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The Point

Palacio Viejo 325, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't waste your time and money. One night was enough.Poor room maintenance and toilets. No cleaning at all. Noisy drunkards wont let you sleep until very, very late. Even vomit next to your bed. Managment it's crap.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was the worst hostel we've ever been to. No hot shower, After two days waiting for the reaction of stuff, we've forced them to tell us when we can take a bath in other hostel, where of course we had to pay for it separately. The room was disgusting. The outgoing paint, no windows in the door, so the... More 

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Jack A, Public Relations Manager at The Point, responded to this review

Hi Pawel, We're really sorry you had a less than ideal experience at our hostel. We're currently experiencing a change in management and we have ongoing renovations planned for the next few months. We hope you'll drop in and give us another try if you ever return to Arequipa! More 

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a couple of friends, and had a blast of a time. We just tried everything the hostel offered and really enjoy our time in arequipa thanks to this guys. The give really good advice about local food and stuff to do around.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place has potential to be good. But it's just run terribly. We got there after a long bus at 11pm, being fatigued, and were still more with it than the stoned reception guy. Not cheap enough to justify the experience, wifi is only available in one spot and hot showers are semi-existent. It's in a central spot in Arequipa... More 

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Jack A, Public Relations Manager at The Point, responded to this review

We're really sorry you had a less than ideal experience at our hostel. We're currently experiencing a change in management but things will be back to normal soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Ok, to clarify this review I am a 35 year old traveller who is a professional by trade but I stay in budget hostels when backpacking. I arrived and the premises were good, clean and quiet. But then the aroma started from the all the young backpackers smoking grass. This was all day - in all the common areas. Guests... More 

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We're really sorry you had a less than ideal experience at our hostel. We're currently undergoing a change in management, but things will be back to normal very soon! More 

Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Honestly I would never go back. This hostel was a disaster. Terrible breakfast, that contains two white bread bans and a jam and if you want to use the kitchen u have to pay additional 5 soles, which frankly does not have even a fork and is smaller than a bathroom. And all of this would be aight aight but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Okay ill start with the positives. The location is good, close to the main plaza. Showers are also hot during the day. Negatives: they play awful house music very loud all from around 3 till at least 1 am EVERY night. So no sleep. Beds are average, pillows awful. Staff vary from very helpful to clueless. Breakfast 'included' but you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed here one night during our trip and were 3 out of 14 guests staying that night, admittedly it was a Sunday but there was absolutely not atmosphere and the staff were sitting in the lounge smoking weed and watching the World Cup. The evening entertainment (BBQ and movie) didn't happen, but we heard the night before there was... More 

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San Fran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Hostel was nice for meeting other people, good price. There seemed to be a crew of people who were from Arequipa and hung out at the hostel and some backpackers who had been staying there for quite some time who were the ones making more noise and playing louder music than anyone. Was also nice that the hostel wristbands got... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I went to this hostal because it had the best review here on tripadvisor. I came and the hostal looked dirty, ashes from cigarets on the table, ground an couches. Stains on the hangmat and on the linnen of the beds. I asked for Wifi and they tolled me the code but it wasn't working. The receptionist explanation was that... More 

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Address: Palacio Viejo 325, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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