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Essence Arenal Hostel
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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

8.6

Excellent
based on 600 reviews
Essence Arenal Hostel - El Castillo, Costa Rica
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0.4 mi
Location rating 8.8

Rooms

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Deluxe rooms

£49+

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Provider
Nightly + local taxes & fees
Unknown
£49 per night
Double bed
£49 per night
Unknown
£68 per night

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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
    Mar 2020
    9.0

    Beautiful, quiet and peaceful place. We absolutely enjoyed the jacuzzi, the pool, the views, the birds, the restaurant. Excellent place.

  • Good
    Mar 2020
    7.9

    The place is nice, people really helpful and friendly

    It’s far away from everything you want to see in La Fortuna, and almost no buses.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    Very comfortable and for everyone theres something here. I stayed in one of their tents and it was great to feel a part of nature. The spa services are highly recommended and the food was amazing too!

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    Excellent location, scenery, food and staff. Cannot praise them enough!

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020
    10.0

    The view is stunning of lago Arenal and the volcano. We stayed in a fancy tent in the jungle. Two yoga classes per day and a lovely pool. The food was excellent and healthy.

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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. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.6 Excellent

based on 600 reviews

9.5

Service

8.8

Location

3.3

Comfort

1.7

WiFi

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Great view
  • Yummy vegetarian & vegan dishes

Check in

12:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

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

FAQs when booking at Essence Arenal Hostel

Where is Essence Arenal Hostel located?

Essence Arenal Hostel is located at 1 km al sur de El Castillo, junto a la Granja de Mariposas, 0.4 miles from the centre of El Castillo. Butterfly Conservatory is the closest landmark to Essence Arenal Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Essence Arenal Hostel?

Check-in time is 12:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Essence Arenal Hostel.

Does Essence Arenal Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Essence Arenal Hostel offer free parking?

Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel offers free parking.

Does Essence Arenal Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Essence Arenal Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Essence Arenal Hostel from the airport?

Essence Arenal Hostel is 12.4 miles from La Fortuna. Essence Arenal Hostel is 47.4 miles from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

Can you bring pets to Essence Arenal Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Essence Arenal Hostel.

Does Essence Arenal Hostel have a pool?

Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

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

Getting around

La Fortuna 12.4 mi
San José Juan Santamaria Intl 47.4 mi

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