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“Quiet and relaxed” 5 of 5 stars
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Colibri Hostal
Church Recoleccion 1/2 Block North | Leon Nicaragua, Leon 505, Nicaragua   |  
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Ranked #9 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Leon
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Quiet and relaxed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I liked Colibri a lot. It was one of the first places I've stayed in Central America where I didn't need to sleep with earplugs (unless you get the room all the way at the back; there is a rowdy rooster next door). Granted my travel partner and I and two other travellers were the only guests, but it is situated in a way that reduces outside noise.

The coffee was excellent, another thing that has been in surprisingly short supply so far through Central America. The WiFi connection was strong enough to spend an afternoon Skyping.

Kevin at the desk helped us with some local security guards to park our motorcycles in a safe place for the two nights we stayed, so we were free to walk around Leon. It is a very walkable town, and the hostel is centrally located.

Overall it was an excellent place and one I would return to next time I go through Leon.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We had a very pleasant stay in hostel Colibri in Leon. The hostel is very clean and the beds are realy good. After a busy day you can relax in the hammocks in the green patio garden. There is also a well equiped kitchen. The staf is very friendly and the location great! I like the funny wallpaintings in this hostel very much.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Dont expect a luxury accomodation here. Its a great place for budget travellers. F.e. a bathroomdoor would be nice. If you want to get to know anything about the city, thats a good place. The hosts speak english and will connect you with tierra tours.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HostelColibri, Propietario at Colibri Hostal, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you for your comments!

Just to clarify, all bathrooms do have doors!! Except the private rooms; which have curtains! But it`s private.......
Anyhow it’s great to hear your feedback.

Kind regards,

Alberto
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León, Leon, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

took a break from the party hostel seen and looked around quite a bit for a quiet night with my girlfriend. colibri was surprisingly romantic. stepping out of the concrete streets and into the beuatiful gardens here is like a breath of fresh are.the rooms where really nice and clean and staff where great. who doesnt want a cool rasta man incharge? kevin was a great host and has all the information you need to have a great time in nicaragua

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

From the street it seams a bit basic, but for that it surprises even more with its welcoming atmosphere! The place is totaly renovated with beautiful paintings done by a local and a great garten with hammocks to chill out. The rooms are specious with lockers (dorms only with 3 beds!), the toilets and showers are very clean. Breakfast is included but still a full furnished kitchen with fridge is available. The stuff is very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, its very close to all the sights, bars, cine etc. and yet very quite and fantastic to relax.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

fantastic location, quiet place, comfortable, great hammocks, cool at night (very handy in Leon!), great new management with good links to organising local tours. fresh individually cooked included breakfast!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Kitchen with fridge available to use, large communal area, space to do your washing. Quiet part of town, no noise disruption from the street but only a very short walk to bars and centre. Helpful staff, can help you book on to tours. Was very hot in Leon when we were there and had two fans to our room, room was spacious with storage space. Nice rancho area to eat/relax. Under new management, the whole place got a facelift and it looks good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HostelColibri, Owner at Colibri Hostal, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your opinion.
As you know we are under NEW management and you are one of the first people who visited us.
We have done lots more since you went on traveling, the ´facelift´ is still going on - making sure everybody else visiting us, will be be a full 100% satisfied!
Soon the NEW web-site will be on line!
Please visit us again! or share your experiences.

Regards,

Hostel Colibri
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Additional Information about Colibri Hostal

Address: Church Recoleccion 1/2 Block North | Leon Nicaragua, Leon 505, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Colibrí is located in the center of the Colonial City of Leon, Nicaragua.The hostel has a long history in Leon but is now under a new management, with eyes for details, service and comfort. We have two dorm rooms, each with 4 single beds, lockers / night tables and bed lights.The other nine rooms are singles / doubles or triples, all fully equipped with private bath rooms or shared bath rooms.It’s a beautiful house with lots of space. We have a rancho with hammocks, garden space for the hummingbirds, patio space for your rocking chairs, chill room for watching movies, computer area to check your mails or travel plans and last but not least: Fully Equipped Kitchen!We like it ´tranquilo´, good atmosphere – nice people, not a lot of hassle! We make sure you enjoy your stay and sleep well while you stay with us.We have lots for FREE: Computer use, WIFI, DVD´s, breakfast, coffee and our service.We run daily tours /*Volcano Boarding, transports and other services all around Leon and Nicaragua; just ask ... more   less 
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