For ONDA co-founders Billy and Bernie, 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 both 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 “¿Qué onda?” meaning “What’s up?” Or used to refer to the feeling you get from 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.