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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel. Small pool, good showers, clean. I recommend doing the volcano boarding tour to Cerro Negro with Bigfoot hostel. Our guide Ashley made the whole experience really fun, interesting facts about the volcano on the climb up, thorough intro/demonstrations before going down so we all felt safe & keen to give it a go. Gets a bit loud at...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Maddie, Thank you so much for your visit to Bigfoot Hostel Leon and for dedicating time so give us feedback about your stay. It is always a satisfaction to receive our guest's appreciation and I were thrilled to know that you enjoyed your tour to Cerro Negro and Volcano Boarding. We know it is a great tour but Ashlee...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A good hostel to party in, and do activities. The bar is always busy, as is their beach house (30min away). They also do volcano boarding. The only downside is their obsession with beer pong, which isn't a great drinking game. Also, try the lava shot challange... tough but manageable

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Daniel, thank you so very much for sharing your impressions of Bigfoot Hostel Leon with our readers, we appreciate that. We took your feedback in righly consideration and we want to let you and our readers know we will keep beer pong activity but we are doing other games like flip cup, jenga and others. By the way on...

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Not the best value hostel. Rooms were comfortable enough. When we stayed there it was an 'offer' girls stay for $10 guys stay for $12 (unfair). Also expensive for the area. The hostel is nothing special, it is clean and has decent amenities and the bar is good and fun. The internet only works in the comnunal areas. Food and...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Dear customer, thanks for your review, all feedbacks are important to improve the quality and services so we appreciate the time you dedicated to write about us. I kindly ask you to allow me to calrify some aspects on your review. We made a promotion were girls paid U$10.00 and they had the option to stay in exclusive air con...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We took the shuttle from Leon, Nicaragua - El Tunco, El Salvador. We were told the border crossing fee would be an additional $4 (on top of $30 shuttle fee) and then we ended up getting charged an additional $7 each by the shuttle driver. A bit more transparency in pricing would be helpful - in terms of planning specific...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Katherine, We want to thank you first for choosing us as your tour operator and take the opportunity to say we appreciate not only your review but the feedback. We want to clarify, in case there was a misscommunication from our side, when you go from Nicaragua to El Salvador by car/bus, every tourist has to pay U$3.00 to...

Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you want to meet people and stay in a vibrant hostel while you're in Leon then this is the place to go. There's a good social area for the guests including sofas, hammocks and a pool table. The hostel bar is actually probably the most lively bar in town. There are frequent beer pong games and the staff are...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Adam, thanks for sending your review, in behalf of Bigfoot management and staff I thank you for that. We also appreciate the details you shared with our readers, and it is always a satisfaction to receive our guest's appreciation. And just to let our readers know, Bigfoot is the house of beer pong in Leon. Thanks again Adam, Best...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Bigfoot hostel - good rates for decent dorms with ac, which you really need in Leon! We actually moved to Bigfoot from another hostel as it as too warm even with two fans. Plenty of loos and clean showers. Bar plays their Music really loud and they start early in the morning which bothered some but we were getting up...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Chloe, On behalf of our entire team, we thank you for taking your time to write this review about Bigfoot Hostel Leon. Allow me to offer you my most sincere apologies for eventual incovenience regarding how loud the music is in the morning, we held a meeting where it was exposed your dissatisfaction in this regards. We can ensure...

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Bigfoot Leon for 2 nights in the 16 man dorm with air conditioning. We were upstairs in the loft which had it advantages and disadvantages. It was good because there were only 4 beds however when the air con was turned off it got very hot. An issue with the air con is the times that is...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, firstly please receive our honest apologies for not meeting your full expetations during your stay at our hostel. We read really carefully your review and noted the negative points such as quality of pillows, lack of better climatization when air con is off inside the dorms, the loud music early morning and the size of the swimming pool....

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Rooms are comfortable and facilities including pool table, kitchen, toilets and showers were good. The restaurant in the hostel was convenient as well. Volcano boarding was fun and easy to arrange. Transport arrangements through the hostel are easy and reliable as well. I would say though, this is a party hostel and the bar can...

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Babak, it seems we were able to meet your expetations and because of that we are glad and proud. Our team will be at your disposal for any need and we look forward to see you back soon. Safe travels and best regards, Ricardo Sena Bigfoot GM

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's cheap, full of drunk foreigners, loud, and fun. I am way too old for this crowd yet I never felt out of place in this party, party, party place. It's across the street fron Via Via, so you can bar hop. Once.

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Bigfoot H, Gerente geral at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, thanks for saving your time to review Bigfoot Hostel Leon, we appreciate that. You mentioned something interesting about Bigfoot, you did not feel out of place, we are Bigfoot, if you want to have fun we are the place, we are pround to be a party place and offer to our guests and customers the opportunity to forget...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great place to stay, shower very clean and good, awesome atmosphere! Staff was great, bar was great as well. Good spot to meet people, specially if you are travelling solo! Party ends at 11pm, so you can also sleep without noise.

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Cadi M, Proprietário at Bigfoot Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Camibonfante, thank you so very much for saving some of your time to review Bigfoot Hostel Leon, it means a lot for us to know you had great time with us and on the top of that our services met your expectations. All your review was fantastic but the comment about the time we finish our parties it is...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More than a hostel,a complete backpacking experience. Local and traveling volunteers. Staff are thoroughly trained and dedicated to making this your home away from home while visiting beautiful colonial leon! Guest kitchen is fully equipped. Billiard table,, variety of games and multiple routers for wi-fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bigfoot Hostel

Address: Del Banco Procredit 1/2 Cuadra Sur, Leon 21000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: $8 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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