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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 28 October 2015

There were four of us and we had a great stay. There were fans for each of the beds which were a must. The shower was small but the water pressure was amazing! After volcano boarding and getting cinders everywhere the shower was perfect. There are other hostals that are more centrally located but the hostal is quiet which is...

Thank Megan A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Very clean common areas and rooms, staff are very friendly and the free breakfast is a bonus. The location is quite good, about a 5-10 minute walk into the main part of town. On the plus side it's nice and quiet, with very little street noise at night. The onsite...

Thank Carlie W
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We were very pleased with the private with shared bathroom, though the room was a bit of an oven even with a fan. We didn't rereserve our room fast enough and had to switch for the following night, and chose the private with semi private bathroom, and felt it was overpriced (but it was our choice; our other option, the...

1Thank Anne and Julien R
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Wow this place had made it into my top 3 places to stay. Let's start with the staff. They are some of the most friendliest people we have ever met. Hans, the owner, has really made this a cool place for travellers of all kinds to chill, talk and have a laugh. And the staff are just a great extension...

1Thank Paulie06
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel was fantastic, with free pancakes you cook yourself. The vibe was really social without being noisy or too party-oriented, and on our last night we could stay there until our overnight shuttle picked us up for only $4.

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Tortuga for 5 nights. The place was charming, comfortable, and great for young people on a budget. They offered drinks, a free pool table, hammocks, great courtyard, a book exchange, a computer, Spanish lessons, volcano sledding, trips elsewhere, and a fully equipped kitchen. Our room was clean and simple. We had a shared bathroom and that was...

Thank rileyherrick1106
tortugabooluda, Inhaber at Hostal La Tortuga Booluda, responded to this review

Hola Riley Thank you for your review, despite the (partly) negative experience. My name is Hans, I'm the owner of the hostel and I was not present when those mishaps occurred. However, I consulted with my employees and, surprisingly enough, their version of the story is a different one. First of all, it is more likely that your boyfriend got...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

I sleep in the dorm and it was really hot. Price is good. The self service bar and hamac are reallly chill. It is well located. There is a local typical restaurant on the street where you can eat for 2$. The staff is welcoming. The crowd was from various age. All the info the this hostel helped me during...

1Thank LeTank
Auburn, Alabama
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This was by far the best place I stayed at in Nicaragua. It is located just a few blocks from the center of Leon, but is located in a very quiet area. From what I could tell the area was safe even at night. The common area was very nice and the rooms were clean and comfortable. This place is...

1Thank KrisJohn55
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Place we stayed in Leon; great value, lockers provided, good amenities, well located, can't complain about anything. Stayed in dorms for 3 nights, and had fans so kept cool at night. Staff went above and beyond when my friend was sick, and they also helped arrange transport to the airport which was really appreciated. Thanks!

Thank Nathaniel R
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We stayed in the upstairs room (8) and loved it. It has a private balcony with a hammock and private bathroom. The hostel is very nice and comfortable with a ton to do. People are always hanging out in the common area: playing pool, cooking, reading, playing cards, relaxing in the hammocks, etc. We left too early to enjoy the...

1Thank Derek M

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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
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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: ₹ 970 - ₹ 1,810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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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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