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Ostinatto Hostel Reviews

C/Chile 680, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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330 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Nice building with some cool features, for example beautiful floor to ceiling windows and balcony on our dorm. V hot and powerful showers! Helpful & knowledgeable staff. But the bed sheets didn't really fit on the beds so would slip off every night, and it didn't feel particularly clean just using a sheet between the duvets rather than knowing the duvet covers were regularly washed. Not much atmosphere, we spent 2 nights as the only 2 people in our dorm but it picked up a bit on the weekend.


We had a private room and it was perfect, really spacious and great value for money. The kitchen was a decent size and the staff really helpful. The only downfall would have to be the lack of atmosphere, we were there for five nights and each night the bar was empty.


The Brit that was working overnight was as rude as he was unhelpful. He didn't know anything about the area despite being there for several months. Everyone else was very friendly and helpful.


Decent location in San Telmo. Breakfast is ok but nothing to get excited about. Some staff is very helpful and knowledgeable while some seem to know nothing and aren't really helpful (I'm looking at you late night British desk guy). Happy hour in the bar has good deals but the bar was quite empty our two nights. The free tango lesson with Gabby was awesome!


We stayed there for 2 nights. we liked everything! (breakfast was nice and bathroom was clean) but kitchen was a little bit messy.


I had a great time at Ostinatto Hostel. The Staff was really friendly and helpful. There had been several activities like free walking tours, tango lesson or bbq which I really recommend. The breakfast was also very good. The Hostel is located in San Telmo which is quite in the city center and most of the sights are just a few minutes to walk.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


What a great experience! The hostel is designed beautifully with comfortable common areas to meet other travelers. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Within an hour of booking, I had already received correspondence from the hostel asking if they could help in any way. The location of the hostel is central to San Telmo, seconds from several markets as well as bars and restaurants; several blocks from subway and bus. I would recommend this hostel to all for a great stay in BsAs!

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