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La Buena Onda

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Planned to stay 2 nights, ended up staying 5! Spacious dorm with good beds (bring earplugs cause traffic can be noisy - having said that, I am a light sleeper and with the earplugs had no trouble sleeping), big communal spaces, nice bathroom, book exchange, good wifi, very friendly staff with good advice and most importantly a lovely terrace (adjacent...

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for two weeks. The owners (Stijn and Tamara) and staff do everything to make you feel comfortable. They are all very helpful and can provide you with all kinds of information about touristic events and spots. Prices of the rooms and the beverages are fine. So is the quality of the breakfast, which you can...

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Dear orobor, Thank you a lot for this great review. It's been a pleasure to have you as our guests. We wish you a safe rest of your journey.

Kongsberg, Norway
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

When travelling alone I look for cheap acomodation, social commonarea to meet other backpackers, and central. This place has it all and more. Good beds, lovely breakfast. All the staff speak english. They know all about the area. They offer lots of tours (a bit expensive, like 2h coffetour 20usd.). Warmly recomand this place!

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello 1Happytraveller20, Thank you for recommending our hostel. We really appreciate this great review. Safe travels!

New York
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My partner & I stayed here 1 night. Had a very comfortable room at a low cost. Free high speed wifi. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. The included breakfast was wonderful and made to order - coffee & juice included.

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello worldwoman, Thank you for this great review. We wish you the same experiences during the rest of your journey.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I got to La Buena Onda accidentally; I was looking for another hostel and couldn't find it. I'm happy I got to La Buena Onda instead. It's a very clean hostel with a great location. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is huge and the common areas are great! There is a balcony on the second floor where people can...

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hi Jessica B, Thank you for writing this review. We are working on the hot water in the dorm you stayed in, it takes some time due to the electrical system. Sometimes the fridge gets kind of full with items from guests who left those but left the hostel already. We appreciate your feedback and will have a look at...

Mars, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The hostel has everything you need and caters to backpackers with the dorm and couples with private rooms. But the main reason I write this review is because both The Dutch owner and all the local peoples working there are great people, always willing to help in respectful way. I forgot my wallet in the locker when I checked out...

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello Clach2014, Thank you a lot for writing us a review. Honesty is one of our core-values, also cleanliness and helpfulness is very important to us. We were very happy to be able to contact you again to return you your wallet. We wish you a very happy rest of your trip.

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hostel with a great view! We loved the hostel! It was very clean and had a very comfortable big bed! The owner is very helpful and friendly and u get free good coffee. The only thing u might need is some earplugs as the wildlife around is very noisy :)

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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello Eve O, This is a great review! Thank you a lot for taking the time to share your experience with our future guests. We wish you a good trip!

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent price, very comfortable. Hotel or rooms with baths. With private room decent breakfast included. Accepts credit cards. Great location. All staff pleasant. Several good restaurants nearby. Supermarkets also.

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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello Russel H, What a wonderful review. Thank you a lot for sharing your experience with our future guests. We've enjoyed your company a lot and hope to have you back someday in the future.

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: Comfortable bed, big bathroom, huge lockers, no mosquitoes at night in dorm, free water refills Cons: Room is right next to street so loud car noises can wake you up at anytime, only a thin sheet provided even though it can get quite chilly at night, female staff not the most friendly, and NO HOT SHOWERS which is why...

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello BrianOtter, Thank you for this review. It can get chilly at night sometimes this time of the year. We have extra blankets for those who find it too cold. Showers in the dorm rooms are not hot, the showers in our private rooms do have hot water. We are thinking about getting hot showers in the dorm.

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Nice quiet spot right in the centre of Matagalpa. Everything you need is in easy walking distance. The rooms are big and the beds are great, we slept very well. The bi- or even trilingual staff is very friendly and helpful, albeit maybe a little too relaxed at times (service could be a tad more proactive). Breakfast portions are rather...

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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello Gijs V, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our future guests. It's good to hear that you've enjoyed the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff. Thank you for your feedback, we will use it to improve our service.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Buena Onda

Address: Avenida El Brigadista, Matagalpa 61000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Price Range: RM69 - RM150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“1st floor near the back”
worldwoman, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't hesitate to ask for a blanket; only a sheet is provided in the dorms and it gets chilly in the night.”
jessicabQ5776XC, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Private room D was very nice and included breakfast.”
KristiK616, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The double room D was very good.”
berendino, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For a family it was nice to be on the first floor close to the common space.”
scheidrews, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
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