We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Bigfoot Hostel

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Leon
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Bigfoot Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

635 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Bigfoot Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 556: English reviews
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We where kinda sick of the restaurant food, french fries and all that. So coming here was great. That good home stay feeling with home made food. Boat trips to the surf, and good atmosphere. If you want to surf fun waves and have good experience this is a good choice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Norway212
Esteli, Nicaragua
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Dope weekend at Bigfoot Hostel. Tons of fun and a lot of good people. Definitely check out the Volcano boarding, and the Bigfoot Beach Shack in Las Penitas. Tom was a great Volcano Boarding leader and I'm definitely planning on going back.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Patrick H
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 26 August 2014

You need to pass by Leon to live the experience Bigfoot. I meet really good friends there and everybody are welcome like a part of a big family. The rooms, showers and toilets are clean.... To not say shining. You also need to try the lava shot challenge that is unique from Bigfoot. A lot of fun in Leon !...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Caterine P
Brisbane
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Stayed here for two nights and went volcano boarding with them which was heaps of fun. The hostel itself had a great social vibe, although the rooms were a little warm. Wifi is a bit shoddy and doesn't really reach the rooms. The reception guy was nice though he seemed to be taking things a little too easy and would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TripMember112420141
Williamsport, Maryland
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Not a bad place to stay in Leon. Met some cool people and had a lot of fun. The food could use a little upgrade, but I didn't expect much from a hostel. If you are there you have to go with bigfoot to Volcano board. After checking out the other places, Bigfoot is clearly better and give free drinks...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Athaguitars
Buena Vista, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I spent a few days in Leon and stayed at Big Foot Hostel. The atmosphere was great, everyone was super friendly. Our room was great, a private room with our own bathroom. I slept like a baby. Big Foot is in the perfect location. in walking distance to anything you would want to do in town.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Janessa E
A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

It's an ok hostel, nothing particularly special though. Dorms were reasonably priced - would recommend paying the $1.50 extra for A/C. The place is rowdy and filled with the sort of 20-something's that drink heavily, smoke weed from dawn till dusk and have never stuck at anything for longer than 30 minutes, and think themselves real winners because of it....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Llanrhychwyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Upon arrival at Bigfoot I was instantly greeted by friendly staff, great music and a cocktail after setting my backpack down in the dorm. The beds were super comfortable, the atmosphere was always great and despite the party reputation we did all take a few days off to chill and prep for the Monday beach party/ Pub crawl/ Tequila Thursday....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank KDerra
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Went to this hostel initially for the volcano boarding tour which rocked! definitely a once in a life time experience-but fell in love with it. the staff were fun and helpful, with great information on other activities to do in leon. The hostel is a great place to let your hair down, with flip cup, lava shot challenges and songs...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank supertramp_14
Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

The treatment of the hostel to the guest is that of a parent disepliting his child they give you curfew to go to sleep and if you don't what to they saying that they'll call the police also after staying there I went back to see my friends who were still in the hostel but the guard didn't let me...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Meny M

99 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (69)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Leon hotels
0.3 km away
Azul Hotel & Restaurante
0.4 km away
Hotel Leo y Pinita
Hotel Leo y Pinita
#8 of 15 in Leon
19 reviews
0.3 km away
Hotel Real
Hotel Real
#4 of 15 in Leon
176 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Lazybones Hostal
Lazybones Hostal
#5 of 61 in Leon
312 reviews
0.4 km away
Latina Hostal
Latina Hostal
#8 of 61 in Leon
159 reviews
0.6 km away
Hostal Casa Ivana
Hostal Casa Ivana
#6 of 61 in Leon
159 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More than a hostel,a complete backpacking experience. Local and traveling volunteers. Staff are thoroughly trained and dedicated to making this your home away from home while visiting beautiful colonial leon! Guest kitchen is fully equipped. Billiard table,, variety of games and multiple routers for wi-fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bigfoot Hostel

Address: Del Banco Procredit 1/2 Cuadra Sur, Leon 21000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: $8 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Bigfoot Hostel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Bigfoot Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Splurge a bit for rooms with air conditioning. It gets incredibly hot in Leon.”
 of 5 bubbles 240jeremiahd, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Margarita Pizza is the best in town!”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Further from the bar will be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles F3244FBjamief, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The dorm with air conditioning was amazing in Leon's heat”
 of 5 bubbles adrianad18, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“get a room with AC!”
 of 5 bubbles 45marat, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5