For ONDA co-founders Billy, Bernie and Joe, travel is more than a passion, it’s their life. Having travelled the four corners of the globe, staying in hostels, villas, hotels and everything in between, they all had the same realization, the ideal accommodation for the modern day traveller doesn’t exist.
ONDA was born out of the desire to provide a better way to travel, blending the community and social aspects of a hostel with the little luxuries of a hotel.
And “ONDA”? Well that’s a Spanish word meaning wave or vibe. It’s commonly used in the expression “¿Que onda?” meaning “What’s up?” Or used to refer to the ‘vibe’ of a person, place, or experience.
Our guests identify the vibe as being the single most important characteristic of a place to stay and that’s why ONDA is so important to us, putting our guests and their experience before anything else.