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La Buena Onda
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Matagalpa
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

you get so much for your money at this place. we got the matrimonial room which was monstrous. very comfortable bed and stylish interior. the staff is extremely attentive to your needs and very pleasant. Lester was an especially cool guy. the included breakfast (which was delicious) solidified even further what a great deal La Buena Onda is. and as the other reviewers have mentioned they have a cute, fat rabbit that runs around the place. if you can stay here, do it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I would like to advice La Buena Onda hostel in Matagalpa if you plan to travel to the northern region of Nicaragua. There is a very nice weelcome, they always respond to Email reservation, which I did as well (not all hostels reply to the reservation requests). The staff at the reception speak English and Spanish. I had a private room (for the cost of 25 USD) - a nice spacious room, even with 3 beds, the bathroom was clean and OK. There is a free breakfast included (fruits with corns or typical NICA), free coffee the whole day long and free water refill (sometimes not available due to long time filtering....). At the reception they are ready to help you organising the local trips with nice guy from Nativos tours. I did Selva Negra with him, only myself with the guide and the trip was very nice ! If choosing La Buena Onda I wish you nice trip there :-)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We were impressed right away. The staff is very professional & helpful. We love the hammocks & garden area in front. It's on a main street but once you're inside it feels completely seperate. We lived in Matagalpa for three years & it can be extremely noisy so we were expecting not to be able to sleep well. But we ended up sleeping great! For one thing, the hostal is very quiet. The place was full but the other guests were very respectful about quiet time at night. They also provide fans that do a great job at drowning out the noise. We really liked breakfast. We ordered the Nica breakfast and I have to say they made the best gallo pinto, dry & a little crunchy. Yum! It was so nice to have filtered water & coffee on the house available all day. The front desk was very helpful about choosing restaurants & cybers that were close by. It was kinda strange being a tourist in a town we used to live in but we really enjoyed our stay at La Buena Onda. Thanks!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I arrived exhausted and starving after the long journey from Tegus to Matagalpa and was greeted by the wonderful staff at Buena Onda. The rooms are spotless, the sheets are first rate, new and matching! A big change from the thrift store sheets most hostels use. There is a spacious common area and the hostel is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood only a few blocks from the main square. There´s an awesome Mexican restaurant across the street and some of the best Italian I´ve ever had just around the corner. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner is just fantastic!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a private room for two nights, and the only thing I can complain about is that the wifi did not work in our room (b). The location, bed, breakfast, staff was all good and I can recommend other to stay here!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at La Buena Onda. Friendly staff, good location and lots of places to hang out. It was a great spot for meeting other solo travelers as well. The only bummer is that the kitchen is only open in the morning, which means you're not going to be cooking.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I live within the department of Matagalpa and have stayed in La Buena Onda on several different occasions. La Buena Onda has many perks including private, spacious lockers for guests who stay in the dorm, an excellent communal lounge with a TV, a beautiful terrace, free wifi and coffee and a conjoined restaurant with delicious food. For travelers who are just passing through, they also rent lockers for just the day. My only complaint is the lack of hot water. Matagalpa can get fairly cool at certain times of the year, unlike other parts of Nicaragua where a cold shower would be more welcomed.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Hannah G
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Address: Avenida El Brigadista, Matagalpa 61000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Matagalpa Department > Matagalpa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Matagalpa
Price Range: $16 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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