Hostal El Arbol Reviews
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Really one of the best hostels I've stayed in my life. The rooms are very comfortable and spacey, and the common areas are really nice as well. The hostel is a bit far from the downtown area, but it's a really nice walk, and it's close to the beach as well, so you can walk around Avenida del Mar really easily. The staff are really nice and they do whatever they can to make you comfortable. Worth the visit to La Serena just for the place.
(Downtown) Amazing, very clean hostel with very nice staff. The lady cleaning doing the breakfast every morning is so sweet and loves to help everyone eventhough she doesnt speak english. It was definetly the nices place i stayed at in chile. Some people mentioned that it is very small and that is true but it didnt bother me, there are not that may beds that it causes trouble in the kitchen or anywhere else.
Great location between the beach and the bus station! A lovely little oasis with fig trees and memory foam mattress. The only down fall is the lack of hot water, otherwise two thumbs up.
Really chill hostel in a very random location. Beach is within walking distance, so too is town and supermarkets. More of a B&B but it's easy enough to create your own fun as the staff (family) are nice and relaxed. Recommend Kamikaze if you want a night out
Great little hostel outside of the city center where everyone knows your name! I booked for 3 nights and stayed 5! The location at first is a bit weird when coming from the bus station you have to walk through a soccer field and you don't entirely know where you are going but once you are there you are in your own little paradise! Would stay again just for the hostel grounds.
The atmosphere is probably the best part. La Serena is not a very pleasant city in my opinion. Dirty, consumerist, too many people. But Hostal El Arbol is a little walled paradise with palm trees and charming decor. The kitchen/hangout area is an excellent place to meet people and spend chill nights just talking. If you want to party in the city, there are usually people to join. It is one of the cleanest hostels. The staff are helpful and friendly.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
I love this place. The most enchanting little hidden hamlet of trees and greenery. A fenced in oasis of relaxation and fun. The staff are the loveliest women imaginable and are beautiful and full of smiles, fun and cheer. Stay here. I have already been here two weeks and I never want to leave. The beach is close and the Supermarket nearby has everything you could possibly want.
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.
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.
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
Very nice Hostel, great staff and good location.
Nice little hostel, however this also means that the downstairs bathroom and the kitchen are tiny.
Very nice and clean hostel. The breakfast was excellent ;-) Highly recommendable!
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.
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!
Really nice, quiet hostel close to the town. Main downside is size, small rooms and bunks made it difficult. Tiny kitchen, expect to wait.
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.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
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!
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.