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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          USD 58*
          USD 98*
          USD 35*
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          • Excellent64%
          • Very good26%
          • Average6%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible1%
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          “organic farm” (25 reviews)
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          Free Internet
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Breakfast included
          Airport Transportation
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 29 December 2011

          We went twice to this place, unfortunately the second time it was fully booked...but anyway we went though to eat!!First the view is really amazing on the volcan and on the lake and second it so quiet, so much better than La Fortuna and on...More

          Thank mnatalieco
          Reviewed 29 December 2011

          This place may not be for everyone, but at $28/night we thought it was great value, a very welcoming and helpful staff, beautiful location and lots of fun! The rooms are bare bones, but all of the essentials are there. The bedding left a bit...More

          Thank Jen K
          Reviewed 17 December 2011

          My wife and I stayed in Essence Arenal at the end of November 2011 for two days. The vegetarian dinner was very good and was a good way to mingle with the other guests as they have the dinner guests help prepare a small part...More

          Thank Tim E
          Reviewed 4 December 2011

          From the moment we arrived, this place was amazing! The road to it is bumpy, but totally worth it.

          Thank karenjmontalvo
          Reviewed 2 December 2011

          First the good. The staff all seemed very nice and helpful. We were welcomed with opened arms when we got there. The property and views were amazing...its the type of place you want to walk around for hours just looking at the plants and/or just...More

          3  Thank lifeon2whls
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Free Internet
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Hot Tub
          • Price range
          • USD 33 - USD 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • 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
          • Essence Arenal Boutique Hotel El Castillo
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          Traveller (383)
          Room & Suite (68)
          Dining (19)
          Pool & Beach (12)
          Hotel & Grounds (268)
          Family and Play Areas (13)
          Bathroom (4)
          Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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          Nearby Attractions
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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|
          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|
          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
          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?
          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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