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“Too gringo-ism for my” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Point Mancora Beach
Ranked #10 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Mancora
Certificate of Excellence
France
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Too gringo-ism for my”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

Too gringo-ism for my but I understand how people like it. It has a good location, good party, good facilities and clean. Only it was not the place that we were looking for.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JeanFFrance
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TPHMarketing, Public Relations Manager at The Point Mancora Beach, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
Hi, Thanks for your review!
We do cater for the "gringo" crowd, this is who we market towards. We understand that this is not to everyone's taste, but thank you for being reasonable and understanding in your review.
Safe Travels, The Point
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

This place was bad. Stayed here for 2 nights then moved.

We got one of the 2 story beach front huts which at first sight look quite appealing but in reality, they were run down and way too hot with no fan and no electricity at night, which made getting down the steep steps at night interesting.

The toilet and shower didnt work in the hut, nearest ones are not that close either.

This place is run by volunteers who don't don't give a crap. You do not know who is a guest and who works there, and when you do eventually figure out that the person working there is the person who has been staring at you and doing nothing while you were standing at the bar looking to place a food order, they do not have half the things that are on the menu.

Breakfast is a joke, they had a jam jar there both mornings opened fully with about 30 wasps helping themselves, some terrible coffee from a flask with sour milk and a few scraps of bread.

Even though we were on the beach in great weather all the guests there stayed by the bar during the day watching movies, (very odd) and stay up drinking at night with music blaring until 4am (so loud, hear plugs are useless)... wouldn't mind so much the the music starts again at 9am!

To top it off they added about 5 drinks onto my bill at the end and would not believe me when I said I didn't order those drinks.. I refused to pay for them until they eventfully had to get the manager involved who said scoffed and told his staff just to take it off, no apology or anything.

I could go on... all in all this place is terrible.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank luvtravellinme
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Cork
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2009

One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Very relaxed and helpful staff. Great all week long parties

Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank irishmangonemad
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Norway
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2009

Got a warm welcome and was shown around the place before I decided to stay in a 6 bed dorm. Room was simple with bunk beds, sheets were clean and I got a locker for my valueables.

The place was right next to the beach, about 10 min walk from the town centre and primary surf spot. There was a volleyball-net and you could rent a surfboard or bodyboard from the hostel. There was a nice roofed bar with a tv and pool table where you could order decent food until 5pm. The free breakfast consisted of rolls, butter, jam, tea and coffee, but you could order a more interesting breakfast from the kitchen if you wanted something else, like eggs or pancakes. You could sign up for the lunch and dinner of the day.They were putting finishing touches to a pool during my stay.

The people working there were mostly stranded backpackers who wanted more time in Mancora, and they arranged and participated in social theme-nights and games. The people staying there were easy to connect with, so I didn't feel alone. A couple of dogs and cats added a bit of excitement at times and helped keeping the area clear of any cockroaches and mice.

There was no computer with internet when I stayed there, and they should get a beginners board for rent, but overall very good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank C0br0
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Property: The Point Mancora Beach
Address: Playa El Amor, Mancora 5000, Peru
Location: Peru > Piura Region > Mancora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 59 Specialty Lodging in Mancora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The point Mancora Beach Welcome to our paradise on the beach! Our hostel has all you would expect from a Point hostel with the added bonus of having a pool and being right on the beach. Year-round sun by day, life is good here in Mancora. The cozy feel and familiar atmosphere make this hostel the perfect place to meet other travelers. We organize sport activities during the day. At night join us at the bar for drinking games & other activities. And don't miss our legendary monthly Full Moon Parties, the biggest and best all-night beach parties in Peru. Visit us and enjoy the ultimate hostel experience! Please check out our websites for more info about our Hostel ... more   less 
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