Hostels in El Sunzal, El Salvador

1 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in El Sunzal

Party Hostel
"…However, the shared bathroom is serviceable and clean, although not in the newest condition. The dorm is one of the few places you can book online in the El Tunco and El Sunzal areas. There are … More
from $7.50

Hotels in El Sunzal

"…We are a great choice for surfers, wanderers, adventurers and people seeking beautiful views and sunsets. All rooms are very private and all have a balcony overlooking the mangroves, the river and … More
from $27.88

Apartments in El Sunzal

Eco del Mar


Free Breakfast
"…Eco del Mar awaits you in Playa El Tunco, live the experience of adventure and world-class surfing within walking distance. Eco del Mar Policy and Condition: Cancellation Policy: 72h before … More
from $44.00

Hostels in El Sunzal, El Salvador

1 hostels available. Prices start from $15.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know El Sunzal (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Guess what? El Sunzal is also named and spelled Playa El Sunzal - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

El Sunzal is a surfer’s paradise – but this beautiful tropical destination offers a lot more than just great waves. Over the last several years, El Sunzal has become one of the most visited tourist stops in El Salvador.

Backpackers can take advantage of the inexpensive hostel options available in this town, but there are plenty of elegant hotels and charming bed and breakfasts in the area for visitors to choose from, as well. Hostels are probably the most popular accommodation choice, since guests in this town are generally looking to spend most of their time on the beach or in the water, not in a busy hostel or a fancy hotel room.

El Sunzal isn’t a destination for people looking to explore rich history or experience cultural heritage – this is a place where tourists go to relax and enjoy the slowed-down pace of life in the tropics. There are still some opportunities to get active, though, with watersports, hiking, cycling, and even exploring the many caves along the coastline. Of course, surfing is still the main draw for most visitors, but even if you’re not a surfer, it’s nice to just spend the afternoon on the beach, watching the experienced pros cruising along the waves.

With a thriving tourism industry, El Sunzal is home to a great selection of restaurants and bars. Whether you’re looking to enjoy familiar international foods or feeling adventurous enough to sample some local cuisine, there’s something to suit any budget or appetite. There’s also a bustling live music community here, so be sure to stop by some of the bars or outdoor stages to take in a show while the sun goes down.

Only 35km from the capital city of San Salvador, El Sunzal is an easy taxi ride away – or, grab a shuttle bus to bring you from the airport. Public transportation is also available, and is a cheaper option for travelers on a budget.

Written by local expertz for El Sunzal

Written by local expertz for El Sunzal Jakob Lombardi

El Sunzal Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in El Sunzal, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 1
Average dorm price $15
Cheapest Hostel in El Sunzal Hostal El Balsamo with $15
Party hostels in El Sunzal Hostal El Balsamo (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about El Sunzal Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Playa El Tunco (0.9 Km / 0.6 mi.)
El Zonte (5 Km / 3 mi.)
La Libertad (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Jicalapa (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Nueva San Salvador (23 Km / 14 mi.)
San Salvador (30 Km / 19 mi.)

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