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Hostel Arrabal Reviews

Salta 661 Montserrat, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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418 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Met lots of wonderful people here!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


location is everything is close by. Hot water average clean.


Wonderful staff. Centrally located so you can walk to anything. Nice, open common area and pool table.


Great hostel with central location just a short walk from the subte station Independencia away. Clean rooms and bathrooms with enough space, comfortable beds, helpful staff and all for a low price. They also have a nice common area to hang out and play billiard. Breakfast is really basic and could be improved. I would definitely stay here again when I come back to Buenos Aires!


Cleanliness is not a priority at this hostel. The majority of the bathroom stalls are missing toilet paper. The floors and counter tops are grimy as well. They do not empty the trash cans everyday and there are fleas in the back patio area. The biggest thing is that they should be cleaning the hostel once a week but also taking out the trash and cleaning the bathrooms every day!

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We clean the place at least 3x/day. Everyday, not only when hostel is full, like the days you stayed. But we can’t clean the bathroom everytime someone uses it. Nobody can. We have a strict control of plagues every month according to the government laws and we’re very proud of this: we never had a single one complaint about fleas or bed bugs in 5 years. On summer, it's very common to have a few mosquitos outside, but this is out of our control, as they’re everywhere in BA.


While it's extremely cheap to stay in the dorms, it shows in the general griminess of the place. The cooking area is tiny, wayy too small for a hostel of it's size. And the bathrooms/kitchen aren't cleaned daily and they dont take the trash out every day either. It's a pretty disgusting hostel to stay in. Personally, the one must in a hostel: cleaning bathrooms/kitchen/trash out thoroughly every day. TP was always lacking, beds are old, and breakfast is cereal/bread.

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We clean WCs, showers & kitchen at least 3x/day. Everyday, not only when is full, like the days you stayed with your friend. It couldn’t be so disgusting as you stayed 3 days and came back to stay 4 days more. By the way, you recommend us to your friend and both came back after 3 weeks. Why, if the hostel was so disgusting? For sure it’s not because of our price, we’re not the cheapest one. It can happen that one of the 7 toiletes run out of paper but we replace as soon as we find out.


Great hostel to stay at. Staff were friendly and welcoming. This hostel is situated in a vibrant nightlife part of town and staff were willing to assist where needed.


The value for money is very good. The hostel is simple, and you don´t pay much. The beds are comfy. When I went, there was no many people, so I couldn´t meet anyone. Anyway, I would stay in it again, because the price is good.

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