We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“If only I could have stayed longer...!”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Puerto Escondido
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Cabanitas Buena Onda
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“If only I could have stayed longer...!”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This place is best I have been to in my 3 weeks in Mexico. The vibe here is perfect, relaxed, friendly and cool at the same Time. The owners are friendly and very kind and make u feel at home immediately. Go there!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank veronica800
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    43
    20
    3
    0
    7
See reviews for
2
10
21
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I was there in march 2009 and was supposed to stay for 3 days but ended up enjoying the place for a whole week and had hard time leaving. Pierre and the whole crew are such a good bunch of people and it felt like visiting friends. I'm still dreaming today of those hours drinking rhum coco by the beach and not having to care about anything but the wonders of the world. I would recommend this place forever. Enjoy!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Alexandre D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Watford,United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This hostel turned out to be a real treat! The communal area is on the beach (but still private to the public) and after a few minutes of arriving I was meeting friends and drinking beer with my feet in the warm sand.

One thing I will say is the dorm I stayed in was far too warm- all of us in there were woken up very early in the morning because of the heat and the noise from people outside and dogs barking. Maybe it would have been better to pay half the price to sleep in a hammock outside on the beach, which I spent a lot of the day lying in anyway. If there are a couple of you it is probably worth the few extra pesos to stay in a cabana as they looked really nice.

The kitchen is good and there's no breakfast provided, but there are shops and restaurants and a nice bakery a short walk away so that's not a problem. The owners really look after the place and make you feel at home. I ended up staying a couple of nights more than I planned and I would definitely recommend this place and stay there again!

One more thing- Make sure you bring toilet paper with you... There was NEVER any in the toilets

Room Tip: The dorm is very hot and quite cramped, pay extra for a cabana or if your on a budget try a night in...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kat W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The founders of this hostel have put all their heart and soul into this special place and I have seen that energy rubbing off and transforming everyone who stayed there. It is a beautiful, very affordable place full of helpful, interesting and lovely people. You will feel part of the community in no time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Alexandra R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were lucky to found this place while we were in Sayulitla. La buena onda is one of the best place I have stayed during all my travels...
People were friendly, and even the junkies were not that freaky because of the surrounding.

Located in front of the beach, this place offers everything you need to relax, get some waves, play volleyball, listen to music, and talk to a lot of different people.

Even if it is not mentionned in every guide book, this hostal offers some room if you have a tent, or some cabanes if you want to have more privacy and comfort.

The french owners were lovely. If all the owners were like them, this website wouldn't exist !

I highly recommend this place ! (especially for the youngest)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank olivier d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sydney
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Buena Onda is definitely the best hostel I have stated in. The staff are lovely, they are always willing to help with anything and they put in the effort to learn everybody's name.
The hostel itself is just amazing & it has the best atmosphere. I couldn't have been more stoked.

I only wished we could have stayed longer. Take me back!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ally B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Recommended by 2 people this place did not disappoint in any way.
Cabana huts are simple, comfortable, clean and very cheap.
Located at la punta end of the beach (south end) it is a walk to zicatela for bigger waves, but the peaceful atmosphere and the friendly staff makes up for it massively. (There are waves out the front) The owners are the friendliest people I have met and are always willing to help out or share a laugh.
It is extremely cheap and seems to attract good friendly travelers.
There are places to eat across the road and drinks/beers/ice cream in house.
Best place in puerto no doubt!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Daf51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Puerto Escondido hotels
0.7 mi away
Hotel Suites Villasol
Hotel Suites Villasol
#9 of 48 in Puerto Escondido
283 reviews
1.5 mi away
Hotel Buena Vista
Hotel Buena Vista
#16 of 48 in Puerto Escondido
30 reviews
1.7 mi away
Hotel Santa Fe
Hotel Santa Fe
#14 of 48 in Puerto Escondido
230 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 mi away
Bungalows Santa Cruz
Bungalows Santa Cruz
#24 of 48 in Puerto Escondido
23 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Aldea del Bazar
Hotel Aldea del Bazar
#17 of 48 in Puerto Escondido
120 reviews
0.7 mi away
Casa Losodeli
Casa Losodeli
#2 of 63 in Puerto Escondido
132 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Cabanitas Buena Onda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cabanitas Buena Onda

Property: Cabanitas Buena Onda
Address: Punta de Zicatela, Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Escondido

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing