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Hostal El Punto

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Andres Bello 979, La Serena, Chile
Hostal El Punto
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just want to start off saying that we have never had this much of a problem with a hostel throughout our many travels and this is the first terrible review I have wrote. This place is not listed on hostelworld or any hostel related site because they are infact not a hostel, beware as the name is very deceiving.... More 

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Kyle, SK, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stay in a hostel. For us, it was more like a Bed and Breakfast which we like to stay in. Beatrice, the owner, was very hospitable and speaks very good English. She and her husband are German. The front desk staff all speak English as well. The room was large, clean and we had a private... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I needed a base in La Serena and we were very happy we chose this place. Nice place, friendly staff, good quality rooms and a nice breakfast as well. "Hostal" in Chile rarely means the same thing as a European youth hostel, it's more like a B&B. This place was a nice mix - there are some... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom from 22-26 Dec 2014. The room was spotless, simple but with everything we needed. We slept very well as it was quiet and peaceful during the night. The hostal is in a very good central location. The staff are very friendly and helpful; the drinks very reasonably priced. There was a... More 

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Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a lovely hostel, really nice and very helpful happy staff, good bathroom facilities, lots of social areas for relaxing outdoors and indoor restaurant/breakfast room as well. The dorm room was grand with secure locker and bedside lamps, no WiFi in rooms for the most part just social areas. I ate in the restaurant one evening and the soup... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Its my second time at the hostel and I had a very good time. The staff is very friendly, they are always happy to help you, the breakfast is good. The place is clean and the location is close to downtown and bus station. I can to say that this is my favorite place to take a rest in La... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom over Christmas 2014, and after two months of backpacking through South America and our experience of similarly priced hostels, we were happy to have a clean room with lovely decor, daily cleaning if you wanted it, and very friendly staff. The courtyard is gorgeous, and the cafe style choice on the... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

El Punto is a really nice hostal with a great internal courtyard. We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom. The room was pretty small with only a window onto a corridor but it was comfortable and cosy. The breakfast was included and this was nice, particulary the bread! We hired bikes from the hostal for a day... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The hostel is located close to the bus station and the downtown area. However, the streets are a little dark and sketchy to walk at night to downtown. The room was well sized and the bathroom was nice. There is also an outdoor courtyard for a nice day. The staff was very helpful in answering questions. The staff washed our... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Great location between the town and bus station. Friendly and helpful staff and very good value for money! I stayed for one night on my way up the coast and it was perfect for a stop over. The hostal has a great outdoor area to sit and hangout with other travellers. Wifi was good and there is also a pc... More 

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