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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Top tip - pay the extra dollar for air con! Leon was swelteringly hot during my visit & the dorms with fans were unbearably hot. Paying for air con was well worth it. They have a pool but it was empty during my visit & others staying in the weeks either side have confirmed the same. They have a good...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I really want to give Bigfoot a Poor rating because I was disappointed with the overall disrespect that I saw for the location, people, and scence during Semana Santa. Bigfoot was great to take a tour of volcano boarding, friendly staff, and good location! It was not a relaxing hostel to hang around in day or night, due to the...

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Chico, California
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Some of the reviews here are pretty silly. It's obvious this place is a party hostel before you even walk in the door. You can hear the music all the way down the street. I'm not sure what people are expecting as they hear "Turn Down for What" blasting through the air before they even get to the front desk....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying at Bigfoot. The staff was all really nice and informative. I have a preference for hostels with social atmospheres, and Bigfoot did not disappoint. The rooms and bathrooms were clean. If you want somewhere quiet, this may not be the place for you. However, as someone who isn't a huge partier I was not bothered one...

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Bangkok
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I'm beginning to see a pattern with the "party hostel" scene in Central America. Bigfoot looked so promising and the Nica dude running the front desk, Leonardo, was super friendly and helpful, but once again the backpacker staff were so brutal, my friends and I ended up leaving ASAP the next morning. Bar staff wouldn't even look me in the...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2015

We checked in to the hostel in the late afternoon. The room was nice and big but only fans no air conditioning and wasn't offered air conditioning. My friends speaks Spanish and the guy at the front desk didn't seem to understand much English or Spanish and wasn't very helpful. Granted the people at the bar were friendly and said...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 March 2015

They have dress up night on Saturdays for no reason at all. I love this place. I had a lot of fun. The staff displayed an incredible amount of customer first service that made me feel like a V.I.P. Cool bar,great cafe and a kitchen in the back for people that like to cook there own food. The room was...

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Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

Bigfoot attracts a fun, young crowd, and the staff reflect this. Good music, limited but tasty food menu, and the volcano boarding can't be missed. The one huge let down is the shuttle service. For $80 usd to Antigua, I expected more than an old van, with no air con, broken suspension, and packed to the point that some had...

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Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

The hostel has a great vibe. It's a good mix between chilling and partying. The staff was ways friendly. There is a "restaurant " at the hostel which serves great food… a bit overpriced though. Rooms are clean, Comfortable beds, and AC in the room. Great place. I'd come back.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Want a party hostel? Perfect, you've found the place where everybody is less then 30, only does the gingo trail and wants to party it up! Free shuttles to party beaches like Las Penitas included! Not my typical scene but for what it caters too, it does well. Bar and small pool Inside, prices are good, dorm was clean (my...

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More than a hostel,a complete backpacking experience. Local and traveling volunteers. Staff are thoroughly trained and dedicated to making this your home away from home while visiting beautiful colonial leon! Guest kitchen is fully equipped. Billiard table,, variety of games and multiple routers for wi-fi access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bigfoot Hostel

Address: Del Banco Procredit 1/2 Cuadra Sur, Leon 21000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > Leon
Price Range: €6 - €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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