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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.

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!

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).

Thank berendino
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.

Wellington, United Kingdom
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.

Bradenton, Florida
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...

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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.

Brussels, Belgium
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...

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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!

Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Reviewed 15 July 2016

For a group of 15 students and teachers from England the hostel was able to accommodate to our needs and provided us with breakfast. The hostel has a very friendly and family orientated feel to it. They provide a 24/7 bilingual service at their reception to help their guests when needed. the rooms were excellent all with ensuite bathrooms, with...

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

Hello Econnock, Thank you a lot for this great review. It was a pleasure to have your group at La Buena Onda. We hope to have you back here next year

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This place seems to have options for everyone, from basic but comfortable and cheap dorms to more expensive but rather lovely private rooms. We stayed in the dorm and were perfectly comfortable for $7 a night, just down the road from the main hostel. While a separate building it still had all the amenities you need plus you're welcome in...

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

Hi LucyQA, When we started our second building only 20 meters from the main building, our idea was exactly like you describe. We try to offer options for everyone. Hearing this from you tells us we are doing a good job, thank you a lot. Also thank you a lot for taking the time to write us this great review.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We stayed here for 2.5 weeks and always felt welcome and cared for. The staff went above and beyond to keep us (a family of five) comfortable, help arrange tours and find things to do within Matagalpa. We missed everyone after leaving!

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

Hello Scheidrews, It's been more then a pleasure to have you as our guests for almost 3 weeks. We are also missing you guys here playing around and watching soccer. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your journey in las Peñitas and Granada. If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know. Thank you...

Temecula, California
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The hotel/hostel is in a great location, close to the city center. It really was inexpensive but this comes at a hidden high price which is why I asked a few extra questions about the accommodations. Still received many hidden surprises. I was not looking for a hostel when booking. Just listed my dates and number of people and booking.com/tripadvisor...

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

Dear jcrew7, Fortunately we've never had this problem before and this experience definitely helps us improving our communication with our future guest. We've had numbers of families in that room that left satisfied. Hot shower, towels, soap and breakfast are all included in our private rooms. The dorm indeed never includes the services you demanded. If we'd give you those,...

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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.”
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“Maybe ask for a room in the first floor ?”
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