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La Tortuga Booluda

From the SW Corner Of the Central Park 3.5 Blocks West, Leon Nicaragua
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#2 of 80 Speciality lodging in Leon
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.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Plunge pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Snack bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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H0lly1956 wrote a review Mar 2020
Corning, California46 contributions16 helpful votes
This is a clean, well- located Hostel, that is good for a stay of 1 night or a week. not a lot of luxuries , but fairly quiet, good kitchen facility and staff are very helpful. In the middle of an area of good local Nica restaurants,it has a small swimming pool, good sitting area , and a self-serve beverage bar.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Kotinka wrote a review Jan 2020
Moscow, Russia265 contributions106 helpful votes
Loved this hostal. Owner is foreign (Dutch?) but the place is run by local staff (not so common in Nicaragua) who were fantastic in every way. Helpful, great with advice on where to go and what to see, always around to answer questions, happy to share a beer and a game of pool on their very decent table in the common area at the front of the hostal. Private room for 2 people that we stayed in was nice, clean, good fans (needed in sizzling Leon), great value (8 USD/person). Location is a few blocks from central square, but Leon is pretty compact and you can find everything you need in terms of restaurants and sights within easy walking distance. Finally, and most importantly, great hammocks! Lots of them, large ones for two people and smaller ones, spaced all around the common area which also has a nice cool plunge pool that you will probably find yourself jumping into during the middle of the day.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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BradakaMartin wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton14 contributions
This is great place to stay. Ideal for those seeking cool, relaxing vibe. Breakfast, free coffee and water was very welcome. And the small pool was great for relaxing after a hot trip. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Ganesh S wrote a review Nov 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates543 contributions108 helpful votes
The hostel is around 10 minutes walk from the Cathedral. Staff are very friendly. Got my volcano boarding tour and couple of shuttles organised through them. Was done professionally. Rooms are basic, but quiet and comfortable. Bathrooms are tad small. You can buy water, beer or soft drinks from them, almost at the same rate you would pay outside. There is a pool table, books for reading and tiny pool. Decor is quite nice and rustic.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Benjamin H wrote a review Aug 2019
36 contributions22 helpful votes
Very nice stay at la torture booluda. Private room with AC. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very good and safe location. Pancakes for breakfast were amazing. Best place to stay in Leon. Cheap drinks and pool table!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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US$18 - US$20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Tortuga Booluda
Which popular attractions are close to La Tortuga Booluda?
Nearby attractions include Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian (0.2 km), Cathedral-Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (0.5 km), and Museo Ruben Dario (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Tortuga Booluda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at La Tortuga Booluda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at La Tortuga Booluda?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Tortuga Booluda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Libelula Coffee Shop, Casa Vieja Restaurante, and SUA León Comida Mediterránea.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Tortuga Booluda?
Yes, guests have access to a plunge pool during their stay.
Does La Tortuga Booluda have airport transportation?
Yes, La Tortuga Booluda offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Tortuga Booluda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.