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Featured Hostels in San Salvador

Hostal San Benito - Zona Rosa
1.5 out of 5
Calle La Mascota Pasaje 2, #118, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, SS
The price is CA $14 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated in San Salvador, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Beethoven's Fountains and Monumento al Salvador del Mundo. Estadio Cuscatlan and Metrocentro are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Everything is amazing about this place... price, location, crew (super friendly), facilities, etc... the only thing is that the bunk beds on the female dorm are extremely uncomfortable, not the matress, but the bunk itself. All the rest, just perfect!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2019

Hostal San Benito - Zona Rosa
Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Col Escalon
2 out of 5
85 Avenida Norte #637, one block below the Hotel Crowne Plaza, San Salvador, San Salvador
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Situated in the entertainment district, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Plaza Futura and within 3 miles (5 km) of Monumento al Salvador del Mundo and Metrocentro. ...

Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Col Escalon
Hotel Casa Mía
3 out of 5
Calle La Mascota #2123, Colonia Maquilishuat, San Salvador
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Situated in San Salvador, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Olivos Plaza and within 3 miles (5 km) of Monumento al Salvador del Mundo and La Gran Via Shopping ...

4.3/5Excellent! (9 reviews)

"Lovely warm surroundings good typical breakfast ! Very safe however the owner has turned part of the home into elderly care so this can be uncomfortable for some people? But it’s clean safe with in a nice environment!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2019

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Hostal La Casa de Izel
2 out of 5
Hotel La Casa de Izel, Av, Manuel, Gallardo 3-2B, Santa Tecla, La libertad
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Situated in Santa Tecla, this hostel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Plaza Merliot and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from La Gran Via Shopping Center. Las Cascadas Shopping Mall is ...

3/5 (1 review)
Unhappy

"Very unhappy, they did not make my bed , I left in the morning for diligence returned at 7 pm and room was not clean. Trash was still there , toilet not clean. Also I saw couple of roaches ."…"

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

Hostal La Casa de Izel
Hammock Plantation
1.5 out of 5
El Palmarcito, Tamanique, La Libertad
The price is CA $43 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated near the beach, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from El Palmarcito Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Sunzal Beach and El Majahual Beach. Playa San ...

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Hotel Tunco Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
Km 42, Playa el Tunco, La Libertad, La Libertad
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sunzal Beach, El Majahual Beach and Playa San Blas. San Diego Beach and El Palmarcito Beach ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Great stay, helpful staff and clean rooms for great price"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2019

Hotel Tunco Lodge - Hostel
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Barceló San Salvador

Barceló San Salvador

4.5 out of 5
Ave Las Magnolias Y Blvd Del Hipodromo, San Salvador, SS
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
4.6/5Wonderful! (988 reviews)

"Installations are great, but overall the staff are the best. You feel like VIP person, they bring to you the best service possible of them. Excellent place for stay for business or vacations."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2020

Barceló San Salvador
Acantilados

Acantilados

3.5 out of 5
Km. 41 1/2, Carretera El Litoral, La Libertad, LI
The price is CA $240 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
4.3/5Excellent! (87 reviews)

"Everything is amazing! Food is incredible, room and bathroom very spacious and modern, bed pretty comfortable, great A/C, pool spectacular, and service is unbelievable, everyone treats you like you are the owner of the place!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2020

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Hotel Los Farallones

Hotel Los Farallones

3.5 out of 5
Km 41.5 Carretera Litoral, La Libertad
The price is CA $116 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.6/5Good! (216 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and the staff was very nice. The only thing that would need improvement is the food options. They should have a little more"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2020

Hotel Los Farallones
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in San Salvador, one of the 6 hostels here could be a great choice for you. No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in San Salvador for a good value, so you can save more for going out. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its entertainment venues and museums.

Hostels in San Salvador

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to look first:

Hotel Tunco Lodge - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Sunzal Beach. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries.

Hostal San Benito - Zona Rosa - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

Hotel Casa Mía - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and desks in all rooms.

Hammock Plantation - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. You'll find towels, showers, and linens in all rooms.

Hostal La Casa de Izel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find free toiletries and free bottled water in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit San Salvador?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically March and April, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 94° F and nighttime temperatures average 60° F
  • April-June: 94° F is the daytime average and 64° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 65° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 90° F during the day and 60° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.57 inches in a year

What Can I Do in San Salvador?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • National Theater
  • Estadio Cuscatlan
  • Metrocentro
Natural Features
  • Lake Ilopango
  • Cuscatlan Park
  • Beethoven's Fountains
Cultural Attractions
  • Tin Marin Children's Museum
  • Military History Museum
  • Museum of the Word and Image

Overall, San Salvador is known for its:

  • Entertainment
  • Tours
  • Museums
  • Cafés
  • Flowers
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants

How to Get to San Salvador and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in San Salvador (ILS-Ilopango), located 5.2 mi (8.3 km) away from the city center. An alternative is San Salvador (SAL-El Salvador Intl.), which is 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in San Salvador?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your money for going out during your vacation. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in lots of different forms, but they all have a few qualities in common, including low prices, a social environment, and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in San Salvador?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the highest reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking: Hostal San Benito - Zona Rosa - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a bar. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms. Hammock Plantation - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. You’ll find towels, showers, and linens in all rooms. Hotel Tunco Lodge - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Sunzal Beach. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries. Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Col Escalon - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. Hotel Casa Mía - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You’ll find showers, free toiletries, and desks in all rooms.
How many hostels will I find in San Salvador?
If you’re in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in San Salvador, one of Expedia’s 5 hostels might be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in San Salvador?
The weather is important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually March and April with an average temp of 78°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 76°F. Average annual precipitation for San Salvador is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in San Salvador?
In general, San Salvador is known for its local tours, museums, and cafés. Major attractions include Metrocentro, Monumento al Salvador del Mundo, and Estadio Cuscatlan. Get out into nature with places like Lake Ilopango, San Diego Beach, and Playa San Blas. Cultural attractions include Palacio Nacional, Centro Monsenor Romero, and National Theater.
What's the best way to get to and around San Salvador while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around San Salvador in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is El Salvador Intl. Airport (SAL), located 19.6 mi (31.6 km) away. Another option is San Salvador (ILS-Ilopango), which is 5.2 mi (8.3 km) away.

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