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Ximena's Guest House

Calle San Salvador # 202A | Colonia Centro America, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #12 of 37 San Salvador B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Due to a lack of wifi while in Cuco Beach, I didn't have a chance to thoroughly review potential guest houses in San Salvador prior to my arrival there. I remembered this one because of a flyer I saw while in Juayua earlier in the trip. While I applaud the owner for making a guest house available in San Salvador... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pro's: spacious rooms, oke bed, very attentive manager (Lena), in the "right" area, close to the bus and mall (Metrocentro). Con's: $30,- for an old and not so well maintained room; most of the water from the shower ends up at the wall, inventive stairways to our room and rooftopterrace..., hairs in our towels, etc. Overall: I would not stay... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in August 2013 and it was our first stop on our El Salvador / Guatemala trip. The guesthouse was everything we expected, with a few added benefits. We stay at 'cheaper' places a lot (hostels/guesthouses), and the television in the room with many channels was a big surprise and really great. Neither one of us speaks Spanish,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

we stayed at Ximena's Guest House for two nights. The rooms are basic, however the staff were very lovely and the accommodation is in a very safe and central part of the city. The owner was amazing and I highly recommend staying here because of her service and local knowledge. Lena gave us tips on where we could eat local... More

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Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I've stayed for 2 weeks in San Salvador, combining work with exploring the country and city. Ximena's is a great place: centrally located in a safe neighbourhood with lots of eating out options (both local and 'fastfood' places), good prices, the staff is helpful and friendly and the owner is very eager to help travellers with planning their stay in... More

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

My favorite lodging in san salvador, very good price. very safe. walk to town, 5 minutes. rooms are clean, dorm is clean. small kitchen, but better to go to the Pizza hut in town for meals. The European staff will give your local touring information and help you with bookings to copan and other interesting sites. a taxi will pick... More

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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Just arrived here to find a nice quiet clean hostel. Pretty standard rooms but the staff are so helpful. Lena the owner is coming to meet with us tomorrow to give us tips on what to see and which busses to take to get there. For a big city I'm pleased.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I feel just like Family when I arrive at Ximena's Guest House. I have been volunteering/working in San Salvador since 2006 and without the owners and staff at Ximena's I do not believe our trips would be as wonderful as they have been. The location of Ximena's is perfect for travel, food, shops and safety. The owner's and staff provide... More

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Since 2006 I have been a guest at Ximena's on an annual basis, while volunteering with a Canadian NGO, working with English teachers in local schools. The guest house is clean, with room airconditioners and hot showers. The room rates are very reasonable. Lena, the owner, has been a great resource, both in helping us negociate transportation to our place... More

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Sydney, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Clean rooms. Great location, walking distance to metrocentro, friendly staff, helpful with onward travel plans. We only stayed one night but would stay here again for the price. Air con worked and tv had several English channels. Comfy bed

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Also Known As:
Ximena's Guest House El Salvador/San Salvador
Address: Calle San Salvador # 202A | Colonia Centro America, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #12 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in San Salvador
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ximena's Guest House is a cozy property in a residential neighborhood just two blocks off the main drive; Blvd. de Los Heroes. The combination of peace and tranquility and easy access to bus departures to all corners of the country makes Ximena's a great choice for lodging. This is a safe area and everything you need as a traveler such as banks, pharmacies, malls, restaurants, bars, cinemas etc. are all within walking distance.There are both basic dorm rooms with shared bath and hot shower as well as private rooms with private bath, hot shower, cable TV, ceiling fan and A/CIn the common rooms, roof terrace and patios, travelers from all corners of the world meet up and enjoy each other’s company while sharing information and making travel plans. Our helpful staff provides tourist information and first hand information on subjects from bus routes to embassy addresses as well as tourist destinations all over the country. Founded in 1983, Ximena's Guest House is one of the oldest hostels in town and we have throughout the years specialized in foreign travelers and NGOs. Our services include internet service, phone calls via Skype, cable TV in common room, safe deposit lockers, book exchange, laundry service, restaurant, tours and transport services etc.Another advantage by staying here is the personalized and up to date tourist and travel info we provide our guests.Ximena's is a place travellers feel at home and love to come back to. ... more   less 
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