El Salvador has an excellent range of small hotels and backpacker hostels, particularly in San Salvador and western El Salvador.

Camping and eco-albergues (ecohostels; basic shared cabins, some with modest kitchen facilities) are found around popular outdoor destinations. Bring your own camping equipment.

Prices go up during the first week of August (summer holidays) and Semana Santa (Easter week), when it's also best to book ahead.

Price Ranges

The following price ranges refer to a double room with bathroom. Unless otherwise stated, breakfast is not included in the price.

$ less than US$25

$$ US$25–80

$$$ more than US$80

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