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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,...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This was our first trip to Matagalpa. The hotel room was nice, shower had hot water. Staff was nice also. We were under the impression upon booking the hotel that the room had AC but found that it only had a fan. Luckily, the nights were cool. Free WiFi and water were nice, the included breakfast was very good also....

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

Hi Rra650, Thank you a lot for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy to hear that you've enjoyed our hostel, the room, the shower, our staff and the transportation that we arranged for you. It is also good to know that you appreciate the free wi-fi, coffee and filtered water we offer to our...

Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, sweetest staff there is let you stay in a cheap (9 usd or 7 usd if you're in the 2nd part of the hostel) dorms. They help out with hiking tips and show you on a map (that you get for free) where the bus is and where to eat etc. Slept like a baby...

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

Hello Ada Z, Thank you a lot for this wonderful review. Too bad you didn't spot any sloths, there are a lot of them around Matagalpa. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our staff and your stay with us. Safe travels!

Surrey, England
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We spent just one night in La Buena Onda in a private room. We were delighted with the whole experience. The room was nice, spacious, airy, had a good bathroom with a hot shower. We were impressed that in the centre of a busy city, in a room above a shared patio area we were able to enjoy an undisturbed...

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

Hello HaleSUrrey Thank you a lot for your review! It's great to hear that we've been able to help you out during your stay. We are not only trying to give our guests a good night of sleep but also a good total experience of their visit to Matagalpa including tours, transportation and lots of tourist information. We hope to...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2016

A nice place with very spacious private rooms. The staff were very pleasant and helped us out quite a lot. Free water and WiFi strong enough to stream a full movie perfectly. A good location too, near a lot of good places to eat, go to the Italian round the back of the hostel in the alley, and only a...

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

Hello rpatz39, Thank you a lot for your review. It is always good to hear that our staff was able to help you out. We sincerely apologies for the fact that the dorm room was too loud that particular night. We take this report very serious and will be checking more on dorm noises at night in the future. Thank...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

A nice place with good staff and facilities. It has WiFi, free water, big common areas, TV with bunch of movies and a kitchen. No hot water in my shower though. There is 2 separate places very close to each other. It feels like they are trying to hide that as they don't you anything about it. It's nice, they...

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

Hi cooker3000, Thank you a lot for your review. We do have 2 separate buildings with rooms to offer to our guests, like you mentioned. Both are advertised on our website. We will take your advise to heart and will try to find ways to advertise the second building better/more. Thank you a lot for sharing your opinion.

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This was our 2nd time at La Buena Onda and we had an excellent time once again. The staff are always so friendly and the private room we stayed in was extremely clean and comfortable. (I almost didn't get out of the bed because it was seriously more comfortable than the one we have at home.) I e-mailed Stijn, the...

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

Dear jdohara, Thank you for incredibly positive review. It gives us a very good feeling when we hear that our intentions to make everybody feel welcome and comfortable are much appreciated by our guests. You have been great guests, we hope to be able to host you again some time in the future. You can always contact us for any...

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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 

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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.”
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“The double room D was very good.”
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“For a family it was nice to be on the first floor close to the common space.”
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“Know what you are getting before you book. Private rooms are the "hotel" category.”
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