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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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Swinoujscie, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Good location, friendly staff, affordable prices - this is pretty much where the praise list ends. The bar gets too loud when there's a party, or maybe dorms are too close to it. Pity the rooftop terrace is not used. Kitchen not really designed for guests, they let you use it for basic stuff but charge you if you want... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed at this hostel for one night when we arrives to Arequipa. Its not that bad but not good either. We were staying in a dorm room for 21 soles per person. It was right next to the road, so there was a lot of noise. The drunk guests were not that good at being quiet either. The beds... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Worst place i have stayed. We like party postels but playing music max volume crackling the speakers till 1am with no party going on is insane. Then to wake everyone up with the same broken speakers is beyond insane. The only song this "bartender" aka prawn of the sea did pla through was german marching band music. And when the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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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 undergoing a change in management, but things will be back to normal very soon! More 

Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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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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