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Los Pinos Casa de Huespedes: A Good Place in a Good Location in San Salvador

Although it was a bit more pricey than what we wanted to spend, we really enjoyed the room. It was in a great location in San Salvador located close to Metrocentro mall and Blvd de Los Heroes. Our room was in the upstairs of a building in the backyard. It had a little balcony, a large room and 3 comfy beds. Stayed here a little longer because of getting slighty sick. For the price it should really have had a television as I believed some of the other rooms had one. The price includes breakfast which was your standard breakfast food. The maid was really nice even though we had language difficulties. The shower was mostly cold with the occasional warmish water. The main house was very clean and the yard was well kept. They had a couple of turtles wandering around in the backyard.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 13, 2007
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  • Sibi3 profile photo Sibi3
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Casa Frolaz: Home-style accommodation in Sta. Ana

As it is not included in the 2004 version of the "Central America on a Shoestring" Guidebook, it is a hardly known accommodation. The hostel is the owner's home and you really feel like being at home there. It's equipped with a lot of personal things and souvenirs. Xavier (he is the owner) told me, that he wanted to do something and heard that there are only a few backpacker's in El Salvador. Therefore he visited some existing ones to get an impression about what a backpacker looks like and decided to open his home for us!

From the outside, it does not look like a backpackers at all, which is not a surprise as it is the owner's private home, too. It has only a few rooms (I just remember two of them), one with two beds and a bigger one. It's not at all equipped like a backpackers but really more like your own home. Don't miss it - it's one of the best places to stay ever!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written March 12, 2007

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  • easterntrekker profile photo easterntrekker
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Joya del Pacifico: A 5 star hotel for a bargain!

This is a resort built for the local wealthy people . They buy memmberships but as a person out of country you can book a night here . It´s fabulous , right on the beach with a couple of wonderful huge pools , bar . restaurant and top service . It´s a place to unwind . We were the only people there for 2 out of 4 days!

What a deal at $65.oo a night!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Seniors
  • Written February 4, 2007
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  • thelukey profile photo thelukey
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El Manzano Ecological Park: The Cabins at El Manzano

These were my digs the second time I hiked from my home in La Laguna to the El Manzano Ecological Reserve (which is located in the Department of Chalatenango, alongside the road that leads from Dulce Nombre de María to San Fernando). Four walls, a roof, a bed, and an outhouse nearby – what else do you really need? The woman who coordinates the El Manzano project – which includes hiking trails, swimming holes, an athletic field, a coffee cooperative, a cafeteria, a small FMLN museum, and a tiny crafts cooperative – told my wife and I that some if not all of the cabins would soon be upgraded. Until those upgrades are realized, a night at El Manzano will set you back a reasonably $5 per person.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Eco-Tourism, Hiking and Walking, Budget Travel
  • Written August 11, 2006
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Gone With The Wind


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Hotel Pacifico: El Mahawal

For $18 USD I and two cousins stayed in this hostel which had great views, 2 pools, showers, waterslides, a private beach and parking. The room was a single and had a small bathroom. It was great.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 16, 2005
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Isn't it pretty?


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Hotel Ver-Mar, Playa El Palmarcito: Hotel Ver-Mar, Playa El Palmarcito

Hotel Ver-Mar is not only the best lodging option around; it’s also the only option around. Run by a friendly family, the Ver-Mar offers five simple, clean dorm-type rooms (some with bunk beds, others with the traditional kind) with fans and a single shared bathroom for $5 per person. There’s also a TV lounge, and outside you’ll find a small wading pool, a few gazebos equipped with hammocks, and plenty of shade from the tall mango and coconut trees that fill in the tropical setting. The only thing that could possibly bother you would be the vocal local frog population.

$5 per person, just a couple hundred yards from the Pacific, and it’s neither a grungy surfer dorm nor a sleazy no-tell motel.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Surfing, Backpacking
  • Written May 15, 2005
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Las Flores de Eloisa, Apaneca: Las Flores de Eloisa, Apaneca

Las Flores de Eloisa, located on the highway at km. 92.5, three kilometers west of Apaneca, offers five charming cabins nestled into a nursery, as well as a small gift shop and a little outdoor cafe that serves breakfast, sandwiches, and desserts. Each cabin has a private bath with hot water and a patio with table and chairs. If they could just do something about the noise from the buses and trucks that pass by on the highway all day long, this place would be nearly perfect. As it is, its beautiful setting, along with extra little touches like fresh-cut flowers placed in each room daily, make Las Flores de Eloisa one of the best hotels in El Salvador in its price range ($19.50 - $30).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written May 15, 2005
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El Mirador, Juayúa: El Mirador, Juayúa

