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El Sol Hostel de Recoleta Reviews

Marcelo T De Alvear 1590, Piso 2 (middle buzz), Buenos Aires, Argentina

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800 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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Very good location with friendly staff


I was only planning on staying at El Sol for a couple of nights, but because of the incredible staff, accomodations, and congenial atmosphere (especially at the upstairs bar), I ended up staying for nearly a month! El Sol is an incredible hostal in the ideal location in Buenos Aires. I highly recommend it to every traveler I´ve seen since in South America!

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The room where we stayed was particularly old. There was no lock on the door and the beds were in bad shape. The lockers had no keys nor could we use locks on them as there was no support for it.


it's a very simple and small hostel, great for the price. they only have 3 bathrooms (two with shower) which are old but clean. there is a bar on the top floor with loud music at night, which is nice when you wanna enjoy it. the staff was nice and helpful with tips on public transport and things to do in the city.


Nice staff who are very helpful but the hostel didn't have much going on. Our room was right next to the bar so many nights we had music blaring till 12 oclock, there were cockroaches in our room. However when told it was cold they did provide us with more blankets and heater. Chill place but not much of an atmosphere.


Buena onda..


The room was great (single private) but the bathrooms are so-so, because there is no shower basin and water gets everywhere. Staff was helpful and the location was good.


Paid for a private room with bathroom for my partner and I for a week which equated to a big closet with see through doors, fold out bed and a shower, toilet in one and no internet wifi. One light in the corner of the room which did not work and caused us to get an eye infection. The shower suddenly stop using hot water and caused us to catch a cold. The private room is outside of the bar which plays late and caused us to have no sleep. Spent the rest of our trip recovering from the hostel.


Just one toilet working in whole hostel???????. Beside that, one man come to sleep in my room at 5 am, without luggage, just because he was passing by. That doesn't makes you feel safe! The hostel should be for people traveling not for drunk local people trying to find something else after a party. So bad!!! Of course, I left the hostel at the first morning!

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great location, walkable to the graveyard. Be aware they have an adorable cat.


The staff was always helpful no matter what my needs were. They frequently have bands or singers in their bar/terrace area, so if you need a quiet place to sleep early over the weekend, this may not be the best for you. If that doesn't bother you, the performers were free and always quite talented. Plus their drink prices were cheaper than going out! They often needed toilet paper...


Common room is small and not all the showers had hot water. The building was a bit cold too.


The hostel is really close to avenida 9 de julio, hence to all the main sights. The staff always helped us with whatever we needed like transfer to the airport, tickets to Montevideo,.. the hostel includes a bar where u can have nice evenings and they have a lot of bathrooms. unfortunately the kitchen is really small and not that clean but the breakfast is really good with a lot of sweets. the bed in the six bed dorms were really instable that i was sometimes afraid it would break when i turned.


A very relax atmosphere with very cooperative people for a reasonable price.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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