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Ximena's Guest House

Calle San Salvador # 202A | Colonia Centro America, San Salvador, El Salvador
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Ranked #16 of 37 San Salvador B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What I loved about Ximena's Guesthouse is that it is a cool backpacker hub. El Salvador is a truly memorable and rewarding country to visit and using Ximenas as a base is what I did. Basically its in a nice neighbourhood just off Boulevard de Los Heroes, close to shops, bars, restaurants, post office, banks and a bus route. It... More

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Brisbane
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed here for only one night while I was passing through El Salvador. The place is a little difficult to find so make sure you have a good map/directions. The staff tried their best to help me although we did have some trouble communicating due to language barriers. The staff eventually called up Lena who helped me talk to them... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and was our first hostel in San Salvador. The manager Lena was amazing right from the start. She contacted our taxi driver we took from the airport and talked to us directly before arriving at the hostel just to make sure everything was going alright. She also offered any assistance or any additional information... More

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Berlin
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34 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We started our Central America trip in San Salvador and chose Ximena's for the first night. Lena (who speaks English) was a very helpful and nice! She arranged taxis transfers from the airport for our group. The staff is nice as well! However, we had rooms that really need to be renovated. They were not very expansive and we are... More

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Cork, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, the staff are nice. But I'm afraid I can't find many other redeeming features about the hostel. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm for $9.50, but wifi access was an extra $2 and so was the locker. I stayed for 2 nights so this makes it $11.50 per night, and for this no breakfast or... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed in the guest house for 2 nights in May 2014. Upon arrival the receptionist couldn't speak English but she did telephone the manager (Lena) who did speak English. She was most friendly and did provide me with all the useful tourist information I needed. Despite the rest of the guest house appearing a little worn down, my room... More

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Miami, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Ximena's is quite run down and definitely lacks in atmosphere. Lena is really kind however, and when we had to complain about the first room they gave us, they upgraded us to a nicer one with no extra charge. Thank goodness because the first one was really a box underneath the stairs with the toilet seat falling off and the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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Address: Calle San Salvador # 202A | Colonia Centro America, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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