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Hostal El Arbol

Hostel | Eduardo de la Barra 29, La Serena, Chile N/A

93.8% Overall Rating

96 out of 96 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2014)

Ellen Anderson thinks…

"The staff were helpful in reccommendations, very friendly and welcoming. It's such a cosy atmosphere, feels more like a home away from home. We were both sick on arrival and seeing the hostel we…"

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  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Only Cash on arrival. If you are chilean or have a chilean residence visa a tax charge of 19% will be added. Tax is not included in rates shown.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Hostal "El Árbol" has 2 LOCATIONS : -Downtown and -Beach.
1.- El Arbol -DOWNTOWN is a cosy hostel, located in the heart of the colonial downtown of La Serena, and 4 blocks away from the bus station.
2.- El Arbol -BEACH is located at aprox. 600 mts. from the beach and at a 15 minutes walk from the city centre.

ATENTION If you want to stay:
*DOWNTOWN, book the double rooms; 4 or 8 people dorms.
*BEACH, book: 2 people garden view room ; 3, 5 or 7 people dorm; or 4 people bungalow. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

5 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

7 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Self-catering

2 person Garden View (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Budget 1 Bedroom Bungalow Garden View (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

About Hostal El Arbol

Hostal " El Arbol " DOWNTOWN : This colonial style house, has been recently restored and renewed to receive visitors. Because of our hostel´s excellent location in the city centre, you can walk to all the interesting places of the city,like the Main Square, the Archaeological Museum, the Craft Market-La Recova, old churches, coffee shops, restaurants, and of course, our great beach (15 minutes walking distance).

Hostal " El Arbol " BEACH": This is a beautiful place with a big and green garden, with lots of palm trees and flowers.It is a perfect place to rest and go to the beach every day.
It feels like you are in the country side, but you are actually close to all you need ( bus station, supermarket, stores and a few steps away from the beach). The city centre is about 15 minutes walking distance, but if you feel lazy there is a bus stop 1 block away from the hostel.

Accommodation Information

Check-in : 13:00 until 21:00
Check-out: 11:00
You can arrive at the Hostel from 7:00 AM on,and leave us your luggage until check-in time.

Taxes: Prices shown don´t include taxes.
Hostal "El Arbol " DOWNTOWN has two dorm types available- 4 beds and 8 beds.
The privates are double/twin or matrimonial, with shared bathrooms.
We have 3 shared bathrooms, which we keep always clean.

Hostal "El Arbol" BEACH has dorms and a private room.
The private is matrimonial, with shared bathroom (Named 2 people garden view to make the difference with our privates rooms Downtown).
There is also a 7 people dorm, a 5 people dorm, a 3 people dorm and a basic bungalow for 4 people.
We have 3 shared bathrooms, which we keep always clean.

Bed sheets and towels are provided. Bathrooms have 24 hrs hot showers.

Location Information

Hostal "El Árbol" has 2 LOCATIONS : -Downtown and -Beach.

1.- Hostal El Arbol DOWNTOWN is located only 4 blocks away from the bus station,2 blocks from the Main Square (Plaza de Armas), and across the street from a beautiful park (Japanese Park).

2.- Hostal "El Arbol" BEACH is located 5 block away from the bus station,3 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from "Jumbo" supermarket and 3 blocks from big Shopping center "Mall Plaza La Serena".

From the hostel DOWNTOWN to the hostel BEACH it´s about 15 minutes walking distance.