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Essence Arenal Hostel
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#7 in Costa Rica

Essence Arenal Hostel

1 km al sur de El Castillo, junto a la Granja de Mariposas, El Castillo, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1131   Official website

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rate per night

8.8

Excellent
based on 562 reviews
Essence Arenal Hostel - El Castillo, Costa Rica
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Booking.com $58
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.4 mi
Location rating 8.3

Rooms

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Deluxe Rooms

$58+

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Double bed
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bit pricey in 4 reviews
delicious food in 51 reviews
fantastic staff in 95 reviews
great facilities in 7 reviews
great place in 39 reviews
la fortuna in 8 reviews
lake and volcano in 39 reviews
location with an amazing in 38 reviews
room was basic in 28 reviews
view of the volcano in 73 reviews
  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    9.2

    The super friendly and available staff. The location of the hotel with a incredible view of the lagoons and the volcano.

    I don't really have bad points. Maybe just no hair dryer in my room but I didn't ask for it.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.9

    The Hostel has The most Beautiful view of The Volcan Arenal. The staff is great and very warm welcoming. They gave us The best suggestions and helped us with every request. Amazing place and people!

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.9

    The philosophy of live

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    7.9

    Location, Nice view if not smoggy, people!

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    10.0

    Beautiful view of the volcano and helpful staff with a lot of recommendations on activities to do around the area

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About

Overview

With a stay at Essence Arenal Hostel in Peñas Blancas, you'll be steps from Lake Arenal and a 4-minute drive from Arenal Volcano National Park. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 562 reviews

9.6

Service

9.1

Food

5.2

Value

3.1

Comfort

Things to Know

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service
  • Great view

Check in

12:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Room service
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Sauna
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Hiking
Massage
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Laundry facilities
Safe

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Essence Arenal Hostel - El Castillo - Dining room Dinning room (1)

Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Butterfly Conservatory 404 yd
  • Arenal Eco Zoo 0.3 mi
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures 1.2 mi

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San José Juan Santamaria Intl 47.4 mi

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