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Poco a Poco Hostel

Calle NO 2da Baptist church half a block away, Leon 21000 Nicaragua
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#1 of 80 Speciality lodging in Leon
We are happy to host for you a couple of days in our hostel! Come stay, and chill with us in the heart of the city. We offer a spacious and high quality hostel for travelers from all over the world. Our staff will be smiling when you enter through the gate. We have been active since 2017 and won the BEST HOSTEL in NICARAGUA award for 3 years in a row, so get ready for a good time! We have space for 38 guests and are open to all kinds of people. We value social interaction between different cultures and our guests. To do so we offer, various places to sit and mingle, rooftop, fresh green garden, many hammocks, huge open kitchen, big dining area, instruments, social activities, etc. You want to work while you are here? Perfect! Plenty of places to sit and work with our fast internet available throughout the property. No need to go anywhere because we offer a C$40 breakfast every morning with coffee or tea. Drinks are also available and very cheap. Rooms are large with plenty of space for you and all your stuff. We offer different room-types, basic dorm - deluxe dorm - private rooms - family rooms. Some rooms have AC available too, because it gets hot in here :) Need more space, we have a bodega where you store larger items, no problemo. We are just a couple blocks from the central park and close to many bars and restaurants. We are located in a more quiet street, which is nice... believe us :) We offer daily tours to several volcanoes via our partners. Before you book our hostel, make sure to read some of our reviews so you know what to expect. We hope to meet you soon in Poco a Poco Hostel! Policies: checking from 14:00 check out at 11:00 cash only 24/7 security
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Table tennis
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Paid private parking on-site
Street parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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Jonty S wrote a review Jul 2021
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom27 contributions15 helpful votes
DO NOT BOOK THIS HOSTEL! RUDE OWNER, RUBBISH FACILITIES AND FALSELY ADVERTISED. I have never met a more rude owner in my entire life. We booked a room via booking.com which included air-conditioning. When we arrived we were told that we would have to pay an extra $10 for air-conditioning even though there was nothing stating this on the booking and it stated that A/C was included on our booking confirmation. We showed this to the owner and he told us that it was booking.com’s fault and that they have this issue all the time. Well if they have this issue repeatedly, why are they still using booking.com and passing the blame to them? Take some responsibility and do something about it. He was very rude and spoke to us disgustingly, offering no solution. After shouting at us, he eventually told us told us to leave and that we wouldn’t find a better place. Every hostel we have seen in Leon is 10x better than this one for the price. The hostel doesn’t even have a swimming pool. No wonder the hostel was empty when we got there. With such a rude owner, poor customer service, poor facilities and paying a ridiculous price for air con when it says it is included, I am sure the hostel will go out of business very soon! AVOID AT ALL COSTS! You can EASILY find somewhere much nicer and better quality for money with better staff! (Examples: the spot hostel, lazy bones).
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Wout Soof, Owner at Poco a Poco Hostel
Responded 8 Aug 2021
hola, thanks for your review, even though its the worst we have ever gotten. We will not go into the details about your complaints. All that i can say is that we work very hard to give our guests the best time and experience in Leon, this didnt work for you, sorry about that. As you can see by all our other reviews on many different platforms, almost everybody likes what we do with Poco a Poco Hostel. We hope you found a place that suited you better and had a great in our city. Hasta luego!
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Mec224 wrote a review Jun 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania89 contributions31 helpful votes
Don't hesitate to book here - I checked out the other popular hostels in Leon (big foot, via via, etc.) and this was by far the best. Dorm rooms are clean, staff is very attentive and responsive on WhatsApp (shout out to Erick) and there are nice hammock areas. I liked the street it was on too as it was in town and close to everything but more picturesque than some of the other hostels.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Book the air con dorm, it's hot on Leon!
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Response from Wout Soof, Eigenaar at Poco a Poco Hostel
Responded 28 Jun 2021
Thanks for your review and kind words. We are proud that you had such a good time with us at Poco a Poco!
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srivello wrote a review May 2021
Dakar, Senegal29 contributions7 helpful votes
The hostel is large, clean, equipped, well-located. The best benefits are the very kind and helpful staff, the free breakfast, and the social non-party vibe of the guests. The water pressure in the showers is so low many are unusable. Fixing that would earn 5/5 stars.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Wout Soof, Owner at Poco a Poco Hostel
Responded 21 May 2021
Hola, Thanks writing us your review and thanks for the feedback. We know the waterpressure is superimportant when you are in the shower. We have a seperate pressure pump which (normally) works really well. We have had it checked and it was leaking some water, so we had that fixed the same day. Thanks for letting us know, the problem should be solved by now. Hope to see you again and we are happy that you enjoyed our vibes!
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sadeeyor wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom854 contributions58 helpful votes
Que Calor, Leon! Northwest Nic is a sharp hot shock when accustomed to Carib summer rain, especially when dehydrated by demasiado cerveza further up the road. Poco a Poco, with genial hosts Henry & Eric, was hammock to hammock rehab for a couple of days, where I was resident perezoso sloth, literally hanging out in the courtyard, where the fans nearly matched my lazy bones, yet better than sweating in the stuffy dorm. But the sign of a laid-back hostel: no one was judging, or at least never nudged me with any ahems. To my credit, I did sledge-surf the ash-cone of Cerro Negro, not as zestily as most, but the hangover didn't quite quell the thrill. Poco a poco, toddling the baking calles of Leon, though not a patch on colonial charms of Granada, far less Antigua, not unpleasant - most Central Am cities are pretty grim. Get out of town to the landscapes and pueblos and you've got the corazon. Gracias para el descanso, amigos, while I gathered energy levels and sinews, heading up for hiking in the northern highlands where a peely-wally Scotsman feels more at home.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Response from Poco a Poco Hostel, Eigenaar at Poco a Poco Hostel
Responded 12 May 2021
Thanks for your review buddy, keep on traveling and hope to see you again in one of our hamacas :)
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PeterS wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
Poco a Poco made our stay in Leon unforgettable. Great staff, clean rooms , lots of information and fun activities. Close to the central park, and some nice bars and restaurants. Definitely recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from w0utervs, Manager at Poco a Poco Hostel
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Hola ! Thanks a lot for your really nice review, it is really important for us :))) Wish you all the best
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US$28 - US$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaLeon DepartmentLeon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poco a Poco Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Poco a Poco Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian (0.2 km), Museo de la Revolucion (0.3 km), and Museo Ruben Dario (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poco a Poco Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Poco a Poco Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Poco a Poco Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Poco a Poco Hostel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poco a Poco Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mañana Mañana Cafe, El Bodegon, and Batidos Pitaya.
Does Poco a Poco Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Poco a Poco Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Poco a Poco Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Poco a Poco Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Poco a Poco Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Leon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Poco a Poco Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.