Right, this completes a hat-trick for me – three hostels I have stayed in all called something similar to “Green House” and I loved them all – crazy. The first one I wrote about was Limehouse Hostel in Buenos Aires in 2010, then in 2014 I stayed in Hostel Green House in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. My journey backpacking in El Salvador led me to the Hostal Casa Verde in Santa Ana.
After changing buses at Sonsonate, I arrived in Santa Ana only to find the hostel was simply one of the best I have ever stayed in. Hostal Casa Verde has been voted the best hostel in El Salvador by TripAdvisor and Hostel World and it’s obvious why – good value, cosy, luxury, safe, spacious, friendly etc. So here are 10 reasons why you should stay here, and don’t miss Santa Ana – a cool town!
2. Cosy Rooms
I loved my room. A mosquito net on the window, comfy bed, wifi that worked, and an ensuite.
3. Great Value
A dorm bed for just $10 US and a double room for $20 US??!! Amazing – especially when you get fast wifi and a swimming pool!!
4. Swimming Pool
You might have read some of my hostel and hotel reviews before and while some hostels do have a pool, it’s not common. Not only does Hostal Casa Verde have a pool but it’s clean, well maintained and very private. Bliss. Pure bliss.
5. Green and Blue Interior
OK this is a personal reason why I loved Hostal Casa Verde but the interior colours were my favourite – bright green and blue making it colourful, striking and charming. The weird thing is I always feel better and happier when there is green and blue around.
6. Cool Staff
Get chatting to Carlos who runs Casa Verde. He’s a top man for information on the local area. The rest of the staff work hard and are always willing to help. There are noticeboards everywhere with key information on them.
7. Rooftop Balcony
Check out the views from the rooftop balcony over a cool town. Great place to relax or get a suntan/watch the sunset from.
8. TV and Movie Room
The cosy TV and movie room will make you feel at home – relax and watch one of many movies they have here – big selection!
9. TWO kitchens
Yes, there are TWO kitchens here so you’ll have no problem cooking what you want at any time. Plenty of room in the fridges and cupboards too if you like to be self catering.
10. Excellent Location
Casa Verde is pretty central. You are walking distance from almost everything you want in the town, and just a bus ride away (number 55B) from the Metro Centro which has buses running to San Salvador. I was also able to easily walk to the local bus station the day I did the Indigo Workshop in Chalchuapa.
So there you go – another country I’ve been to where I stayed in the best hostel in the whole country, and yes I agree with the voting – this place is cool. You can relax here.
(503) + 7840-4896, ask for Carlos (spanish)
(503) + 7856-4924, ask for Carlos (english)
The address is:
Hostal Casa Verde,
7a Calle Poniente entre 8a y 10a,
Avenida Sur #25,
Here are my videos from my awesome two night stay in this place, hope you get the chance to visit Santa Ana and stay here, you’ll LOVE it: