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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Guatemala 4636 | Palermo, Buenos Aires C1425BUL, Argentina (Palermo)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived around midnight on a Saturday night and unfortunately Hostel World lost my reservation. The hostel was fully booked, so I didn't have a bed. This was the fault of Hostel World....not Play Hostel. Play Hostel worked extremely hard and found a place for me to sleep. The employee was willing to give me her own bed, however managed... More 

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Paris, France
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I spent almost a month in Play Hostel. It is perfectly located, the staff is really nice and helpful, the breakfast is amazing! Great vibe, great place! I recommend it to anyone visiting Buenos Aires. It is the best in town! Constance

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The service was ok, and the prices were very fair but this hostel didn't exactly have a lot to offer and wasn't very clean. There are 3 bathrooms to be shared among all guests and I wouldn't exactly describe them as cleanly either (by hostel expectations even) Didn't find the other people staying there to be very friendly but I... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Dirty, smelly, rude staff. not much else to say. Staff sit up all night yabbering in the communal courtyard, which is surrounded by the dorms. Thus making it impossible to sleep as the walls are paper thin. Bathroom is always dank and wet.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I booked this hostel because I needed to be near Palermo. I booked a mixed dorm for six people but, when I arrived, I was told there was only place in a room for ten people, which was horrible and dirty. Dirty and abandoned is the general look of the place. Particular point for lockers, that are totally insecure. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The best thing about this hostel is that it is well-located in Palermo, a pretty cool neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Within 10 minutes is the metro station that can take you to downtown. The staff are friendly and helpful for the most part. Their blue market exchange rate is not great if you want to pay in US dollars but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed for multiple days with a group in April. The downstairs rooms are ok, but the room I was assigned was right next to the office. The staff has no regard for guests in the sense that they blasted music from the office as loud as possible. all day and all night long. As we had early mornings, we needed... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Met great people here, pretty good location that's near good food/bars. Annoying that there aren't plugs in the rooms to charge your electronics. But it forces you into the communal areas to hang out with people. Pretty clean but I did feel itchy after 2 nights. Breakfast is pretty minimal -- stale pastries, corn flakes, coffee, tea. But there are... More 

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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hostel is located amongst the hussle of the trendy Palermo suburb. Boutique, bars and cafes are plenty, which is probably the best thing about this place. This may differ as with most based on the people who are staying there, however the entire time we were there, people were outside our room talking in the very early hours of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is very well located and the staff is fine, but the rooms look bad with an exotic smell, the beds arent comfy, it is noisy and unclean and the bathrooms are quite dirty and not comfy. Palermo has many hostels and i do not recommend this one.

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Address: Guatemala 4636 | Palermo, Buenos Aires C1425BUL, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Play Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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