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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quiet spot right in the centre of Matagalpa. Everything you need is in easy walking distance. The rooms are big and the beds are great, we slept very well. The bi- or even trilingual staff is very friendly and helpful, albeit maybe a little too relaxed at times (service could be a tad more proactive). Breakfast portions are rather...

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

Hello Gijs V, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our future guests. It's good to hear that you've enjoyed the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff. Thank you for your feedback, we will use it to improve our service.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place! Clean and comfortable, great location! Go there!! The hostel is central located and close to great restaurants. The staff was great and super knowledgeable, ready to help with all my questions.

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

Hello lizzied372, Many thanks for this review. It was great to have your as our guests. We hope to have you back some day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a private room. The room was spacious and clean with a large comfortable bed. It had a water heater on the shower head so we could have hot showers - which in december was necessary as it can get quite chilly. Service was friendly. Location was good. We had our clothes washed which was done quickly and for...

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

Hi LeeAnn M, Thank you for this great review. We are happy you've enjoyed your stay with us. Please contact us via e-mail so we can talk about how to improve our breakfast. Have a very nice rest of your trip.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was nice enough. tv with English channels and movies. Decent kitchen. The disappointment came with the customer service confusion. When arriving we were told there was hot water in the room. When I went to have a shower there was none. I then asked the receptionist and she told me to use the other shower. I went to...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We already expected this review after your threatening. Our dorm rooms has never had a hot shower, this has never been advertised and our staff knows this. We want all readers of this review to know that you actually went into the private rooms shared bathroom to make it dirty on purpose, and...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third stay and again it was great. The receptionists were wonderful as was housekeeping. My private room D was wonderful. The bed was huge and comfortable and when I opened the windows I got a great refreshing breeze. It was rainy during my stay and the sound of the rain helped me sleep every night. A great...

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

Hello RobertoB2112, Once again it's been a pleasure to host you. Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon RobertoB2112!

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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...

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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.

Reviewed 19 November 2016 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...

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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...

Reviewed 15 November 2016 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...

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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...

Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...

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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...

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

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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.

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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: ₹ 1,092 - ₹ 2,389 (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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