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Hostal El Arbol Reviews

Calle Eduardo de la Barra # 29, La Serena, Chile

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92%

Rating
326 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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86%

So nice hostel! Close to the shopping mall, very nice staff, breakfast. So cozy. They gave me different suggestions what I should do. You can rent bikes there.


91%

I stayed at the beach location, it's amazing! Really quite, surrounded by trees and gardens. It's a short walk down to the beach, but not super far from the supermarket and downtown either. The breakfast is simple, but nice. The beds are good, the showers are hot, though sometimes it's hard to keep them from being too hot or too cold.


97%

The hostel is very good , very clean , the breakfast is the best ever , with natural juis and egg :) But the shower and bathroom was very small


94%

Very nice Hostel, great staff and good location.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Nice little hostel, however this also means that the downstairs bathroom and the kitchen are tiny.


97%

Very nice and clean hostel. The breakfast was excellent ;-) Highly recommendable!


94%

Hostal El Arbol is a very small and homey hostel and definitely one of the cleanest I've ever seen. The distance to the beach is quite large though. Staff has been very helpful.


97%

The ladies at reception were so nice- making us truly feel at home! Very comfortable stay, decent breakfast, nice warm shower (although only 2 bathrooms but never a problem!), only complaint is noisy guests when in downstairs dorm, otherwise a perfect stay!


80%

Really nice, quiet hostel close to the town. Main downside is size, small rooms and bunks made it difficult. Tiny kitchen, expect to wait.


100%

The staff were amazing, helped me to rent a bike and detailed a route along the coast and made an amzing breakfast. Also, the facilities were very clean, with a new kitchen.

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in, and I stayed in an 8-person room. Rooms come with lockers that you get a key for, breakfast is great (we had cereal, oatmeal, freshly blended juice, coffee, nice bread, cheese, and more), and Isabel is a wonderful hostess. The kitchen is a little small and the refrigerator is especially small, but it's a small price to pay for the nice living and dining areas that are provided. I very much recommend this hostel. Ojo: nothing in the town is open on Sundays!


91%

very cosy hostel great staff good times!


100%

Owner was perfect - arranged tours for us, rental car, drew brilliant road maps, couldn't have asked for more… apart from being able to take that awesome bed with us.


94%

Very, very nice to stay here. Had the cleanest kitchen that we have encountered so far. Would come bac!


86%

Great hostel, we only stayed one night, wish we had more time there.


89%

It was an amazing stay! It felt like home!! Muchas gracias Por todo!! Me senti Como en mi casa!! Bessitos


89%

Great hostel! Feels really like home. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are good and you have your own locker. Breakfast is great and you get enough. Loved this place!

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Staff are incredibly helpful, breakfast is excellent, and the beds are comfy. Best hostel in Chile by a mile.


100%

stayed in the 5 bed dorm at the beach location. probably the nicest hostel that I've stayed in especially if you want to just chill out for a few days. much more like a home stay than a hostel. excellent cooking facilities, very clean and really social as you are really just using the owners kitchen and living room. they also had two gorgeous puppies when I was there!!


80%

Within walking distance from the downtown, beach (20min), shopping center and the bus station. Rooms were cute, a bit on the smaller side. The downstairs bathroom was way too small, but the upstairs bathroom was lovely. The wifi is good, and the kitchen even had wine glasses! Overall very charming if a little small.


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