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Buena Onda Backpackers

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Barrio frente sur, San Juan del Sur 99999, Nicaragua
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We planned on staying for three nights, but ended up staying at Buena Onda for 5 nights. It is a beautiful, clean hostel with great hammocks and a great view. It is a 5-10 minute safe and slightly uphill walk from town. The owner (Baba) is really nice and will help with all your questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally planned to stay 3 nights but stayed 5 because we loved it so much. Wed read good things but this place just exceeded expectations. It's one of the best and definielty best value places we've stayed in central America. We stayed in an ocean view room with an amazing king size bed and a stunning view over SJDS.... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were originally supposed to stay at my Uncles house in San Juan Del Sur. But being easter weekend, SJDS is a non stop party with 40,000 plus people in town. They decided to rent out his house, and we were stuck finding accommodation at the last minute. I have never stayed in a hostel before, usually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The reviews were great but our stay at buena onda exceeded our expectations. My wife and I booked 3 nights but ended up extending for 4 more nights. We had a private without sea view for $20 US and though the bathroom was a few steps from our door it was only for our use. The other rooms have their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I stayed at Buena Onda for 4 nights during the crazy week of Semana Santa. This was quite possibly the best hostal I've stayed at during my trip. Baba, the owner, goes above and beyond to make sure your happy. There is always a fresh pot of organic coffee on the pot in the morning (included) and you can use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stayed here for three nights during our San Juan Del Sur visit. This hostel was probably the best hostel we came across on our voyages in Central America. Very clean, well run, great host - Baba (very accommodating, friendly and helpful) and a stunning view from the hill. The room had a nice comfortable king bed. Not too far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hello travellers , we stayed at the Hostel 4 nights and it was the perfect place to get out of San juan del Sur busy nightlife without having to walk out of town! Its well located about 10 mins walks form downtown. The architecture is beautiful with vibrante orange and yellow colors and super high ceilings ! it is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

What can we say about our Buena Onda: amazing. Possibly the best owner. Keeps his Hostel very clean and always happy to give recommendations. San Juan can be quite chaotic and Buena Onda was the perfect place to chill and relax with a nice Victoria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Buena Onda is a little haven in San Juan Del Sur. It's a bit of a trek up the hill, which is pretty darn hot in the midday heat, but so worth it. We were lucky enough to snag the last room on a busy weekend in April and we were floored by the cleanliness and detail compared to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely hostel, very short walk into the town, it was my favourite hostel during my stay in Nicaragua. Bedrooms and bathrooms super nice and good breezy shared space up top for relaxing and view of SJDS.

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