Hostels in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Get to know San Salvador (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 San Salvador. To help you make friends with San Salvador before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador, as well as the financial, cultural, and social center of the country. The host of many Olympic-level tournaments, San Salvador has much to see; do; and of course, eat. The city offers an impressive list of everything from music concerts, art, sports, architecture, and dining.

As with all big cities, San Salvador hostels range in price and location. They offer something for everyone and an array of prices for all budgets. The amenities in San Salvador are never far, with the impressive public transportation system. The city also offers a large international airport as well as several coach bus and shuttle companies for destinations reaching from Panama to Mexico. Many travelers find El Salvador very accessible due to its use of American currency.

The downtown area boast an impressive amount of buildings in the colonial Spanish style. These are easily enjoyed via guided tours or by just sitting on the patio of a cafe and sipping on an espresso. Like most Central and South American cities, your trip is not complete without visiting the center square and adjacent cathedral.

If something more exciting is your style, San Salvador has the largest soccer stadium in Central America and the Caribbean with a maximum crowd of more than forty-five thousand screaming fans. Celebrate a victory over a cold beer at one of the many bars and clubs of the large nightlife district. Or hope on a quick shuttle to the beach and get ready to catch some mighty Pacific Ocean waves!

Written by local enthusiast for San Salvador hostels

Written by local enthusiast for San Salvador hostels Fro

FAQ about San Salvador Hostels

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

A hostel in San Salvador costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in San Salvador with private rooms costs on average $45.
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La Zona Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in San Salvador.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for San Salvador

Your Packing List for San Salvador

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Salvador and El Salvador.

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.

Get your full Packing List here

San Salvador 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 San Salvador, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$45 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in San Salvador
Ximena's Guest House is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in San Salvador
La Zona Hostel is the best rated
Most San Salvador hostels are located in
Colonia Escalón
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

La Libertad (27 Km / 17 mi.)
El Sunzal (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Playa El Tunco (30 Km / 19 mi.)
El Zonte (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Jicalapa (38 Km / 23 mi.)

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