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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Surf, Eat, Drink and Connect with the best people in SJDS!!

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 connecting free souls with the things and people that make them feel alive. 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 surfing adventures, wild parties and chill pool days. 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.

Hola Ola Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 20:00
Check out 11:00 am

No Credit Card payment for rooms.
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Breakfast: $1.5

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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2021
    One of the best hostels I ever stayed. The staff was brilliant, very friendly and eager to make our stay the best. The daily organized trips were lovely and made our stay in san juan way better. The surflessons were quite good. The facilities at the hostel are very nice, plenty of place to chil, a nice pool and a small bar. Not a hardcore party hostel but everyone is extremely social and eager to have drinks. The beds were comfy, bathroom clean, ac functioning well.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    This is the best hostel I’ve ever been at. The staff and volunteers welcome you like family. The Sunset fest is so chill and social. The surf package is the best deal for surfers. The location is perfect, right by the beach, close enough to town yet quiet and peaceful. The shuttle service to different beaches is well thought out. This place has a great vibe. It is a social hostel without being full of drunken teenagers. I’ll definitely stay here again the next time I’m in the area!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    I loved Hola Ola!!! 1000% would recommend! Our 5 day stay turned into a 13 day stay as we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave, if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 Pandemic we would likely still be there. Staff were amazing lots of activities to do everyday, especially if you are into surfing. I will definitely be returning once our world returns to normal. Stay safe Hola Ola fam ❤️🙏🏼
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    I had heard great things about Hola Ola so my expectations were high going in and I’m so happy to say that the hostel exceeded them all. The food was awesome and cheap, the staff was amazing, and the activities were super fun. So many great memories and friendships were made! You can’t go wrong with a pool that overlooks the Pacific. I can’t wait to go back!! Big thanks to Horatio, Alex, and all the staff and volunteers! Mucho Gusto!!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Love the relaxed yet social vibe at the hostel and the daily beach shuttles, whether you surf or not it's a great luxury. My reccomendation is to stay over a weekend so you can do sunset fest, one of my favourite days so far. Staff are incredibly helpful and accomadating, I'll be back!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2020
    Just a very good hostel with a pool =) Staff was friendly . and helpful with their planned activities. You can party and relax to this hostel. Its a good "in between" of both.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Feb 2020
    BEST HOSTEL EVER!! I checked in and out five times, couldn’t get away.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Feb 2020
    I loved my stay at Hola Ola. The atmosphere was definitely catered towards the more outgoing, adventurist with activities run by the hostel every day. The staff were great and attentive, letting our group store luggage behind desk when we got there before check in time. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with locked cupboards for added security (bring your own lock though!) bring your own soap though! free shuttles are available to bring you in and out of the downtown area as well
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Mar 2020
    The staff were wicked. The food was cheap and delicious (especially the Tuesday family dinner). The sunset fest on Saturday nights is an absolute MUST. Sunday funday is fun as well but kinda expensive for what you get (I’d still recommend it though). The beds were not very comfortable, ants are a problem and the shower is only cold water. But honestly, I didn’t even care about those things because I had such a great time hanging out with the staff and other guests. This hostel is great !
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Mar 2020
    The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hammocks and pool are a cool place to chill and meet new people. However the hostel is a bit far from the beach and the town center (to get there you have to walk through a road that's dark and a bit creepy during the night). Also The evening activities are quite pricey (eg. 11$ for a bonfire).
    Israel, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi