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León is a moderate-sized colonial town located in northern Nicaragua. The colonial-style architecture is less apparent here than in cities such as Antigua, Guatemala, or San Cristobal, Mexico, but it still remains a nice change of scenery from regular urban cities. Getting here can be slightly tricky, as not all major bus routes go through Leon and therefore you may be required to stop in Managua and transfer to a collectivo-style minibus for an additional cost. Once here, however, there are multiple León hostel options that range in style, atmosphere, and guests. They are all centrally located and walking distance to facilities such as banks, grocery stores, and the central cathedral.
While in León, try volcano boarding, a new extreme sport claimed to be invented here -- it involves hiking up a volcano, and then sliding down the sand on a wooden board. Think tobogganing without the snow. Can you beat the ninety-kilometer-per-hour record? This will definitely be one to tell the grandkids about.
If you would rather hike a volcano, sleep there, and then walk down in the morning, there are multiple companies that run guided volcano tours out of León. Volcano Telica is a popular destination for travelers and locals alike. The challenging hike comes with great views and an unforgettable experience -- one you will remember for the rest of your travels.
León is a great city to relax on a terrace, sip an espresso, and soak up some unique Nicaraguan culture.
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"Bigfoot Hostel is for anyone looking to socialize or to party at the bar or enjoy the daredevil sport of volcano boarding. The Location The hostel is located on a busy street filled with shops just minutes away from most of León’s attractions and restaurants. You can’t really miss the hostel -- just look for the Bigfoot sign or the Bigfoot trucks, which are parked out the front. If you come to León by bus, you will need to catch a taxi...
Hostel El Albergue
"The really helpful staff and very good price make Hostel El Albergue a great option in León. The Location El Albregue is situated in a suburb location in León, far enough from the center so that it is not too noisy, but close enough to most shops, services, and attractions to which you can get in five to ten minutes on foot (like the Central Park, the Merced church, a supermarket, mini markets, restaurants, language schools, tour...
"Sonati is a one of a few nonprofit hostels. The setup is environmentally friendly and profits go to support educational courses of environmental consciousness, a recycling park that they operate, and other similar activities. Apart from that, it is a very pleasant and quiet hostel with good facilities and focuses on organising various trips to explore the nature around León. The Location Although this hostel is not in the centre and...
Surfing Turtle Lodge
"Surfing Turtle Lodge is a beautiful place to hang out and enjoy some down time. The Location The beautiful Surfing Turtle Lodge is located right on the beach in the Isla de Brasiles. To get here, you need to take a boat over the river from Poneloya. The property is located right on the beach and is remote and quiet, so that you can enjoy relaxing without the hustle and bustle of many of the other beaches in Nicaragua. Rooms and...
"Latina Hostal is a small and basic hostel owned by a brothers-and-sister team in the heart of León. The Location The hostel is located down a residential street, just a few minutes from everything Leon City has to offer from Volcano Boarding Tours to museums honoring the revolution. It’s quite easy to find the hostel, as it is marked by a large sign out the front that you can’t miss. Most buses to León will arrive at the bus terminal,...
Hostal Casa Ivana
"Hostal Casa Ivana is clean, quiet budget hostel with great staff in a central location. It could get you thinking how you can extend your stay ... The Location Hostal Casa Ivana is located very centrally in León, a relatively small town -- most of which can be explored on foot. Parque de lo poetas and the town’s theatre are just a few meters away, and the Central Park and La Merced Church are just a block away. In between the theatre...
Hostal Malinche Leon
"… in the historic center of León city. All the services you need for your trip: free wifi, free coffee, laundry, airport transfers, tours and daily activities, Spanish lessons. We have a nice patio with hammocks, relax area, great breakfasts, smoothies, gastro specialities, good music and much more... Don´t miss it! Please Note: Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be...
Hostal Las Vacaciones
"El Hostal Las Vacaciones se encuentra en el centro de León, Nicaragua. Ofrece recepción 24 horas, cocina compartida, salón, Free Parking, tienda de regalos, Free Wi-fi, terrazas con vistas al jardín y un bar que sirve bebidas. También ofrece servicio de préstamo de bicicletas. Las habitaciones tienen baño completo con ducha." … "El aeropuerto internacional...
