The Point Hostel Mancora
The Bali-inspired The Point Hostel Máncora is a beachfront backpacker's paradise full of palm trees and rustic bamboo cabins. Whether surfing, swimming, partying, relaxing or simply getting a killer tan is your idea of a good time, you'll get it all right here for great-value prices.
The rooms consist of basic but comfy dorms and private cabins, all of which have access to shared facilities and include lockers for storing valuables. There's a swimming pool on site and surfers need walk only a short ways down the beach to get to world-class breaks. Surf trips, surfboard rentals and surfing lessons are offered through the hostel's travel center and guests can play soccer or volleyball on the beach.
Every night there's a party at the hotel's two-storey bar overlooking the ocean and no beach vacation would be complete without hammocks for relaxing on those lazy afternoons. The hotel also has pool and ping pong tables plus cable TV and a DVD collection. Additional amenities include safe parking, a book exchange, laundry service and airport transfers.
The Point Hostel Máncora is situated right on the beach, a ten minutes' walk from the center of Máncora, a popular surf town just two hours from the Ecuadoran border. Here, it's summer year-round and the nightlife is as hot as the noonday sun.
Food & Beverage
The hostel's restaurant serves a complimentary continental breakfast consisting of rolls, butter, jam, tea and coffee from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Other breakfast items such as eggs and pancakes can also be ordered. Guests may sign up for the daily set lunches and dinners if they wish. Don't miss the special BBQ prepared every Sunday.
The hostel's Poto Blanco Bar, open every night of the week, is a great place for dancing, singing and meeting people. Tropical drinks are their specialty but beer is also available.
How To Get There
To get to the hostel from Máncora's Paseo de los Artesanos St., head north for about three blocks along the Pan-American Highway and take a left on the road leading to Playa el Amor (Love Beach). You'll find the hostel at the end of the road right on the beach.
Amenities & Services
General:Garden, Cable/Satellite TV, Coffee Shop, On-Site Gift/Souvenir Shop(s), Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Parking (free), Guest Kitchen, Ground-Floor Terrace, Breakfast, Bar.
Services:Travel Desk, Computers with Internet Connection, Airport Transfer, Taxi Service, Laundry Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, In-Room Lockers, Luggage Storage, Tours and Excursions, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (against a surcharge), Medical Assistance, Ironing Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free).
On-Site Activities:Massage Service, Spanish Classes, Collection of Books, Video Games, Outdoor Swimming Pool, BBQ Facilities, Hammocks, Ping-Pong, Billiards.
Nearby Attractions:Wildlife Observation, Horseback Riding, Surfing, Beach, Waterfalls, Fishing, Hot Springs, Hiking, Bird Watching.
Languages:French, Spanish, Portuguese, English.
Pick-up and Drop-off
A transfer from and to the airport can be arranged at a surcharge of USD 85.00 each way.
Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in time: 1pm
Check-out time: 12am
The hotel operates a non-smoking policy, but smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.
No pets are allowed in the hotel.
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