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Che Lagarto Hostel Buenos Aires Reviews

Venezuela 857, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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639 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Good place but kitchen facilities were average. Hot water kettle didn't work. Staff members were amazing. They were really friendly and helpful. Location is about 10-15 minutes walk from the main terminal which I thought was bit far, but not sure if there are many hostel right next to the bus terminal. Breakfast was good but not the best: cereals, bread, fruits and cakes.

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel has so much potential, the main common area needs more comfy chairs/sofas/beanbags to hang out. The rooms need heaters as they are damp and cold. The kitchen needs a new cooker and new pans untensils, better opening hours it's shut over lunch!?! The one positive was that i arrived unwell before check in and the lady on reception got me a bed early. The breakfast is also pretty good. It's a shame because it's so clean it just needs some changes making it has a good location as well.


Excellent hostel, great staff, clean rooms, good location and goot breakfast, my problem was a brazilian group, not polite wake up early morning and be noise when share the room with others!!!!


Staff is great! Really looking to make your stay better. Thanks.


This is the Hostel to stay in Buenos Aires. The staff always there when needed.Clean rooms and good beds. You even have a nice garden with beautiful big trees. Perfect located in the center of city. So sollte ein Hostel sein. Ganz nettes und hilfreiches Personal. Saubere Zimmer und Betten. In der Mitte der Stadt und trotzdem recht ruhig. Ein schönen Garten mit größten Bäumen gibts noch dazu. Best regadrs / Beste Grüße , Michael

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very good hostel in a great location, close to everything you need including supermarkets, shopping streets, clubs, bars etc. Stayed here my visit in Buenos Aires and just had to come back! Great atmosphere and a good bar. The staff was superb as well. Definitely staying here when i come back the next time!

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Common room with the bar was ideal but they blared the music so loud that you could barley have a conversation over the noise. Court yard is in middle of facility and most windows face the courtyard, which makes it hard to sleep if you want to go to bed before 5am. Bathrooms make the entire room stink. Its true about the pillow cases, they don't change them. I've been in my fair share of party hostels, this has been one of the worst ones. For $3 more you can stay somewhere much nicer!

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Dorm was pretty filthy and clearly infested with cockroaches. Toilet was, well, unflushed and smelled so bad I couldn't use it (mixed dorm). In the "clean" sheet I was given, wrapped in plastic, there was also a live cockroach. Very few sockets in communal areas, couldn't charge my phone. All lockers were full. Staff were fine, breakfast ok. Overall worst place I've stayed in South America.


Great hostel, helpful staff, central location, best breakfast ever! Rooms could do with more fans though, it was so hot I barely slept & got eaten alive by Mosquitos or something as we had to have the windows open...which didn't really make much difference. So yes, great hostel but more fans please!


good location, near metro and walking distance to the centre and mayor attractions. The place is nice with good facilities, however, it is a party hostel, so there is very loud music till 1am. the place seemed clean, however it was full of cockroaches and when we told the front desk, they told us that they knew about it. when we arrived they gave us sheets but not pillow cases and we were told that they change them themselves, however they did not smell or look like they have been changed.

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