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The Point Hostel Lima

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have spent only 2 nights on the hostel and enjoyed. Pros: clean, many social activities and very friendly and helpful staff. Cons: I love a good breakfast and the one they offer was poor in my opinion, variety and quantity wise. Wifi was not working from my bed most of the time.

Thank vivi0184
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great bar! I'll be back :) If you are looking for a place to party and have a great time in Lima, this is the place. Bathrooms are clean and the inner court is nice to relax and read a book. Keep up the good work :)

1Thank Pierre-Luc N
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself was okay, it had many communal areas, a bar and restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful and our room was clean albeit very very cold (Lima was generally cold at the time). The hostel put on good social events every night which was good. The only negative is that it is far away from Miraflores, which...

Thank zbatool123
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My buddies and I came back to Lima to catch our flight back to the United States after a backpacking trip in the Andes. We had a day between coming back and flying home, so we needed a place to stay before we flew out. Since we had little time to book before leaving for the mountains, we went with...

Thank Kaden G
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is without a doubt a solo travellers dream. Unrivalled staff who are always keen to meet your needs and more. Extremely affordable and the location cannot be beaten. The food and drinks selection was more than enough to suit those who were looking for a snack or a meal - very cheap too. The chef Vitai was such...

Thank Bradley F
Tasmania, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great location and good atmosphere, it wasn't super busy when I was staying here but the outdoor space was great for socialising. The surrounding neighborhood (Barranco) is great to check out, and it's an easy walk to the busier Miraflores area.

Thank Doolat
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great place...i know i,ll come back so keep my bed !!!! Thanx to the happy staff of THE POINT big beds lovley garden bar with daily events and they have a guy called edwin whom taking ppl out every night to clubs (for free)

Thank yankale
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The hostel had been recommended to me by a friend as having a great vibe. Arrived early evening on Friday to someone passed out on the couch in the entrance hall and a friendly but very disorganized staff at the desk. Check-in took a while, but was eventually shown to my 6-person dorm. High ceiling, neon light, in a bad...

Thank Lea B
Placerville, California
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Didn't have a good first impression. i arranged for a taxi pick up service at the airport since my flight arrives at 1:30AM--- not exactly a safe time to take public transport in any country. i confirmed via email twice, so i thought everything was okay. i even emailed them again a day before just to be safe. When i...

Thank Jeremiah D
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I was really happy with my stay at the Point hostel. The people were super welcoming and helpful, everything was clean and there were no dramas. Nice atmosphere and met so many lovely people. I would stay here again.

Thank Laura F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Point Lima was opened in 2002, as the first real backpacker hostel in Peru. We are located in a beautiful colonial mansion in Barranco, Lima's most vibrant district, on a quiet side street and facing the ocean, where you can find dozens of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other attractions. Our friendly (English speaking) staff can book attractions for you directly from the front desk. Enjoy our TV room and courtyard, blazing fast WiFi and our tasty restaurant. At night, drop by the PointLess Barand when the bar closes at 1am, our nightlife guide will take you out to a different club every night! 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 Hostel Lima

Address: Jr. Batalla Junin, Lima 300, Peru (Formerly The Point Backpackers Hostel Lima)
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Barranco
Price Range: ₹ 1,086 - ₹ 1,765 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Point Hostel Lima 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Rooms outside the courtyard ensure mingling with other hostel guests and close access to washrooms and breakfast nook”
 of 5 bubbles 393kadeng, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Little England”
 of 5 bubbles yankale, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles cockbillj, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Take rooms close to the lobby if you want wifi in the room”
 of 5 bubbles E754VDstevenb, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I'd say try to be away from the bar”
 of 5 bubbles 385carlosl, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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