x The average starting price for a place to stay in Buenos Aires is £47 per night.
Piedras 906, San Telmo, Buenos AiresExcellent 91%
Tomas Manuel de Anchorena 1118Excellent 91%
Chacabuco 718Awesome 89%
laurajpage America del Sur was a great place to say in Buenos Aires. We had read reviews saying it wasn't in a good location - but we were really glad to be in San Telmo with its great restaurants and funky shops, rather than in the craziness of the microcentre. It only took about 15 minutes to walk into the city centre anyway. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and everything was very clean.
Chacabuco 1020Awesome 89%
lauren.wak We had a great stay here. The staff at the reception desk was super helpful in providing suggestions for stuff to do and nearby great restaurants!
anna.barnw Absolutely brilliant little hostel with perculated coffee and all! The staff were very helpful especially with local knowledge and making international calls. Great kitchen facilities, clean bathrooms and a very cosy vibe.
Sander Don't stay here on a Saturday (and presumably Friday) evening; apparently there's a nightclub located in the immediate vicinity, where people leave in such large hordes from 03:30 onward that all its doors are simultaneously open, and a massive wall of noise will physically shake you awake and keep you awake for the next hour. Other than that the service was friendly (if lacking anyone to check out with in the morning), the general location in Palermo good (so the low rating for location is only due to the nighclub), and the facilities quite decent. Quite a bit of street noise, but I think that's hard to avoid in a city like this. Do be forewarned that the entrance to this place is an unmarked door, so be sure to write down the house and doorbell number before going here, otherwise you'll never find it.
tomasvalas We stayed for about 2 weeks in dorm. The location is not a very cultural part of the city, but is in the central business district. Everything is cleaned daily. Kitchen was very small and poorly equiped for such a big hostel. If you book a long stay you can get discounts, but prices we paid when we got here were higher than we expected. Instead of $60 price was $70. We were told we must be a member of "Hosteling International" for the "special" price - not mentioned when booked online. Smokers beware- it is a smokefree campus and though many people sneak a cigarette on the balcony, the staff is required to hassle you for it. You have to go out the main entrance, down several flights of stairs and a pair of locked doors to wait on. Overall, staff made the difference to make it a very pleasant stay. We were robbed when we arrived in the city and they accomodated us until we were able to get money, etc. Thanks especially to Jorge for lending us money :)
Abe-Autumn This hostel is well organized and spotless. The rooms are basic, but clean, quiet and felt safe. We stayed here in a private room at the beginning and end of our time around Argentina in March/April. The location is excellent as its close to the main road- Santa Fe and the subway making it easy to explore the rest of BA and only a 10-15 minute walk to the main shopping and nightlife area of Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood. The 2nd floor common area up the marble stairs is much more comfortable than downstairs. The one major flaw of this hostel is the lack of hot water in the showers. Our first room had hot water after letting it run for 5 minutes. But on our last 3 nights there, we never had hot water even after leaving it on for 15 minutes (such a waste). We came to BA sooner than expected at the end so we had to stay at another hostel around the corner first. That hostel (Amasoho) was awful and filthy, so it made not having hot water worth it for a clean space. The staff all spoke English and were very helpful and friendly. They also provide you with an excellent map of the city and subway. Autumn and Abe
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