Hola VPN Review and Pricing Guide 2024: Is It Worth It?

Let’s take a look at Hola’s subscription options, features, and policies to see if this popular free VPN is worth a try.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst
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Editors Rating:
6 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Community-powered free VPN: While it’s nice to have a free option, Hola’s free VPN belongs in the cons column because it endangers the privacy of users, as we’ll explain below.
  • IKEv2/IPSec: IKEv2/IPSec may have been a good VPN protocol in the past, but it’s nearly obsolete now. Hola doesn’t offer OpenVPN and WireGuard – our preferred VPN protocols.
  • Expensive: Hola lacks a lot of features, like a working kill switch and split tunneling, yet it charges a premium price for its subscriptions.

Bottom Line

There are two sides to the Hola VPN. We don’t recommend the free VPN at all, since it requires users to share their bandwidth and network with strangers (other users). That’s risky. As for the premium version, it’s a decent option, but it’s not practical. It’s expensive but lacks necessary features like a kill switch and split tunneling.
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