Dec 26 2012
Hostel Latina - an oasis in Leon, NICA.
I have stayed in all types of hotels all over world. From Four star hotels to tents in National Parks.
Yet I had never stayed in a city hostel.
Hostel Latina! What a great find!
The Latina is blocks away from the Centro on a safe residential street. It has a combination of dorms and private rooms , all with shared bath. (cold water only, typical of all Hostels in Leon.)There is a rancho (courtyard) in the center of the Hostel with lovely plantings, stone walkways and many hammocks.
There is a shared kitchen, free breakfast, free FAST wifi and free laundry.
They have just opened an intimate outdoor bar that plays great music of all sorts, mainly hip lounge.
Yet what makes this hostel so fantastic is the staff. From Roger, the owner, to Nina the housekeeper to Alex at reception and lovely Alejandro the caretaker- but Oswaldo Vargas, the manager- is amazing, the feather in the Latina's cap. I was in Leon with my friend Dennis Nicholson who is a renown builder looking at casitas for a second home and it would never have happened without the assistance of all the staff, but Oswaldo became my negotiator and champion, I am forever in his debt. And he keeps in contact with me, giving me updates of this somewhat tricky long distance transaction while I am back in the States.
A special enchanting place with a small yet superb staff.
Thanks Oswaldo! You are the best!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Latina is a young hostel for young travelers.Our home is your home; bar, clean, great location, good sleeping beds,Volcano Boarding, hight speed internet, free breakfast and the most important, the people ,we want you to feel welcome. We are young backpackers ready to met young travelers from all over the world.Latina Hostel is located at the new heart of the colonial city Leon,in a local neighborhood. The cathedral is just two blocks, main hospital Heodra 1 1/2. Central market also 3 blocks away, and the main supermarket is just 4 blocks..Latina has fresh Dorms, fan for all beds. We include guest kitchen,Purified water, wifi, laundry service and movie tv/dvdroom. ... more less
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