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Reviewed 5 November 2017

A very nice hostal in the centre of Matagalpa. There is a kitchen guests can use, filtered water, free coffee in the morning. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, I slept in a dormitory which was simple but very clean. The only thing was the noise from the street which is very high, but I found that problem in all Matagalpa (extremely loudy trucks and motorcycles pass through the city all day). Overall La Buena Onda offers a very good and cheap option to stay in the center town.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello 19aurelie85

Thank you for choosing La Buena Onda. It's been a pleasure to host you. The noise from the streets of Nicaragua can be a bit loud during the day. Thank you a lot for your review, we hope to see you again some day.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It is only three blocks from the hostel to the cathedral and the parque central, next supermarket is also three blocks away and both bus terminals are reached in 5 min by taxi – what could a traveller expect more?
The hostel itself is a nicely built place with a bit too small common areas and too little relaxing possibilities (hammocks etc.). Rooms are clean, not too spacy, bathrooms are clean and working properly and there is self-catering facility. The kitchen should be equipped better from my point of view. There is filtered water available and free coffee in the morning. Breakfast is included and quite tasty. A small library helps travellers with light baggage – another nice detail.
The hostel has a dépandance 20 metres away from the main building which I would prefer because of tranquility and the nice atmosphere. The kitchen there is really basic – but staff helps out generously. In the common area there is also a TV with some DVDs – if anybody is not keen on exploring the beautiful surroundings of Matagalpa.
We spent some relaxed days at the hostel and would recommend it as the hostel has (nearly) everything one would expect.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Petrophaga L
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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello Petrophaga L,


We thank you a lot for taking the time to write us a review. We offer a patio and a balcony with hammocks and a living room with a sofa. It´s good to hear that our staff has been able to help you with everything you needed!

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place, we stayed here 2 nights. The
rooms are big and spacious (our private room had its own very nice bathroom AND an outdoor sitting area to ourselves). Location is great, just a few blocks from the Parque Central, with great restaurants right around the corner. Good value for what we got. Also, they have solar panels and are able to keep the wifi and frotndesk lights on during blackouts (wee had 2 in 2 days in Matagalpa). Showers had hot water attachment to head, very nice touch for this colder part of Nicaragua.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Will J
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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello Will J,


Thank you for writing us a review. We are also very happy with our solar panels. This way we can offer light, electricity and wi-fi to our guests without affecting our planet negatively.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I had a wonderful stay at La Buena Onda (approximately one week, in the dormitory).

+ The hostel is in a perfect location; it is very easy to walk to the parque central and throughout the central neighborhood using the hostel as a base. There is even a fun bar/lounge, and a great Mexican restaurant, within a block or two.
+ 24-hr reception and safe. If one arrives very late, there is an overnight receptionist that can buzz one in and take care of registration.
+ A very welcoming common area. There is an indoor open-air patio, bar stools and a separate room with couches. There is plenty of space to relax with the other guests.

All in all, La Buena Onda was clean, safe, centrally-located, inexpensive and welcoming. Kudos to the owners and staff!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hi mivale98,


Thank you a lot for writing us this review. We are very happy to hear that you´ve enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you back anytime soon.


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Reviewed 22 July 2017

This will definitely be my go to place when in Matagalpa. Friendly staff, clean, free breakfast, free wifi and an incredible view off the upstairs balcony to see the mountains surrounding the town.the balcony was a good place to watch tropical birds.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Sharris24
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LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Hello Sharris24,


Thank you a lot for staying with us. It´s been a pleasure to be your host. Thank you for writing us a review.

Safe travels!

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