Joan's Hostel

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 Dado Beach, Underground Ammunition Factory (Machon Ayalon), 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

Travel Blogs from San Salvador

Saturday R&R

A travel blog entry by chalmers2014 on Jul 05, 2014

4 photos

Left at 9:00 to drive to San Salvador to the University of Central America. Picked up Emillio on the way. Went to a museum in the university that is dedicated to the memory of some key people killed during the civil war in El Salvador in the early 80īs. Oscar Romero was a priest who spoke out against human rights violations and was murdered. Six professors, as well as a mother and daughter, were ...

El Salvador- El Tunco / El Cuco

A travel blog entry by daytraveling on Mar 24, 2014

15 photos

... After a few cuts and scraps, we got more thrashing than we did surfing. The rental board didn't help the situation but our inexperience showed :) Either way, it was one way (and maybe the only way) to spend your last day in a little surfer town. And it felt damn good to be back at the beach.

Wanting to keep moving, we spent 5 hours between 5 camionetas (buses) to arrive in El Cuco; supposedly one of the nicest beaches in El Salvador. Wow... If ...

Australians and Ping Pong

A travel blog entry by andycrandy on Jun 29, 2013

12 photos

... that was worth the trip in itself.

We had to make our way to the next town over called La Libertad for groceries and booze. But while we were there we discovered some thrift shops and had to shop a bit for some lady killer outfits. I found some awesome shorts but tragically they didn’t fit. Luckily my buddy squeezed into them and they weren’t wasted. So for the weekend we went all out with crazy style that included party shirts, ...

El Salvador!

A travel blog entry by jleecalv on Feb 22, 2013

2 comments, 23 photos

... big kiddies, and me getting sunburned. After lunch we wanted to go the next town down so we went and waited by the side of the road to see if we could catch a bus. We got on one and it cost like 10p each or something. The next town is called La Libertad and it was just like Blackpool. Tacky wee seaside town. The beach was manky here, not quite like the one we’ve been staying on which is gorgeous. We had come down here to try and get anti-malaria pills but they ...

Welcome to El Salvador

A travel blog entry by cthetravellady on Dec 21, 2012

8 photos

Its hard to describe it, but there is a slightly different feel here than in other countries in Central America. There is a national park called El Imposible which of course is challenging My Man just by its name, but we are going to spend our time surfing and lazing around, ending ...