La Buena Onda
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La Buena Onda

Avenida El Brigadista, Matagalpa 61000 Nicaragua
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4.5
#1 of 5 hotels in Matagalpa
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to La Buena Onda, Matagalpa! 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 grab a book from our extensive library. We have dormitories and private rooms.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, German

Location

Avenida El Brigadista, Matagalpa 61000 Nicaragua
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Augusto C Sandino Airport
57.1 mi
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1 Attraction
within 0.75 miles
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Jenn wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was fairly large and clean and the shower had hot water, the WiFi also worked well in the room. The hostel is in a good location in town and the owners have helpful guides on what to do in the area.
If you pay for your stay with a card then there is a 6% fee which isn’t listed anywhere online.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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samaria wrote a review May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the place to stay! Stijn and Tamara are beyond accommodating and they truly care for their guests, giving them a top notch experience! They can help you out with any questions and know all the ins and outs of Matagalpa. Wilmar, Jilma and Gloria are absolute gems as well and really make the place extra special! The hostel offers super tasty, local, free coffee, a big book exchange and a great patio and balcony. They have lots of plants and birds that make the patio a wonderful place to relax. Definitely one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed at. It's also a really easy hostel to meet other cool travellers. Thanks a million for making my time in Matagalpa a special one!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The dorm room has a huge storage area for backpacks and luggage
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PeterS wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a couple of nights in Matagalpa and La Buena Onda made it unforgettable. The young family who runs the hostel gave us many information and ideas on activities arround and how to get there. Thanks to them we had a lot of fun and stayed a bit longer. The rooms are large and clean, the breakfast gallo pinto is delicious. The hot shower was a welcoming surprise in this lovely mountainous climate.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Matagalpa. It is very important to us to provide our guests with all the necessary information to make their stay unforgettable.
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42Manuela wrote a review Jan 2020
Lugano, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the 8-beds dorm during 3 nights, everything was perfect. The ensuite bathroom is huge, the dorm very spacious. Big terrace overlooking the street. Very big house, lots of space. Close to the cathedral, the Palí and rest. La vita è bella (a must). Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Matagalpa.
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lemonheart wrote a review Mar 2012
Alberta, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were travelling thru Matagalpa with 2 teens ands 2 adults. We all fit comfortably in the private room. We were there for Matagalpa's 150th Anniversary, so that added to the stay. There is a quant little restaurant on site. As an added bonus try out Nuevo tours for a high quality but low budget way of seeing Matagalpa.
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Date of stay: February 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Private/Double room has breakfast included.
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Oggie O wrote a review Jan 2012
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has everything you need - dorms for those on a budget, and lovely spacious and comfortable double rooms for those who want a bit more privacy. The communal areas are really comfortable, with a tv (cable), free wifi and a great collection of books. The breakfasts are yummy and included in the price of a double, which makes this place good value. It is also pretty central, but still in a quieter part of town (I stayed in the centre before and it was really noisy). The bunny is cute too!
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Date of stay: January 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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russoman wrote a review Jan 2012
Madison, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were happy we picked La Buena Onda - for $25 we got a private room that was no frills, but was everything we needed - quiet, spacious, and with its own bathroom and shower. We spent very little time in it, given the very nice common areas. Free coffee and purified water and a good hot breakfast were also included. The location was also just right, off the busiest streets, but close to everything. The dorm/hostel side of things seemed very low-key, so if, like us, you typically avoid the hostel/party scene, that doesn't seem to be a concern here. A great deal in a very beautiful city!
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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madyMontreal wrote a review Jan 2012
Matera, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay in La buena Onda. Very clean with pleasant staff, the rooms are big, breakfasts are good, I would go back anytime. If you need a private guide to visit the area, a local young guy name Guillermo offers tours from the hostal. He is very good and so friendly.
We found a very good italian restaurant just behind the hotel, ask the receptionist, and a good, cheap and friendly mexican restaurant up the street, next door practically to the hostal. I recommend the place without hesitation.
