First the good: the staff are all very nice, the bathrooms are squeaky clean, the food at the attached restaurant is tasty, the drinks at the bar are reasonably priced, the air conditioned dorm is only $1.50 more than the regular dorm (and worth the extra cost since Leon is so hot) and the volcano boarding is SUPER FUN. Now for the "bad" (and please do keep in mind it's only bad from my perspective, it might be awesome from yours): this really is a party hostel. The music is LOUD until at least 11 PM (later on weekends) every night and people get drunk (the hostel can hold a hundred people at a time, most there to party, so you get the picture). You will wake up in the morning to beer cans, plastic cups and sticky puddles on the floor of the dorm room. One night some people had loud sex on the top bunk in my dorm room (and those bunk beds are not the sturdiest). So long as you know this upfront and you want to party rather than sleep, this is a great place to do that!
- 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