The Point Arequipa Hostel, Arequipa

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The Point Arequipa Hostel Reviews

The Point Arequipa Hostel has been open since about 2006. The Arequipa hostel is one of five hostels run by The Point group.

The Location

The hostel is located in a quiet area about forty-five minutes' walk from the city centre or a ten-minute, cheap taxi ride.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are spacious and vary in size. Mattresses are very comfortable and clean; warm bedlinen is provided. It can get cold in Arequipa at night due to the altitude, but the hostel is kept warm. Bathrooms are kept clean. The rooms have security lockers for valuables, but you need your own lock.

Common Spaces

The hostel entrance area has a large pool table. There is a reasonable-sized garden with chairs and hammocks at the back of the hostel, which is good for meeting people and sharing some stories. The main area of the hostel, located between reception and the garden is BARequipa, the lively hostel bar. Even on a quiet night, this place is always good fun. Once the giant Jenga is brought out and a bottle of pisco is opened, everyone gets in the mood. There are also the legendary, fancy-dress-themed parties and other events like poker nights held regularly. This is the spot to meet up before continuing your night in the city, usually accompanied by a member of the hostel staff.

Like many of the party hostels, there is no kitchen available for guests. But a small breakfast is included in the price.

On the roof, there is a terrace which is a great place to relax, read a book, or catch some sun during the day. Back downstairs there is a DVD and TV room to catch up on sports or watch a DVD if you want to have a chilled-out day. The hostel staff can book excursions like white-water rafting or trips to Colca Canyon. There are a couple of computers available for internet and Wi-Fi is available, as in most hostels in Peru.


This hostel is an excellent place to stay. Solo travelers will meet up with others quickly, as the hostel is not of an overwhelming size and they organize lots of things to get you involved. There is a party vibe here, so if that's not you, try someplace else. Since it's part of a chain, you may run into the same travelers repeatedly. Overall, this is a super hostel.


This hostel was excellent if you are looking to meet people (gringos) and party. The owner James is awesome and took us all out to some clubs one night with his friends. They have a happy hour every night, the rooms are very nice and the showers are always hot. Its only a ten to fifteen minute walk or one dollar taxi ride into the main center.


The Point Arequipa Hostel Reviews from the Web

I loved the bar and other guests. Also the cheap and delicious food!

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friendly staff and they gave good recommendations to tours and things like that.

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great staff, bar, games (pool, soccer,...), wonderful cook in the kitchen!

Lena Eylers

This place is all round great. Has all your needs from booking activities/travel to chillout lounge. Come especially on a thurs/fri/sat for some partying and then do your treks during the week! Staff are superb and they even have a great in-house cook if needed. For couples book the 'hilton' room = large and furthest away from the bar.

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The hostel was in a nice area and felt very safe and secure

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Horse back riding was very nice and cheap!! Played X-treme jenga w the bartenders, fun game.Took a swim in the hot tub , beer in one hand , homer burger in the other one. :) I loved the character of the place.

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All the above...really cool place...heaven for, cool staff, nice and clean....highly recommended

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The garden and hammocks

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Super super friendly staff, cant do enough for you. Everyone here is so friendly and the staff hang out with the guests and go clubbing with them, was cool to be taken out by the locals. NIce and cheap beer too!

Jonathan Wilson

Amazing hostel, everything you could want. Great peaceful location with huge trees, amazing jacuzzi and hammocks. Great place to rest during the day, ridiculous nightlife and completely insane staff, in a good way. They will know where to take you out for a good night and get you home safe and hammered. Best of everything, cheap and quick laundry, good food, fun bar, theme parties a few times a week, open bars, ladies night, pool competition, limbo, pirate night, JENGA (with pisco shots of course)... the list goes on. You should definitely stay there if you come to Arequipa!

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Overall great place to stay and meet other travellers! Very nice location and facilities, nice bar and good food! However, not a place to go if you want to go to bed early. At any rate I really enjoyed my stay.

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everything.... clean tidy, nice area of town, staff were so much fun, cheap drinks, great food, working internet, ping pong, pool, a pool... everything you could want. i didnt want to leave. i stayed at a few places in arequipa and there is no point trying anywhere but the point!!!!!

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Quite simply an unforgetable experience. Clean, Fun, Safe, Great staff.... Loved every minute of my stay!

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fun place everyone very friendly a but out of the town 10 minutes walk but a nicer location because of it. best for backpackers wanting to stay in Arequipa

claire rondel

We arrived at this property and the private room we had booked was not available, instead they offered us a dorm room with no lock. Very loud music being played, 100% a party hostel and if this is what you are after would be fun.

Niall Davis

This place is definitely more of a party hostel. There's a bar downstairs and music is played loud. If that's what you're looking for this is the place. If you want something quiet, keep looking. The staff was nice but I asked several people to see if they could get the batteries in the smoke detector changed because it was beeping constantly but no one ever did or seemed to care.

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The garden beautifull, sunny and relaxed place to have a moment of peace : )

Christos Kyriazis

great party atmosphere, very good facilities, really comfortable beds and clean

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Bar was great. Organised daily meals were tasty. Tourist desk looked after all our tours & onward bus bookings, which saved us a lot of time

Grainne Keogh

Great place, nothing more to say!

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Finally, a real hostel in Arequipa! Our beautiful mansion house is set in a peaceful suburb, just five minutes from Arequipa`s central plaza & overlooked by the impressive, snowcapped Andean volcanoes.

Hiram Bringham, who “discovered” Machu Picchu, described Arequipa as the most beautiful city in South America. Arequipa is romantically called The White City, because the buildings are constructed from white volcanic rock.

There’s loads to do in Arequipa: Colca Canyon, climbing El Misti (the 5822m volcano), white water rafting, motorcycling, good quality restaurants, bars & nightclubs.

At The Point Arequipa you’ll find a friendly & relaxed atmosphere where you’re guaranteed to meet plenty of like-minded backpackers. Besides that, here’s what else we have to offer:

• Breakfast Included
• Internet: Fast & Free
• Safe & Secure Environment Inc. Closed Vehicle Parking
• Airport & Bus Station Pick-up & Drop-off
• Real Hot Water, 24 hours
• Huge garden & Roof Terrace
• Barequipa (Our In Hostel Bar)
• Laundry Service
• No Curfew
• Cable TV & DVD Player
• Great Kitchen For The Guests
• Table Football & Ping Pong
• Spanish Classes
• Travel Desk: Tours, Bus & flight Tickets Available
• Luggage Storage

... that's enough

Location and Contact


When you turn up in Arequipa, in all likelihood, it’ll be in one of two places: the airport or the bus station.

From either of these places we can collect you, so contact us with your travel details (time of arrival, company name and transport number) and we’ll be there waiting for you. If not, give us a call and if the car is available, we’ll come and pick you up. It costs s/.15 from the airport and s/.6 from the bus station. Look out for our driver holding a sign with your name and his white Beetle.

We are located in a quiet suburb close to the city centre: about a ten minute walk or a s/.2 taxi ride.

Address: Avenida Lima 515 Vallecito Arequipa



Address: Avenida Lima 515 Vallecito, Arequipa, Peru

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Website The Point Arequipa Hostel Arequipa
Phone Number: 054-286-920
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Facilities and Amenities




BBQ Grill


Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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