Hostels in León, Nicaragua

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Get to know León (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in León.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for León hostels

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FAQ about León Hostels

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A hostel in León costs $11 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in León costs $32. (based on price comparison)
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Poco a Poco Hostel is the best hostel for partying in León.

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León Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in León, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
17 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$32 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in León
Hostal Los Cheles is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in León
Poco a Poco Hostel is the best rated
Most León hostels are located in
Barrio San Juan
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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