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Lazybones Hostal
Ranked #7 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Leon
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

We staid in a room with a private bathroom. Both were quit ok. But with a stay of 5 nights we would have expected a cleaning service someday. Everything in this hotel seems to be a little bit out worn. And for a price tag of 30 USD in Léon there should be a better offer. The staff on the other hand was always very helpful, friendly and the free coffee was a big plus.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Lazybones is a great hostel if you're looking for a spot that's relatively mellow. There weren't a lot of people hanging out and drinking or talking loudly. I was a little bit surprised how early things got quiet considering the awesome communal spaces that this hostel has. There are a ton of great hammocks and chairs around the internal courtyard, and there are also a number of tables around the pool area. (By the way, I also never saw anyone in the pool...)

We spent most of our time here in the communal spaces, as the private rooms themselves are relatively small and bare. We weren't expecting luxury and I found the cleanliness and basic furnishings to be perfectly adequate. Some sound gets through the walls, but nothing crazy. There are more than enough shared bathrooms and they're all clean and decent. Even if you ended up being unhappy with this hostel itself for some reason, it's in a great central location that gives you easy walking access to sights nearby. The staff is really friendly and they all speak great English.

We also booked the sand boarding trip through the hostel and it was really a great time. The ride to Cerro Negro is pretty neat because you take a lot of back roads and see a different side of Leon. The highlight for me was the hike to the top of Cerro Negro, as the scenery is beautiful and our guide had a ton of great information for us about what we were seeing. The boarding itself is fun, and the hostel fixes you up with "goggles" (sunglasses), gloves, and handmade sand boarding suits. There didn't seem to be anything even remotely dangerous about it to me, but I guess you could get a little banged up if you wiped out.

I'd definitely recommend this spot!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This hostel has a great location, friendly staff, and is very clean and comfortable with a nice pool to swim in.. plus it's not a big party scene so it's nice and quiet at night. It was the best city hostel of my entire trip!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Sunyani, Ghana
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

A great hostal if you are looking for somewhere a little slower paced but incredibly relaxing. The pool is a huge bonus in a place like Leon and it is easy to pass the day away reading and sleeping in the hammocks. Staff are very helpful with any questions you have and the whole place is quite clean and secure. Only complaint is how long it has taken to unlock my door sometimes.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stayed in a private room with bathroom which was clean and well-maintained. The hostel itself was also very clean with a nice little pool. The reception staff were polite and helpful at all times. The hostel is well located for the centre of Leon.

The only issue was the frustratingly slow internet but the internet in Nicaragua is not as good as that in Europe and the hostel cannot be blamed for this and there was no extra charge for using it which was an added bonus.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Lazybones. The rooms are simple, but they do the trick for budget travellers. Breakfast is included en pretty good. The pool is small, but very welcome in a city as hot as León. The atmosphere in the hostel is nice, with a lot of spots to relax. The location is rather centrical (although León is not that big anyhow). Don't miss the great restaurant/cocktail bar at the other side of the street: it offers good food, nice cocktails and a beautiful garden terrace.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed on 2 separate occasions during my trip to Nicaragua. Found the private rooms and the dorms to be very spacious and clean and also very quiet. Great spaces to chill out with hammocks and a good pool table. Also the pool is nice and refreshing. We went volcano boarding with the hostel twice which was great fun. The staff at the hostel are very accommodating and helped us arrange travel to Antigua direct from leon, as well as all of our travels in Nicaragua. They also gave me a free t-shirt!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Lazybones Hostal
Address: Parque de Los Poetas | 2,5 Cuadras Al Norte, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
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