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Hostal El Arbol

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Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
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  • Location
    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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I`ve been there for a few days while I was at my trip in Chile, the customer service was very good and the whole hostel was pretty clean and organized. People who were there used to be like me, most young people travellers from around the world.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are simply too many cons and few pros to consider this place even average,, The review is for what they call their Beach branch .. they have another one in downtown..The beach one is neither close to the beach nor to the city. It will cost you over 5000 CLP to take a taxi from the bus terminal to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The hostel itself is great, good location and nice and cosy. Has a decent basic breakfast and the staff are lovely and very helpful. Even has decent hot shower. The 8 bed dorm is a little tight though and not much space for bags. However a few people got robbed from their lockers as they clearly were not very secure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 May 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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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