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La Buena Onda

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Avenida El Brigadista, Matagalpa 61000 Nicaragua
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch, German

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Grade: 52 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
249Reviews3Q+A42Room tips
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samaria wrote a review May 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the place to stay! Stijn and Tamara are beyond accommodating and they truly care for their guests, giving them a top notch experience! They can help you out with any questions and know all the ins and outs of Matagalpa. Wilmar, Jilma and Gloria are absolute gems as well and really make the place extra special! The hostel offers super tasty, local, free coffee, a big book exchange and a great patio and balcony. They have lots of plants and birds that make the patio a wonderful place to relax. Definitely one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed at. It's also a really easy hostel to meet other cool travellers. Thanks a million for making my time in Matagalpa a special one!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The dorm room has a huge storage area for backpacks and luggage
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sadeeyor wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom847 contributions54 helpful votes
Thank you much, Stijn, for a lovely home from home, and sorry it's taken me so long to get round to reviewing. Much love to Tamara & Madeleine (who was 2 when I was there, now nearer 3 in a few months!) and not forgetting Canalita (the only conejo who actually liked me) & your resident songster clay-coloured thrush in the courtyard. Sorry, review-readers, for this preamble, but I think it shows the love you will also feel when alighting at Buena Onda - more natural than those Ticos with their Pura Vida. Stijn is a mine of honest hearty practical info on the town and attractions further afield, and the hostel is clean and comfy and - homely, basically. The Italian restaurant round the block, La Vita e Bella, I found a bit ho-hum, but I don't want to be too critical. Many many places couldn't keep their heads above water with the troubles of 2018. Matagalpa and the northern highlands were hit hard as tourists voted with timid tiptoes, forcefed scare stories by so-called developed world news. While Granada tours & San Juan Sur surfers rolled on oblivious. And Costa Rica got more yankee dollars. Es la verdad. This lightly pencilled gap on the map is one of my favourite areas of the American Isthmus. Say hello to Noel & Co. at friendly Artesano's Bar, Carlito at Leco's. Day trip to Selva Negra for great hikes & birding, with an hour or two at Jinotega if time allows. Penyas Blancas is another bussable option with more dramatic scenery and an overnight option at Don Chico's. Amor.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Owner at La Buena Onda
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. What a beautiful review. We are happy that we were able to accommodate all your needs. It is good to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere at our hostel. Tamara, Madelein, Stijn and Canelito say 'hi'.
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42Manuela wrote a review Jan 2020
Lugano, Switzerland86 contributions45 helpful votes
I stayed in the 8-beds dorm during 3 nights, everything was perfect. The ensuite bathroom is huge, the dorm very spacious. Big terrace overlooking the street. Very big house, lots of space. Close to the cathedral, the Palí and rest. La vita è bella (a must). Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Matagalpa.
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PeterS wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
We stayed a couple of nights in Matagalpa and La Buena Onda made it unforgettable. The young family who runs the hostel gave us many information and ideas on activities arround and how to get there. Thanks to them we had a lot of fun and stayed a bit longer. The rooms are large and clean, the breakfast gallo pinto is delicious. The hot shower was a welcoming surprise in this lovely mountainous climate.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Matagalpa. It is very important to us to provide our guests with all the necessary information to make their stay unforgettable.
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Dawn L wrote a review Jul 2019
Eugene, Oregon, United States121 contributions35 helpful votes
This is the perfect hostel. We loved the breakfast and the “vibe”! So many books available for lending, great advice from the knowledgeable staff about every conceivable question! Laundry service was so fast.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from LaBuenaOnda, Front Office Manager at La Buena Onda
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Hi, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us in Matagalpa.
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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NicaraguaMatagalpa DepartmentMatagalpa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Buena Onda
Which popular attractions are close to La Buena Onda?
Nearby attractions include Catedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Buena Onda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at La Buena Onda?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to La Buena Onda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Batidos Pitaya Matagalpa, La Vita e Bella, and Seleccion Nicaraguense.
Is La Buena Onda located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Matagalpa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Buena Onda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Dutch.