Our Story

A Home away from Home

Since before Hola Ola opened, its founder – a Nicaraguan local – dreamed about a place with a balanced atmosphere. A place where you could drink and meet great people, but also unwind and read a book by the pool or in a hammock.

When Hola Ola first opened its doors in 2015, hostels in San Juan del Sur where all party-oriented. Since its first day, Hola Ola has catered to those backpackers that want more thanjust a party or a place to sleep – that want an amazing travel experience.

Whether you are a student on a budget, a solo backpacker, a couple looking for privacy or a group of friends exploring the world, there is an option for you at Hola Ola. 

Restaurant & Bar


Enjoy a typical Nicaraguan breakfast or choose from other breakfast options starting at $2 per person

Our Menu

Choose from our ‘comfort food” menu (burgers, wraps, pastas, wings, etc), our typical Nica lunch and our daily family dinners for prices as cheap as $5!

Our Bar

At our bar you’ll find the strongest drinks and coldest beer for just about $1.5 per drink


Get some rest

At Hola Ola we understand that travelers need good rest, which is why all of our rooms are thoughtfully secluded from our social areas ensuring that privacy and peace is always available when you want it.

Private Room

Stay at our comfortable, ensuite and quiet private rooms for two people starting at $40/night


Want to spend less and meet people? Stay at our 4-person dorms with private bathroom only $10/night

AC Dorm

Stay in a comfortable 6-person dorm and enjoy the magic of AC at night! Just for $15/night