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Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

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1 km al sur de El Castillo junto a la Granja de Mariposas, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230 Costa Rica See on map
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Housekeeping
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Essence Arenal places you in bucolic Costa Rica, away from the touristy La Fortuna. Our tent was roomy & comfortable (we're senior, low impact travelers). Jairo, Lena & staff were attentive, personable, with skills usually seen in a higher end accommodation. It was a highlight...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Char C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of four traveling by van. They let us park the van and use electricity for 20$ for 2 nights. My sister and her boyfriend slept in the van and my boyfriend and I rent a tent. It was very clean and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank steboii
Reviewed 27 November 2018

I really enjoyed my stay at Essence, everything about the place is great. The trails through the jungle, the wildlife, waking up to a beautiful view of the Arenal volcano, and of course the Jacuzzi in the evening after a long hike. I did the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 543tommyd
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

If you don’t like tourist places like la fortuna, El Castillo and essence Arenal is the place for You. Staff was heartwarming and we felt like home after minutes. Veggie food available and yummy. View is incredible! Highly recommended

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Dario O
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This proved to be my favourite hostel during my time in Costa Rica! It’s a bit tricky to get to, perched up on the hill in El Castillo, but offers splendid views of the Arenal Volcano, especially at sunset. You can tell the hostel itself...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Catherine B
Response from EssenceArenall, Gerente at Essence Arenal Boutique HostelResponded 27 May 2018

Dear Catherine, Thanks so much for sharing your experience and visiting Essence Arenal. for us was a real pleasure to serve you. come back soon!! Best regards!!

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About
Description
Essence Arenal is an incredible volcano and lake view hostel, the perfect opportunity to live a real eco experience in a familiar atmosphere. With all comforts: pool, cafeteria, Japanese heated pool, More common kitchen, fire place, jungle trails, waterfall, private or shared bathroom, TV and DVD rental, Internet, Play Station, tours info. And a unique position to observe volcano activities. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$28 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel El Castillo
,
Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Costa Rica/El Castillo
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$28 - US$59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel El Castillo
,
Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Costa Rica/El Castillo
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
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Traveller (419)
Room & Suite (80)
Dining (20)
Pool & Beach (13)
Family and Play Areas (13)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Questions & Answers
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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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Brittany F
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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"We stayed in a larger tent which was wonderful & next to the forest & trails on the property."
193charc
1 week ago
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"Tents 5,6 and 7 have the best views"
codyb474
14 Feb 2018
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"We chose a room with a private bathroom."
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5 Jan 2018
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"Deluxe terrace tent #4 had an awesome view and a double bed"
802christinan
2 Jun 2017
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