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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I traveled on a budget through Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador and this place is great. We moved over from Tunco lodge and we're glad we did. Our room was great with comfy beds, showers, AC and nice TV with great channels. Sometimes it felt a little cramped but the vibe was good and they have everything there from nice... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Papaya Lodge is a good budget hostel in El Tunco. The staff were friendly, and the rooms were clean, nice and close to the beach. really nice chill out / common areas! . If you are a surfer it is also very close to the great waves at Sunzal. Met alot of travellers here at this hostel as well. Great... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a decent choice in El Tunco and I was pleased to have gone to the fairly laborious effort of making a reservation - they do not offer online booking so it took emails and phone calls before finally getting a response - that said, once the line of communication had opened they were very responsive, including good comms... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The private rooms with private bath are excellent. Wifi works in the rooms, though overall the base service kinda comes and goes to be honest. Very clean rooms. Though the communal areas and kitchen could be kept cleaner. Elmur the operator gives good service and speaks good english. It is a hostel though in a tight environment, notwithstanding the private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Locally owned with perfect location, affordable beds and clean rooms. This place is constantly improving their facilities and services so they can fully satisfy your needs! The most helpful staff in Tunco. Thanks to everyone at Papaya Lodge, I will be back.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Was forced to change dorm room at 10pm, had been there three nights. They take your passports when you arrive which I never like either. Food is at western prices, and accommodation is relatively expensive for el Tunco. The internet is terrible, have stayed at El Tunco Lodge before which was better and cheaper in all the above aspects. The... More 

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Fuengirola, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

For the price of 11 dollars per night in air conditioned dorm Papaya Lodge is a great deal! Also private rooms available. Dorm was clean and spacious with NO squeaky bunk beds. That’s a plus. There are lots of hanging areas with hammocks and sofas. Nice pool area with couple of sun beds. This is a great place to meet... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly, and the rooms were clean. The kitchen wasn't very clean, but it was ok. The problem their is the water, I think, that smells really bad. Location- right in center, 3 minutes from the beach.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

If you are looking for a budget option in El Tunco, look no further. Papaya Lodge has spotless dorms and private rooms right in the center of town (a 3 minute walk to the beach). The owners and staff are very friendly and helpful. There are both fan and AC dorms - it is pretty warm in El Tunco so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

When I first arrived in El Tunco, we went back to Papaya 3 nights in a row to see if they had any rooms available and they were packed the entire time. It looked like so much fun- I saw tons of hammocks, people drinking by the pool, lots of young people my age. When we stopped back in El... More 

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Additional Information about Papaya's Lodge

Address: Km. 42, Playa El Tunco, Tamanique 1522, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > Tamanique
Price Range: $74 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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