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Casa Oro Eco Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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For the price you pay to stay here it's really not worth it. The only good thing about this place is the breakfast which is filling as well as the reception ladies who were really helpful. Wifi didn't work for 2 days while we were there. Rooms are so hot that you can't sleep because you're just constantly sweating and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went to the restaurant here but, WOW, our waiter (Hector) was fabulous! The iced coffee was delicious and Ummm..... Indian food in a Nica Beach town was a shock. The food was great, the bathrooms are clean and Ohhhhh the breeze, the wonderful breeze.

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Kongsberg, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a party hostel! Chill athmosphere with calm music. Perfect location. Can see the beach from the rooftop, a 2 min walk. Paid 10 USD per night. Breakfast included. Different dishes every morning. Loved it. All beds had privacy curtains, and mattresses were so nice. Two ceiling fans and a window filled the room with nice breeze in the nights....

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CasaOroEcoHostel, Owner at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Hi 1Happytraveller20, Thanks so much for your honest review. I'm glad you appreciated the varying breakfast menu, the privacy curtains and high quality mattresses. We love hearing when guests plan to stay for two nights, but end up extending; San Juan del Sur can have that effect on people. The bathrooms are cleaned every day in all of the dormitories;...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We randomly stopped in here to have lunch. Food was average, service was average. We had grilled fish with garlic and chicken fajitas. Both meals served with rice and mixed vegetables. Plenty of other places in town to find a better and less expensive meal.

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CasaOroEcoHostel, Owner at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Snappy B, Bummer you didn't enjoy the food when you came. We've been working diligently over the last 3 months on launching a new food and cocktail menu. Our new menu has been in testing for the past month with a number of different soft launches and I assure you its much better than the old menu. The restaurant...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stayed just one night and then moved on. Staff not that friendly. No towels in private rooms with bathroom. Inclusive breakfast no choice you get what your given. Can't drink your own beer in the common area you have to buy theirs. Not the best hostel in town. After one night moved to Rosita Hotel just round the corner. It...

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CasaOro_EcoHostel, Manager at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ba8ydriver, We appreciate your honest feedback and we are sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay with us. At the moment we are in the process of making some updates to the hostel, and your comments will definitely be taken into consideration. -Your Friends at Casa Oro

Reviewed 31 January 2017

It's not cheap at USD $38 for a private room with bathroom including a megre breakfast. There were no towels in the room and when we asked the revelationist she begrudgingly gave us one for my wife and I to share. The lay out of the rooms around a central atrium reminded us of an American prison that you see...

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CasaOro_EcoHostel, Manager at Casa Oro Eco Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ros8mund, We are sorry you did not fully enjoy your stay with us...your feedback is appreciated. At the moment we are in the process of making some updates to the hostel, and your comments will definitely be taken into consideration. -Your Friends at Casa Oro

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms here are just too warm. A couple of very small fans do nothing for rooms of 8+ people packed into a small space. Would highly recommend staying at Naked Tiger up the hill for a similar price with cleaner rooms, better atmosphere and cool rooms.

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

Your feedback is appreciated. At the moment we are in the process of updating the hostel, so your comments will definitely be taken into consideration.

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I've visited Casa Oro Hostel on a weekend. That's probably a good idea if you're looking for party. Down on the street and in the hostel there are lots of people partying - and the dorm rooms can't be closed. Casa Oro seems a little chaotic but a good place to stay if you're looking for a good time with...

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

Thank you for your review and feedback. On the weekends San Juan is more full and has many fiestas going on, however we will take your noise feedback into account and try to improve where we can.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Within minutes of arriving at Casa Oro I'd already locked in a surf trip with an instructor for the next day. As no-one else booked it, it ended up being a private lesson, where I caught 23 waves in 2 hours! I was 10 minutes early for the surf trip truck that is shared by everyone going in that direction,...

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

Thank you for your review about your surf experience, we will work on improving communication and service at the shop. Glad you had a fun stay and enjoyed the waves.

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

the staff here are super friendly and accommodating and are very helpful with booking shuttles to the beach or other cities, aswell as tours. the kitchen is decent for cooking and the free breakfast each morning is delicious! each room has their own bathroom aswell as extra bathrooms downstairs. the rooms are cleaned daily. my room was on the side...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 385 - ₹ 514 (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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Casa Oro Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Casa Oro Eco Hostel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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“As we found out there are cheaper and better hostels in town”
Ros8mund, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“try and grab a top bunk if staying in the dorms, closer to the fans”
madh96, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra dollar to stay upstairs. Downstairs is busy during the day.”
cameront422, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Second Floor dorms: less noise in the morning”
ameliedg, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Affordable shuttle service to surrounding beaches (Playa Madera) is great!”
simony114, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
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