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Buena Onda Backpackers

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Fantastic place! Book an extra night even if you're not sure you'll need it. It's worth the extra few dollars as it's always sold out. You won't find nicer, cleaner place anywhere close to the price range. It's hands down one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in and I looked at quite a few in San Juan. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private double room with ensuite. I'll start with the only 2 negatives (although small ones). We booked a private room with ensuite, however our room didn't have a bathroom attached- it was located across the hallway. It was still private however just a little inconvenient. The second was the hostel dog bit...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Beautiful hostel! Meticulously clean, fantastic view overlooking the beach, and an amazing host. Baba was great at giving recommendations about where to eat and things to do in town. Loved the upstairs hammock area; great for meeting other travellers in a relaxed atmosphere. Would not stay anywhere else in San Juan Del Sur, much nicer than anything else in this...

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Galati, Romania
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Our stay was REALLY enjoyable!!! The sea view from the top is amazing; we just feel in an other world!! Nothing to say about the cleaning, just perfect, never seen a youth hostel as clean as that! We appreciated also the tranquility.The owner, Baba, is very hospitable, friendly and really helpful..we strongly recommend it for those who want a perfect...

Thank elieamelin77
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We absolutely loved our stay here! We stayed two nights and extended to stay two more. Would have stayed longer if we had the time. The rooms are very nice and the common area is peaceful and a great place to relax in a hammock and read. Very clean and cozy, with a beautiful view! Free coffee in the morning...

Thank Chantal M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights, would have loved to stay another night but was fully booked. Baba runs this beautiful place. We received a warm welcome on our arrival and information on activities we were interested in doing during our stay. Baba makes coffee every morning for guests which is a nice touch. Our room was immaculate & just great....

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Have been traveling through Central America for the past three months with my partner, and Buena Onda is by far the best hostel we have stayed at to date! All the outstanding reviews below are spot on, not only is Baba a fantastic host and extremely friendly and accommodating but his hostel is super clean, with a fantastic beach chill...

Thank Telllle
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hostel with a great view! We loved the hostel as 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 :)

1Thank Eve O
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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  • Kitchenette
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
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Buena Onda Backpackers Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a second story room if you can get it.”
ering204, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“everyone seemed to love their room. I don't think you can go wrong”
poetisa28, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are worth the extra cost”
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.”
stephaniek306, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“king bed suite is great!”
LeeAndrist, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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