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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

**Now offering free night shuttles to town**

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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Had an amazing few days here, the hostel went to so much effort to include everyone in activities so made it super sociable! No air con in budget room so it does get hot but you can chill on the balcony bit! Amazing!!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    I cannot recommend this hostel enough when staying at San Juan del Sur. Amazing staff, great vibes and clean rooms. I would definitely stay there again.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Horacio and the rest of the staff at Hola Ola are truly amazing. They cater to each guests needs to ensure you have the best experience possible during your stay. Hola Ola is a unique and special place unrivaled by any other hostels, be prepared to extend your stay!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Had a great stay here. Location is perfect and Horatio and his staff ensured I had a great time. He was extremely helpful and went above and beyond expectations to ensure my first trip to Nicaragua was a good one. Would 100% stay here again and it is a must do if you are looking for a chill hostel with great vibes and helpful staff.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Had a mint time - lovely welcome, comfy beds, kind team, delicious food and super delightful view. I recommend a light rocking in the balcony rocking chairs. Chill. Thanks so much would have loved to stay longer. Katie & Olivia x
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Such a great hostel. Organising free shuttles for everyone to go to town and back is such a nice touch and when we wanted to go to town they made the shuttle earlier :) The staff were lovely and also very helpful - and the avocado breakfast was yummy! thanks very much for our stay xx
    British Virgin Islands, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jul 2019
    Great atmosphere! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.
    Costa Rica, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6


    10 Aug 2019
    Welcoming and helpful staff, comfy beds yet the rooms are super hot and you must get a good fan (they switched our fan cause it wasn't good enough), nice pool and breakfast was alright for 2$ pp. You should come on Saturday for the Sunset Fest - great sunset party on the beach without overpopulation like Sunday Funday.
    Israel, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 May 2019
    Great hostel but the one thing we didn't realise when we booked it was that the bridge that joined the hostel to San Juan Del Sur collapsed 2 years ago. There is a man who pulls a boat across the shallow part of the river during the day for 5 Cordoba but this service stops at 6/7pm, so if you are going out for a few drinks or dinner you will have to get a taxi in/back which isn't ideal. Otherwise it's a 1hour walk along the road to the hostel
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    29 May 2019
    When we asked for dinner, we were told that dinner was ‘not available’ tonight, despite the big blackboard as you walk in claiming there is ‘ family dinner every night’. When asked how to get to the town we’re told the boats run everyday until 10pm. Again not true. At 7.30 we went and the boat was no longer running. The walk is 15/20 minutes but requires walking through the sea, which at night is typically high tide, leaving no option but to get a taxi which is expensive. VERY frustrating.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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