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“tranquilo”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostel El Albergue

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Hostel El Albergue
Ranked #8 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Leon
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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“tranquilo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

El Albergue is a great, "tranquilo" place to be while staying in Leon. It is cheap, with basic rooms, internet, a good location and friendly staff. I recommend it for those of you who want to relax meet a few good people rather than party. The hammock is a nice place to swing, chat and read.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

I really can suggest the hostel for a few nights. The Stuff is really friendly and the owner Fran too. They know a lot about the wunderful city of León. They offer Dorms and private rooms for fair prices. U get a cleany, friendly hostal. With a lot of amazing Friends. U can buy food cheap at the market, it is just about two blocks. In the kitchen u can cook with other guest. Enjoy this hostel for a cheap basis too explore the Beaches and volcanos arround León.

Nos Vemos en Nicaragua. Viva León JODIDO

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

The hostel was clean, large, and the staff were friendly. The kitchen was large and well equip, however, the refrigerator is behind the reception counter.

Cold showers, but that is to be expected and enjoyed in warm Nicaragua.

There wasn't a breakfast or one offered like mentioned in other reviews.

We stayed in a dorm, which was clean and large. Lockers for stuff are a bit small, they will fit a small netbook at an angle.

Overall place was warm and welcoming.

Room Tip: We had the dorm next to the road, was a bit loud in the morning with traffic. but was far away from...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2011

A couple of us stayed here for 2 nights in a private room for 14us. This was a shared bathroom with breakfast included, this consisted of pancakes and fresh fruit. The staff here were super friendly and had plenty of knowledge about the area and activities which they can book for youh. The locations was great, right near the markets, cathedral and a short taxi ride from the bus terminal. The hostel itself was a nice place to relax with hammocks surrounding a small garden or a lounge area to watch TV - although the chairs here are wooden deck chairs so arent too comfy for long!
There is the use of a kitchen with a fridge at the reception area and also free internet.

The room was adequate enough with a fan and shelves, however, the lock wasnt really good enough. It was just a cheap small padlock which can easily be broken but we didnt have a problem when we were there.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostel El Albergue

Property: Hostel El Albergue
Address: | Petronic gas station 40 mtrs west, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 62 Speciality Lodging in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lonely Planet says about: Hostal of Albergue is a hostel in León-Nicaragua offering a tranquil and genuine Nicaraguense environment. Really, really great hostel! It is the only backpacker place with a complete Nica staff & Nicaraguan ownership that I have found in León. They have all the services that foreigners expect, and in addition all the local knowledge about culture, politics, etc. that most other places cannot provide. The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable and very interested in conversing about both Nicaraguan realities and eager to learn about the rest of the world. I'm really glad I stayed at the Albergue! Fron our guest...Our services is really complete and include: Kitchen Breakfast Internet Computer Safes deposit box Book exchanges Coffee Te Coupons for movies Welcome and enjoy León............ ... more   less 
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