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Hostal El Arbol

Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
263falestin Lugano, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Valencia, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

nice clean hostal with family atmosphere. good breakfast! possibility to cook your own food, do laundry. parking in front. easy access and close to the city center. a bit far from the beach. warm, definitely reccomend

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 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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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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67 hotel reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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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
77 helpful votes 77 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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Address: Edwardo de La Bara 29, La Serena, Chile
Location: Chile > Coquimbo Region > La Serena
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