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Hostal La Tortuga Booluda

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Perth, Australia
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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... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 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
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 17 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... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews
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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... More 

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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!

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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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 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)... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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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 More 

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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $9 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Hostal La Tortuga Booluda Hotel Leon
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“Room 8 is more expensive, but very nice with the A/C and private balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles KristiK616, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best room is #8!!”
 of 5 bubbles rlerouxstephanie, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs private room (i think it was 8) is just the best deal for your buck ever, private porch with hammock and much space.”
 of 5 bubbles noamlevko, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 upstairs with private balcony”
  • lovely private balcony for the upstairs room of no 8
 of 5 bubbles Newmorton, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are fine”
 of 5 bubbles 835nathanielr, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
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