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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Awesome location for waves and not far to jump on a bus for cheap to get to the other beaches. We stayed a total like 2 weeks! We had 10 days of Spanish lessons with a local which was good definitely helped. No wind can ever get into the place so I suggest a air con room or maybe upstairs...

1Thank Natasha M
Jose P, Gerente at La Sombra Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback.

San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great hostel with nice location in playa El Tunco. Friendly atmosphere. Very chilled and nice place no noise good to sleep and relax. The facilities that are offered are great too. There is a pool, kitchen for guests and helpful staff. Definitely a good place to stay.

Thank Rolando F
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

stayed to nights at this hostel. we were a little bit annoyed cause they write on their page that towels are included in the price. but they run out of them and could not offer us any. so actually we paid for it but never got them. rooms are very very hot and dark. if you are on a budget...

Thank sprinalux
Jose P, Director General at La Sombra Hostel, responded to this review

My apologies for the case was a laundry day that's why your room not had towels but if you ask in reception the staff give you towels for sure. Thank you for your review.

Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Lovely place but the night time security guard ruined our entire stay and until they get a new one we will not be coming back. There are signs all over the hostel saying curfew is at 11pm and at 9.30pm both nights he just walked over and turned off all of the lights whilst a few of us were playing...

1Thank Jessica S
Jose P, Director General at La Sombra Hostel, responded to this review

My apologies for the situation Thank you for your review.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the showers. Okay they are not hot but you don't want them to be! When we stayed it was 34 degrees both days! The shower pressure is great! Great if, like me you have long hair to wash, and also for cooling down if you can't be bothered flopping into the pool. Pool is nice too. Small but great...

2Thank CarolynEnting
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Great hostel with a nice pool - which you need to cool down because el tunco is bakingly hot. We stayed in a double with bathroom. Rooms are a decent size, bright and clean. Air con is avaliable but all rooms have a fan or two in our case. Yeah they're on the warm side, but everything in El Tunco...

Thank Anita C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My partner and I stayed in a dorm room as we were on a budget. Price was reasonable and room came with a fan and lockers. The hostel is a great place to meet follow travellers and to hang out, with the beach only 2 minutes away. The facilities that are offered are great too. There is a pool, kitchen...

2Thank Melody H
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in a double room with private shower and AC which was necessary at it was very hot. Loved the pool too. Great friendly atmosphere. Very chilled and nice staff too. Great place to stay and relax.

2Thank Pie2014
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

We came for one night and stayed for three. Nice accommodation, nice price, nice location. Pool, direct walkway to the beach, strong WiFi. Friendly and helpful staff. What more needs to be said to fill up two hundred characters?

3Thank Revmike4
San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I enjoyed my time. It was a little hot but that's just how it is in El Tunco, plus I got a fan anyway. The staff was friendly. The place was kept clean. Close to the beach.. BUT on another note... I am pretty sure I forgot a pair of Under Armour running shoes. And by pretty sure I mean...

2Thank jordanarbour424
Jose P, Propietario at La Sombra Hostel, responded to this review

Yes the staff find your shoes Thank you to stay with us.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Sombra Hostel. Within just a few minutes' walk you can enjoy the beach with 4 surf spots La Bocana left point, Bocanita beach break , Sunzalito beach break and Sunzal good right point. For just a few minutes' walk, you can enjoy Restaurants, Bars, ATN, Laudry and Mini markets and you can catch a minibuses to Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Our accommodation is perfect for budget travellers and backpackers, we have kitchen which you can use, surfboards for rent, swimming pool, 24 hours security, wi-fi, and Free coffee every morning, Come and share the experience of Playa El Tunco with us. You will really enjoy your stay!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Sombra Hostel

Address: Calle Litoral Km. 42 | Playa El Tunco, La Libertad, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > La Libertad Department > La Libertad
Price Range: $10 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“I prefer to stay upstairs, but there is a winding staircase to get up, so if you have a lot of luggage, stay on the bottom floor.”
 of 5 bubbles surfinveggie, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms are a lot cooler, second level has a lot of sun exposure.”
 of 5 bubbles JessieRudd, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rooms on the top right are best”
 of 5 bubbles edenmagazine, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Get a room with A/C in hot weather. Private rooms in the second building away from the pool are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles smartcooki, 3 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Had bed bugs on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles ronjaandguy, 9 Sep 2013 | Read review
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