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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

good beds I reckon great sleep friendly staff beers and a kitchen what else can you ask for in. San Juan party is a block awayor further so you can rest there is a bar in the third floor but it's pretty mellow cool in general awsome and good price well done

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Really nice hostel with a sociable vibe and friendly staff. The 6 person dorm upstairs was nice (definitely looked nicer than the dorms downstairs) and with a decent shower. Ipads and lockers for free use. Shuttles every day to local beaches, Playa Hermosa was picture-perfect and almost deserted. Breakfast is served until 10 and check out is at 11 which...

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Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of 35 people. They are extremely accommodating. FREE BREAKFAST EVERYMORNING! Central location to all the bars, restaurants, and beach. Only downside is if you want air con in your room you have to pay an extra $10 per night.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Be advised you cannot reserve here and you must pay each morning to stay the night. We stayed 3 nights in a twin private room with own bathroom. Although the surf shop was right outside our room it was not noisy at all. If you are looking for a party hostel this is not the place for you. The hostel...

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

When I first arrived to San Juan I felt put off by the amount of tourists. I decided to stay in Casa Oro for a night and ended up staying 4 nights. It felt like home and surfing was very convenient. The kitchen was sufficient and the other guests were fantastic. The happy hour us great and Federico (the one...

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CasaOroHostel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

I fell really happy to hear every good omment you have about us, we try to keep everyone happy, also we try not to be a party hostel but one that you can experience San Juan in every sinlge aspect not only the party one. Hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends rent surfboards and took the shuttle to Playa Hermosa. The shuttle service is very nice but the surfboard rental kind of suck. My girlfriend and I haven't surf very much (like 15 minutes) because she got injured above the eye by her surfboard. We went to the hospital and came back (it cost us 50$US of...

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CasaOroHostel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, We are very sorry to hear about all the inconvenience you had on your surfing day. We are also sorry your experience with us wasn't up to your expectation. We helped you as much as we possibly could, even helping you get back to the beach after the trip to the hospital, so we are surprised to hear your...

Burnaby, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Really cool hostel with great lounge areas, complimentary breakfast, kitchen, clay water filters, wifi, hammocks, outdoor area to hang clothes, cheap shuttles to the beach, surf rentals, a rooftop bar....basically they have everything you could want. Staff are friendly, and we met a ton of great people in our dorm.

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CasaOroHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks you for your kind words about Casa Oro, We are glad to hear you had a great experience here and that you liked our breakfast and roof top bar.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Had a great week here. Staff were always super helpful about arranging surf lessons and transport to the beaches. Its located at the end of one of the main drags so its quiet at night but close to everything going on. Its also got the best included breakfast I've ever had at a hostel. Huge bonus.

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CasaOroHostel, Public Relations Manager at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Love that, thanks on your review. i hope you really enjoy our big family and felt part of it. Love for you.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I had a similar experience to Jeessiikka who stayed in January 2015. I stayed in Dec 2015/Jan 2016. The rooms on the top floor are fairly clean for hostel living but very hot. I got moved to a downstairs room with no explanation. I was told the room was full but when I checked there was a bed available and...

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CasaOroHostel, Public Relations Manager at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Im sorry to heard that, you should say something to the staff for cleanin the bathroom. we dont have anything against get you guys what you deserve, and about the reservations, when is a big grup or someone that have sayed with us for long time, or keep cooming back every year. we give them the reservatin cuz loyalty with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

A good quality backpacker place which offers pretty much everything you want clean rooms, good WiFi, lots of common areas to hang out including some hammocks, a really good free breakfast, a TV with cable so for example I watched champions league games, friendly staff and tours. It's $10 for a dorm so pretty good value. There is a bar...

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CasaOroHostel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Glad you took the time to write about your incredible experience with us at Casa oro. your kind words about the staff just motivate us to be better every day we try to give everyone a welcome and lovely stay. I hope you could come back and stay with us, our doors are always open :).

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa Oro was the first hostel and surf school in San Juan del Sur. Before that it was an obligatory spot on the historic gold route through Central America. Today, Casa Oro is the first eco-hostel in San Juan del Sur, part of the Circulo Initiative, a family of for purpose businesses in pursuit of regeneration. Tourism growth and development often leave destructive side effects for cultures, communities and the environment. It doesn’t have to be like this though. We find inspiration in how nature works and use this as our compass for holistic creation. In everything we do, our aim is to leave places better than we found them. So far, it’s working. -- Just a hop, skip and a jump from the beach, Casa Oro offers a variety of budget-friendly accommodations designed with conscious backpackers in mind. We have both dorms and private rooms available. All of our dorm beds come equipped with privacy curtains for your convenience. The second and third floor boast a balcony that wraps around the entire building. A scrumptious breakfast is included with any stay along with free Wi-Fi, lockers (bring your own lock), free filtered water and access to a communal kitchen. Friendly vibes and hugs are also included at no extra charge. Our beach shuttles are conveniently located just outside the front door, surf school is downstairs and there’s even a RestoCafe/Bar, so all you’ve gotta do is roll out of bed and everything’s at your fingertips. We’ve also got donation-based yoga classes regularly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Oro Eco Hostel

Address: Saliendo del Colonial 20 | Varas al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $8 - $10 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Oro Eco Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Pay the extra dollar to stay upstairs. Downstairs is busy during the day.”
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