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Carlos Calvo 579, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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279 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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All in all the stay was good. San Telmo is really nice neighborhood to stay in! Especially the cafe at the corner is nice! The staff was really nice. The breakfast is not that good- only some bread with dulce de leche, milk and cereal. Also our room was not the best. We did not have ac, only a fan, which would not have been a problem, but we only had a window to the hallway with hardly any fresh air during the night. We had to get up during the night and open the window like 3-5 times...


Our room had a broken AC which in the summer in Buenos Aires is miserable. We asked the staff about it and they said someone would come around 9p to fix it. At 10p I went downstairs to ask and they said it won't be fixed until next week. Made me feel like they knew that all along but wanted us to wait so we couldn't find another hostel. Not the best nights rest.

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Perfect place for couples, but not much more than a nice clean place to sleep.


Lovely hostel! We were lucky enough to stay in a simple and clean room with two fans and a window that would actually face the street and not only the hallway, what made muggy summer nights bearable. The bathrooms are very clean, staff is kind and helpful, but don't take the breakfast too seriously. Since the hostel is located in San Telmo this shouldn't bother you too much, there are many possibilities close by to get something nice to eat.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent location in San Telmo! One block from the San Telmo market & Sunday Antique street market. Brand new rooms with air-conditioning. Modern, new and spotlessly clean bathrooms with hot water. Breakfast included. This hostel provides more of a hotel setting than a hostel vibe so there isn't an 'atmosphere' to speak of but it's pleasant, quiet & private. It is a great place if you just want a few days to yourself away from the busy hostel scene. It's location in San Telmo can't be beat!


This hostel has a fantastic style, a great location, an intimate atmosphere and a very nice terrace. If you're looking for a San Telmo base in Buenos Aires, this is a great (and very reasonably priced) choice.

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