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Buena Onda Hostel Reviews

Next to the Petrol Station, West End, Roatan, Honduras

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50 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Very nice staff. Easy 5 minute walk to West End.


Hostel was AWESOME, had so much fun during my stay. Stayed in an 8 person dorm (4 bunks), never felt cramped/stuffy. Kitchen/common room are big with a huge DVD/book collection, lots of cooking supplies. Upstairs lounge area gets an amazing breeze, has a bunch of hammocks/beds to relax on. Security guard by the gate at night so I felt very safe. Location is great (petrol station has only good ATM in the area so very convenient.) Felt like part of a family, they have movie/BBQ nights. LOVED IT!

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very disappointed, this was the least comfortable hostel I stayed at in central America. The manager was friendly but totally obnoxious, the day I arrived she repeatedly hassled me to donate money to a stranger's birthday present and then proceeded to lead a bunch of locals in a raucous, drunken party, repeatedly screaming at the top of her lungs (every 5-10 minutes) all night long. 30%-50% of the guests clearly had no interest and went to bed. Also, as a destination, Roatan sucks, go to Utila.


I stayed at Buena Onda for a week in February. Sophie the owner arranged an airport pick up to ease my transition into the country. I was greeted with a warm welcome and tour of the facilities. The hostel has two mixed dorms, but the staff tries to keep the girls and boys separated if possible. The only downfalls of this wonderful place would be the spotty wifi connection and the lack of water on occasion. Neither of those two things would keep me from returning.


Really nice atmosphere here and the owner Sofie is really helpful

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