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Hostal El Arbol

Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The El Arbol hostel gave me a sense that I was living at a home away from home. It is not a huge hostal, but that perhaps is part of its charm. I stayed in the outside dorm rooms (kind of like in a granny-flat type arrangement). It had a modern, self-contained bathroom (always plentiful hot water). Inside the main... More

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Shiplake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I loved the places. Lovely and helpful staff, very clean, great breakfast, and confortable beds. Good size lockers, big enough for a bagpack. Little terrace and living room to chill. Kitchen in the small side. Great location: walking distance to bus station and city center.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

El Arbol was the first hostal were I stayed in Chile during a round trip of 1 month. I had a pleasure stay in this hostal. The staff was friendly and helpfull, there was a nice breakfast with fresh juice, it was clean, the beds were comfortable, and it was easy to met new people. I would come back here... More

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Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews 370 reviews
61 hotel reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
117 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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