Casa Oro is centrally located in San Juan del Sur, walking distance from all the things you need including several banks, supermarkets, outdoor markets, and the beach.
As a solo traveler, I enjoyed meeting new travelers, as the hostel is a popular stopping point for short-term travelers. As well, long-term travelers also frequent the place, making it ideal for me to get to know others for awhile.
The staff is friendly and will help you out with any problems you may have. Wednesday nights is BBQ & music night at the top floor and the hostel provides lots of information on tours, surf rentals, and other trips you might want to take in and around San Juan del Sur. Free breakfast in mornings too (pancakes or breakfast burrito with fruit).
Some things to note: Since Casa Oro is centrally located in SJDS, be aware that it "can" get noisy, so if you can't sleep with noise, then I suggest staying at their sister hostel: Casa Maderas. They provide shuttles to and from Playa Maderas, but if you want to mostly surf, then I suggest again, staying at Casa Maderas.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking