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Punto Berro Hostel
Reviewed 13 February 2012

The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and the location is great. Safe and only minutes to the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

A last minute split decision brought us to Punto Berro... we weren´t sure what we were getting ourselves into. We woke up the next morning to being 3 blocks from the beach and a staff that was super great, sweet and helpful. The rooms and showers were clean and spacious. The best room we stayed in was the 8 bed mixed dorm... it had a great balcony over-looking the street. The common areas really felt like home... and breakfast was better than average. There is a sweet little backyard complete with a grill and laundry line. The people who work there really made it for us... anything we needed, any advice, they were there to help. They even did our laundry for us- folded and everything for $5!

This isn´t a party hostel, but not uptight either, the layout was such that people hanging out at night didn´t keep anyone wanting to go to bed up. We got great sleep.

I love this place, I stayed at El Viajero last night because it is all the talk.... but we are going to go back to Punto tonight, cause this place just doesn´t hold a candle...

Room Tip: go big or go home... the larger dorms have great air movement
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Hayley168
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The best thing about this place is it's close location to playa Pocitos. The room with air conditioning means there is AC but it is controlled from the reception so you can't turn it on/off in your room. You have to ask the staff to do it. Breakfast was basic. This hostel is also somewhat more expensive than those in ciudad viejo. If the showers water pressure is usually really low in Uruguay here it's extremely low. So be adviced to take your time when washing your hair or just wash it naturally in the sea :)

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We had a private double upstairs with a window overlooking the yard and back garden. The shared bathroom closest to the room had no working light so they plugged a lamp in! A bit strange. There were often queues for the bathrooms but they were clean. A nice kitchen and eating area inside and outside. Great hammock. Free tea and coffee. Easy walk to 2 supermarkets and the beach which is nice. Liked the hostel but it could do with a bit of attention. Would recommed for private room.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

Had booked a room on their site with ensuite bath a week or 2 in advance. Only when I got there late at night was I informed that it was not available. Had to climb the stairs to get a shower or use the toilet... I would have appreciated to be notified before. Although I paid less It is the typical wrong attitude. Left on the next day...

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 March 2010

Me and my wife stayed here for four nights. We reserved a private room through a website, but when we arrived, they didn't have a record of it.

They were really accommodating, though, and found places for us to stay each night. The staff is really nice, one or two of them speak decent English. There's free coffee and toast and jam every morning. A very laid back atmosphere.

They had free wireless, and one computer that anyone could use. Not a bad price, especially for how close it was to the beach (about 2 blocks!).

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

We stayed at Punto for one night in a 6 bed dorm and it was ok.

The dorms were pretty small with no locks (what is it with Montevideo hostels and an aversion to locks??) on the doors, but there were lockers in the rooms big enough to fit most packs. The bathroom situation was dire.. only 3 bathrooms for the entire hostel and i always had to wait, especially in the mornings. There seem to be a lot of working people staying there so the hostel is pretty quiet which was nice.

The main thing that dissapointed me with Punta Berro however was when we were passing back through Montevideo and booked a further 2 nights with them. The night before we were due to travel they sent an email informing us theyd cancelled our booking and re-booked us into a neighbouring hostel Unplugged. They gave no reason for this, and didnt ask if it was ok with us. Wed actually read pretty bad reviews about Unplugged and didnt want to stay there (but didnt really have much choice on such short notice), and this got worse when we arrived and found wed been booked into a far bigger dorm than wed requested and they were actually trying to charge us more for it.

So would i stay at Punto Berro again...?
Not after the mess and cancelled bookings, but in general id say its an ok option for the price, in a good neighbourhood, with nice staff and lots of good bars and restaurants in the close vicinity.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Punto Berro Hostel

Address: Pedro Francisco Berro 1320 | With Barreiro, Montevideo 11321, Uruguay
Region: Uruguay > Montevideo Department > Montevideo
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Montevideo
Price Range: £9 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Punto Berro Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Punto Berro Hostel for everyone who is searching for fun traveling and making friends all around the world, this is the place to acomplish that.Located in the heart of Montevideo, Punto Berro offers a great variety of services for those who chose Uruguay as a point of interest in their adventure.Punto Berro Hostel is located in Pocitos, the most famous and safe neighborhood in the city which has an incredible quietness mixed with the rithm of the city. Only 2 blocks from the beach and surrounded by bars, restaurants, cinemas, fashion stores, bussines centers and more. ... more   less 
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