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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice place with amazing view of san juan del sur. Big comfterable bed, nice shower. The owner, baba is really helpfull and nice. The only thing that bathered us was that the kitchen was small for more than 2 people and without basic things like oil, be ready for a bit of a walk for the city, overall we...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is simply the best hostel I've been. Period. Rooms are big, clean, facilities are nice and clean. Atmosphere is super chill, location is perfect as it is at 5 minutes walking from the city and therefore out of the chaos. The hostel is on a hill and so there is always a bit of a breeze. The view (especially...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This small place is situated a 10 to 15 minute walk uphill from the city center. The walk is well worth it. You will find a unique wooden building which boasts a multilevel terrace with hammocks and excellent views of the bay of San Juan. Beers are cheap and you can enjoy the freah breeze well above the buzz of...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

1 Star: Baba (owner) is superfriendly, helps if there is a problem, shows you all the nice restaurants, spots, has the best chillout sound... And prepares every morning fresh coffee! Baba you are a legend :-) 1 Star: everything is superclean. Room, bath, kitchen... TOP 1 Star: Best hangout area i have seen so far. OMG I just would go...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here, especially the porch! It was a little noisy but I'm a light sleeper so it may not bother most. My experience would have been a lot better if there had been mosquito nets for the bed. There are no screens on the windows and all kinds of bugs get in the room, which is...

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Thank Allison N
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a gem in the busy SJDS. Rooms are just beautiful as well as the common area, which has fantastic views of the bay. Very clean and quiet. The owner is super friendly. As I was extending my stay every day (I rally didn't want to leave this please!), he helped me moving me to other rooms that weren't...

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Thank Alejandra P
Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I stayed 3 nights in San Juan del Sur and I loved the fact that it was so close to the center but far enough to be quite and peaceful. The view, the facilities and the environment were absolutely fantastic! Babba the owner is very welcoming. Fully recommend the place and I will definitely would like to go back there.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We couldn't believe the price of the double room here, the only compromise we could possibly think of is that it's on the outer edge of town... Which of course it is, because how else would you get that amazing view! Beautiful place, beautiful rooms and Baba is a fine host. It's really not that far to the beach at...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an absolute gem in San Juan! It's also the best place we stayed in Nicaragua! First of all, Baba, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. He gives you cool places to go in San Juan and knows everything about the beaches close by. The hostel is situated on top of a hill outside of central San Juan...

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Thank Éric P
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The place is amazing! The localisation is perfect, it is very close to everything, but just outlying enough to forget the amount of drunk people in san juan. From the living room, we have a wonderfull point of view on San Juan landscape. The staff is very helpfull and all the hammock and sofas made buena Honda the best place...

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  • Free Parking
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A beautiful, calm, and welcoming space for travelers. Enjoy the amazing view from the rooftop terrace and have a drink in a hammock ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Onda Backpackers

Address: Barrio frente sur, San Juan del Sur 99999, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: €9 - €10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Buena Onda Backpackers Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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“Ask for a second story room if you can get it.”
 of 5 bubbles ering204, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“everyone seemed to love their room. I don't think you can go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles poetisa28, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles TomK470, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The rooms by the kitchen can be a little loud in the morning if you are a light sleeper and not an early riser.”
 of 5 bubbles stephaniek306, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“king bed suite is great!”
 of 5 bubbles LeeAndrist, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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