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Don King Hostel Reviews

Silvio Ruggieri 2785, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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65 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Well located, good facilities, comfortable bedrooms, nice team. I suggest you to improve the breakfast offer a better bread and other things like fruits and chocolate to drink. Team should be more careful about the breakfast, many times there were no milk, or coffee at breakfast time where there's nothing more important to provide the whole stuff of a breakfast.. Is the first hostel where I've stayed that charges a fee to keep your luggage after check out time, really bad.


All the hostel staff were very sweet, friendly and relaxed. Although the hostel itself is basic and our twin room got quite stuffy at night, it's in a good location for getting around Buenos Aires. The shower was particularly nice (powerful and hot!). Not huge luxury, but very decent for a city hostel.


I stayed at Don King hostel for a week and really enjoyed my time here. The atmosphere is chilled but fun, and they play great music. The beds are comfortable and the shower is always hot with lots of water pressure. There is a fully stocked kitchen and the breakfast is delicious - croissants, brown and white toast, cereal, coffee and tea. The staff are very helpful, and I was even given advice on purchasing a bus ticket which saved me almost 300 pesos. Thanks Don King!


The staff only spoke spanish Room very small Beds old and not confortable Nothing really clean neither bathroom nor beds nor dishes Wouldn 't stay there another time


Second floor bathrooms are battered and could be cleaner. Bunk beds all wobbly. Couldn´t get cell phone signal inside the room. Nightstaff was excessively confrontational when I got the room number wrong after just one night there.


Music was ridiculously loud at all times, no lockers in the bedroom, air conditioning was pretty poor depending on where in the room your bed was, breakfast was very basic, staff were however pretty helpful on our last day trying to find directions


Only stayed one night. Staff very unhelpful. More interested in match on TV. Asked for somewhere nice to eat sent us to shopping mall. Room was ok. Private bunk? with fridge? Kitchen not well equipped or clean. Lacking showers and toilets.


It was very loud at night with the staff blasting music in the lobby which we could hear from our room on the ground floor.


This place has a great location between the two central neighbourhoods of Palermo and Recoleta. You can reach both on foot very easily, and there are the Museum of Latin American Art, the Recoleta cemetery and several parks all nearby. The hostel itself is very simple and comfortable. The only downside was that it became a bit of a party place at the weekend, so I woke up a bit during the night. The staff were very nice and agreed to turn the music down a bit once I asked.


I had a wonderful stay at Don King Hostel. The location in Palermo is perfect - close to many sites and easy to get to the metro. The staff is excellent and always happy to help with everything. They make a big effort to make everyone feel at home. The rooms and common areas are really clean and comfortable with really good wifi. I would definitely stay here again.

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