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“Best Hostel ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guesthouse El Balsamo
Ranked #2 of 2 Tamanique B&B and Inns
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1 review
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“Best Hostel ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Stayed here for one night. It was a very beautiful and clean hostel.
I have stayed in Hostels all over but this place was by far the best.
Veronica was so nice and full of great recomendations! They also accomadated our group of 3 girls.
We stayed in a private room which includes a restroom and it was so clean.
The beds were also very comfortable. I slept like a baby, which is usually really hard for me in a new bed! Veronica also got us a great tour guide who picked us up from the Airport in San Salvador. Oscar he was really sweet and honest.
It is only a short block from the ocean. Which is really nice because it is far from other busier places in the main strip, so in the evening it was nice and quiet.
The short walk to the beach was awesome especially since there are mango trees, so breakfast was a mango I found on the way to the beach!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

Myself and my boyfriend spent 2 months in El Salvador travelling the coast to surf and also visit the mountains. We kept coming back to El Balsamo in Sunzal! Veronica runs the place (along with her little boy who is very playful and a lot of fun!), she is fabulous, helpful and with a lot of knowledge for travellers. The room was very affordable, clean and we had use of an outdoor kitchen and bathroom all perfect for what we needed (there are dorm rooms and other rooms avaliable too), the place has a restaurant, hammocks, bar, internet and is minutes from the surf break. I cannot reccomend it highly enough as a place to chill out and enjoy el salvador from, she made our time in El Salvador and i would go back tomorrow if i didnt have to work!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Guesthouse El Balsamo
Address: El Sunzal km. 44 | Calle a la Playa, Tamanique 1522, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > Tamanique
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tamanique
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