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Rayuela Hostel

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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Leipzig, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Private rooms are some of the cheapest in the center, but what you pay for is what you get. I've hardly ever seen such a tiny room with almost nothing in it (only light and fan), not even power connections. What's the use in a private room if you have to charge your devices in community rooms? Breakfast ist average... More 

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Santiago, Chile
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Nos quedamos por 5 noches en este hostel, en la pieza doble con aire acondicionado y TV, y lo recomiendo de todas maneras. La ubicación es excelente ya que está cerca de casa rosada, otros atractivos turísticos y el "subte" (metro) por lo que se hacía muy fácil moverse en la capital. Además la seguridad era muy buena y el... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011 via mobile

I stayed here because it had quite good reviews and I was able to book it in advance. The value is okay because it was quit cheap, but don't come if you are expecting fast service or clean bathrooms. The location is great, you can walk most places and it is on the subway. There are two kitchens that you... More 

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11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011 via mobile

We arrived in BA after a long flight and had reserved this hostal. When we were dropped off at the address there was no sign out front. The door is locked and you have to get buzzed in. A man exiting told us the hostal was on the first floor. We rang and rang but no one ever answered. We... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

I stayed here twice in June+July 2011. Both times I found the staff extemely helpful (with maps, directions, things to do+see in B.A), rooms were clean and great morning coffee! The owner is friendly and all the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home, although some can't speak English too well. A big thank-you to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

After read the review on internet, we though Rayuela Hostel offer decent place to sleep. Turn out is a big disappointment. DISASTER#1 upon on our arrival, staff informed us our room has over-booked. They offered us 8 beds dorm for the first night, free of charge; then we can have 2nd and 3rd night our 3 beds private room. Which... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

I booked this hostel after reading a load of great reviews on Hostel Bookers and I am 100% glad that i chose Rayuela. The hostel made my time in Buenos Aires unfortgettable and this is why. The hostel is like an apartment on 2 levels. Each level has a huge kitchen-dining, and a louge room. In the downstairs there is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

The hostel was in a great location: close to San Telmo and the more busy parts of Buenos Aries. there was minimal noise, even though the hostel is on such a busy street. The staff were more than helpful with regards to anything we needed and they made our stay really pleasant. Leandro who worked there made our day each... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

During our South America trip we stayed three times in Buenos Aires. Every time we slept in different hostels. Rayuela was by far the best one of the three. The atmosphere is relaxed, they have the usual hostel facilities, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the place is cleaned every day. It also has a great location, it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

We were expecting something a bit special from this hostel, as it gets rave reviews from other travellers. However, we found the atmosphere a bit uncomfortable, and although the common areas are nicely decorated (for example the nice big kitchen), we never felt comfortable using them as the staff's friends were always hanging around and were not that friendly. Christian... More 

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Address: Av. Belgrano 887, | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > El Centro
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Number of rooms: 8
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