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La Buena Onda

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You find La Buena Onda 5 minutes walking to the west of the Cathedral. We had a spacieus double room with bathroom and breakfast for $30. From the busstation, when you arrive from Leon or Managua its C$ 30 by taxi ( 2 persons with backpacks).

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

Hello Brendon, Thank you for this review. We are indeed only 3 blocks away from the cathedral. Have a good rest of your trip. More 

Wellington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are travelling with young kids and found this place to be really friendly. The breakfasts were excellent, location close to good food and the resident bunny super cute. They stored our luggage and provided helpful advice.

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

Hi Camjonsam, Thank you a lot for your review. It's very good to great that you guys enjoyed your stay with us and the info we provide. More 

Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the annex section of the hostel for 3 nights and had two private rooms with a shared bath. I felt secure there and enjoyed the free coffee and water as well as the breakfast daily. There is also a living area to hang out in with a tv and some DVDs if the mood strikes you. I... More 

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

Hello Playa4ever, It is good to hear that you felt secure during your stay with us. This is one of our main objectives. Thank you a lot for this review. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In La Buena Onda you have good value for your money. The room is cosy and it's nice to enjoy a hot shower. When you have a private room, breakfast is included. The hotel serves pancakes with honey, which is a nice variety after the many eggs with toast you often get as breakfast as a tourist. The only minor... More 

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

Hello Tina1886, Thank you a lot for this great review on our hostel. We wish you a nice rest of your journey! More 

Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

For a group of 15 students and teachers from England the hostel was able to accommodate to our needs and provided us with breakfast. The hostel has a very friendly and family orientated feel to it. They provide a 24/7 bilingual service at their reception to help their guests when needed. the rooms were excellent all with ensuite bathrooms, with... More 

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

Hello Econnock, Thank you a lot for this great review. It was a pleasure to have your group at La Buena Onda. We hope to have you back here next year More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This place seems to have options for everyone, from basic but comfortable and cheap dorms to more expensive but rather lovely private rooms. We stayed in the dorm and were perfectly comfortable for $7 a night, just down the road from the main hostel. While a separate building it still had all the amenities you need plus you're welcome in... More 

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

Hi LucyQA, When we started our second building only 20 meters from the main building, our idea was exactly like you describe. We try to offer options for everyone. Hearing this from you tells us we are doing a good job, thank you a lot. Also thank you a lot for taking the time to write us this great review. More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We stayed here for 2.5 weeks and always felt welcome and cared for. The staff went above and beyond to keep us (a family of five) comfortable, help arrange tours and find things to do within Matagalpa. We missed everyone after leaving!

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

Hello Scheidrews, It's been more then a pleasure to have you as our guests for almost 3 weeks. We are also missing you guys here playing around and watching soccer. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your journey in las Peñitas and Granada. If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know. Thank you... More 

Temecula, California
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The hotel/hostel is in a great location, close to the city center. It really was inexpensive but this comes at a hidden high price which is why I asked a few extra questions about the accommodations. Still received many hidden surprises. I was not looking for a hostel when booking. Just listed my dates and number of people and booking.com/tripadvisor... More 

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Thank jcrew7
LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Dear jcrew7, Fortunately we've never had this problem before and this experience definitely helps us improving our communication with our future guest. We've had numbers of families in that room that left satisfied. Hot shower, towels, soap and breakfast are all included in our private rooms. The dorm indeed never includes the services you demanded. If we'd give you those,... More 

Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was our first trip to Matagalpa. The hotel room was nice, shower had hot water. Staff was nice also. We were under the impression upon booking the hotel that the room had AC but found that it only had a fan. Luckily, the nights were cool. Free WiFi and water were nice, the included breakfast was very good also.... More 

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Thank Rray650
LaBuenaOnda, Gerente at La Buena Onda, responded to this review

Hi Rra650, Thank you a lot for taking the time to write us a review. We are very happy to hear that you've enjoyed our hostel, the room, the shower, our staff and the transportation that we arranged for you. It is also good to know that you appreciate the free wi-fi, coffee and filtered water we offer to our... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, sweetest staff there is let you stay in a cheap (9 usd or 7 usd if you're in the 2nd part of the hostel) dorms. They help out with hiking tips and show you on a map (that you get for free) where the bus is and where to eat etc. Slept like a baby... More 

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

Hello Ada Z, Thank you a lot for this wonderful review. Too bad you didn't spot any sloths, there are a lot of them around Matagalpa. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our staff and your stay with us. Safe travels! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: Avenida El Brigadista | cancha El Brigadista 2 1/2 al este, Matagalpa 61000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Price Range: $16 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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