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“Chaos hostel” 2 of 5 stars
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Visitenos en Km. 42, Tamanique, El Salvador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Tamanique B&B and Inns
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Chaos hostel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

They dont have fix prices means they change it every day or even for every client! They try to put you in the expensive rooms and told us the dorms were fullybooked but there were empty beds in! We should pay the same price for shared bathroom than our friends with private! The toilets were clogged all the time! Staff is unfriendly

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Had a great time here.

It is a good spot for backpackers, right near the beach with a full kitchen for cooking as well.

The pool is good & it is a great spot to laze around during the day with a big property with many accommodation options!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Salinas, Rivas, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

You have everything here. Wifi, self service kitchen, pool, television, AC. The location is perfect. The front desk kids are friendly and understanding.

I have stayed here on multiple occasions because they look out for their guests. I can't remember how much we payed but it was cheap considering we had AC and all the amenities i mentioned.

Bottom line, if you dont want to waste money on other palces, go for Tunco lodge. It is a bargain.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tunco Lodge offers more than the typical backpacker hostal at very competitive prices. Free WiFi, air conditioning and a large clean pool make it a great place to relax before and after spending the day on the beach. The rooms were also clean as can be. Only downside: the showers and bathrooms. Only 2 of each and they weren't cleaned too often. Other than that, I'll surely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Corozalito, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have been an avid beach go-er at El Tunco for three years. I have stayed in numerous hostels in the area, and have now decided upon the best in the area: Tunco Lodge. There's swimming, a bar, food, relaxation areas with flat screens, billiards, and hammocks. Also, Its right in the heart of El Tunco and only a few steps away from all of the local spots and the beach. They have direct shuttle services to the airport, guatemala, etc, if you need it. They'll arrange everything as well. And honesly, the atmosphere and vibe are just as great--and the place is beautiful! You can have your privacy or meet a lot of fun travelers and local salvadorans as well, take your pick really. This place is great!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monroe, Wisconsin
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights and was pretty happy with the comfortable 7 person, air conditioned $8 dorms.

There is a nice pool with lounge chairs, another social area with ping pong and more tables, another area with hammocks, a table, couches and a tv with movies/cable. And yet another spot with a pool table. There is also a room with computers and a communal kitchen-- top it off with some Wifi and this place has everything a traveller/backpacker needs.

Downsides- not on the beach. Also there are no lockers and I was always slightly paranoid about my stuff.

A good place if you want to party in Playa Tunco

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turnhout, Belgium
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Tunco Lodge in El Tunco is a perfect place to stay when you want to go surfing. The room was very big and clean. The coast in El Salvador is very hot and the ventilator was very much needed. Our room didn't have airco. There's a fairly big swimming pool. We used it a lot! The guest kitchen could use some extra gear since there are only a few broken pots and pans. But as there are no stores in the entire village to buy food. You have to go with a bus to town to do shopping. We didn't feel as if the staff was very welcoming or friendly. Only the night guard was talkative and nice to us. WIFI is available.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Visitenos en Km. 42, Tamanique, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > Tamanique
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Tamanique
Number of rooms: 30
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Tunco Lodge Hotel & Restaurant El Salvador/Tamanique

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