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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
    US$ 35
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    Overview
    • Excellent63%
    • Very good27%
    • Average6%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “organic farm” (26 reviews)
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast included
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 24 July 2011

    We stayed here last year during our 3 week trip and we really had a fantastic time. The people were really caring and the overall crowed here was really nice. They arranged trip for us and always cared about the customers needs. The rooms are...More

    Thank backpackerch
    Reviewed 14 July 2011

    Best place to go to if you want to visit arenal! They organize very cheap trips, cook the best food and are super cool!

    Thank Ericsangiorgi
    Reviewed 8 July 2011

    We have come to this Boutique hostel without a reservation and that was a mistake. Place was only available for one night, but we booked anyway. They have the most amazing view on Arenal from this place and the chef cooking dinners there is one...More

    Thank petule23
    Reviewed 26 June 2011

    A very nice place to stay with fantastic staff. The view is awesome. It will be easier to go with a 4x4 but otherwise shuttles and taxis can be used pretty easily too. Staff will help you to enjoy your vacation in the area with...More

    Thank mrgabbo22
    Reviewed 13 June 2011

    We stayed in the hostel in april 2011 for 4 nights and we enjoyed it very much. Kelly and the staff were very friendly and gave us good ideas what to do. The dinner with mario was always a pleasure and even myself as a...More

    Thank scm98_de
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    • US$ 33 - US$ 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Arenal Volcano National Park >
    • El Castillo
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    • Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel El Castillo
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    Brittany F
    14 April 2017|
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    Response from EssenceArenall | Property representative |
    Dear Brittany, Sorry for not reply your question. We din´t see the email at the right time. apology for any inconvenience Best regards, Jairo Lopez.
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    14 April 2017|
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    Response from ZaMartin | Reviewed this property |
    Take the 142 west from La Fortuna. Take a left to enter Arenal Volcano National Park, which is well marked. Follow the signs to Essence. You will go through the tiny town of El Castillo. Keep going. When you think... More
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    Response from gary g | Reviewed this property |
    As the others have said you will need a car. I wouldn't exactly say you need a high clearance auto but it wouldn't hurt.
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