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The Point Backpackers Hostel Lima

Malecon Junin, 300, Barranco, Lima, Peru (Barranco)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Quito, Ecuador
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barranco was a good area to stay in - good for eateries, Malecon runs, and some Lima attractions. The hostel is nice, cant complain too much. Common areas were good. There was a lot of information provided everywhere, about Lima and Peru in general. The staff at reception were super friendly. However, at the breakfast nook, not so much...they seemed... More

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect place for backpackers! Very friendly service from young people (like myself). They know the area well and directed us to a great ceviche place down the street. There is a nice room with a library of books and movies and a big TV to hang out in, a bar with a pool table, and a small... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here twice during our travels, once in room 'Team Awesome', a 4 bed mixed dorm (us and 2 of our friends) and the second time in the private double. The rooms are good, beds are comfy and the showers are great! The staff are friendly and helpful and the bar and food are awesome too. Its easy to... More

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Chicago
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed here in 2011 to enjoy Lima for a few days before leaving for Cuzco. The hostel is in a good location, and it had great food and a great bar, with a nice outside portion in the back. Lots of fun people working there and staying there. The rooms were what you would expect for a hostel, nothing... More

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Lima, Peru
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Point Hostels, and the Lima location in particular, are probably my favorite hostels in Peru. It's called a "party hostel", but the crowd isn't nearly as wild as others like Wild Rover and Loki (both of which I found to be a little overwhelming). I've spent probably a combined two months at the Lima location throughout my travels, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The point was a well run hostel that was good fun as a traveller. The airport pick up was well organised and the rooms are cheap but clean. The food at the hostel is very reasonable and good. The bar is always busy and good fun, the Barranco area has some good stuff going on for the time outside of... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

True to the reviews, this is a party hostel. I arrived on a Sat with things in full swing. While I wasn't overly impressed with the situation, I had been warned. The hostel attracts people of all ages & it excellent if you're wanting to meet other people. The location is great - Barranco is very nice & slightly cheaper... More

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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This hostel (opened in 2012) located in front of the sea in beautiful barranco ,surrounded by cool bars and restaurants easy to meet other travellers, great down to earth hostel ! another benefit is the small amount of beds (no as big as other hostels)

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you wanna party all night and meet other people that like to party, then this is the hostel for you. Not saying I don't like to get my party on, but this hostel was just a little too college for me. Stayed in a 4 bed dorm with boyfriend and some friends. The dorm was fine and bed sheets... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was my first experience at one of The Point Hostels in Peru. From the moment I walked in the door the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and really went out of their way to make my stay enjoyable. Even to point of making good friends with them and have them show me around the area. They even took... More

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Address: Malecon Junin, 300, Barranco, Lima, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Barranco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Experience Lima's famous nightlife with us: Entry is free into the best clubs in Lima with us every night we go out!! Save up to $10 a night! We have Edwin our very own Nightlife Guide. Founded in 2002, the Point Lima was the original party hostel in Lima, 9 years later it is still the hostel of choice for those looking to have fun and meet backpackers in Lima. Far from just a party hostel, the hostel has a relaxing garden, quality restaurant and super comfy TV and Film room. The hostel prides itself on being a friendly, fun, comfortable, clean and safe hostel. Situated in Barranco close to the ocean, the hostel is perfectly located near to the restaurants and bars of trendy Barranco. 1 Sole and 5 minutes on a bus gets you to Miraflores where you can enjoy all the attractions of a big city such as the Cinema and Casino and perfect hangover food like KFC and Burger King. If you choose to party with us then after drinks at our lively bar entrance is free into the best clubs in Lima. ... more   less 
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