Eco Hostel

More than just a bed.

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 Círculo 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.

We’re a special breed of travelers, you and I. Distinctly non-tourist. We’re conscious. We live for immersive experiences. We love swashbuckling adventures and tranquilo retreats. We believe in nature. We see art as belonging in our everyday lives. We understand most questions can and must be answered with love. We used to anguish about the state of world affairs until we started creating our own.

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.

Everything here has been completely hand-crafted by a zealous team.

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 starting at $10 per night. 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. Delicious breakfast is available upon request. Restaurant\Bar located on the 1st floor, free Wi-Fi, lockers (bring your own lock), free filtered water, a gym membership and free access to the Surf Ranch facilities which includes a pool and skatepark. 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.

Accommodation Options

If you’re interested in a reservation

We look forward to welcoming you home in San Juan del Sur.


Our larger dormitories are perfect for solo travelers or groups. Each dorm sleeps up to 8 or 10 people.

We also offer smaller dormitories that are great for travelers looking for extra privacy or for smaller groups. Each of these rooms sleeps up to 4 people and A/C is included at no extra charge.

Private Rooms

Our private rooms are perfect for travelers who just want to be alone sometimes. Each room has a full size bed, private bathroom and ceiling fan. You’ve got the option to add A/C for an additional cost.

We look forward to welcoming you home in San Juan del Sur.