Hostel Palma Real
"… all guests. Laundry service is available on site at a minor cost. Complimentary wi-fi is available for all guests. Background: Palma Real was founded based on the idea of showing our visitors how 'Deacachimba' is Nicaragua. We would like to help you with your travel arrengements, making sure the time you spend in Nicaragua is going to be one of the best of your life. Palma Real can be your main point of contact to help you...
"Is Via Via a hostel or is it a cafe? This place seems to try to appeal to both clienteles and in many ways is successful, offering low-cost, reasonable lodging and an excellent ambiance in the bar area. The Location At five minutes' walk from the cathedral, Via Via is well located and surrounded by an abundance of restaurants. This being said, Leon is easily negotiated by foot -- finding the perfect spot in the city shouldn't be your...
Hostal Tortuga Booluda (The Lazy Turtle)
"Hostal Tortuga Booluda (The Lazy Turtle) provides a good atmosphere to be lazy, meet fellow travelers, and explore the city, while providing all amenities you would expect from a good hostel. The Location This hostel is located in a quiet part of town; about a fifteen-minute walk from the centre. You can find a couple of restaurants and a very popular bar in the area, but for most other things you might need (supermarket, outdoor...
"Lazy Bones has a pool -- it may not seem like much while reading this, but trust us, after ten minutes sweating in hot and sticky León, you will be dreaming of an opportunity to cool off! That isn't to say that this is all Lazy Bones has to offer -- it's well located, well organised, and has large common areas emblazoned with artwork. Lazybones is one of the best places to stay in Leon. And did we mention they have a pool? The Location...
"… from the cathedral and bars and restaurants Is a white house two floors right in the center of Leon the rooms are private with air conditionin and bathroom are very clean. Huge indoor parking, good privacy a great place to stay. León is a old "spanish-style" colonial city. It's the cultural heart of Nicaragua with a big and important university. There are many old churches and nice colonial buildings as well as authentic markets....
Joe's Place Hospedaje Portunica
"At Joe’s Place, we strive to make your stay comfortable, fun and affordable. There are plenty of activities to enjoy here, Aleda is an excellent cook and Joe has a wealth of fishing and boating experience to help you haul in a huge fish. We are located a stone’s throw away from the estuary (Marina Puesta Del Sol) and close to two excellent surf breaks- the Point and the Boom. Located in a vivid fishing town with lots of smiles....
Hostel La Siesta
"Hostel La Siesta is an affordable, basic, and a bit of a wornout hostel in a good location in León with great staff. The Location Hostal La Siesta is located about ten minutes away from the centre of León (the central park and church La Merced) on foot. It is a busy area of town with various shops, restaurants, and a couple of bars within a block’s radius. The supermarket is about a fifteen-minute walk away while the town’s main bus...
"TANGOS HOSTAL BAR AND CULTURAL CAFE IS LOCATED IN LEON, 5 MINUTES AWAY IN CAR FROM THE HISTORICAL CATHEDRAL OF LEON, DECLARED WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE BY THE UNESCO AND CLOSE TO THE MOST IMPORTANTS COLONIAL CHURCHS IN.LEON. TANGOS HOSTAL OFFERS A WELCOME BEVERAGE, WIFI AVAILABLE, COFFEE SERVICE, WAKE UP CALLS AND FOR THE PRIVATE ROOMS WE OFFERS CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST. ROOMS HAS CLOSETS, PRIVATE BATHROOMS AND DIARY CLEANING SERVICE.. THE SHARED...
Iguana Hostel & Café
"Iguana Property & Caf� recently opened in May 2010. It is a beautiful 3 star property in the heart of the colonial city of Le�n, Nicaragua, and located only 2.5 blocks away from the city�s Central Park. Iguana Property & Caf� pampers its guests with its cleanliness, its warm atmosphere and beautiful design - fresh, colorful, modern and appreciative of nature in its pure state. The property has wonderful rooms with en suite...
