We spent three nights in this hostel in august and while there are many positives there were a few negatives too. On the plus side its a quiet hostel which is what we wanted, the room was very big and there was a good shower. There was free coffee and you could make pancakes there in the morning as there was mixture and bananas left out. The common area was really nice and relaxing with lots of seats and hammocks. There was also a pool table.
On the downside there was no air con and the fan was pretty poor. Our room was literally like walking into an oven! The bed was also way too soft for my liking so sleep was difficult. The electricity went out for periods at a time however i'm sure this is a town wide problem and not the fault of the hostel. Lastly, and perhaps this was just the time I was there, I found the place quite unsociable! Everyone seemed to lounge around on phones and netbooks and there was not much craic in the place! Again, this is not a fault of the hostel but it was quite noticable and the only place I stayed in Central America where I got this vibe!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon