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My stay at Hostal El Arbol was an amazing experience! It is conveniently located in a quiet street in the centre of La Serena. The breakfast is probably the best I have ever eaten in any hostel. But the heart of Hostal El Arbol are the wonderful Sofia, Alejandra and their mother. These warm, wonderful people made my stay in La Serena very special. The prices are very modest considering the outstanding accommodation on offer. It is spotlessly clean and impeccably maintained! Highly recommended!
The hostel doesn't have much for space as bathroom and kitchen time are at a premium. However, that's the only fault as it's incredibly clean and very secure, and the staff is exceptional. Breakfast is great and the owner was quick to help when I got food poisoning, driving me to the clinic and even acting as my translator. Definitely recommend staying here.
Fantastic staff and family. The cabin was an excellent alternative to the main hostel, and gave us a quiet location closer to the beach, yet still within walking distance of downtown and various amentities.
Best part of this hostel-- it's breakfast and comfortable beds. A cozy atmosphere where you feel as though your in a home. Clean and safe. This is not a party hostel
The best hostel in which I have ever been. The building is nice, a re-built house, very nice, full of colourfull flowers, feels like being at home. We stayed in a doble-bed room, our window looks at the Japanese garden in front of the house , a wonderfull view! The matress, really great! And what to say about Juanita ? She was so nice, always treating all the guests as their own children. The breackfast was very good and the location great.
Lovely hostel, you feel like you are at home. Nice breakfast and the beds are really comfortable ;) Really easy to book the Observatory tour from there and it is definately worth it ;)
Cute, spotless hostel with nice breakfast and very kind staff! When we arrived I was feeling really sick and they were all super kind and helpful with me - that was truly meaningful!
This hostel was the best we stayed in so far in South America. There is nothing negative to say about it. Staff were wonderful and so helpful. Cleanliness, there was not a speck of dirt. It was a very relaxed hostel to hang out in and meet people.
I made the reservation, but there was a delay in the trip, I arrived in La Serena two o'clock in the morning, nobody answered me. I called on the phone informed 10 hours (pm) to warn the delay, but just called and no one answered. Have to find another place to stay. Only possos say that was not answered by phone. And contingency is pessimo place to choose.
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Really nice hostel if you're looking for a quiet place. Great breakfast with fresh juice (except the cereals). It's more like a shared flat with a cozy living room than a hostel. Would recommand it to couples.
The hostel was easy to find, the staff is friendly and the place is really clean. The only thing is that the bathroom of the first floor is so small (smaller than in Japanese hostels). Still it was very neat.
Absoultely awesome place, wonderful setup , location and staff. Breat breakfasts with actual variety, showers were always hot, wifi worked and the over place was tidy and clean. My only small complaint is the dorms could be bigger but are about average for what i have stayed in but can be little hatd with big rucksacks, they do have god sized lockers in the rooms though.
Beautiful Hostel, wish we could have stayed longer!!!
Excellent! I was very well attended and very comfortable bedroom. I felt at home!
We stayed here over Christmas 2012, and really enjoyed our stay. The staff were extremely nice and friendly and always had a smile on their faces. Juanita was lovely. The place is spotlessly clean, and in immaculate condition. Very homely atmosphere. This is the place to stay in La Serena.