Joan's Hostel

Calle del Mediterraneo 12 , San Salvador, El Salvador | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from San Salvador

My Kingdom for a Working ATM!

A travel blog entry by ocelotscott

Sad to leave Suchitoto even if there's nothing to do...or maybe because there's nothing to do. Twas a nice old bloke on the bus at the start of my return trip taking the time to wish a total stranger a nice day...common practice in El Salvador, it seems. He could've totally ignored me if he wanted to. Well, I'm in a hurry...paint your own picture.< …

I Want a Salvadorean for Xmas (Preferably Female)

A travel blog entry by ocelotscott

So after checking in at an awful hour of my choosing, I consented to a full body x-ray to board my 6am plane out of Colombia. There must be something about me that says drug-runner. The good thing was the number of people on the plane - ten, I think, and for the first time ever, I was the first one aboard. I was hoping to have the plane to myself, …

Shotguns and shopping malls

A travel blog entry by tom.deluca

We were leaving El Tunco today to hit the big city lights of El Salvador for more partying. We packed our bags again and headed up the street to get the $1.50 air con bus into town. This was an experience we got to see all sides of el salvador in the one bus trip. San Salvador is a big dirty city with lots of shopping malls. We got to the bus …

A friendly welcome

A travel blog entry by catndeano


Thurs 5th Apr cont.

Around 12.30pm we arrived at the border and were swamped by money changers, then queued for half an hour to get stamped out of Guatemala. Good news, we didn't have to pay to leave and the mark made on our passports on entry didn't seem to mean a thing! We changed our Quetzals at an offical cambio de change and then got …

Life on the Road

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault


... needs that extra pair of pants anyways? I've already sent home my day pack (too big) and a quarter of a bag of clothes.

The competing longings of an excuse to go home, and a wish to live like this forever. Oh boy. It has been close to two months now. Longest travel experience to date. Only 8+ to go. I'm looking forward to settling in a couple places I can call home for a little while already. Maybe an organic farm in New Zealand or ...

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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