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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights in a private room with a bathroom with my boyfriend while we went on day trips from Leon. The hostel was perfect in terms of location a bit away from the main square so it wasn't too noisy but we were able to walk all across the city. We needed to book an extra... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cute hostel, clean, very budget friendly. We stayed in room 8- BEST ROOM, has AC and a private balcony. Breakfast is good and the location is good. I would definitely recommended this hostel. Good vibes all around, felt like a cool retreat from the busy city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights and I loved it. The people, both the guests and the staff, were very friendly and the atmosphere in the hostel was just great. I liked that there was a kitchen, which included free breakfast!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had a group of four and stayed at Tortuga Booluda 3 nights while in Leon and had a great experience. Eleanor and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again while in Leon.

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Orange, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed at La Tortuga Booluda for 3 nights. My daughter and sister stayed in room 8 which is upstairs with a private bathroom. Their room was definitely nicer than the rooms downstairs. The hotel staff was very helpful and directed us to restaurants and museums. They arranged transport and a volcano boarding tour for us. The hostel has great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

- very friendly stuff!!!! - nice chillout-area with hammocks and lots of plants - well equipped kitchen & pancake breakfast for free - free water as much as u like - small, hot, sticky room - big library with book-exchange - billard table - instruments to play with - lots of information

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My friend and I stayed at this hostel for two nights and loved it! The people that go through seem to be very laid back and friendly! I love the atmosphere of the hostel. It is very trusting and a nice place to stay. Also, there is a nice kitchen that anyone can use and free coffee all day! i... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at this lovely place for two nights in a private room with a shared bath. The room was very clean, staff were friendly and the kitchen was nice. Free pancake breakfasts offered each morning. Quiet. People do yoga in the lobby each morning and read books in the lounge in the evening. A nice supermarket (with ATM and cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We are two females aged 24 from the UK. We booked to stay in a private room, shared bathroom at tortuga blooda because it was cheaper than Bigfoot hostel. When we arrived the staff were friendly, the hostel had a good kitchen space with a shelf and a box for each rooms food and a large fridge. They also have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Very well-equipped kitchen. Pancakes, bananas and honey provided free of charge in the morning, along with all day coffee. Very reasonably priced beverages on-site including beers. Wifi good but not excellent. Stayed in a room with 1 bunk and a double for $33/night, then in a 10 bed dorm for $8/night. Pool table, loads of places to relax, lots of... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: $6 - $24 (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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