El Albergue de Leon , Leon, Nicaragua

Youth hostel ´El Albergue de Leon´ is a great option in Leon if you are looking for an authentic, relaxed, economical place with a genuine multicultural atmosphere.

The hostel is run by the friendly Nicaraguan Frank, who can give you any information you need about Leon, volunteering opportunities and tours.

The hostel is situated close to the bus terminal and it is a couple of blocks away from the supermarket and cinema, but the hostel also offers guests the opportunity to take their bikes out for a spin on a sunny afternoon to explore Leon´s highlights.

El Albergue de Leon also offers its guests free italian coffee and service with a personal touch.
Prices start at $4-5 for a dorm bed. Double rooms cost $12-15 and triples come in at $15-18.

If you are planning to stay in Leon for a longer period of time, El Albergue is a great place to get good long-stay discount.

The hostel offers breakfast for Nicaraguan prices and free fresh Italian coffee and tea is served throughout the day. Fruit shakes, beer and soda drinks are on offer.

The hostel allows kitchen access (until 10PM) and provides lockers in the dorms.

A fuseball table, mountain bikes, Cable TV with movie collection and a book exchange are free of charge for guests

The hostel has 2 nice common areas and hammocks for guests where you can listen to their music collection.

The staff are always glad to help you with any queries about Leon, tours, amenities or voluntary work.

The hostel also offers transfers to Guatemala and El Salvador for $25, $30.
How to get there...
Taxi: From the bus terminal expect to pay 12 - 15 Cordobas per person. If the driver doesn't know the hostel, ask to be dropped off at Gasolinera Petronic (20 mtrs east of the hostel).

Bus: From the bus station, take any bus that goes to Sutiava (3 Cordobas) and ask to be dropped off at Gasolinera Petronic (20 mtrs east of the hostel).

Walking: Walk 3 blocks towards Pali supermarket and turn left. Walk 3 blocks until you reach San Juan church. Keep the church on your right and take the first street to your left continuing south for one block more to Gasolinera Petronic and make a right. Find the hostel on your right.
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Report & Photos by: Kim Schregardus & Mark Hommerson
Contact Info...
Gasolinera Petronic 1/2 cuadra al Oeste
o Del Parque San Juan 1 Cuadra al Sur y 1/2
al Este
505 894 1787
505 478 6497
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