Our Story

A Home away from Home

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. 

That´s the reason that inspired us to open Hola Ola Hostel. A place where travelers from all parts of the world can meet, share and live the experiences. A place that although might be a thousand miles away from your family, but that makes you feel at home.

Our mix of staff includes both local Nicaraguans and travelers. It gives the perfect balance between the fun spirit of backpackers and the authenticity of locals. Our balance between chill nights and awesome beach parties is ideal for those travelers that want to have fun but also relax. 

Hola Ola´s atmosphere is the best hostel in San Juan del Sur for explorers looking to meet great people, see beautiful places, surf and have an unforgettable travel experience. 

Care to join us?

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


Sleep like a baby

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.


Save money to spend it doing what you love! Choose to stay in our 4-bed dorms, the best alternative for budget-conscious travelers.

hola ola hostel dorm

AC Dorm

The perfect mix! 6-bed dorm with AC to cool you off after a long, sunny beach day.

hola ola AC dorm