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The most centrally located option for this price range. I did not have any problems walking to the Terminal de Oriente, MetroCentro mall, or historic downtown during the day -- didn't try it at night though. For those who have trouble locating this place, it is one block north and east from the southeast corner of Stadio Flor Blanca. Room was clean and fairly large. Quick wifi. The only downside is that staff may take a while to open the door because they are not always at the reception.
Safe area, i never felt worried. Was able to walk to centro historico as well as metrocentro area with no problems, although it would have been a cheap cab as well. Bonus points to the staff who got up at 3 am to let me in after my flight on spirit was delayed a few hours. Not many people there, but that seems to be constant in el salvador right now. Not a brand new building by any means (and saw a couple of roaches), but comfortable and it looked like they were doing renovations when i left