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Hostal El Arbol

Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Mei L Hong Kong, China
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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366 reviews 366 reviews
61 hotel reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes, just sometimes, you're lucky enough to find a hostel that has just the right combination of amenities, ambience and location. El Arbol is it. Located in the central area of picturesque La Serena, the hostel is close to attractions, the supermarket, malls and the bus station, and is tucked away in a quiet lane off the busier main road.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall hostel was very nice. It was Extremely clean and very quiet. The only complaint was that we found the owner a little unfriendly and unhelpful. I think she was a bit preoccupied with carrying out some renovations to the hostel. There was a different lady working there in the evening who was extremely pleasant. Breakfast was also decent.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private room which was very cosy with a really comfy bed. It's a converted house and so whilst the kitchen and bathroom are small it has a really nice homely feel with a nice fireplace which makes a change from normal hostels and shabby hotels. The staff were lovely and the breakfast was decent. It's very well... More

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Santiago, Chile
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My friend and I road tripped from Santiago and called the same day we wanted to arrive. The woman we spoke with said she would be there until 9PM and we arrived 2 minutes before. Even though she was about to leave for the night, she was patient, kind and very helpful. I was able to park my car in... More

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Trier, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The hostel was clean at all. The beds are very comfortable and there were enough bed lines as it became very cold in the night. Enough warm water in the shower and the staff were always very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was simple, but very tasty with fresh made juice. I’d only dislike the kitchen as it was very... More

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Paris, France
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133 reviews 133 reviews
105 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in a double bedroom with shared bathroom. It was probably our best hostel in Chile. Pros - Confortable beds - Rroom and common area were clean - Good location : 5 minutes from the city center, 5 minutes from the bus station to Vicuna/Elqui valley and 15 minutes from the bus terminal - English speaking staff... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This hostel was similar to a home-stay in many ways with the family living above the common areas, & family members forming the staff of the hostel. We arrived early- after yet another crappy bus ride- from Valpariaiso & Juanita (SUPER CUTE LADY) kindly showed us to the TV room while we waited for our beds to be prepared. This... More

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Changwon, South Korea
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39 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stayed here for a few days. Love the garden, love the atmosphere , and the cleaning and breakfast woman was very kind. I found the beds to be old and uncomfortable though, and the rooms were quite crowded. Great location though, with the beach, the centre, and the bus station close by.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed in hostal el Arbol at the location closer to the beach for almost one week. Arriving from some really bad experiences in Santiago (my boyfriend was pickpocked an lost all is money, credit cards and so on :() this place was just what we needed. The host family is great - lovely and carrying - and hepled us with... More

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Santiago, Chile
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I recommend this to anyone looking for a relatively cheap place that still offers a clean and entertaining stay. There are two locations. We stayed at the one closer to the beach. The owner is very nice and truly makes an effort to assure that everyone is comfortable. The kitchen is open for all guests. Good place to have a... More

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Address: Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
Location: Chile > Coquimbo Region > La Serena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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