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 9.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    We had a great stay here, everyone was so helpful, the shuttles from the hostel were super useful and it had a great vibe. San Juan is a great town as well, we will definitely stay again if we come back to San Juan
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Unreal hostel, staff were amazing, organised amazing daily activities every day, the owner is a mad dude, great parties, if ya want to chill you're able to do so, if ya want to hit the beers and rum you’re also able to do so, AC is old AF for those rough mornings, was only supposed to stay 3 days , ended up staying a week, Will be back 🔥
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2019
    I was recommended to stay in Hola Ola by a friend and I was not disappointed!! I have stayed in many hostels in central and South America and without a doubt I can say that Hola Ola is one of the best I’ve ever stayed in, if not the best. The staff was so welcoming from the minute I arrive till the minute I left. Horatio and Gilka were amazing as well as the volunteers, Kasi, Trent, Tom, and Lara. They organized so many activities and everyone did everything together. I had such an amazing time.
    USA, Female, 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
  • 9.7


    18 Sep 2019
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Sep 2019
    Great ass time there! Staff is amazing and Horatio and everyone makes,you feel so at home! Would highly recommend. Fun, communal atmosphere with plenty of activities.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2019
    Awesome atmosphere which can be put down to the staff, volunteers and organised activities/dinners. Sunset fest is the BEST! The pool is great & watching the sunset from the balcony was my favourite thing!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Sep 2019
    Loved our stay here! Friendly and welcoming staff and volunteers, great balcony, air conditioning, swimming pool and lots of activities. Particularly enjoyed the hourly shuttles to and from the town in the evening.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Oct 2019
    All in all a great hostel! Social, the family dinner was so delicious, staff are very friendly. Only complaint being that the room had a weird smell and in order to get to the main town during high tide, we had to pay to cross by boat
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 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
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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