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Hostel El Albergue

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

clean, nice, warm people, very cheap if you share bedrooms. Unforunatly the police officers ar not very nice with the tourist. This is a place in which you can save money if you are just passing by, you can share rooms or have your own. Very bohemic

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your stay in Leon, and I am sorry to hear you had a negative experience with the police officers. Im glad you enjoyed the company of our staff and the the price range we offer.

Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The hostal itself has a lot of common spaces where you can relax in hammocks or sit on various benches and chairs. The staff is super friendly and willing to help you in whatever you may need, whether that be getting around to other cities to telling you about how to extend your visa.

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

We are happy to provide suffient funirture and common areas for the comfort and relaxation of our guests. Also, our staff is always willing to offer help with directions, Thank you for your comment and we hope you can visit us again!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I really came to Leon just for two nights, and ended up staying a week. It was so nice here. They hace a fun garden in the middle, great for meeting people. The wifi was working very good. It was quite clean. Good price. The staff were super nice. I felt that everybody here was my friend. And right in...

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

We hope to be great hosts here at El Albergue. Thank you very much for your stay and your very kind comment. Im happy you had a good time. If you are ever in town again, you are always welcome here.

León
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I have been to El Albergue several times, I love the atmosphere. The place is quite chilled, it has some nice murals that give us glimpse of the culture of León. I had the opportunity to meet Fran (the owner) and he is such a great host, very knowledgeable and outgoing. Every time I go to El Albergue I have...

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Thank you for your consideration in writing such a nice rreview. We are alway shappy to host you if you stop by again. As a hostel, it personaly makes us very happy to have returning visitors. We like to think that our hostel provides a comfortable and authentic experience of Leon. Thank you!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 7 April 2016

El Albergue was my starting point for Nicaragua. I intended to stay there for a few days until I would find an apartment in Leon. Already in my first night there I got to know all of the team and felt warmly welcome. I ended up staying there for about a month and made friends for life there. You can...

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

We are incredibly happy to be regarded so fondly. And equally as happy to have helped contribute to your positive first experiences in Nicaragua. Please visit us again, and thank you very much for your kind review.

Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 7 April 2016

You can't imagine more peaceful place! Fran and his team makes the place warm and friendly. Evenings in El Albergue are fantastic, far from loud and noisy streets of Leon. You can cook your own breakfasts. Nice and economic place. Highly recommended!

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Its very nice to here that you were able to enjoy the the quiet of Leon as well. We hope our location offers the best in sleep and a reasonable proximity to the center. Thank you for your comment and your stay with us

Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 3 April 2016

El Albergue is cheap and pretty central and the subsidised water refills and free breakfast satisfies, but that's it. There were bedbugs in our room, which we two friends and i suffered from. Instead of dealing with the problem (fumegating rooms and all other necessary protocols needed to prevent future bites), the hostel staff just wanted us to leave the...

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review
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Estimada Huesped. Lamentamos mucho que haya tenido una mala imagen de nuestra empresa en general, algunas veces nosotros no contralamos...

Boracay, Philippines
Reviewed 5 March 2016

i stayes there two nights. first day girl that checked me in was super friendle. dorms are pretty packed and they have only two fans on the floor to topbunk you´ll sweat a lot. second day a guy at the reception (i think jose) gave away my bed and said he thought i left even though all my staff was...

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Fran A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Sorry for this incovenient in this moment we have a lot presion whit the reservations of the many peopel. I recomend you in this momemt to ask for the manager of the hostel. Fran.

Salzburg Region, Austria
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We were there for several days. The rooms are nice, the kitchen is big with nice tables, there are 2 showers and the staff is really friendly and helpful! ! The hostel is located in the center of León and you can go to the beautiful beach at Las Penitas by bus (30 min). All in all I can really...

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here enough to want to return. In Leon we are very lucky to experience the culture and history as well as have easy access to the neighboring volcnoes and beaches. Until the next time!

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We left after one night. Loud music all the time. Very dark rooms. Dirty disgusting bathroom. Strange people (punks). Worst place in my 5 weeks stay in nica although not the cheepest. Only advantage: helpful and nice nica guy at the reception.

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Fran A, Propietario at Hostel El Albergue, responded to this review

Our hostel is not a hostel of party everyday but sometime we make a little party and we ask a all the guess if ok, normally these party finisch and the end 12 am. Really your comment is not the best recomendacion to take in seroius for us. Fran.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Hostel El Albergue

Address: | Petronic gas station 40 mtrs west, Leon, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: $17 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The first dorm has more beds, and a lot more space to hang out”
MelPalavila, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Small groups of 3-4 can rent a private room at the price of a dorm, just ask the staff”
jimmybee23, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms and the dorms are brighter and cooler.”
luke47, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“they have rooms for two, family rooms, privates, and dorms”
ImeldaM836, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The large dorm tends to be a little dark with windows closed at night and can get hot but thats expected in Hostel dorms. However it is worth it for the price. They also have smaller rooms and another dorm.”
wilsons26, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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