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Buena Onda Backpackers

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Rooms in this hostel are basic, the water is a little unreliable and one night the local dogs were quite vocal. Having said that, the decks more that make up for any shortcomings. There are 3 decks, the top is the kitchen, with the usual fridge full of beer, table & chairs and couches. The other decks have rocking chairs...

1Thank coolerchick
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Buena Onda is a great hostel to stay at! A King sized bed made for the best nights sleep of my travels so far. This is a nice and quiet space, just outside of the main hub and party circuit of SJDS. Baba, the owner, is incredibly helpful, very friendly, and keeps this place clean and welcoming.

Thank Jordan C
Utila, Honduras
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We've stayed at Buena Onda on many occasions and could not recommend it highly enough. It's a relaxed environment, always clean, always welcoming and with a beautiful view over San Juan Del Sur - perfect for Sunset. There's no wifi, which is very nice - it encourages reading in a hammock or having a quite drink with other travellers -...

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

This place is beautiful! Huge rooms with king size beds that are so comfy! Great views! Free coffee every morning! This place is amazing! Yes it is a bit of a trek up a hill but only 5 minutes from town and the view and rooms are worth it. They don't have wifi here but he has a computer that...

Thank bjanethom
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Lovely accommodation, feels like a big airy B n B. Clean and homey (you have to take shoes off inside). Stunning views and away from the chaos and party hostels of San Juan. This is a nice place to chill out and relax, might be hard to meet others if you're traveling solo as there are mainly only private rooms....

1Thank wander2wonder_26
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2014

If we are lucky enought to return to San Juan Del Sur, we would 100% go back Buena Onda. It was a dream. It was very comfortable, relaxing and great value for the price. The building itself is very new and you can't beat the view, coffee, hammocks, or the hospitality! It is just on the edge of town, a...

Thank Ashley Q
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Really enjoyed our 6 night stay at Buena Onda. The views of the beach were amazing from the hammocks, the atmosphere was great and everyone we met was really friendly. The location is a short walk away from the craziness of town so was much more relaxed. There was a communal computer with Internet but no wifi meaning you could...

Thank cosmicpigeon
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We firstly booked a couple of nights at Buena Onda and it is with no surprise that we, as all the other guests we met, book for a few more. Buena Onda is an amazingly beautiful hotel that offers very affordable rooms. It is honestly (because we had a look at some other places in San Juan) the best price-quality...

1Thank Isaline D
Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 28 November 2014

I can't believe the small price to stay at this place! It was my 3rd time visiting San Juan del Sur, but the first time solo. On prior trips, my wife and I have traveled together and have a favorite place on the other (north) side of the bay. This time, I was there alone and our go-to lodging was...

Reviewed 22 November 2014

This place is amazing! We recommend it to everyone. Rooms are spacious, clean and basic at an reasonable rate. It's nice to lay in one of the hammocks with a view all over the city and sea, after a day of surfing. We liked to see people without their cellphones for a change, because there isn't a wifi connection. Nice...

Thank Desireeenmartin

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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A beautiful, calm, and welcoming space for travelers. Enjoy the amazing view from the rooftop terrace and have a drink in a hammock ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Onda Backpackers

Address: Barrio frente sur, San Juan del Sur 99999, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $13 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Buena Onda Backpackers Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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“Ask for a second story room if you can get it.”
ering204, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“everyone seemed to love their room. I don't think you can go wrong”
poetisa28, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are worth the extra cost”
TomK470, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The rooms by the kitchen can be a little loud in the morning if you are a light sleeper and not an early riser.”
stephaniek306, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
“king bed suite is great!”
LeeAndrist, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
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