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Rayuela Hostel

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Av. Belgrano 887, | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A group of us spent 4 nights at Rayuela for the first stint of a 5 month tour around South America. It´s in a good location for exploring Buenos Aires, with both San Telmo and the centre of town within a 5 minute walk. Facilities were modern, breakfast was tasty and the beds were comfy. However, what makes this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I enjoyed my one-week stay at the Rayuela hostel in Buenos Aires. Adequate culinary utensils, clean, good breakfast especially the croissants, good advice from the desk. Most important of all, the hostel owner would invite backpackers in the hostel to have an authentic Argentinian style dinner. Believe me, he's really good at gastronomy. Apart from which has been mentioned, Rayuela... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I stayed in Rayuela on multiple occasions during my travels in Buenos Aires, and I must say it is my favorite hostel. It's in a beautiful historic building in a fantastic location with easy access to the whole city. The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was super tasty ( homemade bread and medialunas,yumm!) The kitchen seemed brand new,and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Positives: Wonderful staff. We went out on a few nights out with them, they gave great advice and the owner even cooked barbecue for everyone on the first night. The location is excellent and the safety is also very good. Negatives: It could do with a bit of a spring clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here December 2014 for two nights. Christian who runs the hostel is trying to do a good job but is let down by his staff. We arranged a taxi from airport which was waiting for us. But the charge was less than the hostel advised...There is a different charge for domestic terminal. A very honest taxi driver... On... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

BED BUGS!!!!! I had left a review on hostel world but my review got edited... We stayed for 5 nights and I was eaten alive by bed bugs. Despite them giving me my stay for free, I wouldn't recommend staying here unless this problem is sorted. I moved beds 3 times and every time I got bitten. Otherwise good potential,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This hostel is conveniently located on the Ave. Belgrano in central Buenos Aires. Initial impressions were good as it was clean with nice rooms & friendly, helpful staff. However, later in the evening non residents turned up & proceeded to have a party in the hostel. They were extremely noisy & left the place in a state with empty beer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stayed here for one night (I booked two nights! They have signs letting the visitor know that they try there best and if we need anything let them know! I went to the reception telling the girl that the bathroom var nasty, and the way she cleans it was just by spraying some perfume in there, there was still... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stay in argentina and we were satisfied, however it could have been better. The bathrooms were tiny and could have been cleaner. Breakfast was ok, the croissants were tasty. Our room was spacious but a bit tired. The staff were friendly though. Overall an ok option in a Central location

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The facility itself is ok, much like any hostel, although the showers were some of the best we've had through South America, but what makes this place is the friendly staff. The hostel wasn't very full, only us and another couple in our 8 bed dorm, a few other people in the other dorms/private rooms, but the staff were extremely... More 

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