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“Great stay, great place, great people”
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Joan's Hostel
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great stay, great place, great people”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We have travelled for 2 months, stayed in lots of hostels and this one is top dollar.
Very friendly and helpful staff, with quick laundry.
Clean and comfortable rooms and great lounge area.
Great for relaxing, not a party hostel, which was great for us.
Got great tips of places to eat and visit, Anna is a great hostess.
Needed to print bus ticket from web for early morning journey to Nicaragua, hostel office was closed but Anna's brother kindly drove and printed it off for us to save us a trip to the mall. Very grateful, thank you very much. Bent over backwards to help us.
Definitely home from home.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Danny6182
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you Danny and Ian!! it was really nice having you and really we try to make you feel as you are home.....but more spoiled...hahahhaha

thanks again!

ana
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

The foyer of the hostel is like a cosy living room- so welcoming in a strange city after a long bus ride. Anna and Rico take care of their guests like family. Anna offers fantastic advice on everything from restaurants to bus travel. Safe and clean. Thank you x

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank tatfrench84
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments! I hope you come back some other time!!!
ana
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

My friend and I spent 2 nights at Joan's Hostel in July. It was a wonderful experience. The hostel is clean, comfortable, and close to lots of transportation and plenty of places to eat. The neighborhood was safe, and the hostel was secure. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank elizabeth5460
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Hola Elizabeth! thank you so much for your comments! I can only say I love it that you love our place! Hope you come back pretty soon!!
ana
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We spent two nights at this hostel on our arrival to el Salvador and we will definitely return before the end of our trip!! The hostel is very clean with an excellent social area to lounge in. Ana speaks fluent English and was able to help us with everything we needed to know about the area including how to plan our trip to other parts of el Salvador. She also sent us an e-mail as soon as we booked telling us how to get from the airport including instructions written in Spanish to give the taxi driver. Shared shower room was very clean with a hot and powerful shower. Overall, a great experience, mostly as a result of having such a helpful and friendly owner.

Room Tip: We had a private room but would easily consider one of the dorms to save money
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank calison1357
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you so much Allison and Calum! I enoyed myself helping others...getting the best possible once here. I hope youre having a good time in el tunco and i´m looking forward for you to be back in san salvador!
thanks again for your kind comments!

ana
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I arrived at Joan's Hostel with a few problems that I needed to sort out before I carried on with my trip and did not expect to receive as much help as I received from the staff at the hostel.

From the word go, Rigo and Ana made me feel at home. The hostel is in a safe area of San Salvador and is in close proximity to various restaurants and shops. When you arrive, you immediately feel welcome and the hostel quickly feels like home. I moved here from another hostel in San Salvador and was so glad I did.

The rooms are clean and well maintained as are the bathrooms and the communal areas. Any help you need with any aspect of your trip is met with a 'can-do' attitude by the staff who will help you to arrange anything you need.

When I return to San Salvador in the future I will not even consider any other hostel. When there's a gem like this available, why stay anywhere else?!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank LMulligan1989
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your great comments! we are always willing to help and have a good time here in San salvador !! please come back soon!!
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Rooms and bathroom were clean. Though, there could had been more light in the bathroom (yay,hot water!).

Got great tips as to what to do for having only a day in San Salvador, as well as how to get there.

Safe neighborhood with plenty of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank mcolt06
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JoAnshostel, Propietario at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you so much for your comments! we will consider to change the light bulbs in the bathroom!! I hope you get to come back to San Salvador and visit us again!
ana
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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great comfortable place to stay in San Salvador. Ana the owner is quite amazing! The hostel has simple rooms, beds and sheets were clean and comfortable. The common areas feel much like hanging out in your living room at home. They offer free water and coffee in the morning. The location is very close to the San Benito bus Terminal. I felt very comfortable in the neighbor and was in pupusa heaven. Small places to dine and very cheap. Main busses a 5 block walk.

Ana goes out of her way to make sure you find what you are looking for in El Salvador. She is like a very cool Aunt who wants you to see the town and will gladly help you plan your next destinations travels. Rigo is there when Ana is not and is also great! Ana recommended places to stay in El Tunca and how to get there. She also was very knowledgable on how to get to my next stop in Nicaragua. If I'm every back in San Salvador I will be staying at JoAn's

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank ilikelemons
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JoAnshostel, Owner at Joan's Hostel, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Thank you so much for the time taken for your review!
We will continue trying to be there for every single person that comes to visit, to make your stay special!
Come back to El Salvador!

ana
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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