We believe in several fundamentals that we hope our guests share:
- An appreciation for local culture, art, history and knowledge forms
- Self-reliance and self-actualization; we aren’t your parents – we’re a team committed to providing an affordable and enjoyable space where you can enjoy and experience El Salvador and it’s famed beaches (as well as nearby tourist attractions). This means, in reality, we all work to keep collective spaces clean and tidy and to leave our environment the way we found it (if not better). We have an “open kitchen” concept at The Black Cat. You can save money by cooking your own meals – with all the necessary equipment and tools provided (including basics like salt, pepper, etc…) But in order to keep that available – we all clean up after ourselves. This doesn’t mean you will be expected to clean the floors or perform other monotonous hostel tasks during your stay, but it does mean you will be expected to wash your own dishes and cookware! You’re an adult and we promise to treat you like one!
- Respect for women, non-binary gender and queer identities. We believe in and practice enthusiastic and vocal consent and will not tolerate harassment, aggressive (and unwelcome) sexual advances or other behaviors that make this space less safe and welcoming for everyone. If you’re unclear on any of these things – ask!