Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

To receive a refund must cancel at least 24 hours in advance

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hola Ola is a traveler-owned and traveler-inspired hostel located in the idyllic and booming beach town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. At Hola Ola, we have the simple yet powerful mission of creating the perfect atmosphere for our guests to have a social and unforgetabble travel experience. We’re not simply a place to stay — the positive impact that a hostel can and should have on its guests is at the heart of everything we do.

We’re a spacious 30-bed hostel with equal affinity for both beach barbecue parties and live music nights. Hola Ola’s balance between fun and tranquility makes it the ideal atmosphere for whatever you’re looking to do.

Hola Ola is located a breezy 10 minutes beach-walk from the heart of town — close enough that everything that San Juan has to offer is at your fingertips, yet far enough to escape the noise of the town if you’d like. At night we offer free shuttles to town for your convenience.Shuttle leaves Hola Ola every hour on the hour starting at 7 pm and finishing at 12 am.

Hola Ola Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 12:00 to 19:00
Check out 10:00 am

No Credit Card payment for rooms.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.

No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Quiet hours after 23:00. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2019
    Great hostel- just go there. Close to town yet far away enough (walking is like 10 mins and the have shuttles). Hostel organize lots of activities (daily) and local staff is complemented by great international volunteers!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    it’s very difficult to not get stuck in Hola Ola hostel! The ambiance is great, the staff is super friendly, smiley and helpful. It’s great to see the commitment of the owner who is always around, always up for doing activities, go out for drinks and have a good time! Its the perfect hostel for surfing, partying and meeting people or just even chill at the pool or in the common area. I would definetly come back... oh wait, I did
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel! the owner is a great friendly guy.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2019
    Awesome hostel just outside of the downtown area. Easy to get to town with free shuttles at night. Nice pool to relax in after a day on the beach. Really nice owner and staff. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, close to the beach with shuttles into town in the evening. The team really make an effort to make the hostel social, hosting different events both at the hostel and with nearby hostels. It’s not a crazy party hostel but has a good balance of being chill and fun. Would definitely recommend.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Nov 2019
    A fantastic balance of social and chill. Everyday there are multiple activities to choose from including surfing all of the best local spots. Amazing, thoughtful, and courteous staff who made sure we had everything we needed. Very happy my group and I stayed here. Thank you hola Ola!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with nice vibes. Gilka (receptionist) is the sweetest. Always served me my breakfast with a smile even though she was quite busy in the morning. Only annoying thing is that it’s located a bit further than the town and I didn’t dare to walk it back after a night out so had to get a taxi. They do have a free shuttle in the evening but it runs until 12.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    09 Nov 2019
    The staff are helpful and kind. Pros: nice fun atmosphere. Free shuttle service into town. Free filtered water Cons: not very clean. Shuttle starts at 19:00 so you're dependant on it. No common kitchen, and the dinner is pricey. Pricey drinks and not allowed to bring in from outside. All in all, fun young place, but nicer / cleaner places in town. I preferred the PachaMama.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    02 Nov 2019
    It's a party hostel on the weekend. When we were there a live DJ played nice electro music. It is a bit out of town but not far away. You just need to cross a 'river' per feet, so flip flops or bare feet is a good choice. =) The beds where fine but not really comfy. You can buy breakfast for 2$ but we didn't try. IMPORTANT If you come back from a party in town, DO NOT walk alone! I was attacked by 2 locals who tried to rob me. They choked & punched me just 200m from the hostel where it's dark.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Alright hostel if you’re just looking for a basic bed in a dorm but the private’s are way over priced for what you get and the ensuite was really lacking/super dirty. I’m sure this place used to be okay when first opened but super run down now. The owner is a legend and the activities do somewhat make up for the lack of the rooms.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi