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Calle del Mediterraneo 12 | Colonia Jardines de Guadalupe, San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Managua, Nicaragua
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I read great reviews for JoAn's before we booked, but honestly I was a bit disappointed. First, we had a really difficult time finding the place, especially since there is no sign anywhere on the outside indicating it was JoAn's. We also did not have a great service. Whoever was working the desk was not helpful or readily available. Though... More

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analuisa67, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

I am really sorry you didn´t find our accomodations to your standards...I would like to explain to you that we decided not to put a sign outside the hostel for your own safety; you are more free to get in and out without people knowing it is a hostel.... When you contact us directly or we receive a reservation, I... More

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

After a very long bus ride from Nicaragua, we had booked to stay at JoAn's due to the location being near the Zona Rosa area. I had actually booked the wrong night on the hostel website and after I had received a prompt welcome email from Ana I noticed this and requested the change of date which she accomodated straight... More

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analuisa67, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

thank you so much for your comments! we are here to help and to service you! ana More

NYC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to give a 4 or 5 to this place after I left my passport and they were very helpful in getting it back to me. But ultimately I was not totally satisfied with the hostel largely due to the price. On my first night I paid$13 for a perfectly average dorm that usually should cost $8-10 in... More

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analuisa67, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Ross, Thank you so much for your comments! we take serious what you have to say about us...and we try to fix what needs to be better. We are all the time trying to keep the hostel clean and service you the best way possible. I am sorry about the misunderstanding it could have happened while your girlfriend came... More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

This was a brilliant first stop in El Salvador. The hostel staff were very friendly and welcoming, it had a lovely inclusive atmosphere. We enjoyed meeting the other guests in the generous courtyard area. The owner, Ana, was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and while the country, and spent a lot of time helping us to plan our trip, including... More

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analuisa67, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

thank you so much for your comments! We are here to help and to serve! ana More

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed in this hotel a full eight days from 01/01/2014--09/01/2014, we were very warm and very good service, whenever it encounters a problem, whether it is about travel or their trouble, the hotel manageress will be very enthusiastic, patient and meticulous for us to solve , provides us with a great convenience. Hotel facilities good, large bath is also... More

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Zhang and Su! it was a pleasure having you!!! It´s too bad I could not say goodbye the last day...but I do hope you have good travels!!! cheers! ana More

New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I did a lot of research on where to stay in San Salvador before booking my room and choose JoAn's based on location and reviews. I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed. While many other places to stay are located in inconvenient parts of the city for exploring in the evenings, JoAn's is very close to the Zona Rosa, Multiplaza... More

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Again....it is such a privilege to serve you, to make sure you have a good time here in San Salvador.... when I read this comments just makes me want to continue doing what we are doing it but better!! thank you so much it has been a pleasure to be there for you while you visit us!! hope you continue... More

Leon, Nicaragua
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I can't imagine a better place to land in San Salvador. The hostel is like a lovely home, full of comfortable nooks to hide and read a book or you can park yourself on the lovely garden patio. joAn's is clean, comfortable, has an excellent kitchen if you want to cook and is right in the center of a lovely... More

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We hope we get to see you again and perhpas this time we can finally take a night out to have some beers or do something! thank you again for your review!! ana More

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Jo An gives you perfect service and clean nice rooms for you to stay. When you enter into the house you feel at home immediately. Jo An also talks perfect English and Spanish so communication is very easy and she is very friendly and kind. Thank you for the all your advice and help.

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Thomas; We thank you very much for your kind comments! We hope everything goes well with both of you! And that you get to come and visit us!! ana More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Ana is a wonderful, helpful and friendly person who made our first visit to San Salvador a very positive experience. There was a book we wanted to buy (in English), so she rang some bookshops until she found one who had it, then reserved it for us under her name. We also saw her drive another guest to her favourite... More

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you guys for your comments! they really just encourage us to continue doing what we´re loving doing!! It was really a pleasure having you and serve you! ana More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
54 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We have travelled for 2 months, stayed in lots of hostels and this one is top dollar. Very friendly and helpful staff, with quick laundry. Clean and comfortable rooms and great lounge area. Great for relaxing, not a party hostel, which was great for us. Got great tips of places to eat and visit, Anna is a great hostess. Needed... More

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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Danny and Ian!! it was really nice having you and really we try to make you feel as you are home.....but more spoiled...hahahhaha thanks again! ana More

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Address: Calle del Mediterraneo 12 | Colonia Jardines de Guadalupe, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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