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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 7 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.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 23 December 2016

What a great place! Clean and comfortable, great location! Go there!! The hostel is central located and close to great restaurants. The staff was great and super knowledgeable, ready to help with all my questions.

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

Hello lizzied372, Many thanks for this review. It was great to have your as our guests. We hope to have you back some day!

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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We booked a private room. The room was spacious and clean with a large comfortable bed. It had a water heater on the shower head so we could have hot showers - which in december was necessary as it can get quite chilly. Service was friendly. Location was good. We had our clothes washed which was done quickly and for...

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

Hi LeeAnn M, Thank you for this great review. We are happy you've enjoyed your stay with us. Please contact us via e-mail so we can talk about how to improve our breakfast. Have a very nice rest of your trip.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel was nice enough. tv with English channels and movies. Decent kitchen. The disappointment came with the customer service confusion. When arriving we were told there was hot water in the room. When I went to have a shower there was none. I then asked the receptionist and she told me to use the other shower. I went to...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We already expected this review after your threatening. Our dorm rooms has never had a hot shower, this has never been advertised and our staff knows this. We want all readers of this review to know that you actually went into the private rooms shared bathroom to make it dirty on purpose, and...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This was my third stay and again it was great. The receptionists were wonderful as was housekeeping. My private room D was wonderful. The bed was huge and comfortable and when I opened the windows I got a great refreshing breeze. It was rainy during my stay and the sound of the rain helped me sleep every night. A great...

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

Hello RobertoB2112, Once again it's been a pleasure to host you. Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon RobertoB2112!

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 23 November 2016

My mother and I stayed in private room D and loved it! The breakfast (included for private rooms) was delicious--pancakes, fruit, and honey. They have free coffee and purified water all day, and sell bottles of water and other drinks at the front desk. All the staff were very friendly, the common areas were pleasant, the wifi was fast, and...

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

Hello Kristi K, We feel very proud after receiving your review. It is wonderful to see our guests being so happy during their stay with us. The water our guests have access to all day is not purified but is filtered by a clay filter. Thank you a lot for this review.

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in the dorm room after booking online through the website. We got a quick response which was great as we were coming the same day! We were warned via email the dorm rooms were noisy and they were due to the main road outside so slept with ear plugs and an eye mask. The dorm...

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

Hello Hayley H, Thank you a lot for writing this review. It's nice to hear that you find our hostel comfortable and clean,most important for a hostel. We very much appreciate the sincerity of your review. Of course, all our guests are welcome in both buildings. Our apologies for not being clear enough about that. Have a great rest of...

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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: Matagalpa 61000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Price Range: £13 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Private room D was very nice and included breakfast.”
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“For a family it was nice to be on the first floor close to the common space.”
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“Know what you are getting before you book. Private rooms are the "hotel" category.”
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