin La Tortuga Booluda

Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Excellent hostel- not too big, not too small, friendly staff, good facilities, excellent living room pool table, good wifi and overall a very relaxed and friendly approach. Would stay again if I was in Leon.

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

dear hymankaplan thank you for staying with us and for writing such a great review! I am always happy to hear that our guests were treated well by our staff as I believe that's what makes the difference between an "ok" stay and a great stay. muchas gracias y buen viaje! hans martin, owner tortuga booluda

Nicaragua
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Did not plan to stay 5 days in leon, but the awsome vibe you would get in la Tortuga made me stay for one week! The location is really nice, close to the city center and to some nice local s pub. The city itself is one of my favorite place in nica! The hostel is really clean, and you...

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

hi marc! thank you for staying with us and thanks for reviewing us so favourably! it was a pleasure to have you around (even though we didn't win the trivia)... hope you have a great surf trip! would be great to have you at the tortuga again! hans martin, owner tortuga booluda

Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

This was my second time staying at Tortuga, and first time since it changed ownership. Both visits were highly enjoyable. I've always found the staff friendly and helpful, rooms clean and comfortable, and love the free coffee and pancake breakfast. Since my last visit they also started offering other food items (for a small price) and are beginning to offer...

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

Hi Mikella Thank you for staying with us - even more than once! We certainly hope to have you back here many times more! Thanks for the great review! safe travels the tortuga team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

We had a really nice time at Tortuga Booluda. We stayed in a double with private bathroom which was really big and nice. Is was a fairly dark room and sooo incredibly hot but that's the case all over Leon I'm afraid. The tap on the sink didn't work very well and we couldn't get the WiFi in the room...

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

Hey Mirrimari Thank you for your great review. We are happy you liked your stay at our hostel. It is true that the signal does not reach the rooms in the back but we don't really think this is a big problem as you can just step out and use the wifi there... It is also true that in April/May...

Borex
Reviewed 20 April 2015

For 3 persons room 9 is absolutely the best place we stayed in Nicaragua. A nice evening breeze in the hammock or a cold beer on the terasse with the doves and other birds flying around. The staff ist very friendly and helpful.

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

Hi Daniel Thanks a lot for your favourable comments. Hoping to see you again in Leon! Safe travels The Tortuga Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon
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