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Hostal El Punto

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Andres Bello 979, La Serena, Chile
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Toronto
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This great property, with lovely and different spaces was a delight to be in. Not a hotel, but a hostel-type accommodation with backpackers, modern hippies, world travelers, youths, and some old people like us. There are a few airy & light & large rooms, and a dozen or so smaller rooms, some with shared facilities. The "cafeteria" has very inexpensive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The hostel is set round a number of delightful courtyards and has incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Excellent breakfast, and delicious snacks available later in the day. The room was perfect, and spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom. We also had a lovely terrace.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

El Punto was a great little hub in the middle of La Serena - the hosts of the guesthouse were always very friendly, helpful and relaxed. The room was great, we ended up getting a room for 6PAX (us being 3) due to availability but the price was still good and room was very charming. Breakfast is good, simple. Bread,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

We loved it here. It is clean, calm and nice. Beds are comfy, breakfast is very tasty and staff very friendly. Price for a double room is the same as for two dormbeds: an excellent deal. Location is close to the busstation and the center as well. Highly recommended!

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I unfortunately spent only one night at hostal el Punto in a private room, however the staff was very helpful in giving advice to organize my little time in la Serena , the place super clean and the patio amazing. The laundry service in the hostel is a huge plus and as was much welcome after few days in San... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Room was spotless and super comfortable. No kitchen but fridge, kettle, plates, cups, and silverware. There are quite a few restaurants close by - ask the front desk for suggestions. But for budget travellers like myself there is a large shopping center with a Lider and Jumbo for groceries, towels, alcohol, whatever (they're like wal mart but nicer). The excursions... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Staff at this hostal were helpful and the food was great. Really peaceful hostal, with great attention to detail in the Spanish look, and a very pleasant place to stay. La Serena itself is a good base for travelling to the Elqui Valley and the Isles Damas but that's really all - a good base for moving on to other... More 

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Sucre Department, Colombia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The staff and volunteers at El Punto are very friendly and professional, the hostel is spot clean, the bathrooms are spacious and the water is hot. Our room (budget double) was very small, but inexpensive (in comparison to others) and the bed was the most comfortable we'd had in months. We'd forgotten our own towels on the laundry rack which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in a private room for two nights. We found the staff to be incredibly helpful (especially as my friend was quite ill the day we checked in). The room itself was a bit small but that was the only downside we found. The staff were always super nice and helped us out with whatever we... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

All the staff at El Punto are very genuine and happy, giving the hostel that warm, homey atmosphere that every traveller loves to find. My travelling companion came down sick whist in la sarena and we had to stay longer than expected, once the reception staff found out they were extremely helpful and caring, providing information and helping with the... More 

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