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Hostel Giramondo

Guemes 4802, Buenos Aires C1425BLN, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013
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    3 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The location is really good, as Palermo is a really nice part of Buenos Aires and it’s also only 5 min. walk to different small supermarkets, ATM and metro station. Right in front is a really nice little store where they sell fresh fruits and vegetables. We really liked the roof terrace where you also can prepare BBQ. The kitchen... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm room in Giramondo back in 2009, so it's possible they have changed their staff however I doubt they have thrown out their bunk beds. I'm not sure why I didn't sign up and create a review earlier... The maid was caught in a friends private room, going through their bags. When asked, she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We took this place based on a guidebook recommendation and dearly regretted it. This was the worst place in our entire trip, or in fact ever. I can only recommend avoiding it. They have a second location down the street where we ended - which is a horrible place, smelly, filthy, (the beds (!) but also the common toilets and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We had seen some mixed reviews but we were making a last minute booking so we decided to take a chance. This hostal has a great location, a nice vibe, and things were generally clean. Unfortunately they have a major bed bug problem and not much clue how to handle it. It was our first encounter with bed bugs and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The location is awesome as it is in Palermo. Was there already 6 years ago. The bar in the basement closed down though. I was there in high season but the place was less than half empty due to rough competition. I often was the only person in my 6 bed dorm which I liked. It´s not really a party... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed in the suites and while the room was big and clean, the bathroom had several constant drips from faucets onto the floor so it was always wet. We got no service during our stay so we had to ask for toilet paper several times and attempt to clean up the water on the bathroom floor with a dirty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The common theme of this hostel is a general lack of due care and attention. The location is central, the ~19th century house looks beautiful and some of the staff are even helpful, but other than this the hostel has few redeeming qualities. The shared washrooms seem to have been inspired by either a rusty garden shed or some sort... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed in the Hostel Giarmondo for 5 nights in the suites as there were 4 of us. The room was clean, the bathroom needed a bit of care however the showers were amazing. The staff were very friendly and gave us great advice about where to go and stay. The beds were comfortable. The room had lovely air conditioning.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Nice staff, plenty of beer,(only 12 pesos) cigs, snacks, for sale 24-7 witrh front desk on first floor and no street buzzer entry possible....and clean bathrooms!!!...with sanitizer toilets, and a cool bar below...even though I had to make my own bed this one night......the shared room had no guests that ....while booked solid weekends and high seasons by groups and... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Half of the knobs on the stove are broken off, the buzzer to the main door is broken, the paper towel holder in the bathroom is broken, all the knobs on the microwave are broken off. Just feels a bit neglected and not super clean. The staff is friendly, but the accomodations are lacking. The bathrooms are also weird, and... More 

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Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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