Joan's Hostel

Calle del Mediterraneo 12 , San Salvador, El Salvador | Hostel
Prices starting from $25.00

Travel Blogs from San Salvador


A travel blog entry by zoeandluke


... too many we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed a pot noodle for diner as we couldn't see anywhere open to eat and San Salvador is known for being highly suspect at night!

Wow San Salvador is smelly, busy, congested, covered with markets people & things, it's pumping and edgy but what an experience. We ate a local breakfast of rice & beans, egg, tomatoes & bread before wandering around for an hour or ...

El Salvador by the sea

A travel blog entry by bteam1


... beers and a nice meal. The next day we didn't leave the hotel! We figured we were paying for it so may as well get the use from it, and also we had seen most oof San Miguel in our dive around the previous day and it did not excite us much. We caught up on some internet stuff, diary writing, afternoon napping, went for a run and a swim. It's incredible how enjoyable it was! Sometimes a bit of comfort goes a long way to reviving you for some more camping!

You can't stop the waves...

A travel blog entry by franso


... actually pretty cold here. We comfort ourselves with the thought of the worst spring in 40 years back home.

The tourist infrastructure is pretty decent in Guatemala, with convenient shuttle services linking the most popular destinations. But apart from that, it is a step back into time. A few observations during our time in Guatemala:

  • Electric showers that are electrifying (in one hostel, every time I put my head under the shower, I feel ...

Christmas in El Salvador

A travel blog entry by nicklarge1989


... accidentally stood on. Thankfully they were wearing shoes. The 9 of us then headed to the airport and went on our respective ways. It was sad saying goodbye to everyone again. A lot of his family members offered a place for me in El Salvador, which I must admit was very tempting. I didn’t get to see enough of the country- and with a local, everything is so much better. No dramas on the way back to Colombia. Arrived safe and sound… but counting down the days until I ...

Gatecrashing the El Salvadorian cricket dinner

A travel blog entry by tom.deluca

... program run mainly by expats. They have also got other people living in El Salvador involved (expats) but also the local kids (who go to the British school) it was quite an elitist event, which was interesting but not my cup of tea.

We sat on Adrians table, and everyone knew as the Aussie Backpackers. They had a couple of positions available coaching the team through the ...

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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