Casa Oro is a well-established hostel based in the town centre of San Juan Del Sur that offers many different tours and beach shuttles.
The hostel is in the main town area, which can get a little noisy at times, but the location is good for its close proximity to the beach and many bars and restaurants. The bus stop is also only a couple of blocks away outside the market with services to Rivas and Managua.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are dorm rooms with eight to ten beds. The dorm rooms downstairs have more beds in them than the dorms upstairs. Each room has its own bathroom as well as ceiling fans and small lockers for your smaller valuables outside the rooms. For more privacy there are a range of private rooms that fit from two to people that have their own bathrooms and fans and some also have air conditioning available for an extra charge.
There are bathrooms in every room, which is handy, and if you need more, you can use the two extra ones on the ground floor. The quality of the shower depends on the bathroom you are in and the bathrooms on the ground floor need a thorough clean as there is dust on the shelves. Also there appears to be nowhere to hang up towels or clothes in any of the bathrooms.
The hostel is centered around a small courtyard on the ground floor this is where you’ll find the kitchen, the free breakfast that changes daily, book exchange and reception area that offers tours as well as a TV for guests. Upstairs there is also a computer room with free internet as well as sporadic Wi-Fi across the hostel. There is also a rooftop bar. At night there is a security guard that will only let you in if you are wearing this beautiful blue wristband.
This is a good hostel to stay in if you want some great food options right outside your door, the convenience of having the beach shuttles leave from where you’re staying and a great free breakfast.
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