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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Arequipa, Peru
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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
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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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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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39 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Address: Palacio Viejo 325, Cercado, Arequipa, Peru
Location: Peru > Arequipa Region > Arequipa
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Number of rooms: 3
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