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Andres Bello 979, La Serena, Chile
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Hostal El Punto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Arlington, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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Brisbane
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92 reviews 92 reviews
84 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This hostel is located between the bus stop and town, about 5-10 minutes walk from the bus stop, and 15-20 minutes walk to the central square. The place is very nice and very clean and comfortable. There are plenty of seats, sofas and deckchairs to relax on in the ample courtyard space and wifi is fast and seems to work... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed 2 nights, luckily we managed to get the double room with own bathroom/shower. We also managed to park our car on-site, which was very useful. We loved it! All the staff are very welcoming and helpful, and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. WE met many like-minded travellers to talk to and share experiences/ideas. The... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Really nice and efficient hostal ; good location,nice and clean rooms , safe parking . The shower have great water pressure and the beds are comfortable . Friendly multilingual staff willing to give you all the information you need in order to explore the city and surrounding area .

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Bensheim, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After experiencing three months of chaos in Chile, this hostal felt like home. Before coming I was writing emails with the super friendly staff and everything worked out great. I was traveling with two friends and we only had time to spent one night. The breakfast was bigger than the usual chilean breakfast and the kitchen also offers good cake... More 

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Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went to this hostel for 3 nights to discover la serena. We got a warm welcome and all the employees are very kind and helpful. The hostel was also very colourful and has a cosy atmosphere. Each morning we got een delicious breakfast in a cosy diningroom witch was included in the price. Overall we have had a pleasant... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights, we wanted to stay 3 but they had no rooms left. This hostel is conveniently located about 5 mins from the buss tattoo and 10mins from a big supermarket. It's about 30-40 mins away from the beach but a taxi will get you there in under 10. It is also really... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Days ago my friends back to Germany, very sad and disappointed from his travel to Chile, because the last night she was in a hostel called: "EL PUNTO" from Serena city. (room numer 3 a mixed room) in the middle of the night a man who was in the same room abused of she masturbating in his face, The next... More 

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ELPUNTO, Gerente at Hostal El Punto, responded to this review

Dear Elisa and friend What happened was disgusting and we feel really sorry for you and the circumstances. We´ve put all the emergency numbers at the reception door since we don’t have a 24-hour reception just to make sure that any person will get support in case of an emergency. Since you didn’t call we’ve received your message and what... More 

bristol
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

German run hostel run as you would expect! Rooms clean and comfortable, I had a dorm as no single room available but was very good. Cafeteria on site for breakfast and for purchase of food and drink too.Nice position for town and beach

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Additional Information about Hostal El Punto

Address: Andres Bello 979, La Serena, Chile
Location: Chile > Coquimbo Region > La Serena
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Hostal El Punto Hotel La Serena

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