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Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“organic farm”(26 reviews)
“other guests”(20 reviews)
“private bathroom”(13 reviews)
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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

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

2  Thank Brittany F
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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 24 May 2017

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

2  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 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 20 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
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US$33 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$33 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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28 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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"Tents 5,6 and 7 have the best views"
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"We chose a room with a private bathroom."
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"Deluxe terrace tent #4 had an awesome view and a double bed"
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"Tree Top Tents!"
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