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    Essence Arenal Boutique Hostel

    El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 1230, Costa Rica
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      2 adults
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          US$58
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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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          Reviewed 13 June 2011

          We stayed in the hostel in april 2011 for 4 nights and we enjoyed it very much. Kelly and the staff were very friendly and gave us good ideas what to do. The dinner with mario was always a pleasure and even myself as a...More

          Thank scm98_de
          Reviewed 9 June 2011

          This place is incredible. Great view, nice staff really good food, the rooms are clean. The pool is awsome on hot day. You have to go!

          Thank ulmaslap
          Reviewed 26 May 2011

          It is highly recommended to stay on this side of the volcano. Less hassle, beautiful view and wonderful nature. This place has a brilliant feature. You help cook your own food, which for us meant learning how to make homemade pasta amongst other things. Really...More

          Thank Farcin
          Reviewed 25 May 2011

          My girlfriend and I stayed her for three nights very recently and found it a great place to start our Costa Rican holiday. We were glad of our 4x4 hire car as it´s a fairly rough road to get up to Essence - but worth...More

          Thank morangey
          Reviewed 20 May 2011

          I stayed there for three nights with a friend and honestly did not want to leave. The hostel itself is very clean and beautiful and the staff is amazing. We had not done any preplanning for the trip and the people at our hostel took...More

          Thank pinkv9
          Linda Vista Hotel
          670 reviews
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          • 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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          • Arenal Volcano National Park >
          • 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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