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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Hola Ola is a traveler-owned and traveler-inspired hostel located in the idyllic and booming beach town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. At Hola Ola, we have the simple yet powerful mission of connecting great people with each other, great experiences, San Juan del Sur, and Nicaragua. We're not simply a place to stay - the positive impact that a hostel can and should have on its guests is at the heart of everything we do. We're a small, yet spacious 24-bed hostel with equal affinity for both beach barbecue parties and chilled out movie nights. Hola Ola's balance between fun and tranquility makes it the ideal atmosphere for whatever you're looking to do. Hola Ola is located a breezy 10 minutes beach-walk from the heart of town - close enough that everything that San Juan has to offer is at your fingertips, yet far enough to escape the noise of the town if you'd like. At night, we provide free shuttles to and from town, so you never have to worry about the logistics.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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This was my favorite hostel in Nicaragua. The staff was awesome and very helpful. Reasonably priced food and drinks. Great place to meet other travelers. A good place to have drinks and party during the day but also nice as its a little away from town so you can get a good night
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There was a group of 8 of us and we an incredible time at this hostel. Engel who works here is the most helpful guy you’ll ever meet. The hostel itself has a great vibe all round, the sunset is priceless from the top balcony. Not far from the beach or the town. Got a lot of time
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I came to San Juan, not sure what to expect and I left feeling heartbroken because I wish I could stay longer. The entire staff at Hola Ola makes you feel like family and made my stay so enjoyable. They organize shuttles and surf board rentals to nearby beaches, cook amazing
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The service was extremely friendly. The food and drinks were great. The ambience is what makes the difference. The food was delicious. The place is full of positive energies and kindness. Options for visiting nearby beaches and learning surf are available.
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Hola Ola is the best hostel I stayed at so far. The staff and especially Horacio, the owner, makes you feel so welcome and like part of the family! I stayed there way longer than I planned and kept extending my stay because I just couldn't leave this place. The atmosphere is
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Photo provided by managementHola Ola Hostel
Beach BBQs at private beaches
"dorms rooms are dorm rooms just to sleep but they all have there own bathroom"
"We liked staying in the quieter private room side of the hostel."
"Private deluxe room was quiet and clean"
"Aircon room (spend the extra couple of dollars)"
"Best Beach Party"
$16 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del Sur
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