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“Large room, not cosy at all”
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Hotel Happy House
Ranked #36 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
Uppsala, Sweden
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Large room, not cosy at all”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our room was very big, however not cosy at all... The bathroom was old and with minimalistic interior. Cleanliness okay. Avoid checking in when they offer you a room towards the side of the main street. It was extremly loud and smelled extremly like exhaust / smog! We got up at 7 am and it was extremly hot, loud and bright in our room as we had no curtains and the sun was shining directly into the room.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2010

I stayed in the Happy House Hotel for a week in July 2010, whilst travelling in El Salvador.

It is an excellent budget hotel, with rooms priced at USD 15-20, and including air-con, cable television and private bathroom, plus free wireless AND a computer that you can use if you have not brought your own.

Happy House Hotel is in a great location near the large Metrocentro shopping centre and the numerous restaurants that are located in the area - there are also a couple of laundrettes within 1 minute walking distance. There is a great bar called La Luna which is about 10 minute walk away, thoroughly recommend that as well, the beers are cheap and the live music on the two nights I went (reggae one night and Cuban salsa the other) was excellent. I felt safe walking back to my hotel after dark.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and helped me find my way around the city and surrounding area by public transport, to the numerous tourist attractions that are located in the outskirts of the city. Similarly, when I caught a cold one day, Berta was extremely helpful in recommending some medicine for me.

I had an awesome week in El Salvador, and my experience at the Happy House Hotel was definitely a large part of the enjoyment. Thoroughly recommend you staying there if you are looking for budget accomodation in San Salvador.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Maryland
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Reviewed 25 November 2007

I stayed at Hotel Happy House for the month of february 2006. It offers a secure, comfortable place to stay. There is a laundry next door and a secure mall a few blocks away. It was not as quiet as more expensive hotels, but for $23 a day it was very comfortable. The people working there are very nice and accommodating

Stayed February 2006
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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed 27 March 2006

Check out the hotel's website. There's even an email address where I made my
reservation and had questions answered by Moises (one of the guys who works
there). This hotel is in a very nice area where I felt safe walking day/night
to & from the huge mall that was very near! Near tons of restaurants (try the
calzones & pizza across the street!)
Moises as well as the others who work here answered MUCHAS questions I had about
where to go, how safe is it to go downtown, etc. Ask them anything--they're so
helpful.
My room #5 was a nice big room for only me. There are only about 5 or so rooms
so reserve beforehand. My room had a TV, A/C, private bathroom with warm/hot
water heater. There was a water cooler with paper cups outside of my room.
They have a buzzer to let people in--so they see who you are before you get
inside. (Again, this place is secure)
The bed was firm as I like it--but not like a rock. I left early each of the 4
mornings I stayed there (Feb. 22-26, 2006) and skipped the breakfast that you
can pay 3USD-ish for if you'd like.
Check out their website & email them. (The more Spanish you know, way the
better!) At 21 USD per night, this place is definitely a bargain!!

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Property: Hotel Happy House
Address: Calle Los Sisimiles | Colonia Miramonte, San Salvador, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > San Salvador Department > San Salvador
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Ranked #36 of 53 Hotels in San Salvador
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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