Papaya's Lodge

The Review

Of the hostels here in Playa El Tunco, Papaya's Lodge is the largest and most popular among backpackers, despite also being marginally the most expensive. There is quite a large social atmosphere here, so if you are looking to make some friends and meet people, this is one of your go-to hostels here.

The Location

Papaya Lodge is right in the heart of all of the action in El Tunco and located right on the intersection of the two main roads that pass through the town. You will find that you are a three-minute walk away from the beach and just over the road from any food, ATM, convenience store, or bar that you could want. It has a superb location.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are an abundance of rooms here at Papaya Lodge. They have both dorm rooms and private rooms depending on what you are looking for. The dorm rooms have bunk beds and are not overly spacious, but the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms here are located just outside of the dorm rooms with a couple of toilet and showers in the same block. The bathrooms are cleaned and maintained daily.

Common Spaces

Papaya Lodge has an abundance of space for its many guests. They have a kitchen area with all cooking facilities needed and fresh drinking water and a few tables where you can sit and eat meals. Papaya Lodge also has a pool that you can relax in on a hot day, if heading down to the beach doesn't take your fancy. While it is small, it is great fun and a nice place to hang around and meet people socially.

They have a television room, with multiple cable channels, a DVD player, an abundance of DVDs and some books with couches for sitting and relaxing. This is also a popular spot among guests to hang out and meet people. The upstairs part has quite a few hammocks for lounging in as well if you want to read a book or take a nap outside.


This hostel is super well set out, modern, and a great place to enjoy your time hanging out at one of the world's most popular surfing destinations.
by Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
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Playa El Tunco (El Tunco), El Salvador
(503) 2389 6027
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