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Leon, Nicaragua
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I hesitate to give the hostel such a low rating because the owner is seriously awesome. She is knowledgeable and passionate about the country and I was very happy I followed her suggestions for places to visit, transport to take, etc. It's just really unfortunate that the place is in such poor, decrepit condition (it was generally clean but needs... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

My friend and I stayed at Ximena's for three nights in San Salvador. As everyone else has said, the location is good. It's safe, and only a short walk from several bus lines and the MetroCentro mall. Maya Burger is a local comedor, and it appears to be open all night. Staff there were great, even allowing us to chill... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We started our Central America trip in ximenas and it turned out to be a great decision. The location is great to get your bearings in San Salvador, close to the huge metro centre, tons of places to eat nearby and great local places 2 mins down the street, all the cheap beer and paposas you could ask for. It's... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in room 9 which is right by reception. It was just a tiny bit wider than a double bed. Thankfully there was a private bathroom and a small amount of space for bags etc. Patio area was small and very enclosed, not amazing. Hotal staff were really helpful, we were getting a Tica bus very early and they... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We stayed at Ximena's for two nights, mainly just to break up the travel from Guatemala to Nicaragua. The location is nice as it is in a safe area, which is probably its largest benefit. We stayed in the private room with private bath, which was a nice size, and it was a surprise that they had hot water. However... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

We stayed for two nights, in a private double room. The hotel was located just off Boulevard los Heroes, and in a safe residential neighbourhood. It was very convenient for buses and the large mall. The owner, Lena, was also very helpful with information on places to see, transport, etc. The rooms were overall adequate and relatively clean, but the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Sure, prices are listed, along with the amenities, but this place comes with petty and quite ridiculous charges on the backend of your reservation. They charge $5 for use of a locker in one of the world's most dangerous cities. Hostels offer this to give their patrons peace of mind during their stay in communal settings. There is no functioning... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Norwegian owner Lena provides guests with a hot shower, kitchen, lots of easy transport connections, large dining room are for groups, and it is quiet. The area is very safe and almost right across from the Metrocentro mall, cinema, and restaurant complex. The owner is also very helpful at organizing transport in and out of the city as well as... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Ximena's for 2 nights in a private room with a private bathroom. Accommodations were relatively expensive in San Salvador according to our research. I think we paid $20 a night and that was the cheapest we could find. The room was fine, but not well taken care of, the bed was comfortable enough. The bathroom was very... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night on our way to Honduras. Room was ok size & clean & good comfy bed with a nice clean on suite bathroom. Our room was the nearest to reception but was quiet at night & we did not get disturbed at all. You would not know you were in a capital city from the location it... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 and everything you need as a traveler such as banks, pharmacies, malls, restaurants, bars, cinemas etc. are all within walking distance.There are both basic dorm rooms with shared bath and hot shower as well as private rooms with private bath, hot shower, cable TV, ceiling fan and A/CIn the common rooms, roof terrace and patios, travelers from all corners of the world meet up and enjoy each other’s company while sharing information and making travel plans. Our helpful staff provides tourist information and first hand information on subjects from bus routes to embassy addresses as well as tourist destinations all over the country. Founded in 1983, Ximena's Guest House is one of the oldest hostels in town and we have throughout the years specialized in foreign travelers and NGOs. Our services include internet service, phone calls via Skype, cable TV in common room, safe deposit lockers, book exchange, laundry service, restaurant, tours and transport services etc.Another advantage by staying here is the personalized and up to date tourist and travel info we provide our guests.Ximena's is a place travellers feel at home and love to come back to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ximena's Guest House

Address: Calle San Salvador # 202A | Colonia Centro America, San Salvador, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
Price Range: ₹ 1,159 - ₹ 2,114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“Whatever it is, ask for an upgrade for free. You deserve it at that price!!”
 of 5 bubbles Namastekelly, 2 Jun 2014 | Read review
“just make sure there is hot water.”
 of 5 bubbles Ilovetravel098, 29 Nov 2013 | Read review
“taxi from the tika bus station is usually 5 dollars, the us dollar is the local currency. when you get a taxi from the hostel, the staff will help negotiate the price to insure you are not over charged.”
 of 5 bubbles sailCatcaptn, 21 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Their website offers a list of all their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles KanadianOnTheRoad, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are better”
 of 5 bubbles RogerW112, 21 Jan 2013 | Read review
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