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Bigfoot Hostel
Ranked #3 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Leon
Montreal, Canada
1 review
“Best Hostel”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Amazing hostel: great staff, good food, super clean, and the volcano boarding is the best experience I've ever done. It's in a very good location, not far from the beach, and has a great bar. The private rooms are super nice with new bathrooms! I would recommend this hostel to anybody!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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boliveir, Owner at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Tatiana
Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you had a great time with us. We definitely try our best to make sure all you mentioned happen.
Thank you once again and have a great trip.
Bigfoot Team
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very friendly staff, good location, good bar and good links to the tour companies. However, the room was below average, and very noisy. Good links with GreenPathways tour company. Good for backpackers.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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boliveir, Owner at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hey Brit
Thank so much for your review and I am sorry you didnt like our rooms. We try our best to keep it ventilated and clean so I dont see why they are below average but we respect your opinion. The hostel itself gets pretty quiet around 11PM so the rooms should be pretty quiet by then. The only problem we have are with the first two dorms which are closer to the bar but again the latest we go is at 11:30 PM.
Thank you once again.
Bigfoot Team
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This hostel is one of the best hostel we've been to!!! i would recommend it to everyone, since there are a free transportation to beach, everything is on tab, very clean, foods are so delicious, reasonable prices, one of the most beautiful view: especially during the sunset, the STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY: it feels like they are a family!!!

you will miss out if you don't go to this hostel!!! :)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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boliveir, Owner at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Hi Ama Phillips
Thank you so much for taking your time to write this amazing review. We are very happy that you find us one of the best hostel and also that you had an amazing time. Cannot agree more with you about how clean the hostel is and how taste the food and how reasonable our prices are.
I hope you get the chance to come back and see how our Bigfoot BEach House looks.
Thank you once again
Bigfoot Family
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

I didnt stay there but got to know the place well since I went volcano boarding, ate there often, hung out there often, played pool there, etc.

Great hangout spot, nice bar, awesome people.

Boarding was amazing. Overall well worth a check out.

  • Stayed February 2013
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boliveir, Owner at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hey Fro
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate when someone like you that didnt even stay with us notice the work we are doing in other parts of the hostel.
Im glad you had a great time
Thank you
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Helpful and friendly workers, lots of drinking games and other organized fun like toga party and volcano boarding. We were originally planning on just staying a few days there, but ended up for five days.

  • Stayed February 2013
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boliveir, Owner at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Rellefsrod
Thank you so much for your comment, we are always glad to hear that our guests are happy with our services.
Thank you
Bigfoot Team
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you are looking for a fun,young backpacker hostel, this is your place to stay ! It is a great place to meet young travelers and new people to party with. We are a 30 y. old couple & stayed there in a private room. Very basic room, quite warm, but the ceiling fan + an extra fan was enough to cool it down. I don't know about the dorms but our room was very quiet because it was far from the lobby & main area. It was located behing the restaurant.

The restaurant serve very good food for very good price. The bar offers a good variety of drinks. The mojitos are just too good ! 1L of Tona beer (local beer) for 2$. The volunteers working behind the bar were very cool ! Especially Jess, she was from Québec, just like us :)

The hostel is in the middle of Leon so you can walk around town easily and safely. Don't miss the big cathedral and the ­"Frintangas" ( outside BBQ). It serves very good grilled chicken or meat with Gallo pinto, plantain, salad & many other things, and it is very cheep. What a great way to experience nicaragua's culture ! It is just behind the cathedral & litteraly 3 blocks from Bigfoot hostel.

If you are looking for a little "high", Don't hesitate to do the volcano boarding tour. The hicking is fairly easy, the guide stop many times during ascension. Even if it looks a bit scary, it is soooo fun ! Bigfoot is the best way to experience volcano boarding. They can arrange the tour easily for you.

Do not hesitate to e-mail them before your trip. I did it many times and they were very kind.
I would recommand this hostel to anybody who is up to meet people & have fun !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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carlosjmelgar, Guest Relations Manager at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks for writing this awesome review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Bigfoot. We'll miss you every Mojito Monday!
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Granada, Nicaragua
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I came to Leon just for the volcano boarding and only intended to stay for 2 days. we ended up staying for 7 or 8 days simply because the staff were so awesome and so were the people we met at Bigfoot. The way that the volunteers organize and exicute the volcano tour is great and a lot of fun.
It is true, It is a party hostel but only if you want it to be. It has great food and there is a more private section of the hostel if you just want to chill out.
We had a great time in Leon and staying at Bigfoot and made more than a few good friends here.
I would definitely recommend it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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carlosjmelgar, Guest Relations Manager at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
It was a blast having you two hang around for another week. You definitely added to the fun atmosphere we try to create here. We look forward to see you again. Hope you're enjoying your time at the Treehouse!!!
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Property: Bigfoot Hostel
Address: Del Banco Procredit 1/2 Cuadra Sur, Leon 21000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
More than a hostel,a complete backpacking experience. Local and traveling volunteers. Staff are thoroughly trained and dedicated to making this your home away from home while visiting beautiful colonial leon! Guest kitchen is fully equipped. Billiard table,, variety of games and multiple routers for wi-fi access. ... more   less 

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