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7 Duendes Base Hostel Reviews

San Juan 189, Salta, Argentina

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555 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Helpful staff but not all speak English. Walking distance from bus st and to center sq with backpack :) cheap beer available at hostel. WiFi, showers all good. Breaky basic but works.


Perfectly acceptable hostel. Close to the bus station. Thin walls, not the best kitchen and needs an extra toilet and more power outlets in the rooms BUT a really nice outdoor area, friendly staff and solid lockers and beds in the dorms.


Basic hostel but the 4 bed rooms are comfy and clean. Showers are great kitchen is functional but sparse. Breakfast is really good. Would recommend staying here. There are lots of hostels in Salta, but only a few on hostel world. So make sure you search around.


Exceeded my expectations! Extremely friendly and helpful staff, comfortable dorm rooms, plenty of lockers, great common areas, would recommend for anyone to stay here.

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Wonderful hostel!! Good price, great location (only 6 blocks away from the main square) and helpful staff. Kitchen is big and has everything, the beds are comfortable, everything is clean and there are always fellow travellers to hang out with. The only bad thing is that the plug socket location in the rooms is really bad, but If you don't mind that it's the perfect place.


This hostel is fine to spend some days is Salta. It is well located in downtown and people in the reception are extremely kind. The hostel is not "attractive", it is very basic. Internet and showers are fine.


This hostel was great. Besides one girl at reception who forgot the two things we had asked her , the staff were all great. The place was very clean and the have a lovely garden space out the back. The breakfast was good and started at half 6 which is great and the wifi worked perfectly in our rooms. I would recommend more plugs in the room tho.


The older man that works here in the mornings is WONDERFUL. I assume he is the owner. He is super sweet and kind. Can't say the same for the rest of the staff. Most of the time there was no one at the desk and they didn't seem to care very much about the guests. Average breakfast. The whole place in kinda dingy.


There are no room keys so make sure all belongings are locked away in lockers. Atmosphere was fantastic, we booked in for one night


Pretty average hostel. I would come again just as a stopover point between the surrounding cities. The hot water and internat was a bit shotty when I was there. Really close to the bus station.


Pleasant, clean hostel. Good atmosphere and people when we were there. Nice outdoor chill out areas makes it easy to meet new people. Location 10 mins from centre but 35 mins from nightlife


Very good hostel.


Good location close to main square Facilities were clean and well equipped kitchen Enjoyed breakfasts, basic but cereal and bread and hot drinks were available (the best we have had so far in SA)


Pros: Warm showers, good Wi-Fi, nice staff, big lockers, big area to relax in, near the bus station, cereal for breakfast (hadn't seen it offered in months!) and bread etc. Cons: mattresses not very comfy, only 2 sockets I stayed here and backpackers hostel, I'd pick here to chill out/go on early morning trips. No major complaints to make.


They made me feel at home. The staff was really nice and was always willing to help out if needed. You would find a place where to have fun with other people, but you would also find a pleace to be alone and quiet if you needed it . The lockers have plenty of space. Sad that i¿ve forgotten my keypad there! But the hostel was great. Super bien el hostel y su gente. Me pareció mucho ya baldear el patio tan temprano. Para mi con que los baños, las habitaciones y la cocina esten limpios, alcanza


Location (between busterminal and centre) is very handy. Big open patio's, television outside, big kitchen and helpful staff. Beds are standard quality, 4 bathrooms and opportunity to wash and dry your clothes (also a good laundry around the corner). Supermercado only one block away! Opportunity to buy beers. Overall a very good hostel for this price.


Some of my money has been stolen, but beside that a good hostel!


I really enjoyed my stay!


Good hostel - great staff. Main comment is that the kitchen could be cleaner. Good place to relax out the back and watch TV...


Great hostel is a great location. The rooms are very spacious, as well as the lockers. The beds are very comfortable and the back patio is great! The kitchen is big and everything works fine. The showers have hot water all the time and the staff is always nice and willing to help.

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