Quiet, Safe, and Affordable Hostels in Leon, Nicaragua

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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.
How much do hostels in Leon cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Leon here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed from $7.00
Private Room from $8.00
Overall Rating: 67%
Hotel Europa Media Cuadra Este Del Hotel Europa Media Cuadra Este, Leon
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.


Dorm Bed from $12.00
Private Room from $10.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
De la Iglesia San Juan de Dios, 1.5 cuadras abajo Calle Marcoleta 516, Leon
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, a common room, board games, and foosball. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $7.00
Private Room from $9.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
de la renta media cuadra al este,, Leon
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, board games, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $13.00
Private Room from $20.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 93%
2da calle NO Frente Iglesia Bautista, Leon
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a common room, board games, and foosball. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant, a cafe, and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $9.00
Private Room from $11.67
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 90%
Del Banco Avanz, media cuadra al sur In front of Via Via Hostel, Leon
Bigfoot Hostel and Volcano Boarding is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, a nightclub, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $9.20
Private Room from $15.00
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 84%
casa 305 Barrio, 3ra calle NE, Pl. San Juan, Leon
Hostal El Albergue is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and board games. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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