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Art Factory Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Piedras 545 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One thing to pack before you get to this hostel: FLASH LIGHT There is something seriously wrong with the amount of electricity this hostel saves; you almost have to walk around with a flash light coz most of the places are in darkness.. the rooms are rather average, no air conditioning what so ever and no windows for ventilation either... More

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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
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10 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very satisfied with my stay at Art Factory. This was the rare time where I got my own room, however, so I can't speak to the dormitories. As for the four singles (sans bath) rooms I checked out, I'd easily recommend #16 (where I stayed) as #9 fronts a hall with a window rather abruptly downstairs, #18 fronts... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We spent 3 nights here back in December 2013. The vibe at this hostel is awesome - music and drinks flowing on the rooftop bar, and awesome art over every inch of walls. Positives: the daily breakfast is very good...scrambled eggs, breads, cereals, juice, coffee etc. The drinks in house are pretty cheap, and there is usually an event on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The hostel is close to the Sunday market, shops and has a lot of art work every where. The staff were friendly enough. The dorms weren't too bad but would benefit with more than just 1 fan. There are small lockers for your day packs but no large lockers for your backpack. We unfortunately had a dorm near the road... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

El lugar esta buenisimo, la gente genial y esta muy bien ubicado. Podria quedarme a vivir ahí! Habria sido mejor si hubiera sabido que podía pagar un poquito más por una habitación con AA (casi morimos de calor) pero planeo volver :) Amazing place, nice people and is well located. I could stay and live there! It would've been much... More

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30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Decent choice in San Telmo, the neighbourhood that's a bit laid back and vibey. Dead easy to reach from the metro which is a blessing as this city is hard on the feet. Close to Sundays's mega market too. Loads of graffiti on the walls, nice common spaces, great check in blokes, pots and pots of dulce de leite. Let... More

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Leeds, England
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Fantastic hostel with funky art everywhere. Theres loads of really nice communal areas, including a really cool roof top terrace and 2 bars, one inside and one outside. Everywhere is clean and fresh. The dorms are nice, comfortable with air conditioning. Kitchen is on the small side but is well equipt. Staff really friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend!

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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The hostel is very well located, and near the centre of the city. We stayed in a comfortable bedroom for two people with a private bathroom, which was great. However the shared bathrooms could be cleaner and the some of the staff could be a little more helpful. Overall good value for money.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Not the cheapest and very basic but it has a good vibe to it. The room was clean enough and all other facilities were standard. If the rooms were a little cheaper then it would get a 4/5 from me because there is a lot of similar competition out there. Lock your door though, especially if walking around naked. I'd... More

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Sydney, Australia
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53 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: from the metro station (7 min walk) . Near the central to everything in town customer service: very helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy everyday bathrooms: Quite small upstairs as well as the showers are small in size upstairs. Bedroom: Meduim size 6 dorm with Air con in the room,... More

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Also Known As:
Art Factory Hotel
Art Factory Hotel Buenos Aires
Address: Piedras 545 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 381 Specialty lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Art Factory Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Art Factory is a lively, affordable, fun and diverse hostel in the heart of the historic San Telmo neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.We want to make you feel happy and enjoy one of the best kept secrets in the world: Buenos Aires!Our TOP FIVE features voted by our guests: 1) The staff!2) A huge and colorful old mansion with an elegant touch3) The best terrace in San Telmo4) The funkiest bar with friendly prices and daily events5) There’s art everywhere! Even in the kitchen and bathrooms!You can choose between private rooms with private or shared bathrooms and dorm rooms with 4, 6 or 8 beds. ... more   less 
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