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Hostal El Arbol

Certificate of Excellence
Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
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Hostal El Arbol
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spotlessly clean and comfortable private rooms, with a large clean shared bathroom between 4 rooms. Good location, good breakfast, fast wifi and reception speak english. One receptionist was very helpful in giving us tips on places to go eat/drink in town but the next days receptionist was the complete opposite! Luck of the draw who you get I guess. Only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We originally booked into the 8 bed dorm which is in its own building outside with its own bathroom, but was told they had empty private rooms if we wanted to pay extra, so we had a look and they were so nice we moved into one of them .There are 3 private rooms are upstairs with a far bigger... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Helpful staff, and clean and comfortable room (stayed in private twin room). Nice quiet road not far from main roads. Easy walk into town centre. There's another hostal apparently by the beach, but we didn't see that one. Nice patio area out back for hanging out / smoking. Met nice people from over North and South America and Northern Europe.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Right between the beach and a commercial center with a supermarket and a mall, it has everything someone looking to chill out wants. It's quiet, clean, the best staff I've encountered in any hostel in Chile, a good kitchen and common space, and a very peaceful environment at all times. I could recommend going to La Serena just to hang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Although I wasn't a fan of La Serena I really liked this hostel. It's very small and feels like you're staying in someone's house rather than a hostel, because really you are! The staff were all very nice and welcoming. Good wifi, comfy beds, good kitchen and nice breakfast.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This hostel is beautiful inside and out: it is small colonial style characterful house in a quiet picturesque neighbourhood; the house is covered in lovely flowers. Inside, a warm welcome awaits at reception. Check in is quick and easy. We booked two double rooms, which were clean, cosy and very comfortable with lovely views over the Japanese gardens. The breakfast... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Breakfast was excellent. Great variety with fresh juice, good bread and jams, oatmeal (!), cereal, and on one day scrambled eggs (the other day was cheese). Bed was comfortable, though locker was a bit small. The hostel also helped me book a tour through the Elqui Valley, which I enjoyed. Good location, close to the bus terminal.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We stayed here in a double room for a couple of days last February (and it is a peak season in Chile!). The place is cozy, peaceful and clean; the rooms are small but cozy with comfy beds and clean. It feels like home, also b/c the staff is super friendly and available to help. The breakfast is delicious with... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I liked this hostel very much and would recommend it to anyone. the location is great and the staff are very friendly and helpful. breakfast always included a fresh juice, plus bread, marmelade, cheese&ham or eggs and cereals. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but there is a nice living room and a dining room that you... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed in a bungalow near the beach. It was totally cute. The owners and employes were very friendly and always willing to help with advices on where to go out or what beach to visit. Communication in english was no problem at all. It was avery warm and welcoming atmosphere. Thank you for the great time.

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