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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Hostal El Punto

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Hostal El Punto – the most colourful and service-oriented Hostel in La Serena!
Discover our colonial house which offers you cozy and sunny courtyards to relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel staff is always concerned about your wellbeing.

Due to the central location of the Hostel, the “plaza de armas”, the bus terminal and many sightseeing-attractions are within walking distance.

The rooms are all decorated with a lot of love and handmade wooden furniture. Each room has its own style with specially chosen pictures and typical handcrafted decorations.

Our guests can relax in our sunny patios, discover the city, join a tour to surrounding attractions or simply enjoy the endless beach promenade

Hostal El Punto Terms and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 13:00 to 22:30.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card.

Taxes not included - 19% for Chile Citizens.

Breakfast included.
Reception open until from 08:00 to 22:00.
No curfew.

We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Dec 2019
    El Punto is to the very highest standards. The staff, attention and facilities are faultless. Its just five minutes walk from the town centre.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    A great hostel well placed for the town centre but a bit of a trek to the beach. The staff were very helpful and the meals you could buy were tasty and great value for money
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Oct 2019
    Great hostal with excellent staff. The cafe is nice and has good food. Location is close to markets and restaurants but far from the beach. Good atmosphere with excellent chilling areas.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Oct 2019
    Pros: Great location - close to the bus station. Excellent, friendly staff. Very clean. Hot showers. Very nice communal area. Felt very secure. Good breakfast. Cons: No kitchen- the hostel has chosen to have a cafe instead.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2019
    Loved El Punto! Super friendly and welcoming staff, spotless clean facilities, delicious breakfast (including homemade jams!), lovely bright colours, nice atmosphere. If you’re a German traveller, this is the place for you! (Apparently the owner is German.) The location is great, very close to the bus terminal and a 10 minute walk to the main square.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Nice little hostel. Rooms quite small but comfy and have all you need. No party vibes, better for chilling and quiet. Breakfast is okay, not amazing but does the job. Good hostel to chill
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Oct 2019
    Hostel El Punto was great. We had a room with two twin beds which was very clean. The staff were super helpful and we booked two tours through the hostel. The only complaint is that there is no kitchen and that curfew is at 10pm. The ambiance is not a social hostel as most people keep to themselves and curfew is so early no one socializes. I highly recommend the hostel besides this!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Jan 2020
    Close to the bus station, quiet street Breakfast was bread, Jams, cold meats, a cake, and some morning’s fruit For eggs, cereal or fruits or filter coffee you pay extra. the food offerings were okay, but not as the other reviews rave about We had double en-suite, but as the shower block and toilets are in the middle of the courtyard you get to hear other people. Some guests think it’s okay to shower or chat at midnight Helpful staff despite some organisational issues
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6


    03 Dec 2019
    Really clean and has very nice areas to sit and eat or relax. The cafe was lovely and the staff are so wonderful and friendly. It is a quiet hostel and a good place for families to stay. The beach is about 20 minutes by foot and it’s a 5 minute walk from the bus terminal. I would prefer to be able to make my own food in a kitchen and just a microwave... otherwise, really lovely!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    01 Sep 2019
    A pretty nice hostel with a good cafeteria. Breakfast was free and plentiful and the prices for lunch and dinner were quite reasonable for high quality food. The rooms around reception can be quite noisy, particularly in the mornings with people checking out, so ask for a room closer to the back. There is no kitchen due to the cafeteria so keep that in mind.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games