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La Buena Onda

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Welcome to La Buena Onda, Matagalpa's first Hostel! Use us as a base to explore the beautiful city of Matagalpa and it's surrounding mountains and coffee farms, or just come relax with us and enjoy some amazing coffee and food from our cafe. Come swing in a hammock in our patio or on our balcony, take advantage of our free internet, cable TV or a DVD, or grab a book from our extensive library. We have dormitories and private rooms.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mountain View
Centrally Located
Full view
40Room tips
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This is a great hostel to base yourself when exploring the highlands of northern Nicaragua. We were here when the protests started and the staff were lovely and always happy to help with our enquirers. The included breakfast is great too. The only down side was that it didn’t
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded 23 Apr 2018
Hello Carla B, Thank you a lot for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we could help you feel safe in our city. Please accept our apologies for the bathroom issue. We do require our staff to clean bathrooms daily, thank you for letting us know we will make sure the cleaning staff hears about this to prevent this from happening in the future. Your feedback is very important to us, thank you again.
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This is quite a nice place. However, less than an hour after I checked into the hostel, I was relaxing in the common area and overheard the girl who checked me in (short, wears glasses) talking rudely about me with another staff member. I suppose they assumed that me being just
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded 23 Apr 2018
Dear Nate S, We take comments like this very serious. We talked to each of our staff members about you and they were all very positive, friendly and relaxed guy. After showing them your review they all reacted very surprised and couldn't remember something like this has happened. They have been talking to you in Spanish since the check-in so they knew you could understand them. This is why. perhaps, there has been a confusion about what actually has been said and what you understood. We sent you an e-mail to help us clarify what happened but unfortunately we never received an answer. If something similar to what you described actually happened, it is very important to us to take the necessary actions to prevent such issues in the future. For us, the hostels management, it would be very helpful to hear from you because at this moment it looks like it has just been a misunderstanding. Safe travels! La Buena Onda Staff
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Stayed here in a private room here for a few days. Rooms and bathrooms were kept clean and guests liked to hang out in the common area. Felt safe and I can echo others about the street noise sometimes being an issue, but also the noise from the actual hostel guests but I guess
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Recepcionista at La Buena Onda
Responded 9 Apr 2018
Hello Silvia W, Thank you a lot for your review. It´s been a pleasure to have you as our guest. Have a safe journey!
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Really nice hostel/hotel. Staff super friendly and helpful and really really clean beds! As well you can use their fully equipped kitchen and fridge. You can see that they care about the Hostel/ hotel. So it’s well worth the 9$ per night. Loved it.
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Nice and clean rooms, great staff and a cozy patio. Perfect place to explore Nicaraguas northern highlands. The owners and the staff are pleased to help you with every tour you wish to make. I would definitely go back there!!
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Private Room
Nice Size Room
La Buena Onda patio
Baño privado, en habitación privada con cama King
Hello Branwyn, Thank you for contacting us. It depends on the type of dog, his/her behavior and the room you choose. Please email us to discuss your case so we can help you out.
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The rooms upstairs in the back are very confenient and quiet.
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Hi, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, we do have a private room available for you on the requested nights. To make a reservation please contact us through e-mail or website.
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"Rooms B, C and D on the first floor are all fine. Room A is below and excellent for families."
"1st floor near the back"
"Don't hesitate to ask for a blanket; only a sheet is provided in the dorms and it gets chilly in the night."
"Private room D was very nice and included breakfast."
"The double room D was very good."
US$17 - US$35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaMatagalpa DepartmentMatagalpa
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