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Art Factory Reviews

Piedras 545, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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593 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Pros: FANTASTIC STAFF! Cant stress this enough the staff are great always friendly and help out with insider tips. Really cool artwork all over the walls. Spacious double private rooms. Nice upper deck and great indoor bar. Breakfast is also good, has scrambled eggs. Cons: None


I just stayed one night at this hostel, but i realy liked. One of the best hostels ive ever been


The shared bathrooms are so tiny, it's very uncomfortable !

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great staff, especially the bartender). Nice common rooms, good breakfast (with eggs!). Rooftopterrace is very nice, paintings on the walls are amazing. Kitchen is tiny. Room without airco is killing. Bathrooms are not always clean, especially in mornings.


Lively place on good location.


A pretty cool hostel. Nice communal areas. The bathrooms are a little small and can get messy due to their layout. The dorm room was also a little cramped and hot. Very friendly and helpful staff. More than willing to answer any and all questions. Had a really good time here.


Art factory has a great rooftop balcony/bar and common areas so its easy to meet people from everywhere, 24 hour reception, the staff are all great, friendly, helpful with what to do in BA. The breakfast is pretty good, its a standard cereal/toast/coffee with scrambled eggs. My dorm had air conditioning, lockers, comfy beds. Wifi is good but they also have 3 computers to use. The bathrooms are a bit on the rough side but they were always clean. Location is good in the heart of San Telmo


Hostel was ok, the sunny rooftop and hammocks were great. Double with ensuit had the tiniest ensuite I've ever seen, it was a toilet with a shower head directly above it, you could basically do both at once if you like. And as the building and doors are old there is zero sound proofing so make sure you pack some ear plugs and stack some pillows over your head.


Really beautiful and comfortable hostel. I loved the rooftop terrace. Good for getting to know people, but not too crowded/noisy. The only thing I didn`t like is that you were not allowed to bring in drinks and the bar was expensive.

  • 22nd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Brilliant hostel - though make sure you get a room on the upper floor as they are wonderful, very comfy and clean whereas rooms on the lower floor are a bit dirty and not as nice beds plus nest to the street and noisy. The staff were very ffriendly, the bar is very cheap and the food is good (though you might have to wait a couple of hours for it!). Excelled place though


Rooms range from with window and air con to without window and hot (but with fan). Cosy atmosphere in general. Kitchen quite small, not well equipped and a bit run-down. Would still recommend the hostel in general due to location and cosyness factor. Breakfast is quite nice.


Art Factory! I wanted to like you. I really did. The breakfast was okay. Wifi was fine. I liked the art everywhere, but the hostel ended up kinda just feeling like a weird labyrinth. After wandering around, I stumbled upon the nice bar room on the second floor that I didn't even know existed (?). Further, the hostel was clean.


nice hostel with very helpfull and friendly staff. but a bit grubby.


Cool hostel


This hostel is in a cool old building and the rooftop terrace is really nice. The wifi worked well in every part of the hostel, which is awesome. The only drawbacks were the extremely tiny kitchen and the fact that you can't bring alcohol in because they have a bar. Also, I have to say that the pubcrawl was a quite a rip off. They did not take us to cool bars, but rather to restaurants that were being used to host the pubcrawl and sell us outrageously priced drinks.


Overall one of the best in BsAs. I stayed also in others in San Telmo but next time I¨ll go there again!


Maybe the bathrooms can be best. Los baños pueden mejorar.

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We didn't feel comfortable, too noisy, too much people. Not our kind of hostels, it definitively suits lots of people, but not us. We also had the feeling to annoy the front desk people when we were asking for informations (that's probably the main reason why we have a bad impression of our stay). The bar people were nice though. Our room was next to the bar with no windows, not the best room to stay in. Good point and it has to highlighted: the breakfast was really good and generous.


Great hostel good prices bar and excellent chef, highly recommend the asado! The rooms were great and the roof top is a great place to spend a lazy day in the sun.


Everything was good here, just a slight lack of kitchen equipment and no place to eat at if it is raining!

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