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I really liked this hostel! First day i stayed in the 8 dorm, which was Very quiet and had a Nice relatively big bathroom. Second night i stayed in de 4 dorm downstairs, which was noisier because it's next to the reception and breakfast and kitchen. The bathroom belonging to this dorm is also used by everone arriving and waiting in the hostel, so i think that one is too expensive for what it's worth. Breakfast is simple (suggestion: yoghurt). Staff was really Nice and helpful and spoke english!
Had a great stay at the Downtown hostel, cute establishment! Breakfast is ok , it's not a "buffet" type deal - you get served (we got 2 slices of bread, one of them toasted, one sort of jam, one slice of cheese, a glass of melon-juice and coffee/tea/milk, and cereal). Location is nice, quiet at night. Staff is lovly and friendly, but a bit hard to communicate in english with some of them. Had a private room, it was great, good beds, upstairs bathroom is the cleanest I've seen in months.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Stayed in this hostel for 3 nights and a wonderful time in La Serena. Great place to meet people and plan your trips as staff will go out of their way to help you on top of being some of the mosts warm-hearted people ever to run a hostel. Full recommandation :)
This is the best hostel I have stayed for while and ever in south America. Staff is lovely. House is super clean and comfortable.
Just want to say I had a fabulous time staying here just what I needed after 6 months of traveling, I chilled out so much I stayed another day, the grounds are beautiful and close to everything, I will come back here for sure one day thanks again Carl
Great stay at El Arbor. The cheerful staff is excellent, always willing to help with ant questions you have and make good recommendations for restaurants etc. Beautiful beach only 15 minutes walk.
Really Iiked the hostel, it was a pity I was just passing by. Next time I will try to stay a little more. I loved the bed - really soft and comfortable - and the bathrooms. The gardens are really nice. I felt I was in a kind of hostel resort. :)
Stayed at the beach hostel for 3 nights. Very nice family owners. Good dorms (although they could probably do with some AC, as leaving the windows open = mosquitos!) Great, free breakfast in the mornings. Reliable wifi. Friendly and social vibe. 5 mins walk to the beach and supermarket. Not too far from downtown either, for all the bars / restaurants. Definitely recommended.
Beach. Great hostel that is more like a home. The staff are a family so the place has a really nice feel to it and they are all super friendly. The hostel itself is very chilled but is still a good place to meet people as everyone chills in the kitchen area which is well equipped and nice and clean. The 5 bed dorm is recommended as it is bright and airy. You can also sleep in a tent if you prefer. Would highly recommend visiting La Serena just to chill here and wind down.
El Arbol Beach : good hostel if you want something veryyyy calme : no music, no ambiance. But you're near the beach, it's cool...
You only can check in until 9 pm!!!!! If you want to check in after, you have to tell them. Nice hostel, very clean and comfy :-)
This place feels more like a home stay than a hostel but is really lovely. Big duvets, modern bathrooms. The beach is slightly further away than advertised, I would say a 20 - 25 minutes walk away but still within walking distance. There is a lovely outdoor area and although the kitchen is small we had no problems cooking
This review is for DOWNTOWN. Great little hostel, very clean and home like. More like a B&B, no atmosphere though. Close to bus station and the centre of town.
3 dogs, a cat and countless mosquitoes. No screens on windows so you get bit all night. Mattress are so thin you can feel the wooden bed frames through them. Location is spectacular 10 min from supermarket, 5 min from beach, isolated property surrounded by trees. Other guests are fun to hang out with. The 3 dogs bark all night and one of them jumps on people. You can sleep in a tent for about 8.500/night with no mosquitoes but no breakfast.
Cleaner than clean! Breakfast was fantastic, beds are comfy albeit a little cramped on the lower bunks, and the location (downtown) is perfect - just a short pleasant walk to Plaza de Armas. I also had a medical emergency when I was here and Isabel (the owner) helped me get to the good hospital and was very sweet in checking on my wellbeing the next day. Muchas Gracias!
Best hostel we've stayed in South America. Stayed in hostel by the beach. Owner is such a nice lady, very helpful. Perfect if u just want to relax for a few days. Close to bus station, beach and shops. Highly recommended.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Beautiful little oasis. Easy to find from the bus station. Close to beach (8 min walk straight down dirt road)
I stayed at the beach location. Awesome place run by a mother/daughter combo. Staff are super friendly and welcoming. Very mellow atmosphere. Each room/dorm is its own little hut in the middle of essentially a garden about 3/4 km from the beach. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a mellow place to hang out.
This was a good place to chill out. It's between a jumbo supermarket and the beach so easy to cook or go for a walk. The garden grounds were lovely with 3 friendly dogs. Breakfast was ok. Only downside was we'd paid to go in a 4 bed dorm and they'd shoved another bed in the middle of the bunks. This was too cramped and hot at night.