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The Sleeping Dog Hostel

Calle NE 5ta One and a half blocks east of Iglesias San Jose, Leon Nicaragua
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#25 of 80 Speciality lodging in Leon
Visit our freshly opened hostel with our brand new beds and totally sanitary amenities such as guest kitchen, private bathrooms and lounge area.We offer free Wi-Fi and housekeeping, complimentary breakfast, several comfortable seating areas, a free to use guest kitchen as well as a full service commercial kitchen and dining lounge.Our door and premises are monitored 24/7.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Grade: 85 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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Calle NE 5ta One and a half blocks east of Iglesias San Jose, Leon Nicaragua
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Augusto C Sandino Airport84 kmSee all flights
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Jane B wrote a review Aug 2017
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The Sleeping Dog Hostel is very clean and the owners and his pets are lovely. This new hostel is on a path to become very successful. It has nice facilities and the pancake breakfasts are very delicious. The Canadian owner is always happy to help. Recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
Tim B wrote a review Aug 2017
Den Bosch, The Netherlands5 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, within 7/8 minutes walk to downtown Leon . Rooms are okay, beds were a bit hard. But the owner and the staff were excellent. The Canadian owner was, for us Dutch guys with no Spanish knowledge, easy to communicate with. They did everything for you what you asked, like giving advice about hotspots, fixing transportation and giving direction. Also, the breakfast pancakes were awesome. Would recommend this hostel to everyone. There is a dog and cat in the hostel, which were fun to play with. The big dog was a bit friendly giant. Go visit The Sleeping Dog Hostel!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
SFMountain wrote a review Jun 2017
San Francisco, California2 contributions
We stayed at the Sleeping Dog Hostel for 3 nights and were very happy with it! Everyone was very friendly and helpful, pancake breakfast every morning was delicious, endless coffee supply was a huge bonus too! It was a quiet area but close enough to everything.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
James C wrote a review Jun 2017
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We booked to stay in the sleeping dog hostel for 3 nights whilst staying in Leon. The hostel itself is newly opened and hence some work needs to be done to get it up to standard to have guests in it, in my opinion. For £20/night in a private room with aircon and an ensuite, the room was reasonably priced and would be a bargain when everything has been fixed/finished. The saving grace of this hostel is the staff and owners. They accommodated everything we needed and tried to fix everything that broke whilst we were there as best they could. Although I have given it a 2/5 rating for our stay (toilet broke and the wifi stopped working whilst we were there, as well as other problems), I have no doubt that this will be a great hostel to stay at in the near future! For the owners reference, some of the issues we had were: - Very uncomfortable beds, with the mattresses falling through the bed frame during the night. - No shower head, and so made showering difficult as it was effectively a hose. - Loose wires and bare concrete walls could do with being tidied up. - Broken toilet as mentioned above - Understand there is nothing that could have been done about the wifi, on your part, was just frustrating when trying to book future hostels (macdonalds free wifi came in handy here) PS, a huge dog roams around with the owner, but it is a gentle giant! They have also now got a kitten aswell, which kept us occupied one evening!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
Natt M wrote a review May 2017
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Great place to stay in Leon. Slightly off from the busy end of things, but never far from anything. Even easy to walk to from the bus terminal at the market (if coming from UCA in Managua). Jean-Paul and his dog were welcoming and friendly, the facility is clean and felt safe. Had a room with toilet/shower attached and fans were adequate for comfortable sleeping. This is a modest accommodation for travelers that are serious about exploring the town and saving money.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sleeping Dog Hostel
What are some of the property amenities at The Sleeping Dog Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Sleeping Dog Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Sleeping Dog Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Bodegon, Paz de Luna Cafe, and El Desayunazo.
Does The Sleeping Dog Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Sleeping Dog Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Sleeping Dog Hostel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Leon.