Leon is one of the oldest cities in Nicaragua. In the past it was not one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, but in recent years it has become more popular with backpackers and even the occasional tour group. Leon is a university town and there are many students around. There are also international volunteers and several international aid organizations. Leon has more colonial churches and cathedrals per capita than in any other place in Nicaragua.
Leon does not attract the large tourist crowds of a city like Granada, but there are a handful of good and affordable places to stay. If you want somewhere quiet, safe, and reliable then the options below are recommended.
A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups of friends.
Dorm Bed: $4.50
Hostal El Jardin is a quiet and comfortable place to stay right in the heart of the city of Leon. It's just a short walk from the bus terminal and is about six blocks from the Cathedral. It's also near the market, several shops, and a supermarket.
There are a wide variety of rooms to choose from at Hostal El Jardin. There are double rooms with queen beds, twin rooms with two twin beds, triple rooms, quadruple rooms, and dorms that are either co-ed, female only, or male only. Every room has a fan and private bathroom.
The hostel also has some nice common areas. There's a nice garden area in the back of the hostel where you can sip a hot cup of coffee and enjoy the setting. This is a particularly nice place to hang out during the sunset.
The hostel also offers a variety of activities for guests. There are city tours, tours to the volcanoes, bicycle rentals, and bike tours to the beach. There are also the standard amenities available including laundry and shuttle bus service. Breakfast is included in the price of the room.
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A good hostel for couples and budget travellers.
Hostal Malinche Leon is another good option in Leon. It has a friendly environment and it is a quiet place to stay where you can be assured a good nights sleep. The hostel is comfortable, clean and it is conveniently located in the historical center of Leon.
The hostel has all of the standard amenities available for guests. There's free wi-fi, free coffee, and laundry facilities available. They also offer transfers to the airport, a free breakfast every morning, and music. If you want to meet other guests, the staff organize a variety of activities including tours and social events. There's also a nice patio area where you can hang out in hammocks.
There are a wide variety of private rooms to choose from including doubles and three bed rooms. You can also choose between shared bathrooms and ensuite depending on your budget and travel style preference.
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A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, couples, and small groups of friends.
Dorm Bed: $4.00
Hostal Casa Ivana is another popular option in Leon, Nicaragua. It is a relaxing and quiet place to stay that is conveniently located very close to the Cathedral. It's in an area that has many bars and restaurants so you can walk to almost anything. The hostel is located in a beautiful colonial building that has a small private garden and eight different rooms. Although the rooms are quite small and simple, they are still comfortable and very affordable. Guests can choose from single rooms, double rooms, and three or four bed private rooms. There are also dorms that sleep up to five people.
The hostel also has a variety of amenities available for guests. There's a shared kitchen, a pool table, and a dart area. The staff are friendly and helpful and they can help you arrange any number of activities including tours to the volcanoes.
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