The Point Backpackers Hostel

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Malecon Junin 300, Lima, Peru
The Point Backpackers Hostel - Barrio
The Point Backpackers Hostel - Surrounding area
The Point Backpackers Hostel - Main square of Barranco
The Point Backpackers Hostel - Bar area
The Point Backpackers Hostel - Going down to the beach

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andrejav andrejav
651 reviews
At the Point... Apr 03, 2011
The Point hostel is one of the party hostels that should be visited at least in one of their locations. I reserved my spot in Lima hostel, that is actually on the outskirts of Lima in area called Barranco. That area is pretty far from the airport, but since they built highway under the cliff, it is much faster to get there. Lima is very spread town, and the area of Barranco is on the coastal area south of center. Houses are built on the cliff that is around 30 meters (100ft) high and has only few paths to go to the beach. Beach not really enjoyable because of large rock pebbles that are simply not easy to pass, and usual high waves slamming on those rocks... There is lots of restaurants and clubs dotting the “beach” area. That area of Lima has constant fog due partially due to the natural ocean fogging, but mostly due to the pollution. It is kind of safe, but surrounding areas are ugly that ugly can be.

Hostel is one block from the cliff in residential area that has many security personnel and cameras around. It is not easy to distinguish it from other buildings, and you have to ask few times to get to the right house because there are no easily visible signs (If there is a party in the hostel some people should be hanging outside the door). There are also few other hostels in surrounding streets, so you can easily find the room if there is no occupancy in the Point. Dorms are pretty clean for amount of people that are passing trough, secure boxes are available, wifi, and bathrooms are in good condition and with hot water.

Bar is focal point of this hostel and it takes large area in the back, right next to small “garden”. Beer is cheap, there is a pool table and atmosphere is always good. Not a bad place to stay, but transportation to the rest of the city and bus/airport is a bit of the hustle.
Surrounding area
Main square of Barranco
Bar area
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heldur heldur
3 reviews
Fun lhostel in good beachside location Jan 26, 2010
I really liked the location in Barranco overlooking the beach (although the beach is nothing special). It was a sociable hostel but not too big. Has all the basic facilities you need in a hostel, nicer area than Miraflores. Fun little bar, noise can be a factor. I would go back.
aotw aotw
35 reviews
Nice place to meet people May 24, 2009
If you want to meet other travellers and party, that a good place to stay at.

The Point hostel is Located in Barranco area in Lima, near the center and sea side.

The staff was nice and helpful.

The dorms were simple but airy enough with windows, a little bit smelly though. Comfortable beds.

There were enough showers and toilets which were clean.

There are nice common areas where it is easy to meet other people, there is also a nice bar with a great ambiance.

There is a free breakfast and free Internet access. Small lockers are also available at the reception.

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