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Bigfoot Hostel and Volcano Boarding

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Bigfoot Hostel in Leon is more than a hostel, it is a complete backpacking experience. Local and traveling volunteer staff are thoroughly trained and dedicated to making this your home away from home, while visiting beautiful and colonial city of Leon, Nicaragua. Bigfoot is also the home of 'Volcano boarding'. we offer daily tours to Cerro Negro at 9 am. Come and join us on this amazing adventure!

Our location is magnificent. We are in the very center of Leon. We are a few minutes away walking from the Cathedral of Leon and Parque Central. In addition other important spots of the city such as Museo De La Revolucion and Iglesia El Calvario are also in reachable walking distance.

We offer a diverse kind of accommodation that will satisfy and suit the needs of any kind of traveller and guests. We offer both dorms and private accommodation.

Volcano Boarding is an extreme thrill-seeking kind of sport created by an equally extreme, Australian thrill-seeker, Daryn Webb.
The founder of Volcano Boarding sent his very first boarder down an active volcano back in 2004.
Darryn Webb is also the founder of Bigfoot Hostel in Leon, Nicaragua in 2005.

Bigfoot Hostel Leon Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

NO SHOW policy: The first night is charged in case of NO SHOW or cancellation with less than 72 hours.

Check in from 14:00
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.


The reception is open 24 hours per day.
Pet friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 5.7

  • Facilities 5.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    I really loved my stay to Bigfoot hostel!! The staff is super friendly and very helpful!! Thanks a lot Bigfoot hostel 💚💙💚
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    21 Jan 2020
    I was hesitant to go to a “party hostel” but it was actually quite clean and not too loud. It was social in a chill way. The volcano boarding tour is a must!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Mar 2020
    Very social hostel with lots of activities and tours available. They also arrange pub crawls, beer pong tournaments in the evening. Staff were really helpful with organising tours for us, the volcano boarding is definitely a must do!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Big foot was super fun, great party hostel and super easy to make friends. The beds were pretty uncomfortable, springy and didn’t feel super clean plus the room were very hot. The showers weren’t great either.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Pros: Good atmosphere, pool table, pool, bar with cheap beer, free filtered water, good location, one guy at reception who was extremley nice and patient. Cons: Confused reception which can't organize data about what you already paid or not, when should you pay, who's staying in which bed and for how long. no towels for rent, only for sale. AC supposed to work, but on the second night didn't really work, although we were told it is working. My food dissappeared from the fridge for no reason.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 Feb 2020
    One of the dirtiest hostels I’ve ever stayed in. I ended up crossing the road to use the toilet! Wouldn’t cook there! Party hostel only. Fun tours, loads of people, dorms didn’t have windows so were nice and dark. WiFi worked.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    24 Jan 2020
    MOSQUITOS everywhere and no mosquito netting on windows, even though it is so cheap and easy to install, just lazyness! Good location & atmosphere. Cold showers. People from the street just walk into common areas which is not safe, one guy had his phone stolen. They should have a guard on the door checking wrist bands like many hostels in CA. Kitchen is filthy, one morning we woke up to a chicken carcas in the sink. Volcano boarding tour was amazing! Just stay elsewhere and do the Bigfoot tour.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    11 Mar 2020
    Stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm. There were no windows or vents. It was a concrete hotbox with the door being the only place for air to come in and out. No plugs next to the bunk beds we slept on and a very very bare kitchen. I went to ask about a refund or bar credit since I was leaving a night early but the manager was too drunk to help me.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    03 Feb 2020
    First impressions are everything. It’s a messy, but that’s what you get for $5 a night. My bed sheets had stains of unknown origin. My mattress itself was torn. They bribe you to leave a good review on here with free alcohol. The shuttle from Leon to El Tunco was terrifying!!! I booked it through Bigfoot. The driver drove SUPER fast. Flying past every car and motorist he saw. He hit ran over a dog. And he started falling asleep at the wheel the last 2 hrs of the drive. Very unsafe. We were scare
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    09 Feb 2020
    Probably the worst hostel I've ever stayed at tbh. The place is filthy - the toilets, showers and kitchen are rank and everywhere else just smells like a massive ashtray. Dorms have more mosquitoes than people and there's not even an available luggage room for post checkout. Swimming pool sucks and the rules are pretty sexist. Staff should stick to sliding down volcanoes at breakneck speeds 👍
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table