Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Fantastic 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 7.8

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    It was my first time staying in Nicaragua. I’m from the United States. The staff was phenomenal. The atmosphere is very chill and relaxing. While in town we heard nothing but great feedback about our place. They shared the owner is very passionate about customer service and the environment. I learned he’s very respected within the community. It was within walking distance to beach and right downtown. I felt very safe and had a great time!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jul 2019
    I had a great stay.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    Beautiful hostel if your looking for a chilled out trip. Super clean and the staff were really helpful and friendly
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 May 2019
    Maribel is wonderful always a smiling face :) Simple plain hostel - close to everything and they help your organize easy trips. Augustin is the best shuttle driver! thank you guys XOXO
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    30 Sep 2019
    Good value, kitchen wasn't well equipped.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    14 Sep 2019
    Very decent option for a few days in San Juan Del Sur. Perfect location but not much of a social vibe.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Sep 2019
    Perfect place to stay in town, very central and near to everything. I moved down here after Sunday Funday and am very happy with this decision. Food is lovely and cheap laundry across the road.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Sep 2019
    Casa Oro is a okay hostel to stay in while in San Juan. The location is great, but for me that was kind of the best thing about it. I couldn’t receive WiFi in my bedroom, our room was very dark and the water is cold. We were staying for Independence Day so it was very busy and noisy all night long. It’s a lot more of a party hostel so if you want to chill then I wouldn’t recommend it. But if you do it’s a great location and big lounge areas to chill!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 May 2019
    Decent, for i needed. Dorms were incredibly hot, and i was assigned a bed that someone had already been assigned to (v. awkward when he had to wake me up). facilities are basic, nothing special. Wouldn't stay again, as i am a digital nomad and there are other hostels in SJDS that i prefer/have a better set up. But if you want something super central and cheap not too fussed on the vibe/facilities then its a perfect basic option!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 May 2019
    This isn't a hostel, it's a booking agency and a restaurant with some reasonably priced accommodation attached. The communal area is set up to sell food rather than meet people, there's no kitchen to prepare your own food, and there are zero hostel vibes. That being said, the 4 bed dorm was spacious and comfortable and the property is well located. If you're looking for a cheap hotel stay here, if you're looking for a hostel experience stay elsewhere
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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