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Hostel Arrabal Reviews

Salta 661 Montserrat, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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455 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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This was a nice relaxed hostel and one that felt very comfortable. The staff were really good and helpful. A massive especially big thanks to Ignacio. He was really helpful and friendly and gave a lot of great information. A big thanks to all the other staff too. Sometimes it's the people that make the hostel great. Thanks for a being home for a few days guys :) .


Cosy Hostel with a "like-home" atmosphere! Staff really helpful and good prices for dorms!


A really good hostel, one of the best I've been to in South America. The price is one of the lowest you can find. If you are looking for a party hostel that is defiantly not the place. However, if you come as a group you can boost things up and enjoy the potantial of the place - there is a big screen tv, nice sofas area, huge kitchen and great pool table. One big downside is that they turn off the AC between 11am-11-pm, which is significant at BA heat. Marcio at the front desk is great!


The hostel is located in a convenient part of town, and easy to walk to different amenities. The decor is relatively new and bathrooms, dorms etc are clean. I did however have a very bad experience - coming back one night/morning I could not get into the hostel (despite ringing and knocking for 2 hours). I had to wait until breakfast when the night manager woke up... As a solo female the area isn't the safest to be around at that time (a few sketchy characters) so I rated Security very poor.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Seemed okay, but was a bit disappointed as I had booked with the intention of staying New Year's because it said there was a bar and a cafe in the facilities. This is not the case, so I moved to a more lively place after one night. Having said that, it was clean, had nice communal areas and what looked like a well stocked kitchen. Very good security and good location.


Most helpfull staff so far! They can answer all your questions.


Loved that place. I´m coming back.


Really wonderful staff & very clean bathrooms!


very nice and helpful staff


Good hostel, helpful staff especially the Chinese guy... Breakfast ok! Good wifi, nice big, clean bathrooms, plugs at every bed. Nice big pool table! Thankyou for a nice stay!


Hostel is in a great location but felt dirty and the beds never really got cleaned. The facilities are extremely dirty, especially the kitchen. Free breakfast, internet works fine. Staff was nice but it was really loud during the night so I couldn’t sleep as well as all roommates from my dorm, but the receptionist did nothing to stop shouts, so it was extremely loud till 2-3am.


-Everything was fine, but San Telmo is not the best place for girls at night.


breakfast was quite poor, but that seems to be common over here. one night there was a lot (!) of drunken travellers all over the place making terrible noise. it was impossible to sleep, but no one cared... bedsheets old and worn out, and the beds are not very comfortable. the staff was very very helpful though, and location and cleanliness are quite good!! if i´d go back to buenos aires for one or two nights, i might return to the hostel. if it was for a longer stay, i´d pick another one.


Had a nice stay at the hostel, the neighborhood is not the best, but central and close to public transportation. Staff is very nice and helpful. Rooms as such are nothing special, but for the price really ok. Nice common area with pool table, kitchen, and awesome music ;)


I booked into a single private room and it wasnt cleaned the whole time I was there. Night shift person unprofessional, smoking whatever and drinking all night. Day shift guy SO DAMN HELPFUL ! He was the saving grace. Noisy on some nights. Breakfast missing key ingredients on some days, like milk, and as is typical for argentina, was very sweet. But kitchen ok, able to cook if you wanted

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