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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel with my boyfriend as part of a bigger group. This hostel is a perfect place to rest your head after a day on the beach. Staff are more than accommodating. The cleanliness of the rooms is standard for a hostel with no nasty surprises. They don't serve food but do offer a free breakfast every... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

It's really pleasant to read your nice review. We are happy to hear your liked your stay with us and our accomodating staff. You are more than welcome to stay again at Casa Oro, to take some rest in our courtyard after a long day on the beach or to have an happy Hour at our roof top bar ! We... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

When we first arrived we were told that we could only stay one night since the dorm we could stay in was reserved for the next nights. So the next morning we went to the desk snd asked if the had some other beds available, they told us that we in fact could stay in the beds we had. And... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disapointed by our services. We are also sorry but surprised that the fact your beds were booked on the following day led your stay to become the « Worst experience ever ! ». During the Christmas holidays, we have a lot of people staying at Casa Oro and numerous reservations. We are trying to satisfy every requests but... More 

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Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Stayed one night while passing through SJDS. Dorms were comfortable and kept cool with the fans. The hostel staff fostered a warm, friendly atmosphere and the central courtyard was great for hanging out and meeting other backpackers. One of the staff, Will, from Canada was extremely helpful! Breakfast is included which was delicious, only one serving per person though. Location... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your eperience with us. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Casa Oro. We 'll transmit your compliments to Will and to the cook. We are also glad you appreciated our dorms, our central courtyard and the atmosphere in the hostel. We always try to create a pleasant environement for everybody's comfort... More 

edinburgh
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We rocked up here late night and were taken in immediately. The staff were helpful, the place was clean, they played Endless Summer 1&2 endlessly on the reception tv. We went out on a surf tour on our first day here, I blew out my ankle and was shuttled off to hospital in Rivas by the staff without the chance... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for your really nice review ; We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It always give a big smile to hear how friendly and helpfull is our staff. We hope your ankel is getting better ! Come back soon at Casa Oro, we would be happy to see you again. More 

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81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I stayed in Casa Oro three nights over Christmas as the lonely planet recommends it. The hostel itself is a nice place having all the things the lonely planet tells about it, kitchen, breakfast inclusive, wifi, shuttle service to the beaches etc. Well it misses warm water for showers and filtered water but that are the only missing things. The... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thank you for your really detailed review. We would like to address some rules and principles that we apply here at Casa Oro and that probably exist in many similar hostels : - in Nicaragua, all hostels offering dorm beds at this price do not include hot water, the water is heated by the sun in the water tank, and... More 

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2014

This hostel was recommended to us by a friend who had stayed there a couple weeks before we arrived. At first it seemed like a nice hostel, but after a couple of days we noticed that there was something strange about the way they handled the bookings. Aparently it was only possible to extend your stay for one night. We... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comment. We are really sorry you were disappointed with our services. Usually we always keep our dorms open for walk-ins. However during the Christmas & New Year Holidays, we do accept some reservations paid in advance. We did give you a 24 hour prior notice that your beds were taken the following day and despite your... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

We are a group of 7 people. We were told we couldn't book our stay in advance so we just rocked up here and stayed for a night and wanted to pay for our next night (Christmas Day) and thank god we asked because apparently they were planning on kicking us out the next morning because they have a reservation... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

We understand your frustration but we had space for only one night. We are sorry this caused you problems, but its always best to get reservations especially during such a busy time. During this period, we exceptionaly accept some reservations paid in advance. Your beds were reserved on Christmas day, you were not kiked out, we just told you could... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

As we strolled around San Juan we stumbled upon Casa Oro in the blistering heat. We had a couple of less to be desired hostels and wondered into the wooden shack like hostel. Inside the lady on the desk was polite and as helpful as she could be. Her english was not so good but I can't complain as my... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed review. It always help us to have feedbacks and we really apreciate when our guest take the time to share their experience with us. We are glad to hear you liked your stay at Casa Oro and that you noticed our efforts to offer a safe, clean and friendly place with good amenities and services.... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

Good location and a really friendly, helpfull staff with good services (shuttles, tours etc). Nice rooftop terrasse and descent breakfast aswell. Nothing spectacular in the rooms and the prices are a bit high. A noisy area, but this is more the holidays festivities to bland than the hostel.

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing you experience with us. We are glad to hear you highly apreciated our staff and our services. The holidays period can easily explain the little increase of our prices (as everywere in town...) and the numerous festivities in the area. Indeed, SJDS is very active during Christmas time (fireworks, parade, etc)! It's really cheerful but can... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2014

It's a nice place, with nice amenities, but half the rooms here reported bed bugs. When we reported it to staff, they denied it, saying they were fleas. A couple found 2 bed bugs and brought them til staff, still they didn't take it seriously. Also, this place has a convenient shuttle to Maderas and other beaches. I left my... More 

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Lilly D, Propriétaire at Casa Oro, responded to this review

Thanks you for sharing your experience with Casa Oro. It always helps us to improve our services. About your hat, please accept our apology. It's totally unacceptable and we will take the apropriate measures so that those kind of situations won't happen again. However, we would have apreciate that you report directly the incident. It would have been easier to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Casa Oro

Address: Saliendo del Colonial 20 | Varas al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $9 - $11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Oro 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“try and grab a top bunk if staying in the dorms, closer to the fans”
 of 5 bubbles madh96, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra dollar to stay upstairs. Downstairs is busy during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles cameront422, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Second Floor dorms: less noise in the morning”
 of 5 bubbles ameliedg, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Affordable shuttle service to surrounding beaches (Playa Madera) is great!”
 of 5 bubbles simony114, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The downstairs dorms have a nice refreshing breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles NicolaH901, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
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