The Point Lima, Lima

Barranco
8.4
1,677 Reviews
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An ok hostel, bad breakfast, everything else fine, good spot for info

Info on free walking tours, local bus. real close to town, supermarket next block. safe area.

Martin
2015-02-22
Age 59 | british

The Point Backpackers Hostel is located in the suburb or Barranco, which is close to the exclusive area of Miraflores on the coast. The Lima hostel is one of five run by The Point group and is the original. This is a successful chain of hostels and they know what the average backpacker wants.

The Location

The hostel looks like a quiet place from the outside, but has all the facilities of a proper hostel inside. Security is not a worry as the front door is opened by a member of staff. Nearby and within walking distance or a cheap taxi ride away are restaurants. Miraflores is a popular nightspot, so the hostel is in a good location for those looking for a fun night out. Bus stations are a taxi ride away, as is the airport.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are spacious and vary in size. Mattresses are reasonably comfortable. The rooms have security lockers for valuables but you need your own lock. Bathrooms are clean and modern.

Common Spaces

The hostel has lots of common spaces. There is a small garden with chairs and hammocks at the back of the hostel which is good for people to meet up in and share some of their stories. There is a BBQ area also with a cheap weekly BBQ. There is no kitchen available for guests, but a breakfast is included in the price.

The hostel bar, known as the "Pointless Bar," is a lively venue that's busy every night, even attracting some locals. There is a pool table. There is a sailor outfit that is put on the drunkest person! What could be the only downside to this hostel is the bar tab system, where you put everything on a tab and settle your bill when you check out. A lot of beers from the bar can rack up on to your tab and it's easy to forget!

There is also a DVD and TV room for those lazy days that seem to occur regularly when traveling. When you are feeling a bit more active, there is a travel desk available where you can book your next activity or excursion. There are a couple of computers available for internet. Wi-Fi is available, like at most hostels in Peru.

Summary

This hostel is an excellent place to stay. With a going-out guide, travelers are brought to the best places. Bookings in advance are recommended, especially during busy periods. We stayed here with friends who were new to the hostel scene and they have been staying in hostels regularly in the last few years and always compare the latest to The Point Lima.

RayJ
2011-10-14
Ireland

Party, but bad kitchen facilities, and some kind of disorganization

Here you will meet a lot of laid-back backpackers. Its a nice atmosphere. There are offered a lot of possibilities to distract (billiard, table-tennis, own bar, theme-parties, watching tv in a group of ten people). But some important things are in a bad condition or missing. When we stayed there just one of the two computer was working and both of them are really "used" condition. We've never cooked in the kitchen, because it was not at all clean and important things were missing. The double-rooms had a bad smell. The guys from the reception are more better to go partying, than to organize arrivals or give proper information. Furthermore here you cannot pay with your credit-card.

Sarah
2008-08-31
German

Small but lively!

This was the first hostel we stayed in, in S. America,and it was perfect for it. I'm used to hostels so expected not so clean bathrooms, and rooms that are basic, but the girl i was with wasnt, but by the end of our time there she was converted by the friendly atmosphere. we only stayed a couple of nights but it was brilliant, check out the salsa club/bar round the corner, it is an experience! The kitchen is large for how many people are actually there. The bar is great, we were in there most nights for constant pool games. Lima itself really didnt impress but the point did! the free breakfast was something of a disappointment but hey ho!

meg
2008-08-09
british

Best hostel in Peru in the coolest city of South America!

This place kicks ass! The Point has amazing staff who will take care of you day and night. The bar is great, the food is good, and the facilities are superb for a party hostel! Lima has great nightlife and it will keep you definitely staying much longer than you planned for. Best thing is that the boys of The Point know the best places to go each night and they get you in for free as well!

James
2007-12-25
Ireland

Excellent, friendly staff, great breakfast, best bar in town

We stayed there twice. The second time we arrived the manager said "Welcome home" and the girls at the receptions were so friendly that we felt like living in a nice friendly family. Thanks a lot for the surf lessons.

family Hecht around the world
2007-08-30
German

I was there in Dec. 2004. It was my first experience of a backpacker and it was great. I traveled all over Peru after that Iquitos, Arequipa, Cusco and stayed in backpackers. The Point offers a great atmosphere and very good staff it offers a lot more than any other place in terms of space, kitchen, bar and homely atmosphere. Please buy the dogs a tennis ball and give them a kiss. (I am sure the bathrooms will be renovated at The Point sometime soon.)

Bella Clayton
2005-07-31

Fantastic place, great staff, friendly and secure.

Pete
2005-07-01

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Description

Over years of backpacking around the globe, we visited quite a few hostels. The idea of having one our own grew and grew. Eventually, in Lima, the capital of Peru, opportunity and will finally collided and we set up The Point Lima!

We wanted to take the best of every hostel we'd been to: one that's cozy, comfortable and most importantly, FUN! A place with services of the highest level, but that does not overcharge. Basically, just capture that special atmosphere everybody looks for in a hostel.

After more than 4 years in operation, over thousands reminiscing backpackers are a living testimony that somehow the plan worked.

Mid 2005 we established The Point Arequipa: a hostel overlooked by the impressive, snowcapped Andean mountains and volcanoes in the famously beautiful city of Arequipa. A perfect place to get exited before your next Peruvian adventure or to chill out after just your latest one…

Recently The Point Cusco opened its doors: a gorgeous colonial house turned into the backpackers' embassy of Peru's Party Capital! Just two blocks from the main square on a quiet street it is surrounded by all the day and night action of Cusco…

So, if you want it easy going and FUN... Get to The Point!

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Malecón Junín 300, Barranco, Lima, Peru

The Point Lima is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website The Point Lima Lima www.thepointhostels.com
Phone Number: +51 (01) 247 7997
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Facilities and Amenities

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Nightclub

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Genders: Females Only

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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