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Palacio Viejo 325, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Brisbane, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First time in a "the point" hostel. Clean, with everything you need. Staff were fairly helpful with the touristic info. They were also very prompt with their correspondence with me over a lost item. It´s a fun atmospheric hostel, but not a place if you´re needing a good night´s sleep, you can´t really escape the bar noise. Great social/chill out... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Location of the hostel is nice, it is near the mainsquare. The hostel is really a party hostel. A lot of drugs! so if you like this this is the place to be! Rooms are small and noisy, I really disliked it that they charge you 5 sol for using the kitchen.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Its a very good hostel. Staffs are very helfull, bedrooms are clean and big, has a safety lock where you can let your cellphone charging and good location, near to the main square. Negative point: you have to pay 5 soles to use the stone even though you want to cook something very quickly.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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36 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Overall, this hostel was pretty positive. The desk staff were nice and available any time that I needed them. The rooms and facilities were kept clean, and my bed was comfortable. I booked a tour of the Colca Canyon directly from the hostel, and the accommodation and experience was comparable to what the agencies in the square were offering for... More

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This place sucks! They didn't ask for our key at checkout because no one there knew what their job was. We arrived and were put in a more expensive room because the manager left the place in charge of uninformed fake employees. Breakfast does not start til 830, which is not useful when there are early tours and buses to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I had an absolutely amazing time at The Point. However, it's not the best hostel to be in if you want to have alone or quiet time. Location was good but what really made this hostel was the staff. To be honest, everything is average. The rooms are ok, the bedrooms are ok, the kitchen and breakfast are ok, but... More

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed almost a whole week longer than I was planning at the Point Arequipa because I had such a great time. The staff adopted me and made me feel at home and safe. This is more than "knowledgeable and friendly", this is "will personally take you anywhere" and "feels like family". I spent my 21st birthday at the Point... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hostel was one of the worst i have stayed in the last 8 months travelling. Altough the manager is very very sweet, it is not well organized. - always have to wait till the breakfast is ready, bread is always finished - the barmanager is crazy and not nice. Uses drugs constantly and tries to convince people taking as... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

a bit far from the center, the rooms were good, there was plenty bathrooms and they where clean. the kitchen was not all clean, but we could use it. the food was also good, breakfast terrible. the bar was nice, and the nights were fun - many games, pole... there was also a tv room and a lanhouse for free.... More

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Address: Palacio Viejo 325, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 79 Specialty lodging in Arequipa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New city centre location! We are now just 2 blocks from the main plaza. All dorms just 15 soles! Special opening prices. Come and see our all new hostel and stay for just 15 soles. ... more   less 
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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New city centre location! We are now just 2 blocks from the main plaza. All dorms just 15 soles! Special opening prices. Come and see our all new hostel and stay for just 15 soles. ... more   less 
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