Joan's Hostel

Address: Calle del Mediterraneo 12 , San Salvador, El Salvador | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Calle del Mediterraneo 12 , San Salvador, is near Underground Ammunition Factory (Machon Ayalon), Dado Beach, Banias Waterfall, and San Andres.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJoan's Hostel San Salvador

Reviewed by ocelotscott

What Problems?

Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
by (12 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

Ana was very helpful with emailed advice on how to get to the hostel from the airport, and organising tours and giving local advice once I was there. The shower was fantastic, room was great, apart from occasional road noise (it's fresher in the hot weather to have the window open, even with a decent ceiling fan) and the common area (half-room, half-garden, plus foyer areas) is a nice space. Located in a nice safe area, you'll wonder why everyone had you so paranoid about visiting San Salvador. Wouldn't mind if the other staff spoke a smidgen of English, and some token breakfast snack to go with the coffee would be good, but you can't have everything.

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Reviewed by catndeano

A friendly welcome

Reviewed Apr 5, 2012
by (11 reviews) Guildford , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay at JoAns hostel very much. We can only add to the praise that Ana (the owner) receives as she really does go out of her way to help you, if she doesn't know something she will find out for you. Having a kitchen is an absolute bonus but there are plenty of restaurants around if you don't want to cook. The city centre is only a 0.20 or 0.25 cent 20min bus ride and there's a great supermarket round the corner.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Joan's Hostel San Salvador

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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Food, waterfalls, horse rides & civil war history

A travel blog entry by thomasworldtour on Jul 05, 2014

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... line-height: normal;">That brought our week in El Salvador to an end. We were surprised that so few people come here compared to the rest of Central America due to fears about security and a civil war history that ended over 20 years ago. We felt safe everywhere, locals were friendly and interested in talking to you and it is a cheap country to visit still. We've had a feast time here and would come again - next time to visit the wild east, where even fewer visitors go!

El Tunco beach time

A travel blog entry by tomandkate on Sep 08, 2013

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From Leon we decided to hit El Salvador and the beach before heading to Copan as the shuttle service stopped there on our way. We stayed up until 3am watching the last two episodes of game of thrones (WoW) and got in to the shuttle with 9 others. Lucky for us we had a bench seat to share but to be honest we probably had two hours sleep max.
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A travel blog entry by dreams2reality on Mar 07, 2013

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... wave. The first two waves I caught I wasn’t able to stand up, but the third wave I actually stood up! It was an amazing feeling, the only bad part was that it only took ten seconds to ride the wave in towards shore and then you had to paddle for twenty five minutes back out. But it was definitely worth it!
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A travel blog entry by nicklarge1989 on Dec 28, 2012

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... themed explosives. I have a photo of the hen that ***** pellets, but I didn’t buy any fireworks. Nonetheless, there was a significant amount of fireworks purchased- including the illegal/underground fireworks for the girls. They are very small and make a small but loud pop when thrown at the ground hard. They are illegal because children put them in their mouths or pockets and suffer burns. They also scare the **** out of me every time they go off. Even if I was the ...

El Tunco, The Beach Town That Impressed Me: Day 1

A travel blog entry by mgrewal on Sep 01, 2012

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... exactly were, I ordered a cheese papusa and a coca cola. Total cost of that was $1.00. When I got the papusa, it looked like a tortilla, but I could see the cheese baked inside the tortilla. As soon as I had my first bite, I realized how amazing papusas were. I quickly ate my first papusa and immediately ordered another one. One thing I also remembered about the cokes in Central America was they used real sugar and they came in glass bottles. Coke definitely tasted a lot better in ...