"Well Run - Nice place, well run, clean, and reasonable prices. Nice oasis and escape from the dirt and noise of Leon." … "Hostal Colibri is located in the center of the city, near to banks, supermarket, cinema, and restaurants. The property has comfortable beds, all of them with fans, fully equipped kitchen, 3 person dorms,all rates including continental breakfast, free internet and wireless, free organic coffee, rancho and hammocks...
Posada la Gordita
"… of the house there are over 20 restaurants and bars, lunch places, shopping, some of the best dessert and coffee places and the biggest ice cream shop in town. There is also an artisan market within 3 blocks, Leon’s biggest fruit stand is within walking distance and offers the best local, freshest and ready to eat fruit. WE OFFER FREE: French Style Breakfast of breads and pastries Free Twin Engines Coffee Open kitchen Use...
Tia Mia Hostal
"A Property in Leon Nicaragua with a peaceful enviroment and affordable rooms.Located couple of blocks from the historic cathedral of leon,and 20 minutes from the Poneloya beach and Las Peñitas Rooms are clean daily! Staff on call! You can call 24 hours, by a friendly and dedicated to providing comfort and hygiene because it is our greatest pleasure to offer a good service. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before...
Hostal Las Rosas
"… and wifi. We have a kitchen area in which customers can make their food and can use all cooking utensils, we also have car park area and rest in hammocks or rocking chairs, as the client prefers. At Hostal Las Rosas you will find a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and a vending machine. The property offers free parking. Hostal Las Rosas Polices & Conditions: Check in from...
"… and Pedicure services Laundry services English speaking beach taxi service/local taxi Tours: Volcano boarding, volcano hiking day and night hikes available, guided city tour, mud springs tour, Juan Venado Island Nature Preserves, Leon Viejo Ruins tour, Osososca crater lagoon trip, Rum Testing and so much more!! La Gordita has 4 types of rooms to offer: Private bedroom with double bed and shared bath, accommodates 2 per room, $13...
Hostal Santiago de los Caballeros
"Hostal Santiago de los Caballeros is a place that offers to travelers a pleasant and quiet to enjoy the colonial atmosphere of Leon, Nicaragua. Our intention is to provide the best quality service at an affordable price in a pleasant atmosphere. We offer comfortable and affordable rooms. Please note! Policy Cancellation:2 days Payment accepted on arrival : debit card, credit card and cash. Check-in time: 14:00 h Check-out...
Don Leon Hotel & Restaurant
"… for two. WiFi is included throughout our whole property. On a bi-weekly basis we have live music for entertainment. We are affiliated with tour operators so you can go and enjoy all the beauty of Leon, from visiting Volcanoes, Sand boarding down a Volcano, visiting Poneloya Beach which is 13 minutes away, and many other one in life time experiences. You can eat, sleep, drink all under one roof and of course visit all the other...
Hotel El Sueño de Meme
"All of their rooms are private with private bathrooms, TVs and either a fan or air-conditioning. There is also a small, 20 person conference center...We are located in León City close to restaurants, museums, and other important places." … "This hostel is located in the second touristic city of Nicaragua, León.León is a city with a varied culture, people here is welcoming, there are a lot of interesting places to visit like volcanoes,...
"… Sunsets World. No shops in de village but 20 kilometers from the hotel there is a Colonial Town, plenty of live, with , Restaurants, Bar, Pub, Shops. Why should you stay with us The Hotel Maritimo has long been the place to stay in Poneloya (for those not willing to risk the rickety Hotel Lacayo). The hotel has all of the amenities available in the small beach town: private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV with national channels...
Hotel Campestre El Pantano
"Hotel El Pantano is the only hotel in Jalapa offering hotel, restaurant, camping, tours and Internet-services in one place, while our green area of 2.5 hectares makes you feel like being in real nature itself although we are just 8 blocks away from the city center. Children will love our playing ground. Advice about arrival time." … "… our hotel by car just take the panamerican highway till Ocotal in the North. Here wou will...
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