If you plan on taking a few days to explore some of the various hiking destinations that surround the town of Juayúa – destinations include the Río Monterrey, Los Chorros de la Calera, the Route of the Seven Waterfalls, the Laguna Verde, and Los Naranjos – one pleasant, reasonably economical lodging option is El Mirador. Clean, basic rooms with private bath and a fan start at $10. The third-floor dining area, which serves as a nice indoor observation deck, has a large TV available for the use of hotel guests, and an attached “comedor” serves all meals. Call 2452-2432 to make your reservation.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Hiking and Walking, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written May 15, 2005
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La Escondida Bed & Breakfast, Juayúa: La Escondida Bed & Breakfast, Juayúa

A destination unto itself, La Escondida Bed & Breakfast is located 7.5 km northwest of Juayúa in the hamlet of El Portezuelo. The place to stay for adventure-seeking travelers who aren’t pinching every last penny, La Escondida offers guided hikes (to a nearby geyser, the Laguna Verde crater lake, and a small mountain-top cloud forest), mountain bike downhill tours (on good-quality bikes), horseback tours (on Peruvian pacers – a far cry from the typical Salvadoran nag), and even motorcycle tours. Located at the entrance of a private park that includes more than 1,035 acres of coffee plantations and cloud forest, it offers an attractive, comfortable four-room lodge with three bathrooms, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, stereo, TV, and DVD. The full lodge, with room for as many as twelve people, is available for $150 per night, while a single room, with space for three guests, costs $60. All lodging prices include breakfast. Camping is also an option during the summer months (November – April), for $8 per person (tents, sleeping bags, and other accessories are all available for rent). Owner Julio Vega, who speaks fluent English, can be reached at his cell phone, 7888-4552.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Cycling, Camping, Hiking and Walking
  • Written May 15, 2005
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El Portazuelo geyser


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hotel Pasadena II: economic prices, fair enough

For only 10 USD i found a nice room, with shower and TV. well located beacuse i want to use the bus terminal early in the morning without care of walking at night.
Little garden and very quiet.
for 15 USD another with air conditioned.

Very convinience location, near the main Bus Terminal of Puerto Bus (to travel to guatemala or honduras)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking
  • Written August 6, 2004

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  • K-P profile photo K-P
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Hotel San Carlos: Convenient hotel when leaving San Salvador

This place is nothing special but its the best place to stay if your leaving San Salvador with Tica buses since they leave from the hotel early ( 5 a.m.) every morning. The rooms are clean but simple with there own bathroom but not very soundproof. You can buy drinks and watch TV in the reception. There are two nearby restaurants but you should be carefull walking around the neighbourhood after dark.

Close to the Tica busstation (the same building).

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written May 31, 2004
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Hotel San Carlos


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San Miguel

This place was a hotel with an attached casino. It was very nice, the rooms were clean and the food in the restaraunt was great. I would say it was one of the nicest places in San Miguel. Price per room was about $34 USD.

Attached casino (for those so inclined), pool, bar/restaurant.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written February 24, 2003

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Hotel Tropiclub: El Cuco's Family Retreat

This motel is behind a wall off a dirt road in El Cuco. Once you've entered the gates, you are in another world. Thatched roofed cabanas are often rented by local families for the day (hammocks are outside each one). There are also suite type accomodations with a/c and small lounge areas. They are far from luxurious but very comfortable and well kept.

There's a good, simple restaurant and bar along with a lovely pool. The grounds are well landscaped with a green lawn stretching to the gateway to the beach. We especially enjoyed watching the staff chase cows that had wandered from the beach onto the lawn. They threw coconuts at their haunches to chase them back on the beach.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 13, 2002
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The pool at Tropiclub in El Cuco


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San Salvador offers all kinds...

San Salvador offers all kinds of lodging depending on your budget. Check the www for these. They are all excellent, in very good locations and offer a variety of services. The most outstanding are: Princess, Intercontinental, Marriott, Radisson. For a complete list of hotels check this web site: www.elsalhoteles.com & www.hotels-elsalvador.com

There are several good hotels in the beach most of them on the Costa del Sol and La Libertad.

Make sure to visit the mountains in the north of the country, breathtaking scenery, nature, villages etc. There is a beautiful mountain hotel called Perkin Lenca. Check the website it's very good: www.perkinlenca.com. There is also another one in Chalatenango and one in La Palma (www.entrepinos.com)

For coffee plantations Apaneca offers good lodging options Las Cabañas is good and not far from there there is the Santa Lucia Farm and Inn (www.coffee.com.sv) it's very nice plus there is a small archeolgical dig. In the same area the town of Juayua has small inns and B&B's.

The colonial town of Suchitoto has also a few lodging facilities ranging from mid to low prices. Once again the web sites above contain good options depending on your budget.

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  • Written September 8, 2002
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San Salvador has many good...

San Salvador has many good hotels at very reasonable prices. The El Salvador Radisson Plaza...excellent service, good location, great swiming pool, balconies with views on the city or the volcano. However any other hotel will be just as good, there's a complete listing at www.elsalhoteles.com

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 26, 2002
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San Salvador volcano from the hotel's swiming pool


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