This hostel is great and has nearly everything going for it except that the rooms get crazy hot; way hotter than the outside temperature. We stayed in two different private rooms and both had the same problem.
Fortunately rooms come with fans so it was ok but wouldn't come here if it was any hotter (writing this review in june) as don't think would get much sleep.
As mentioned this place has nearly everything else going for it. Clean rooms. Great communal area, big book exchange, free pool table, free pancakes for breakfast, and constant free coffee. Staff helpful and speak English. They had a problem with the wifi while we were there but when it was working it was good.
We stayed in a couple of different rooms. Double with private bathroom was USD$28 and double with shared bathroom was USD$20.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon