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The Point Cusco

Meson de la Estrella 172, Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as Peruvian hostels go (please no more complaints of losing water or bad wifi, that is just peru), the Point was fairly capably run with a friendly collection of permanent staff and volunteers. Located centrally and with a lively bar upstairs, the point is a perfect destination for backpackers looking to meet new people and soak up the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there for 4 nights and me and my 7 mates had the best time. The beds are great and the people are all friendly. The staff are very relaxed about most of the rules (check out by 2, no bringing your own alcohol, etc). The WiFi is average but wasn't really a problem. The bar is good fun all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Yes this hostel is close to the city and for a decent price. But the place is very run down, wifi is terrible and often not working at all, the dorm room had no door handle or lock and therefor was continually wide open. The matresses are very old and can feel all the springs, tried to tell a staff... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

...to the point: + cheap, 25 for dorm + good location, one block from san francisco square + integrated bar with food and drinks + big garden area + good chicken soup - bar plays loud music every night!! Every night till midnight - the funk dorm, is super small and dark - no love for details. Everything seems not... More 

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ThePointHostelCusco, Gerente at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We are really sorry for the problems that you had with our staff, your comments help us to improve More 

Kamloops, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

At a quick glance and tour of the property, it looks like a decent spot. Clean, spacious, natural light, a HUGE outdoor area in the back. Our beds were comfortable... too bad we didn't get to actually sleep. We've stayed at "party hostels" before, but they usually turn things down by 2am. Here the music, singing, loud talking (more like... More 

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ThePointHostelCusco, Gerente at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review, your comments help us to improve More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in a 6 bed moxed dorm. Location is great but most places in Cusco are located well. 1 of our beds was dirty, but were comfortable and warm enough. Shower varied from extreme heat to cold, and had poor power. Reception staff weren"t friendly or helpful with information. And had a weird mix of people... More 

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TamirBazaz, Guest Relations Manager at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay in our hostel wasn´t what you expected. As we are always looking to improve our hostel we thank you very much for comments. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Even at 3 a.m. the music in the bar was playing at maximum volume; in my bed I could feel every beat. At my request to lower the volume a drunk staff member was just telling me that's a party hostel and I shouldn't complain. In addition to that it was smelling like marihuana the whole time. It's really more... More 

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TamirBazaz, Guest Relations Manager at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay in our hostel wasn´t what you expected. We are a party hostel but offcourse you should be able to get a good night rest. As we are allways looking to improve our hostel we thank you very much for comments. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We decide to stay here as we had enjoyed our stays in the other The Point Hostels. A shame really. They were trying to be a party hostel when it obviously didn't suit the guests. Blaring loud music from the bar until the early hours (one morning until 6am) when sometimes there wasn't a single guest up there. Beds were... More 

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TamirBazaz, Owner & General Manager at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you felt the bar was too loud for the number of guests drinking. I'll pass your comments on to the local manager. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a party hostal, not for a good rest, then maybe this is the hostal for you. But if you need a hostal to sleep, especially after inca or salkantay trek, then I don't recommend to stay there. It reminds me more of a club at night, really really noisy and loud music. The room is quite... More 

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TamirBazaz, Owner & General Manager at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your stay with us. As you said, we are a party hostel and we do market ourselves as such. :) More 

Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The Point was my first hostel stay, and it was a memorable one. I loved the friendly staff, and the fun and eclectic decoration of the place. The accomodations were adequate, I slept for hours and hours in my bed and it was a good home base with which to acclimate to Cusco. The location was great. This is a... More 

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TamirBazaz, Owner at The Point Cusco, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to get some rest and acclimatize! It is common for lavandarias in Peru to perfume the laundry so apologies for the smell but at least you know our sheets are clean :) More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Point Hostel Cusco is only two blocks from the city's centre. Opened in 2006, this hostel provides a fun, safe and relaxed atmosphere and makes a great starting point for your explorations of Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We can book attractions for you directly from our onsite travel center. Like all Point Hostels, you'll find our friendly staff to be some of the best in Peru. Also enjoy our restaurant, garden and loungh área. Our bar is one of the hottest nightlife spots in Cusco and after the bar closes at 1 am, our nightlife guides will take you out to the vibrant clubs and bars of Cusco. Visit us and enjoy the ultimate hostel experience! Please check out our websites for more info about our Hostel ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Point Cusco

Address: Meson de la Estrella 172, Cusco, Peru
Location: Peru > Cusco Region > Cusco
Price Range: $17 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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