Best Places for Backpackers in El Salvador.

Enjoy backpacking around El Salvador without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in El Salvador.

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Top 19 hostels in El Salvador.

These are the 19 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in El Salvador.

1
Europa Guest House B&B

97 /100

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Europa Guest House B&B

Guest House is situated in San Miguel, the small and familiar Europa Guest House B&B boasts a garden and a terrace. This bed and breakfast in a traditional building offers a shared kitchen and a shared lounge. The tour desk is available to assist guests in planning their days out. Located in a qu...
Europa Guest House B&B is a hostel in San Miguel. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Casa Verde Santa Ana

97 /100

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Hostel Casa Verde Santa Ana

The one 7-bed dorms have sturdy, large beds as well and a luggage stand / towel rack next to them. Each dorm has a separate bathroom for women and for men with powerful showers that provide hot water the whole day. Each bed has its own individual ventilator attached to the ceiling. There are two...
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3
La Casa Mazeta

94 /100

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La Casa Mazeta

We offer you four private rooms and one 6-bed dorm : - Private room no.1, ´La Piña´ has a double bed and a large private patio consisting of open-air hot water shower and toilet, plus patio furniture and hammocks. - Private room no.2, the Garden Room, is tucked away in the corner of our tropical g...
La Casa Mazeta is a hostel in Juayua. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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4
Hostal San Benito. Zona Rosa

92 /100

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Hostal San Benito. Zona Rosa

In this beautiful hostel, you can clearly see a particular atmosphere, warm and intimate, relaxing and welcoming. The kind of atmosphere that gives you the feeling of being at home, where every detail is made with passion, where each space deserves to be discovered. Hotel Boutique San Benito is a...
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5
Capricho Beach House

91 /100

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Capricho Beach House

Capricho Beach House is a small hotel situated at the beach front of the peninsula Barra de Santiago. This cozy and relaxed place is made in ecological style with palm thatched roofs, rustic motifs, wooden beams and the four rooms share a cool corridor overlooking the beach. The spectacular natural...
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6
Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Flor Blanca

90 /100

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Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Flor Blanca

Hostal Cumbres del Volcan, Flor Blanca is a small friendly hotel owned by a retired American and his Salvadoran wife. Our facility was formerly the historic Lopez Mansion which we have beautifully and faithfully restored with new hot & cold plumbing, and 4 new bathrooms in addition to the original 3...
Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Flor Blanca is a hostel in San Salvador. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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7
Papaya Lodge

89 /100

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Papaya Lodge

Papaya Lodge is the largest and most popular property in the city for backpackers. There is quite a large social atmosphere here, so if you are looking to make some friends and meet people. In the common areas have a television room, with multiple cable channels, an abundance of DVD’s and some books...
Papaya Lodge is a hotel in La Libertad. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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8
Hotel Juayua

89 /100

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Hotel Juayua

We've taken action on our guests' latest reviews! We apologize for not having the proper service and amenities before, now we've recently renovated the kitchen and increased and trained our staff so that we can please all your needs and offer you the best stay! Just a 5 minutes walk away from the ma...
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9
Casa Frolaz

87 /100

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Casa Frolaz

The difference to conventional hostels is that you will have the opportunity to contact with real Salvadorian people & talk about our countries, lives or local culture, share your experiences and adventures, or simply practice Spanish language. A place to exchange experiences, sleep, taste local...
Casa Frolaz is a hostel in Santa Ana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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10
La Zona Hostel

87 /100

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La Zona Hostel

LOCATION: Our location is one of the greatest, safest and convenient places to stay in San Salvador (no kidding). We're located at La Zona Rosa,in San Benito, one of the safest and touristic areas of San Salvador. Just crossing the street, right in front of the hostel, you have the TICABUS stati...
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11
Ximena

86 /100

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Ximena's Guest House

Ximena's Guest House is a cozy property in a residential neighborhood just two blocks off the main drive; Blvd. de Los Heroes. The combination of peace and tranquility and easy access to bus departures to all corners of the country makes Ximena's a great choice for lodging. This is a safe area a...
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12
Villa Florencia Centro

86 /100

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Villa Florencia Centro

Villa Florencia Centro is located in a historical concept ready to offer a good service to all our guests, has 26 rooms including single, double and triple rooms. We are a Hotel with quality and pleasant atmosphere to attend tourists and business people. The Villa Florencia has a cafeteria-style res...
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13
Tunco Lodge

72 /100

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Tunco Lodge

Hotel Tunco Lodge possesses several zones to relax and to rely, this way you can enjoy a pleasant conversation among friends or intimate conversations in pair, clearly after having enjoyed a few good waves in beach The Tunco, one of the best for the practice of the surf in La Libertad, El Salvador....
Tunco Lodge is a hotel in El Sunzal. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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14
Hostal Cumbres del Volcan

69 /100

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Hostal Cumbres del Volcan

We are a small Hotel with both Hostel/Dorm rooms and private rooms in a traditional Salvadoran house. We have a mix of private rooms, two (1 double and 1 triple) have Queen size beds, AC, Cable TV, and Private hot water bath. The other two private rooms are lower priced rooms with shared bath....
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15
Hotel San Mateo

