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Hostal El Arbol

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

93.9% Overall Rating

87 out of 87 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2014)

James Ballardie thinks…

"Really lovely hostel about 5 mins walk from the beach. Close to town and supermarket too. The owner and her whole family were amazingly helpful at check in and with recommendations, and even drove us…"

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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 new and cosy hostel, located in a typical colonial neihborhood in the historical downtown of La Serena.
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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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).

From the bus terminal, walk along Av. El Santo and cross Av. Francisco de Aguirre (with statues). In the corner there is a big hotel ( Costa Real). Walk past it 2 more short blocks and turn left at a white building. Go down the stairs and you will be in Eduardo de la Barra. Look for the sign "EL ARBOL". Pasaje Emilio Cuevas. Walk one more block and you will be in Eduardo de la Barra 29.
If you take a taxi, tell him to take Av. Francisco de Aguirre and turn left in Pedro Blanquier. At the end of it (2 blocks) you will get to Eduardo de la Barra 29.

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 Bus Terminal, walk to the highway (Ruta 5 ) and turn left.

Walk by the sidewalk along the highway, until you walk past the big Shopping Center " Mall Plaza La Serena". Cross the street "Huanhuali", and continue walking until you see the store "EASY". In front of it there is a footbrige over the highway. Cross it and you will get to some footbol fields.

*If you called us , we will be waiting for you there.

Otherwise continue walking straight through the path along the footbol fields (200 mts.or about 3 minutes) and you will get to a dirt road. Walk towards the beach and you will see a wooden gate with a black sing that says : PARCELA 34 VEGA SUR. That´s the Hostel BEACH!

The hostel is located in front of a brick construction with a sign that says "Club Deportes La Serena ,OTMAR RENDIC".

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