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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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We booked a private room with bathroom. Everything was great, nice and clean and brilliant communal area. The free breakfast was a bonus and there is free coffee available all day long. The kitchen also has lockers so you can safely store your own food. Staff were very helpful and we even saw a little old turtle (a real one)...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 August 2015

A nice and calm place to stay in Leon. But during the day it could be very hot. The rooms were small but decent and the kitchen is perfectly equipped. The shower is good and the staff is friendly. No party, just chillin'. And the biiiig world map on the wall will make you making news plans :).

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

Hey Maarten, Thank you for your review. As I've pointed several times, we are working on the heat problem. It is challenging but we're getting there... Hans Martin, owner

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We stay here every time we're in Leon, I'm usually working but often travel with family and this is a great place for children as well. Staff is very friendly, kitchen has all you need for cooking, tranquil location, very nice house. The best room is the one above the kitchen with you're own private balcony + air-con, which comes...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

This place is great. We stayed in the upstairs room which was clean, spacious and airy with a private hammock. The staff and guests are very friendly and if you are lucky, you might get to meet Greta, the almost resident American, who can give you some excellent local knowledge. The room comes with a free pancake breakfast which is...

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Reviewed 23 July 2015

This place is definitely one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in! It’s centrally located, just a couple of blocks from the main plaza – an easy 5-minute walk. There you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Then hostel itself is in a well-restored and really nicely decorated old building, all very colourful, with a leafy central courtyard...

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

Hola Lucy Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you liked it here. We try to tell our staff that it is they who make our guests' stay with us memorable. It's great to hear that we succeeded. Enjoy your travels - hoping to see you again soon! The Tortuga Booluda Team

Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here one night in a private room with bathroom. Our room was so hot even with two fans but that's just how it is in Leon. Our room was clean with an awesome shower. Best water pressure we have had in Central America! Hostel has a really cool vibe and an awesome chill out area. It was quiet enough...

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

Hola Kylie Thank you for your review. It does get hot in León and there is not much that we can do about that (except for a/c, which would inevitably increase prices). the hostel is 3 blocks (5 min) away from the main square and there are food options within 50 meters from the hostel. the main options are a...

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Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice little hostel but be aware it is usually full so book ahead. Possibly because it is recommended by lonely planet. It is located close to the central plaza but on the opposite side away from the party hostels such as big foot and via via. It is small and has a nice chilled vibe with...

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

hola! thank you for your very favourable review (despite the torn trousers, which if I remember correctly, we refunded to you...). we are one of the quietest hostels in town with guests having to stay in the common area in the front part of the hostel after 10pm. we have not had many issues with noise so far and we...

Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

La Tortuga Balooda is one of the best hostals I've stayed at during my travel through central america. It has a very well stocked kitchen, clean areas, a pool table, and a system to buy beers / snacks / clothes. The free pancake breakfast, coffee and bananas were such a treat to wake up too. They mix it in the...

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

Hey Dylan! Thank you so much for giving us such a great review. We're glad you liked our pancake breakfast and all the other features... Hoping to have you back soon! The Tortuga Team

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this place after it was recommended in the lonely planet and by a fellow traveller. Its a nice place, small rooms in a very hot city - often very sweaty nights. Free pancake mix on the morning to make your own banana, honey pancakes is a nice touch. Cheaush drinks with a help yourself, trust tab system. Lots...

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

Hey Mike Thank you for reviewing our hostel on tripadvisor. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we're aware of the heat, of course. We're thinking about solutions...it's not easy, though. Thanks again and safe travels Hans Martin La Tortuga Booluda

Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Excellent hostel- not too big, not too small, friendly staff, good facilities, excellent living room pool table, good wifi and overall a very relaxed and friendly approach. Would stay again if I was in Leon.

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

dear hymankaplan thank you for staying with us and for writing such a great review! I am always happy to hear that our guests were treated well by our staff as I believe that's what makes the difference between an "ok" stay and a great stay. muchas gracias y buen viaje! hans martin, owner tortuga booluda

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: $20 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Nicaragua/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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