Ximena's Guest House, San Salvador

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Ximena's Guest House Reviews

Ximena's Guest House is a budget hostel, in urgent need of renovations, in a safe and relatively central area of San Salvador.

The Location

Ximenas is situated just a block away from Boulevard de los Heroes, in Colonia Centroamerica. The neighbourhood is full of all the famous fast-food chains and doesnt have many typical Salvadoran options. It has, however, a very safe feeling to it, especially when compared to other parts of the capital, although caution at nighttime is advised there as well. The transportation links to other parts of the city are very good and within close walking distance you can get to a huge mall, a bank, a taxi stand, a small theme park, as well as an area with a bit of nightlife. More options regarding going out can be found in Zona Rosa, which is a fifteen-minute taxi ride away. The historic centre and the Oriente bus terminal can both be reached within twenty minutes by bus.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are budget dormitories and slightly more expensive ones on offer, as well as private rooms. Dormitories have an average of six beds per room, however, the mattresses are either paper thin or in a bad condition. The one fan provided per room is usually not enough to cope with the heat in San Salvador. There are private rooms to choose from as well -- either small and budget ones or more spacious ones.

The bathrooms are kept quite clean. No hot water is available, although this will likely not be an issue in San Salvador.

Common Spaces

When you go past the reception, you come to a small garden/smoking area equipped with a table, chairs, and a bench. This area provides a good point for meeting fellow travelers. In addition, there is a restaurant-like area where you can have a meal and there is also a functional but worn-out common kitchen available. In general, several things within the hostel do not work and you get the feeling that nothing has been fixed up for ages. Lockers are provided but for an extra fee, and so is Wi-Fi. The laundry service available is rather expensive.


If you are looking for a budget option to stay for a night in a safe neighbourhood while moving between cities, this could well be it. In any other case, when you take into account all the extra fees and the poor quality of the facilities, you can do much better nearby.

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building reception hallway garden dining area kitchen dormitory private common bathroom

Ximena's Guest House Reviews from the Web

I really liked this small and simple hostal run by a local. Our room was very simple and the hostal is very quiet, but if you just search a place to sleep and not a party hostal this is perfect. The small inner yard was beautiful and they also had a terasse which was open for the guests and with a nice view. I would totally come back, i felt so safe and super welcomed. Thank you!


Ximena's is a clean and quiet hostel in a good location with a stable wifi connection. It is very close to many restaurants, shopping plazas, and attractions. This is not a party hostel which makes it good for the mature traveler. The neighborhood that the hostel is located in is safe and quiet. I would stay here again!


To be honest, the person working there was awful and not at all helpful. Couldn't help you with anything and was trying to find something wrong so you hade to paying extra. The owner was very helpful, so that helped a lot.



-You will have plenty of bug bites

-You will smell smoke often. Smoking is allowed even right outside the room with the door open

-NO CEILING FAN like the listing says

-If you choose to stay here, make your reservation as early as you can to avoid any issues with the staff not having your reservation

The on-site staff don't know ANYTHING about San They speak only Spanish but are still no help.

The Owner can help with small things via WhatsApp. She knows


The mosquitos were so bad in the dorm room I think I got an hour or two of sleep at most. It was miserable all night


Dirty, really old, cucarachas in the room


Although very clean( despite a cockroach appearing) everything in this hostel is worn out and slightly broken with a very odd atmosphere,


This is a great hostel for the budget traveler. It is clean, quite, and safe. The location is excellent and it is just a short walk from many restaurants, gas stations, and the mall. The staff was friendly and attentive. I will stay here again when I return to San Salvador!



Ximena's Guest House is a cozy property in a residential neighborhood just two blocks off the main drive; Blvd. de Los Heroes.

The combination of peace and tranquility and easy access to bus departures to all corners of the country makes Ximena's a great choice for lodging. This is a safe area and everything you need as a traveller such as banks, pharmacies, malls, restaurants, bars, cinemas etc. are all within walking distance.

Ximena's has both basic dorm rooms with shared bath and hot shower as wel as private rooms with private bath, hot shower, cable TV, ceiling fan and A/C

In our common rooms, roof terrace and patios, travellers from all corners of the world meet up and enjoy each others company while sharing information and making travel plans. Our helpful staff provide tourist information and first hand information on subjects from bus routes to embassy addresses as well as tourist destinations all over the country.
Founded in 1983, Ximena's Guest House is one of the oldest properties in town and we have throughout the years specialized in foreign travelers and NGOs.

Our services include internet service, phone calls via Skype, cable TV in common room, safe deposit lockers, book exchange, laundry service, restaurant, tours and transport services etc.

Another advantage by staying here is the personalized and up to date tourist and travel info we provide our guests.
Ximena's is a place travellers feel at home and love to come back to.

Please Note:
We accept credit and debit cards but we add a 5% surcharge when you pay with cards.
Cash is accepted.

Check In Time: 2pm
Check Out Time: 12pm
18% Taxes not included

Location and Contact


• Ximenas is located two blocks from Blvd. de los Heroes.
• Take any bus to Metrocentro mall and walk to the intersection between Blvd. de los Heroes with Gabriela Mistral street.
• Go up between Texaco and Esso gas station and turn the first to the left. Then turn left again and you are in Calle San Salvador., continue up the streets for 20 mts. we are at the right hand side.



Address: Calle San Salvador # 202, Colonia Centro América, San Salvador, El Salvador

Ximena's Guest House is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Ximena's Guest House San Salvador (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +503 260-2481
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Air Conditioning

Cable TV

Credit Card Payments



Movie Library/Rental

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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