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Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Guesthouse

Arenal Volcano, El Castillo, Costa Rica

Located in El Castillo, 30 min. from La Fortuna, surrounded by Arenal National Park. We offer Affordable accommodations for backpackers & eco-travelers, 22 hectares of primary & secondary forest, jungle trails, organic farm, permaculture & biointensive vegetable gardens, lake with tilapias & ducks, free range chicken, with the best position to observe Arenal volcano & Lake Arenal. Offering morning & night hikes, temazcal, Spa with different massages & treatments. Read more

92% Overall Rating 17 out of 21 customers would recommend this property based on 21 reviews

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 83%

Facilities 88%

Location 91%

Safety 94%

Staff 100%

Value 89%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 3.85USD

Important Information

Minimum stay 3 days

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to El Castillo?

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Located in El Castillo, 30 min. from La Fortuna, surrounded by Arenal National Park. We offer Affordable accommodations for backpackers & eco-travelers, 22 hectares of primary & secondary forest, jungle trails, organic farm, permaculture & biointensive vegetable gardens, lake with tilapias & ducks, free range chicken, with the best position to observe Arenal volcano & Lake Arenal. Offering morning & night hikes, temazcal, Spa with different massages & treatments. Read more

Private Rooms

Deluxe 4 Bed PRIVATE Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe 4 Bed PRIVATE Ensuite

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard 5 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 5

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 3 Bed Tent Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 3

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

Amenities:
Essence Arenal offers a cafeteria with breakfast, lunch and with a Gourmet Vegetarian Restaurant. DEMO CUISINE, where guest are able to participate in 1 part of the meal with the Chef.
Jacuzzi with spectacular view, infinity big size trampoline, Fireplace, TV room with cable TV, Play station and projector for movie nights, Free internet, Laundry service, Tour desk

Essence demo cuisine is a meat free restaurant that gets everyone involved with the food. We show our international guests about local products and present them in a non-traditional way, preparing 3 gourmet vegetarian dishes not only in your presence but, if you desire, with your participation.

Close by activities:
Thermal Springs, Horseback Riding, Canopy Tours, Hanging Bridges, Sky Tram, Butterfly Conservatory, Arenal Eco Zoo, Boat Tours, Bass Fishing, Mountain Biking, and more...

Credit card payment accepted

Accommodation Information

Private Rooms with bathrooms,
Private rooms with shared bathroom &
Our Jungle Tents
Rooms types:
- Double (double or twin beds)
- Trippe
- Quad
- 5 person rooms

All beds are equipped with orthopedic mattress, new anti-allergic pillows, good quality linen and towels (included)

Reservation will be canceled if not arrived or reconfirm by phone at 16.00

Location Information

Essence Arenal is located in El Castillo, 30 minutes from La Fortuna, on the lava flowing side of the Arenal Volcano, with spectacular views over the lake and the volcano's activities. Surrounded by two National Parks, Arenal and Monteverde, our 100 acres property is rich in flora & fauna, which can be appreciated in amazing jungle sites and trails.

Strategically location for adventure and eco-activities:
- Thermal Water (Tabacon, Baldi and others)
- Caño Negro
- Hiking in the forest
- Mountain Biking
- Boat Tours
- Bird watching
- Cerro Chato
- Serpentarium
- Canopy
- Butterfly Garden
- Sky Tram
- Horseback riding
- Hangin Bridges
- Jeep-Boat-Jeep to/from Monteverde
- Rafting
- Lava Trail
- Los Tucanes Trail
- La Fortuna Waterfall

We will not charge your card in case of a no show, just please let us know if you are not coming. Also, we hold reservations until 4pm - we cannot guarantee your reservation if you arrive after that time.

HOTEL CONDITIONS:
We hold reservations until 3pm - we don't guarantee reservations after that time.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.