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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We stayed here for five nights, had a basic, but clean room and decent bathroom. The kitchen and communal area were superb, and the mornings always had fresh coffee brewing. About a ten minute walk from the beach, but we never found it a problem, and the owner is a great source of information and always around to ask for...

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I moved here after one night at Hotel Maracuya and we are so glad we did! It has a fantastic atmosphere, great chill out area, comfy hammocks, stunning views and Baba is brilliant. No WIFI but who needs that when you are on holiday & if anything is desperate you can use Babas laptop. Our room was...

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This place goes above an beyond. Rooms are clean & spacious - and well built. Things are fan and/or air cooled - just be aware. Public area is extremely nice - gorgeous views & cooling breeze. It is a walk up the hill from town as others have pointed out which keeps things quiet, and provides some local exposure as...

Thank Ven D
Skagway, Alaska
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The only bad thing, is having to leave. I´m sitting at Baba´s computer for the last time (at least on this visit) , and the sun is just beginning to warm things up. This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed, in over 40 countries, in almost as many years. The location is perfect, just 5 minutes...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We stayed three nights at the Buenda Onda Backpackers in one of the double rooms on the lower floor and liked it very much. The room was very spacious and clean with a high ceiling and a comfortable big bed and a private bathroom next door. Even from the shower you could enjoy the amazing view of the bay. The...

2Thank mado88
Banff, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We absolutely loved this place - just a few minutes walk from downtown San Juan del Sur, slightly up a hill, but totally worth it for the incredible terrace overlooking the bay. Rooms were a good size, quite beautiful and with a king size bed. Baba was an impeccable host, lots of advice and made you feel instantly at home....

Thank elnormous
San Marcos, Guatemala
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This place is awesome ! The view is great, the rooms are big and clean, the kitchen is perfect, and the atmosphere is very peaceful. The owner makes you feel like home. I stayed is 3 hostels in San Juan Del Sur, and this one is the best, by far. The other hostels are very noisy, not clean, and the...

Thank Léa L
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Having travelled to 21 countries around the world, I am actually truly impressed by this hostel. It is basically a boutique 4 star hotel with the social atmosphere of a hostel. It is an hidden pearl, with a stunning view over looking San Juan. Now if you have travelled to South and central America and south east asia (in comparison),...

2Thank triptraveller101
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Amazing balcony with great views over San Juan. I think double rooms start from $20. Not a huge place but quite popular so try to book a couple of days in advance. I like the honesty system for the drinks which are really cheap as well.

3Thank thewisewombat
Reviewed 15 July 2014

One of our favourite hostels we have stayed in throughout our 8 month trip! It is cheaper (and infinitely better) than a lot of hostels in the centre of San Juan Del Sur yet it is only a five minute walk away from town. It has a beautiful view of the beach and the statue of Jesus on the hill,...

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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: ₹ 646 - ₹ 711 (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.”
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“everyone seemed to love their room. I don't think you can go wrong”
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“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!”
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