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Detroit, Michigan
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

Thank Kristi K
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. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank Hayley H
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... More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good hostel for a short stop. The breakfast was amazing in the morning and staff were super helpful and attentive. The hostel has a great view of the hills surrounding Matagalpa and the hostel is in a reasonable location to the sights of Matagalpa. They have a relaxing balcony and court yard for your enjoyment, plus an... More 

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

Hello Jamie S, Thank you a lot for this great review. Reading your review it looks like you had a very good time in Matagalpa, using La Buena Onda as your base. You are definitely right about the missing piece of wood in the bathroom ceiling. It's still a mystery for us how that peace of ceiling got lost but... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good value and conveniently located. La Buena Onda is both a hostel and hotel with private rooms. Make sure you confirm which you want. Our room (second floor, back of hotel) was a bit noisy with dogs barking and roosters crowing, but that is fairly typical in Nicaragua. We have stayed at two other hotels in Matagalpa and this... More 

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

Hello Krminor, Thank you for this great review. It is good to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Unfortunately dogs and roosters are unavoidable in Nicaragua. Please let us know in an e-mail what you think we should change according to our breakfast, we are open to any suggestion! Thank you again, and we hope to have you... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The place is a little more expensive than the other, but we didn't encounter any problems when we stayed over. Staff was friendly and accommodating as we arrived unannounced at 11:00 pm (very late in Matagalpa). Rooms are nice, clean and fresh. And there is a rabbit that runs free

Thank Javier C
LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hello Javier C, Thank you for writing this great review. 11pm is a little late indeed, but we always have someone to welcome you, day and night. We hope to see you again anytime soon. More 

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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I actually stayed at Buena Onda for four nights in a private room. I liked it. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Overall, I recommend to use it. You have access to fast wifi and filtered water. It's well located.

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

Hola Knocr, Thank you for this short but sweet review. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

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255 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

You find La Buena Onda 5 minutes walking to the west of the Cathedral. We had a spacieus double room with bathroom and breakfast for $30. From the busstation, when you arrive from Leon or Managua its C$ 30 by taxi ( 2 persons with backpacks).

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

Hello Brendon, Thank you for this review. We are indeed only 3 blocks away from the cathedral. Have a good rest of your trip. More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We are travelling with young kids and found this place to be really friendly. The breakfasts were excellent, location close to good food and the resident bunny super cute. They stored our luggage and provided helpful advice.

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

Hi Camjonsam, Thank you a lot for your review. It's very good to great that you guys enjoyed your stay with us and the info we provide. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the annex section of the hostel for 3 nights and had two private rooms with a shared bath. I felt secure there and enjoyed the free coffee and water as well as the breakfast daily. There is also a living area to hang out in with a tv and some DVDs if the mood strikes you. I... More 

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

Hello Playa4ever, It is good to hear that you felt secure during your stay with us. This is one of our main objectives. Thank you a lot for this review. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

In La Buena Onda you have good value for your money. The room is cosy and it's nice to enjoy a hot shower. When you have a private room, breakfast is included. The hotel serves pancakes with honey, which is a nice variety after the many eggs with toast you often get as breakfast as a tourist. The only minor... More 

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

Hello Tina1886, Thank you a lot for this great review on our hostel. We wish you a nice rest of your journey! More 

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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: €15 - €33 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles KristiK616, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The double room D was very good.”
 of 5 bubbles berendino, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“For a family it was nice to be on the first floor close to the common space.”
 of 5 bubbles scheidrews, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Know what you are getting before you book. Private rooms are the "hotel" category.”
 of 5 bubbles jcrew7, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room in the first floor ?”
 of 5 bubbles jerome_53000, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
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