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“Relaxed Surf Hostel”
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La Sombra Hostel
Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

My girlfriend and I received amazing help from José and the La Sombra team considering we turned up at about 2.30am in the morning from Léon. In the morning I met José and was offered coffee and town/local surf information to get us out on the water ASAP.

We stayed one night in a private room which I believe is relatively new and was nice at a reasonable price. Because we didn't book ahead the hostel was fully booked on the next night (Saturday) but Manuel and José organized a room for us in the hostel next door so we didn't have to move very far.

We came back and stayed in a 4 bed dorm room for the next two nights at La Sombra to save our budget and for only $6 per night it was an incredible saving on our previous night at the other hostel.

La Sombra is a 30 second walk to the beach and a 2 minute walk to the shops.

During the high season make sure to book for the Friday and Saturday nights! Epic party night on Saturdays as the locals come from all over El Salvador to get loose.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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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
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1  Thank rooseM3
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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
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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
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2  Thank dillm
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Reviewed November 11, 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, traveled solo
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1  Thank Cristhian M
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
1  Thank bono_guido
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Reviewed November 30, 2013
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Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #4 of 28 Specialty Lodging in La Libertad
Price Range: $7 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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La Sombra Hostel El Salvador/La Libertad

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