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Reviews of Hostal El Arbol La Serena Hostel

Calle Eduardo de la Barra # 29, La Serena, Chile

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 90%

Safety 97%

Staff 96%

Value 94%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 90%

Safety 97%

Staff 96%

Value 94%

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Anonymous
07 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very comfortable beds, great duvets and pillows, slept so well there. Warm rooms from wood burner in centre of house. Modern and very clean large bathroom upstairs. Good wifi which could be used in rooms. Helpful and friendly staff, who spoke English. Good location as easy to get everywhere, but then in a very quiet area too. Smallish twin room but big built in wardrobe to put bags. Breakfast was ok, but you could also use kitchen to cook and make drinks. Noise not a problem as other travellers quiet and respectful of each other in the house, which felt more like that than a hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The hostel is extremely clean, and very modern. It contains all the comforts of a modern house, hot showers, comfortable beds, living and dining room and a basic but tasty breakfast. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and I would highly reccommend staying here.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
19 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: My stay here was just brilliant. It is an incredibly cosy little hostel down a quiet side street in La Serena. It is within walking distance of mostly everything but in a tranquil location. The bed was amazingly comfortable and I thought breakfast was decent. My favourite aspects were the size (small enough for you to get to know everyone who was staying there) and the cleanliness.

Disliked: There was no hot water in the downstairs shower on the first night. But other than that, I didn't dislike anything.

Customer would recommend this property

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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It was very homeley

Disliked: when there are many people it can be inconvenient that the staff is leaving at 21:00 - kitchen and bathroom got dirty as the rubbish bins were too ful.

Customer would recommend this property

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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Breakfast was lovely, staff friendly and good location.

Disliked: The bunk beds are very low, they could do with being a bit higher for the person on the bottom bunk. Dorm room in the yard was quite cold! Lots and lots of keys to get in and out is a bit of a hassle.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very cute hostel, good location, very clean. The breakfast was nice and people friendly !

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
14 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff were really friendly and the breakfast was great - brought to you at the table! The hostel was really clean and tidy.

Disliked: Nothing really, except they say you have to leave at 9pm even if you have a later bus... Otherwise an excellent place to stay and would recommend it to others!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: cozy small hostel

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
23 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Everything, the cleaner lady in particular is very friendly and helpful.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: El hostal es muy lindo y calido. Es muy agradable, se comparte con los demas viajeros en los espacios comunes, el comedor y el living. Todos los q trabajan alli son muy agradables tambien. Lo pase excelente!

Disliked: Hay uno de los baños q es extremadamente pequeño y los lockers tampoco son lo suficientemente grandes.

Customer would recommend this property

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