I stayed here for three days with 2 other travellers. Although the sleeping quarters were tight, the friendliness and convenient location more than made up for it. The hostel is very homey and clean, I could have spent most of my time there, listening to stories from the other guest and enjoying the patio but, JoAn’s is within walking distance of a few great bakeries, a variety of restaurants, a grocery store and a short (cheap) cab ride to the mall. It was nice to get out an experience the local cultural life.
As I did not know what to expect from this hostel we took the room assigned to me because it was so affordable. Next time I will ‘splurge’ and take advantage of one of the other larger rooms, just because I like my personal space. The shared kitchen and bathroom were kept clean by the staff. The beds and linens were clean, soft and comfortable. I felt safe and secure at the hostel and while I was exploring the neighbourhood. The only real issue I had during my stay was trying to cross a busy intersection!
Anna the hostel owner was incredibly helpful and delightful (and fluent in English). She took our safety and need to have fun in to her own hands. She was a great asset to our trip, she did everything from arrange cab rides to recommended amazing locations for us to visit. Her knowledge of the country, the community and tourist site was extensive. All of her recommendations proved to be as great as or greater than we expected.
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- Joan's Hostel El Salvador/San Salvador
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