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robin S wrote a review Nov 2014
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights, and the hostel itself is beautiful, spacious, clean and cool. The dorms were spread out and the bathroom was huge and also spotless. The beds were comfy and clean!
The common areas are large and there is a cute little bunny hoppin' around.
The staff is extremely friendly, once you ask for help - but nobody went out of there way to show us anything.
There is free coffee, free pure water, a decent book exchange.
The one downfall? You have to pay to use the kitchen (never had that before). But there is another catch, once you pay you find out that the use of the kitchen means the use of a corner (the staff has all the nice stuff). There is no utensils to use, or plates, or anything actually - so what is the point? Also you arent allowed to use it before noon.
Making your guests pay for the kitchen with nothing in it, while they can see everything on the staff side, with limited hours is sort of cheap by me.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda
Responded 27 Nov 2014
Thank you for your review! It´s good to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere in our hostel. We are happy to explain anybody everything they want know about Matagalpa. We have area maps to show our guests how to get anywhere in the surrounding area. To keep the price as low as possible we decided to let our guests choose if they want to pay a litle bit extra for the use of our kitchen ( one dollar per week ) unlike in most hostels where this is included in the price per night also if you did not plan on using it. Kitchen is open for use before noon too. The guests part is equiped with everything you need to cook a decent meal, 4-burner stove, pots/pans, plates and bowls, cutlery etc. Maybe we did not explain you clear enough where to find these things. For our future guests: When you can´t find the plates or other things in the kitchen, please ask in reception, we are happy to show you where they are located.
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AnothersEyes wrote a review Jan 2014
San Jose, California
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We (couple, 41 & 50 years old) stayed at Hostal La Buena Onda for 3 nights in January 2014. We paid $30 a night for a private room with a bathroom and breakfast. The room was large and clean and had a king sized bed that was average comfortable. The shower was luke warm at best. There was a large closet with lockable cabinets inside and a comfortable chair. There was a floor fan but no AC; it wasn't necessary as the nights were cool. The breakfasts were good, the wi-fi was good, there was always free coffee and purified water, and there was a large book exchange. The hotel is about three blocks from the central park and there are several restaurants, ATMs and internet cafes within 5 minutes walking. We also stayed at Hostal Don Guillermo ($30/night). I equally recommend both, but Don Guillermo is more hotel and Buena Onda more hostal.
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Date of stay: January 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, General Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded 24 Feb 2014
Hi, thanks a lot for your review, we really appreciate it!
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Branwyn_3x3 asked a question Nov 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado71 contributions36 helpful votes
Greetings! We'll be traveling with our very gentlemanly medium-sized dog. Do you allow dogs? Thanks!
Answer from LaBuenaOnda
Matagalpa1 contribution
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.
krminor asked a question Oct 2016
Sugar Land, Texas2 contributions
I would like a quiet room. I just made a reservation. Kevin Minor
Answer from berendino
netherlands364 contributions131 helpful votes
The rooms upstairs in the back are very confenient and quiet.
Answer from LaBuenaOnda
Matagalpa1 contribution
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.
samaria wrote a tip May 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The dorm room has a huge storage area for backpacks and luggage"
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La Loca wrote a tip Apr 2019
Nicaragua113 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dorm room up top is stellar"
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Frans C wrote a tip Feb 2018
Tilburg, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms B, C and D on the first floor are all fine. Room A is below and excellent for families."
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worldwoman wrote a tip Mar 2017
New York148 contributions65 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"1st floor near the back"
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Jessica B wrote a tip Mar 2017
Montreal, Canada132 contributions41 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't hesitate to ask for a blanket; only a sheet is provided in the dorms and it gets chilly in the night."
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PRICE RANGE
£20 - £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NicaraguaMatagalpa DepartmentMatagalpa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Buena Onda
Which popular attractions are close to La Buena Onda?
Nearby attractions include Catedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Buena Onda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at La Buena Onda?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Buena Onda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batidos Pitaya Matagalpa, La Vita e Bella, and Seleccion Nicaraguense.
Does La Buena Onda have airport transportation?
Yes, La Buena Onda offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is La Buena Onda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Matagalpa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Buena Onda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Dutch.
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