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“great place to make friends” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Sombra Hostel
La Liberta
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57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“great place to make friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

My room was clean and even the security guards were super friendly. The pool was constantly being cleaned and the hammocks are extremely comfortable. My favorite part is the communal kitchen and eating area which made it super easy to make friends wit other people in the hostel. Close to the beach and the road, safe, Jose is great. Only critique might be to keep track of your food as it was super packed and not cleaned that often. If you write your name on your food its no problem.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I had such a great time at La Sombra, great place, affordable, close to the beach, shops, SAFE and Jose was such friendly and accomodating person, coffee was awesome, kitchen is always clean and pool was great. I slept on the hammock outside my room both nights pretty much. The staff was friendly and accommodating. All in All fantastic place. Thanks Jose!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wilmar H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

The perfect place to stay in El Tunco. It's cheap, close to the beach, has a great pool and kitchen and is kept spotlessly clean. The hammocks are great too! Jose, the owner, is a really chilled and friendly guy who helped with recommendations on anything we needed - surfboards, restaurants etc. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about La Sombra Hostel

Property: La Sombra Hostel
Address: Calle Litoral Km. 42 | Playa El Tunco, La Libertad, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > La Libertad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 Specialty Lodging in La Libertad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Sombra Hostel. Within just a few minutes' walk you can enjoy the beach with 4 surf spots La Bocana left point, Bocanita beach break , Sunzalito beach break and Sunzal good right point. For just a few minutes' walk, you can enjoy Restaurants, Bars, ATN, Laudry and Mini markets and you can catch a minibuses to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Our accommodation is perfect for budget travellers and backpackers, we have kitchen which you can use, surfboards for rent, swimming pool, 24 hours security, wi-fi, and Free coffee every morning, Come and share the experience of Playa El Tunco with us. You will really enjoy your stay!! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
La Sombra Hostel El Salvador/La Libertad

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