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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I stayed here for a week and was impressed with the comfortable atmosphere. The dorms were clean, every bed had a fan, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. It was a great place from which to explore the city and meet other travelers.

Thank NickDoyle
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Tortuga Balouda was a pleasant place to stay for a few nights in Leon, we splashed out on room 8, a private double (could fit a family) with it’s own bathroom (best shower I had in Central America) and it’s own balcony with hammocks. The hostel staff were very helpful in arranging volcano boarding and onward travel, the location is...

Thank uberteeb
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I only stayed here for one night, but the main thing I took away was that this is a nice, quiet alternative to some of the more party-oriented places and that it would be good (maybe better) for slightly longer visits. Positives: -Kitchen access, including space for your own food -Breakfast and coffee provided (I really liked the banana pancake...

1Thank Laura S
British Columbia
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stayed here two nights and although it was hot we had three fans in our room(#6). Eleanor was very helpful, with the planning of nearby attractions and also buses for our onward journey. Breakfast was great...self made banana pancakes and coffee. Room was clean and comfortable. The best part was the gathering area with hammocks and sofas/chairs where you...

1Thank lauba
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

this quiet hostel is well located in Leon, only a few blocks away from el Parque Central. The room was clean and the self-serve pancake and banana breakfast is quick, easy and good! Only reason for 4 stars instead of five is the fact that it seemed like we were bothering the staff when we asked them for service... that...

Thank Maxime G
tortugabooluda, Propietario at Hostal La Tortuga Booluda, responded to this review

Dear Maxime G Thank you so much for your positive review. I am sorry that you felt staff weren't attentive enough. This is something we take very seriously and we train our employees in. We'll certainly talk to the person in question to find out what was going on! Once again, sorry! We hope to have you at our place...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This place was a really cool hostel with friendly staff, clean rooms, nice chill out area and kitchen. A yummy pancake breakfast and a free wifi were also included. The location is also great being only a 5 minute walk from the cathedral. I ended up staying in a private room for 3 nights and was happy with my little...

Thank Mimasu S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very good 3 night stay in large private room 8 which is up one flight of stairs above the kitchen with a roof top porch. One mattress was brand new and firm, the other mattress was more soft (how I prefer). The room was clean and comfortable with plenty of shelves to put your clothes. AC worked well. No hot...

Thank pnchampny
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay! La Tortuga Booluda isn't a party hostel, but has a very chilled out, friendly atmosphere (it's really easy to meet other travellers) which is exactly why we liked it so much. We were lucky to stay in the upstairs room with private balcony with rocking chairs and...

1Thank Dannie77
Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is such a lovely hostel. It's small and friendly and very clean. The staff do a great job. The pancake breakfast and free drinking water and coffee are a great bonus. The small, friendly nature of this hostel make it very easy to meet people if you're a solo traveller and I loved the chill vibe. The kitchen was...

1Thank Alison J
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My mother and I stayed at La Tortuga Booluda for three nights--two in Room 8 (the fancy private room with A/C) and one in Room 6 (a normal private room without A/C). The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the common area is very pleasant. If you have some extra money, I'd recommend Room 8 with air conditioning, as...

Thank Kristi K

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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 

Additional Information about Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

Address: From the SW Corner Of the Central Park 3.5 Blocks West, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: ₹ 385 - ₹ 1,542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon
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“Dorm is great place to meet fellow travelers.”
530austins, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The private in the back has great water pressure but little airflow. The second floor room looked very nice and breezy!”
cPeacec, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 was quite stuffy (and I had been warned)... but nice to have privacy.”
Z3163FUlauras, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 looked best, but was occupied.”
lauba, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 8 is huge and has a private balcony”
Dannie77, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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