Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Group cancellation/ no show policy applies first night will be charge seven days prior to arrival. No refund if cancel within seven days of arrival.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Casa Oro is 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. It is an icon and active citizen of our beautiful beach village community.

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 designed for travelers, by travelers. All dorm beds come equipped with privacy curtains and lockers (bring your own lock). The second and third floor boast a balcony that wraps around the entire building. Delicious local breakfast is available for $3 for hostel guests. Also included in your stay is: massive communal kitchen, free fiber optic Wi-Fi, free filtered water and free access to the Surf Ranch facilities which includes a pool and skatepark. There's also free hugs.

Also offered on site:
Dependable beach shuttles every day
Surf Board rentals and lessons
RestoCafe + Bar (much of the food sourced from our own organic farm)
Bean to Bar Organic Chocolates
Best brownies in town
Every tour imaginable
Transportation services all through Nicaragua and Costa Rica

We are proud to be part of the Casa Oro Group, a collection of for-purpose businesses dedicated to service, hospitality, adventure, relaxation and real food. We use business as a tool to regenerate human and environmental abundance.

We’re curious about the story of your life, and what wonderful synchronicity brought you to this place. Thanks for giving us a chance to create this. We’re grateful you’re here.

A few things to note:
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.
Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
The reception service is open 24 hours per day.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Apr 2021
    Very nice hostel. You can also arrange tours and surfing lessons at the reception. The restaurant also offers good & affordable food. Rooms have AC, which is nice. Only downside - no warm water -beds are pretty hard
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    Perfect! Enjoyed my stay.
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2020
    The hostel is perfecly located in the center of the city. Is really big, offers free water and common areas are clean. I've got just one consideartion: I stayed 3 nights in the dorm with private bathroom and in the toilet there were nothing where to hang towels or clothes, no soap was provided and not every bed had bed sheets. I mean, it's ok. But I've been travelling for a while and for the price you pay I think a bit more attention to "details" would be nice. Staff is ok.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Feb 2020
    Location is perfect for exploring SJDS. Dorm rooms are clean. Curtains round each of the beds is a nice touch. For one night it was ideal, would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Decent enough hostel, great location a block from the beach. 8 bed dorm was good, nice to have a balcony to sit out on. Bathroom was a little grubby and the shower had very little pressure. Bed was clean and comfy. We would stay again
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    26 Jan 2020
    Nice place, but very little atmosphere. Didn’t feel super welcoming or like your typical backpackers hostel, we barely spoke to another person while there. The rooms were great, the bathroom a little shabby, but great location right downtown. It does the trick.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2020
    nice dorms with curtains around your bed. super perfect location it felt more like a hotel though. there was no hostel vibe which was sad. but there are a lot of hostels around that have events and fun stuff to do :)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    15 May 2021
    Nice place. Not much of a vibe but most of the employees were so nice.
    Israel, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Mar 2020
    I found the staff very rude. In our room we had AC and a fan. The AC wasn’t working so we told one of the staff who was working at 9pm. He came twice to try different remotes and then never came back again. We told The receptionist when we checked out and she just grunted at us- AC wasn’t included in your room. Staff were not friendly and there was no atmosphere in the hostel so I feel it was overpriced. It was however a good location and good security. I wouldn’t come back again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    30 Jan 2020
    Good location Great to book trips/shuttles No communal area/ kitchen No towel hire Poor shower This place doesn’t have a hostel vibe nor atmosphere
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fitness Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi