Hostels in La Libertad, El Salvador

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Get to know La Libertad (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in La Libertad. To help you make friends with La Libertad before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

La Libertad is a small port town on the coast of El Salvador. It is the major hub for most of the small surf and beach towns in the surrounding areas. Here you will find major ammenities such as supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, ATMs that take both Mastercard and Visa, and markets that contain fresh fruits and vegetables and fish.

Getting to La Libertad is quite easy, as it is a central area for transportation. You can get chicken buses from here to San Salvador, San Diego, and down to El Sunzal and the El Tunco region for a fairly low price. This is important when considering your hostel in La Libertad, as most of the ones listed are not in the downtown vicinity of the port but a small way out in the surrounding areas; if you do not have a car, you will need to take the bus or a taxi to any of these hostels.

Of the things to do in the port town, you can wander around and visit the beach, the amphitheater down on the waterfront among the restaurants, or go investigate the fish market along the dock. They have quite an extensive market with other knick knacks through the central block, which is worth exploring briefly but does not take much more than an afternoon. There are plenty of day trips that you can take from here to waterfalls in the area, other beaches just for a change of scenery, or up to San Salvador to investigate the big city.

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FAQ about La Libertad Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in La Libertad. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in La Libertad. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in La Libertad costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in La Libertad with private rooms costs on average $16. shows all 2 Hostels in La Libertad. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 2 hostels in La Libertad, El Salvador. We list for you other cheap places to stay in La Libertad such as
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Your Packing List for La Libertad

Your Packing List for La Libertad

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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La Libertad 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 La Libertad, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$16 Average private room price
$15 Cheapest hostel in La Libertad
Papaya Lodge is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in La Libertad
Pelicano Surf Camp is the best rated
7.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Sunzal (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Playa El Tunco (6 Km / 4 mi.)
El Zonte (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Jicalapa (21 Km / 13 mi.)
San Salvador (27 Km / 17 mi.)

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