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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This small place is situated a 10 to 15 minute walk uphill from the city center. The walk is well worth it. You will find a unique wooden building which boasts a multilevel terrace with hammocks and excellent views of the bay of San Juan. Beers are cheap and you can enjoy the freah breeze well above the buzz of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1 Star: Baba (owner) is superfriendly, helps if there is a problem, shows you all the nice restaurants, spots, has the best chillout sound... And prepares every morning fresh coffee! Baba you are a legend :-) 1 Star: everything is superclean. Room, bath, kitchen... TOP 1 Star: Best hangout area i have seen so far. OMG I just would go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here, especially the porch! It was a little noisy but I'm a light sleeper so it may not bother most. My experience would have been a lot better if there had been mosquito nets for the bed. There are no screens on the windows and all kinds of bugs get in the room, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem in the busy SJDS. Rooms are just beautiful as well as the common area, which has fantastic views of the bay. Very clean and quiet. The owner is super friendly. As I was extending my stay every day (I rally didn't want to leave this please!), he helped me moving me to other rooms that weren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 3 nights in San Juan del Sur and I loved the fact that it was so close to the center but far enough to be quite and peaceful. The view, the facilities and the environment were absolutely fantastic! Babba the owner is very welcoming. Fully recommend the place and I will definitely would like to go back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't believe the price of the double room here, the only compromise we could possibly think of is that it's on the outer edge of town... Which of course it is, because how else would you get that amazing view! Beautiful place, beautiful rooms and Baba is a fine host. It's really not that far to the beach at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is an absolute gem in San Juan! It's also the best place we stayed in Nicaragua! First of all, Baba, the owner, is very friendly and helpful. He gives you cool places to go in San Juan and knows everything about the beaches close by. The hostel is situated on top of a hill outside of central San Juan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The place is amazing! The localisation is perfect, it is very close to everything, but just outlying enough to forget the amount of drunk people in san juan. From the living room, we have a wonderfull point of view on San Juan landscape. The staff is very helpfull and all the hammock and sofas made buena Honda the best place... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are cheap and big. Beds are also king sized. Quaint little place at the top of the hill, near everything you could want. Coldest beer in all of Nicaragua. Super chill vibes. The owner is really nice and very helpful with whatever you need. Made coffee nice and early for me while everyone was still sleeping. Cannot say enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice owner, terrific view from the terrace and kitchen, very quiet and not expensive. We had the most amazing doubleroom with the largest and most comfortable bed we have experienced in 6 months of travel! Absolutely recommended.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $10 - $11 (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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