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Hostal Cumbres del Volcan Reviews

85 Avenida Norte #637, Colonia Escalon, San Salvador, El Salvador

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114 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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This hostel is located in a safe area with an easy reference point (Crown Plaza) and numerous buses that can take you downtown (30mins) or to bus stations. Stores and food are located within easy walking distance. Wifi is good and reliable enough for Skype. Rooms are ok, with lots of electrical sockets and personal fans. There is no AC. Laundry is also available for a fee. Staff were very helpful in recommending day trips and which buses to take. The main staff also spoke perfect English.


Felt safe and the owner was very helpful! Felt like I could make myself at home


I was obviously concerned about the security situation in El Salvador - however the owner, Malcolm, is correct in what he says - great neighbourhood and unless you look for trouble (drunk at 2am) you are as safe as any major city. The hostel is next to a fancy mall and lots of restaurants. The owner was the type of guy who said 'let me find out' to every question and then actually did. The assistant was cool too. This is not a party hostel, excellent for atmosphere that means quiet


The staff was very helpful.


This hostel feels like a second home from the minute you walk through the door. The owner is a sweet man who happily gives travel advice and transport directions. We met a lot of friendly travellers and stayed much longer than we planned on staying.


Quite confusing to find but more down to weird street structures. Owner very knowledgeable and very helpful as well as other staff friendly. Not loads of hostels here but would definitely recommend staying here, good backpacker vibe, facilities, safe location and overall city seems very pleasant


This is a great hostel- good rooms and lots of people around. Location is very safe, in a nicer part of town with easy bus rides to other areas. Very helpful and friendly staff.


by far one of the best hostels i've stayed in. spot on modern and clean kitchen, cozy and perfectly furnished living room, huge rooms with huge bathrooms - finaly some space to put your things. after traveling for some time this place felt like home. area is safe, direct bus to the centre. nice terrace, welcoming staff. i stayed longer and would definitely come back


The hostel isn't really close to much, except for Plaza Futura which had really great (a bit pricier) food. On saying this, it's also not too far away from Paseo Colon. The wifi is really great here.


I really enjoyed my stay at Cumbres del vulcan. The staff was really nice and helpful, the price as low, and there was always an interesting mix of travellers to hang out with. I've heard (more than enough) that El Salvador can be a era dangerous country, but this hostal is in a very same area of town and I never felt uncomfortable in the 2 weeks I stayed.

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice place, good kitchen and lounge area. In a nice neighborhood, though somewhat removed so you have to be prepared to bus to get anywhere. Security could be better - there was never anyone manning the front door (which was odd, because even toy stores have armed guards in El Salvador) and the only way to lock up your valuables was in a cabinet that the staff kept the key for.

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