Essence Arenal Hostel

Essence Arenal Hostel

1 Km Sur Escuela Del Castillo, El Castillo, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1131Official website
C$ 42

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based on 565 reviews

Essence Arenal Hostel
Thu 21/10
Fri 22/10
ProviderNightly total
Booking.comC$ 42

About Essence Arenal Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located in Peñas Blancas, Essence Arenal Hostel is in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Lake Arenal and 8 minutes from Costa Rica Sky Adventures. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

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Amenities at Essence Arenal Hostel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Spa


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Open-air bath
  • Public bath
  • Private bathroom

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Pool with a view


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Lake view
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Mountain view
  • Storage available

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Horse riding

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Car rental
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Room service
  • Tour desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Trash cans

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

Family friendly

  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Kids meals
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Books


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Kitchenette


  • Desk

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1 Km Sur Escuela Del Castillo, El Castillo

What's nearby

  • Arenal Eco Zoo125 m
  • Butterfly Conservatory226 m
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures1.6 km



Check in anytime after 12:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Essence Arenal Hostel

  • Essence Arenal Hostel is located at 1 Km Sur Escuela Del Castillo, 0 km from the centre of El Castillo. Arenal Eco Zoo is the closest landmark to Essence Arenal Hostel.

  • Check-in time is 12:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Essence Arenal Hostel.

  • Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel offers free parking.

  • No, Essence Arenal Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Essence Arenal Hostel is 19.5 km from La Fortuna. Essence Arenal Hostel is 76.3 km from San José Juan Santamaria Intl.

  • Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Essence Arenal Hostel has a pool on-site.

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