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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda
Ranked #2 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Leon
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Visited this place for only one night, but a splendid night it was! Such helpful and friendly staff, especially Carlos! A great relaxing area, pool table, library, great wifi, very clean comfortable and classy rooms (ours was private). Very affordable, plus a complimentary breakfast of pancakes, and free organic coffee all day long. There was also an assortment of games to play, chess, monopoly etc. will definitely return!

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

My new favourite place in Nicaragua. I like it because the people who work there are typical of the friendliness and warmth that define the Nicaraguan people. The place is clean and priced right and has the right balance of relax and action. It's not a party place, if that is what you're looking for. It's more of a place to swing from hammocks with a cold beer or a coffee and converse with everyone who is working and staying there.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Sumyunguy
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

A hostel that has thought of everything. Its a little oasis of peace with a courtyard full of hammocks and chairs to relax in. Full of families and quieter travellers, it's certainly not a party hostel. We had a private room with a shared bathroom opening into both our room and the next door room. This means you get the benefit of an en suite for a cheaper price (just remember to unlock it when you come out so the neighbours can get in!) There is a free to use computer with internet, wifi, honesty bar, pool table and some awesome murals on the wall. In the morning there is pancake batter, oil, honey and bananas waiting for you to whip yourself up as big a breakfast as you want. We really didn't want to leave as we don't think we'll find a hostel this good again in a hurry.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

After a night in a noisy hostel in Leon, we looked for something a bit more quiet and ended up at la tortuga, a few blocks away from the cathedral. we definitely appreciated it. nice courtyard to relax and chat with the others guests, peaceful atmosphere, amazing kitchen (and clean). dorms and private rooms are nice and beds of good quality. breakfast included and a pool table are part of the deal. just nice. definitely recommended for travellers and family who want a calm and peaceful place.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Greg_and_Rikke
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I stayed here for a few nights and found it a great place to relax. It is located a ten min walk from the city center so it's pretty quiet for sleeping (and each bed in the dorm had a fan!). The staff was very helpful and friendly and the open kitchen was amazing. They also offered a free do-it-yourself pancake breakfast every morning which was awesome. I definitely would stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

It was everything that was advertised, the hosts were friendly and helpful, the room comfortable, the mattresses and pillows were firm, I slept good, plenty of hammocks, breakfast is pancakes you cook yourself, I wanted eggs and went to a nearby restaurant, it is near to town but not noisy, except for some reason fireworks are being set off at all hours all over town. When I asked if there was a holiday or fiesta they shrugged their shoulders and said it happens all the time. Leon wasn't my favorite town due to the heat, but I went there to do the Volcano boarding down the Cierra Negro (Do it, it's fun).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank stevezimcr
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this hostel that was fully recommended by travellers and on the Central America On a shoestring book. We were not disapointed! The hostel is exactly as it was described, a cosy and quiet place to relax. The room n°1 that we occupied has a double bed and 2 bunk beds. The bathroom is shared between 2 rooms via 2 doors. The common area is nice with plenty of chairs, small tables and a few hammocks to lay in. There are free pancakes that you can cook every morning and it comes with banana and honey at your convenience. The coffee is also at guest disposal at every moment of the day. The staff is friendly.
Don't look futher this is the place to be in León!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Leon
Price Range: $18 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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