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Saliendo del Colonial, 20 | Varas al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here based on the Lonely Planet recommendation and it didn't disappoint. It is a nice, clean hostel with great communal area with comfy chairs and hammocks to laze about it. There is free wifi and a room with computers and ipads for guests. Breakfast is included and was great - it was different every day. The hostel also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hostel with my boyfriend as part of a bigger group. This hostel is a perfect place to rest your head after a day on the beach. Staff are more than accommodating. The cleanliness of the rooms is standard for a hostel with no nasty surprises. They don't serve food but do offer a free breakfast every... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived we were told that we could only stay one night since the dorm we could stay in was reserved for the next nights. So the next morning we went to the desk snd asked if the had some other beds available, they told us that we in fact could stay in the beds we had. And... More 

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Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night while passing through SJDS. Dorms were comfortable and kept cool with the fans. The hostel staff fostered a warm, friendly atmosphere and the central courtyard was great for hanging out and meeting other backpackers. One of the staff, Will, from Canada was extremely helpful! Breakfast is included which was delicious, only one serving per person though. Location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rocked up here late night and were taken in immediately. The staff were helpful, the place was clean, they played Endless Summer 1&2 endlessly on the reception tv. We went out on a surf tour on our first day here, I blew out my ankle and was shuttled off to hospital in Rivas by the staff without the chance... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in Casa Oro three nights over Christmas as the lonely planet recommends it. The hostel itself is a nice place having all the things the lonely planet tells about it, kitchen, breakfast inclusive, wifi, shuttle service to the beaches etc. Well it misses warm water for showers and filtered water but that are the only missing things. The... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thank you for your really detailed review. We would like to address some rules and principles that we apply here at Casa Oro and that probably exist in many similar hostels : - in Nicaragua, all hostels offering dorm beds at this price do not include hot water, the water is heated by the sun in the water tank, and... More 

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel was recommended to us by a friend who had stayed there a couple weeks before we arrived. At first it seemed like a nice hostel, but after a couple of days we noticed that there was something strange about the way they handled the bookings. Aparently it was only possible to extend your stay for one night. We... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comment. We are really sorry you were disappointed with our services. Usually we always keep our dorms open for walk-ins. However during the Christmas & New Year Holidays, we do accept some reservations paid in advance. We did give you a 24 hour prior notice that your beds were taken the following day and despite your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a group of 7 people. We were told we couldn't book our stay in advance so we just rocked up here and stayed for a night and wanted to pay for our next night (Christmas Day) and thank god we asked because apparently they were planning on kicking us out the next morning because they have a reservation... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

We understand your frustration but we had space for only one night. We are sorry this caused you problems, but its always best to get reservations especially during such a busy time. During this period, we exceptionaly accept some reservations paid in advance. Your beds were reserved on Christmas day, you were not kiked out, we just told you could... More 

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14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As we strolled around San Juan we stumbled upon Casa Oro in the blistering heat. We had a couple of less to be desired hostels and wondered into the wooden shack like hostel. Inside the lady on the desk was polite and as helpful as she could be. Her english was not so good but I can't complain as my... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed review. It always help us to have feedbacks and we really apreciate when our guest take the time to share their experience with us. We are glad to hear you liked your stay at Casa Oro and that you noticed our efforts to offer a safe, clean and friendly place with good amenities and services.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good location and a really friendly, helpfull staff with good services (shuttles, tours etc). Nice rooftop terrasse and descent breakfast aswell. Nothing spectacular in the rooms and the prices are a bit high. A noisy area, but this is more the holidays festivities to bland than the hostel.

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing you experience with us. We are glad to hear you highly apreciated our staff and our services. The holidays period can easily explain the little increase of our prices (as everywere in town...) and the numerous festivities in the area. Indeed, SJDS is very active during Christmas time (fireworks, parade, etc)! It's really cheerful but can... More 

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Additional Information about Casa Oro

Address: Saliendo del Colonial, 20 | Varas al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Casa Oro Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa Oro Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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