Hostels in Santa Ana, El Salvador

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

Santa Ana is the second-biggest city in El Salvador. Its colonial architecture, manageable size, beautiful surrounding natural landscapes, and comparative security compared to the capital city San Salvador make this one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city is conveniently located just off the Pan-American Highway, meaning that it is a more than worthwhile stop off on your way north into Guatemala, or south into Nicaragua.

The surrounding region is also blessed with outstanding beauty. Just eighteen kilometers south of the city, Lago de Coatepeque is a beautiful lake that is formed inside a volcanic crater. Along the banks of the lake are a number of bars and restaurants, although you will pay a premium to dine here (by El Salvador's normally cheap standards). Just to the west you will find National Park Cerro Verde, which features an active volcano (the Volcan de Izalco). You can hike another nearby volcano (Volcan Santa Ana) with the assistance of a guide. The hike takes around two hours and takes you to another beautiful lake formed inside the crater. Due to their close proximity to the city, both these areas can be done as a day trip from the city itself.

After a great day hiking, you can return to the city and your Santa Ana hostel, and take in the beautiful architecture that is mostly centred around the main square, Parque Libertad. The best examples are the Cathedral Santa Ana, the French-style National Theatre, and the Municipal Palace. The beauty of the collection of buildings surrounding the square rivals any other square in the whole of Central America.

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Ana hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Santa Ana hostels Elgrumpygringo

FAQ about Santa Ana Hostels

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

A hostel in Santa Ana costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Santa Ana with private rooms costs on average $45.
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Your Packing List for Santa Ana

Your Packing List for Santa Ana

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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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Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$45 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Santa Ana
1 Party hostels in Santa Ana
6.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Juayúa (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Izalco (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Apaneca (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Concepcion De Ataco (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Tamanique (47 Km / 29 mi.)
Santa Tecla (46 Km / 29 mi.)
San Salvador (53 Km / 33 mi.)

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