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“Clean, safe, friendly”
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Joan's Hostel
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Clean, safe, friendly”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

We stayed at JoAn's for a few days--what a lovely place. It's super clean and quiet, located in what seemed to be a safe part of the city. I didn't feel unsafe walking around alone, even around dark. It's close to plenty of restaurants, within walking distance of the museum area and a big mall. There are two indoor sitting areas plus an outdoor living room and patio with a tv/garden/dining table area. All really nice. We didn't use the kitchen, but it seemed adequate. There's a fridge with drinks in it and a notebook to record the price, which is nice when you don't want to leave. The wifi is fast and reliable and there is a second router upstairs, so there's no worry about the signal not reaching.

The thing that sets JoAn's apart, though, is Ana, the owner. She was super friendly and helpful--let us borrow a map, showed us where things were and how to walk there, and told us about places that would be interesting for nightlife. (Plus, she speaks fluent English, which is helpful.) She also gave us information about day trips and told us exactly what buses to get and where to catch them, which was really helpful--San Sal has SO many buses. And, she gave us a local cell phone to use for free in case we needed to call her and ask anything. When we left, she called us a taxi.

Room Tip: The dorms are a bit crowded, but the beds are comfortable.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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JoAnshostel, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
We thank you very much!
We are doing all we can to help the backpacker in all possible ways!!
It is really a pleasure to take care of our clients....we treat them as good close friends!!
Hope you come back soon!!
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

First place I stayed on my trip. Anna is very nice and helpful; full of advice and just all around nice and sweet. The Hostel is newer and very nice; located in a University district not a far walk from a major bus stop, the mall, stores, etc. Anna has all kinds of suggestions on where to go and what to do.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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JoAnshostel, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
We are very happy to hear that you feel comfotable and taken care of! that is our goal and we are happy to know that we are getting it!
We will continue improving and fixing what needs to be fixed!
Thanks alot!!!
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Property: Joan's Hostel
Address: Calle del Mediterraneo 12 | Colonia Jardines de Guadalupe, San Salvador, El Salvador
Location: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in San Salvador
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Number of rooms: 6
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