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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          US$60
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          Overview
          • Excellent64%
          • Very good26%
          • Average6%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible1%
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          “organic farm” (25 reviews)
          “other guests” (20 reviews)
          Free Internet
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Linda Vista Hotel
          668 reviews
          #1 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
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          207 reviews
          #2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
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          1,454 reviews
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          1 - 5 of 463 reviews

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          The room was great with 3 beds and the shower was good. Everyone was very friendly and able to help you with whatever you need. Just know that it takes 30 min to get to LA Fortuna on a bit of a bumpy road at...More

          Thank Brittany F
          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          We were only able to stay here for 1 night but we loved it, we stayed in a deluxe terrace tent and the view from the terrace was phenomenal! We loved the feeling of being out in nature like camping but with so many amenities......More

          Thank Christina N
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          Rooms were nice, service was nice and the views of the volcano from the hostel were breathtakingly good. Great place where we got a fairly cheap taxi to the dormant volcano, and then to the springs and then back again so a great location if...More

          1  Thank Matt P
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

          Interesting place to stay near the Arenal Volcano. We stayed in a tent and enjoyed it. Lots to do in the area and great food at the hotel. Enjoyed a great massage. Try to meet Mikey the mountain guide...

          Thank rgchambers
          Reviewed 19 April 2017

          Location: This hostel is located in a scenic spot high above El Castillo, on the south side of Lake Arenal. I'm sure there are people who manage to get here without their own vehicle, but it would be tough walking up the mountain to get...More

          Thank Rachel P
          Linda Vista Hotel
          668 reviews
          #1 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
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          1,919 reviews
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          Hotel Castillo del Arenal
          207 reviews
          #2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
          Lost Iguana Resort & Spa
          1,454 reviews
          #16 of 62 hotels in Arenal Volcano National Park
           
          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Free Internet
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          • Price range
          • 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
          • Also Known As
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          • Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel Costa Rica/El Castillo
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          Brittany F
          Hi! Im going to the hotel end of May and still dont know how to get there. How did you get from San Jose to the hotel? Im not planning on renting a car but you think I should? Thanks!
          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
          How do we get from La fortuna to your hostel?
          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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          Love_traveling491
          Is it easy to reach this accommodation if we don't rent a car. And how will we get around from this property to the volcano, waterfall etc if we don't have a car. Would you recommend this to us?
          27 October 2016|
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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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