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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Marcos, Guatemala
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

this hostel is beautiful, great view and lay out of the common area, super king size beds tastefully done ensuite, good coffee with milk in the morning, groovy sounds on the system, 4 hammocks over looking the bay, ice cold beers on demand and only 7 rooms so its really super chill. run by an awesome french guy thats has... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This impeccably clean and comfortable budget hotel, with its gentle ashram vibe (saffron walls, touch of Zen, lovely Baba the manager: always ready with advice and a chat) is a great place to stay in San Juan. Go to the docks and buy a bag of lobster tails: Baba will show you how to split and sear them on the... More

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Missoula, Montana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in June, 2013. We made reservations but others who were there didn't make them, but I would say reservations would be recommended, because the secret will be out soon about this place. The rooms are big, clean and spacious! It is away from the downtown area, but still only a 3 minute and safe... More

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Managua, Nicaragua
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We didn't book at this hostal, but followed other travelers who had made reservations at Buena Onda. There where rooms available and it was the best hostel ever. I've been traveling for 8 months all over the world, but this one is worth writing a review about. The view is spectacular over the bay, the rooms are really nice and... More

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Madrid, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I stayed at Buena Onda for a week. The rooms are great, really clean and the bay views from the terrace are amazing! The owner, Baba, is very friendly. Hung out with him a couple of times and was really fun. Definitely the best option in San Juan.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Can't say enough about Buena Onda and its owner Baba. The top story rooms come with king size bed and private bathroom for only $20 a night. Kitchen is clean with all necessary equipment plus more. Coupled with the amazing view and excellent common areas, makes it feel like an upmarket hotel at hostel prices. The owner Baba is very... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Our group of travelers arrived in San Juan del Sur hungry for a week of relaxation and comfort. We had journeyed from Managua and stumbled upon this gem of a hostel on Trip Advisor. Baba, the lovely owner of this hostel, immediately welcomed us into his home. He had designed and built the hostel, using local teak wood for the... More

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Santa Rosa, CA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2006

We stayed at an eco-friendly, all-inclusive home in the hills overlooking San Juan del Sur. This was probably one of the most awesome vacations of our lives. I suppose this was truly a vacation. Most of our vacations are marathons to see how much history, art, and views we can cram in. At Casa Buena Onda we were not permitted... More

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Address: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Also Known As:
Casa Buena Onda Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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