Hostal Casa Verde came highly recommended on multiple hostel booking sites. There are several other options for hotels, hostels, and guest houses in Santa Ana, but I was intrigued by the great reviews that other travelers had written about Hostal Casa Verde. I was definitely not disappointed- I can’t even think of anything negative about our stay!
→ The rooms are wonderful. I stayed in a 7-bed mixed dormitory. The room is spacious, so you don’t feel crammed in with a bunch of strangers. Each bed is also a single twin, so you don’t have to fuss with those top bunks.
→ There are two fully stocked kitchens, along with four dining tables. Hostal Casa Verde has bottles of beer, wine, and soft drinks you can purchase. They also provide free drinking water and coffee!
→ The pool was a lovely feature to enjoy on those hot El Salvador afternoons. It’s not huge, but its enough to cool down after exploring the town all morning.
→ This is the most secure place we stayed in throughout our travels in Central America. There is only a small sign outside that designates the building as a hostel, and the door is always locked. You must ring a doorbell and be let inside by the hostel staff.
→ Hostal Casa Verde has some killer upgraded amenities. Above each bed is a small fan, so each person can decide whether or not they want it on. Each person also gets their own bedside charging station and reading light, as well as a locker. The bonus, though, is that inside each locker is ANOTHER charging station! You can keep your electronics secure while also keeping them fully charged!
→ Carlos, the owner of Hostal Casa Verde, is incredible. He has a way of making you feel like you’re visiting a long lost relative. Anything you need, you can just ask Carlos and he is more than happy to help you out.
The Best Part
Oh, that rooftop terrace though. The view is just gorgeous. Its a perfect space for chilling out and watching the city around you. In the evenings, you can watch the sun dip behind the hills as the sky turns from light blue to deep purple. If anything, stay at Hostal Casa Verde just for the rooftop terrace.
If I ever return to El Salvador, I would consider making a stop in Santa Ana just to stay with Hostal Casa Verde again. If you’re swinging through town, there is just no other option. You have to check this place out.
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