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Hostal El Arbol Reviews

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

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93%

Rating
460 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

Very nice.Isabelle is a beautiful person, but she works too hard!


100%

Wonderful staff and great breakfast

  • 11th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Brilliant location, less than 10 minutes walk to the centre and about 20 minutes walk to the beach. Fabulous staff! Very clean. Good breakfast. Comfy beds.


86%

Good hostel. Good location.

  • 27th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Small and family like. Great atmosphare. More like a nice bed and breakfurst than an avarage hostal.

  • 26th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Good wifi, great facilities. Feels more like a home than a hostel. Nice courtyard at the back. Pretty centrally located and easy walk from bus station.


97%

My only negative comment would be that the quarters are a bit tight at Hostal El Arbol. That being said, we really enjoyed our stay here. Right off the downtown and an easy 30 minute walk to the beach, the hostel is set up in a beautiful little house with a super friendly staff. A nice patio and breakfast each morning are a plus. Kitchen was on the small side. We had a really nice time with the people we met there and felt a sense of community.


86%

We were confirmed for the downtown hostel and ours ended up being at their second location - by the beach. We had no idea, though the staff paid for our taxi to the new hostel so that was nice of them.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Beds were so so comfy!! Breakfast was the best we have had in South America (the lady who served breakfast was lovely). When we arrived the staff didn't really give great advice for tours but eventually knew what we wanted (may have been language barrier). Bathroom was really tiny but generally would recommend!


83%

The hostal was great. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and the breakfast was also great! most of the staff spoke English and so it was easy to communicate. its near to most of the important places. (15min. busterminal, 5 Minutes plaza de armas. 10 minutes to a large supermarket.) just the beach is a bit far away about 30 minutes walking but no problem! :)


86%

We just stayed here for one night, but the staff was nice enough to stay up past checkout to let us in to the hostel since our bus arrived late. Small, cozy, and clean hostel. Nice place to stay but it's not a social hostel!


91%

Stayed one night in a private room with 2 twin beds and a shared private washroom. The room was lovely and clean, as was the bathroom and the rest of the house. The atmosphere/style of this hostel is wonderful and it was a treat to stay here. The breakfast in the morning was well above par. The location is very convenient - less than 10 minutes from the bus station and downtown, and an easy (flat) walk to the beach. Highly recommend this place.


97%

Great receptionist good Atmosphere, clean beds and strong wifi


100%

Clean and cozy hostel in a great location - easily walkable from the bus station and close to the main plaza. The beach is also about a 20 minute walk away. The staff is very kind and welcoming, definitley felt at home. It's a laid-back relaxing atmosphere so definitely not a party hostel. Hot showers, full kitchen, book exchange, the wifi is good in the living room, not so great in the bedrooms, especially if you're in the back building, but not a huge deal. Breakfast is also tasty.


100%

This place was great. It is perfectly located in the middle of the lively town. The bus terminal is within walking distance, the beach is within walking distance, the Japanese Garden is literally right across the street, the plaza is around the corner, and a natural cafe on the corner named Ayawasi that is perfect and reasonably priced. There are two malls and a our agency nearby. El Arbol has activities listed, from horses, to islands and observatories. Very pretty place, safe, big breakfast.

  • 25th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)




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