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Hostal El Punto

Certificate of Excellence
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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Sucre Department, Colombia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed in a shared dorm for four nights. The sheets were soft and the bed was comfortable. There was also enough storage for all the guests. Bring your own towel and a lock for the storage. Although the people here during my stay were super nice, and I wasn't worried about my possessions at all. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

nice and helpful people, very quiet, clean and good value, there are not many places to stay in this city so i suppose it's one of the best, not far from restaurants and bus station, don't know about the kitchen anyway!!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Had a great stay here, quiet but a good area to sit around and chat and drink without disturbing people sleeping. Lovely hostel. They let us stay until midnight once we had checked out in the common area so we didn't have to wait in a pub or somewhere for the night bus. Hugely appreciated! Wifi was a bit hit... More 

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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