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Hotel San Mateo

Hotel San Mateo is conveniently located in the heart of San Salvador Only 40 minutes away from El Salvadors International Airport, 5 minutes away to international restaurants, near to sports centers, universities, business center. Free Wi-fi We provide comfortable rooms which include: Private b...
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16
Kartagus Hotel Boutique

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Kartagus Hotel Boutique

Kartagus Hotel Boutique offers a garden,free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk. Also includes a terrace.Situated in San Salvador,A à la carte breakfast is available every morning at the property. The property is 2.8 km from San Salvador Bicentennial Park.The nearest airport is M...
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17
San José Hostal

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San José Hostal

A Comfortable and high quality Hotel located in a secure and well spotted location in San Salvador Our location is near 4 restaurants within safe walking distance at night (about 1 minute walk) as well as an easily accessible ATM (about 2 minute walk) that is also secure and within walking distan...
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18
Tropicalsurflodge Hotel

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Tropicalsurflodge Hotel

An ocean front paradise in the surf beach El Cocal located in La Libertad El Salvador. Beautiful construction in harmony with nature and a lot of vegetation. Rooms are comfortable with all you need to have a great vacation. Visit Tropical Surfing Lodge El Salvador, come and enjoy our promotions...
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Hotel Tazumal House

0 /100

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Hotel Tazumal House

private bathroom (hot water), air conditioning, cable TV. Facilities include - Complimentary Breakfast - Free Internet Access - Free WiFi - Credit Cards Accepted - Children Friendly - Telephone/Fax Facilities - Parking - 24 Hour Security. ------------...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in El Salvador.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in El Salvador.

If you're already planning to visit El Salvador - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Land of Volcanoes: Lamatepec

As many of you may know El Salvador is the smallest country located in Central America, but guess what? Is a country where you can find great volcanoes so this time we went to visit, in my opinion, the best volcano ever! And you will learn why. You can go by bus or by car to The Volcanoes National Park located between Santa Ana and Sonsonate. I would recommend you go by car, there is a secure parking lot so you can leave the car in a safe place. You pay for the entrance like $5 per person or less and you can choose to visit Lamatepec or Izalco Volcano. Well, Lamatepec is easier to hike than Izalco. And at the top of Izalco you don´t have anything but the great view. (Wait for it) Best way to hike Lamatepec Volcano Around 11 am the tour begins, but you have to be there like 1 hour before that time, you have to start walking to descend “El Cerro verde” there are so many steps going down that you will think that it´s gonna be easy, that´s what I thought the first time I went. And after 15 minutes going down, you have to start walking all the way up to the Lamatepec volcano. So this is what happens, you start walking and walking and you won´t see anything but trees. This is gonna last for 1 hour if you keep your pace. Then you start seeing a lot of big rocks and fewer trees so there are another 30 minutes of that, you will feel how the temperature is changing, how you suddenly start feeling the wind and the view, is getting better. You get to see a lot of paths made of rocks that is exactly where a river runs when it rains, also you get to see that the end of the hike is coming because you don´t see trees anymore, you only get to see rocks. This is the difficult part of the trip. Because you are tired and your legs are feeling a little bit shaky. However let me tell you my friend: the best part is coming.

Ana Cea

The 7 best places to visit in El Salvador

El Salvador is a country in the American continent, specifically in the Central American region. It has a host of places that delight the eyes of anyone. If you want to travel to this country or just want to know a little about this amazing place, you have come to the right place. On this occasion, I will show you the best 7 best places to visit in El Salvador. The election has been really difficult because there are so many wonderful places, but here they are.

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Land of Volcanoes: Lamatepec

As many of you may know El Salvador is the smallest country located in Central America, but guess what? Is a country where you can find great volcanoes so this time we went to visit, in my opinion, the best volcano ever! And you will learn why. You can go by bus or by car to The Volcanoes National Park located between Santa Ana and Sonsonate. I would recommend you go by car, there is a secure parking lot so you can leave the car in a safe place. You pay for the entrance like $5 per person or less and you can choose to visit Lamatepec or Izalco Volcano. Well, Lamatepec is easier to hike than Izalco. And at the top of Izalco you don´t have anything but the great view. (Wait for it) Best way to hike Lamatepec Volcano Around 11 am the tour begins, but you have to be there like 1 hour before that time, you have to start walking to descend “El Cerro verde” there are so many steps going down that you will think that it´s gonna be easy, that´s what I thought the first time I went. And after 15 minutes going down, you have to start walking all the way up to the Lamatepec volcano. So this is what happens, you start walking and walking and you won´t see anything but trees. This is gonna last for 1 hour if you keep your pace. Then you start seeing a lot of big rocks and fewer trees so there are another 30 minutes of that, you will feel how the temperature is changing, how you suddenly start feeling the wind and the view, is getting better. You get to see a lot of paths made of rocks that is exactly where a river runs when it rains, also you get to see that the end of the hike is coming because you don´t see trees anymore, you only get to see rocks. This is the difficult part of the trip. Because you are tired and your legs are feeling a little bit shaky. However let me tell you my friend: the best part is coming.

Ana Cea

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