No problems, pleasantly surprised
Posted Aug 22, 2015 on Hotels
I found the common area a nice place to be in– lots of tables, a couch & armchair area, decent kitchen. The breakfast (7-11?) got pretty crazy between 10:20 & 10:50. The staff was nice, but I know some of the guests were a little annoyed because 1 of the night guys fell asleep. They organize events tool. A handful of people went to the movie night on Sunday. Standard bunk beds & under-the-bed drawer storage. If you have a lock, it'll work great to lock the drawer. They'll hold your stuff if you're not leaving for your next destination right at 11. I wish the bunk beds were a little less wobbly– climbing to the top bunk & getting in is not something easily done sneakily. I was in Room 6. It's all female & across from 1 of the toilet rooms & shower stalls. There's 3 of these bathroom things in the place. All of the rooms are on the same side of an outside courtyard. People smoke out there, but it didn't waft into my room. It seems like most of the guests are young college-age travelers. The area around the hostel is a little sketchy at night, but you're still 4 blocks away from Avenida Entre Ríos (a more major street) & 3 from Avenida 9 de Julio (*the* main street). It's also really close to the San Telmo Market (and the antique fería on Sundays) & the Buenos Aires Bar Hop. & there's a small restaurant across the street. I would recommend this hostel if you want to see a part of Buenos Aires that is less glitzy, but more authentically Argentine and affordable.