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“Great hostel” 4 of 5 stars
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Saliendo del Colonial, 20 | Varas al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua   |  
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“Great hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Casa oro is well located in San Juan being close to bus stop, shops and beach. The free breakfast was delicious and changed each day. The roof top bar was great chill out spot and place to eat your dinner, either cooked in kitchen or takeaways from a local bar. Staff were helpful and there a shuttles to maderas for $5 return and surf board rentals for $10 a day (which is pretty standard price). We stayed in 6 bed private room with ensuite which was $11 each per night and there was only 5 of us so pretty reasonably priced.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Decent place to base yourself if on a surfing trip. Cheap, safe, and clean. Located in the centre of town. Surfboard hire and free shuttle to surf beaches. Good breakfast. Dinner served in rooftop bar.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well stocked kitchen, free breakfast, lockers, good location, helpful staff. Our private room was extremely hot with no mosquito net. But a cool group of people tend to stay here and the roof top bar is a nice, safe place to hang out at night. Did hear one guy vomiting really loudly in the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it's definitely not as crazy as Naked Tiger.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I've spent over two years off and on in Central America and this hostel was amazing!

The free breakfasts were delicious with breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes, fresh fruit, tipica nica desayuno, and more. The rooms were always clean. There is a large staff that is always working on keeping the place well ran. The rooftop bar upstairs is a lot of fun, yet 2 floors away and off to the side from the other quiet common area. There is shuttle service available to and from the beaches. There is a surf shop off to the side of the hostel. The turtle your was amazing and we saw around 200 turtles.

I can't say enough good things about this place. The plan was to stay for 3 days, but it was 2 weeks before we finally left. We were too comfortable maybe :)

Jude was the best manager and Emily made the bar upstairs a blast.

I will definitely be coming back to visit.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My mates and I stayed at casa del oro for a week in mid July and it was so good that I came back for round 2 a week later after heading up to Leon. It's in the heart of San Juan del sur, friendly staff, comfortable hammocks, spacious dorm rooms, right next to the beach, shuttles running to different beaches up and down the coast, turtle tours and free breakfast each morning. But the best part about it was the rooftop bar with Amelie: great sunsets, cheap drinks and Amelie sure knows how to pour a mean rum and coke. Also if you want your mind blown be sure to ask her and Jude if they want to play a game of snaps. All in all though, I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend casa del oro to anyone heading to San Juan del sur

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My friend and I planned to stay in San Juan del Sur for just a few days and then we found Casa Oro. The dorms are clean, safe, spacious and surprisingly not too hot. For beginner surfers, this is the place to stay. Their surf shop provides board rentals and shuttles to the nearby beaches as well as are very informative to the type of surf at each of the different beaches that day while making recommendations according to your skill level. We are coming up on a week staying here with no plans to leave anytime soon. Breakfast is excellent and changes daily. Try the breakfast burritos on Thursdays. They have a rooftop bar with a great sunset view over the ocean. Happy hour is super cheap from 5-9:00. 2 for 1 rum and cokes for 50 cordoba (about $1 each). Emily, the bar tender, runs this place as if she was the owner. Super fun and happy to share tips on how to do it up right in San Juan del Sur. The Turtle Tour is a must-do with Jude. She knows her stuff. Super cool and passionate about craft. No kidding, there were 600 turtles last night!
The accommodations and location are excellent and I really can't say enough about the staff. I'm more than happy to be writing this review and recommending this Hostel.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Didn't stay here but did the turtle tour as we were lucky enough to be here during a "big arrival".

Whole experience was incredible and we got well over 2 hours of turtle viewing, including the whole process from emerging from the water to laying eggs and building nest to swimming off.

Far, far better experience than we've just had in Tortuguero where the turtle "adventure" pails into insignificance compared to this one!

Video before the tour and our guide (can't remember her name but young girl with dreadlocks, sorry!) was great and very informative.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 53 Specialty Lodging in 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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