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Portal del Sur Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Hipolito Yrigoyen 855, Buenos Aires 1086, Argentina (El Centro)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Two staff members in particular were extremely unhelpful and quite rude at times - most overtly at check-in. Others were welcoming. A shame really because, on the advice of The Lonely Planet, we booked quite a few nights and didn't look forward to coming back due to the staff. No welcome, not friendly and really unlike all the other staff... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at Portal del Sur ! The hostel is perfect to meet people thanks to the common room located in the middle of the hostel (still the bedrooms are quiet at night). The rooftop is nice and includes a bar. The hostel offers activities everyday, I particularly liked the free walking tour. The staff is lovely and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights and absolutely loved it. The location is fantastic, the staff are friendly and I found the 4 bed female dorm that I stayed in to be very comfortable. Lots of people complaining about noise on here but I didn't really have that experience. I found the open spaces in the hostel to be a... More

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Changwon, South Korea
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49 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Common spaces are fantastic here. However it is a party hostel, lots of young people going out. So it is loud. ThE beds are very uncomfortable and being on the upper bunk is like being in an earthquake whenever you roll over. Great location, but wouldn't stay there again.

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Portal d, Gerente at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Snailbait, we are sorry to hear about your bad experience at Portal del Sur. We fix and improve the furnitures on a regular basis because we know that the beds are damaged following their daily use. We are currently working on the the bunk beds to extend their stability. We took note of your comment and we thank you... More

Nuremberg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was the first Hostel we stayed in Argentina and it didn't set the bar very high. Pro: - great location - friendly and helpfull staff - amazing rooftop terrace Con: - rooms w/o aircon and only a window into the inside common room - instable beds which move about a lot - showers not very clean The value for... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I brought a group to stay at this hostel in March. It was nothing horrible, but also nothing great. Pros: I liked the location just fine. Close to the subway, walking distance to the main plaza, and it had some good eats within a quick walk. The staff was nice and helpful. English and Spanish with no problems. The room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We can't share the mostly good references for this hostel. Our tiny room had no window, and therefore very stale air. The only way to get some fresh air was through the air conditioner - therefore they charged us a "superior" fee, so 10 Argentinean pesos/day/person more. Since the common room is located in the middle of the second floor,... More

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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

They do not say when you book but if you wanna pay with credit card you must pay a fee. Payment in money (pesos) is about the booking price (without any discount). The staff is really weird, they didn't indicate things to do and locals to go because they were not used to do those things. My friend asked a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The location is great and the interior nice. The price isn't a steal but fair. Private rooms are cosy and OK. On the other hand, it's really noisy with a vibrating nightlife in the corridors. And it's humid like a swimming pool as every bathroom ventilates into the central areas

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

this hostel is the worst place i have ever stayed in.our room was infested with bed bugs.staff didn't really care,we were moved to a different floor,were we found more bed bugs. i found some in my folded up clean sheets.it was so bad we got a few nights free & free taxi.which paid for us to get everything cleaned in... More

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Portal d, Gerente at Portal del Sur Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Nora, and thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your bad experience in Portal del Sur. Our hostel is very concerned about this issue and we run operations of disinfection on a regular basis according to the law. We also intensify the operations during the summer for prevention. Bed bugs do not come from our... More

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Address: Hipolito Yrigoyen 855, Buenos Aires 1086, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Portal del Sur Hostel 2*
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Description: Wonderful Hostel in the city centre of Buenos Aires!!Portal del Sur is run with passion by young professionals since 2003.Portal del Sur is the perfect option for a unique experience.Portal del Sur is a great Hostel located right in the city centre of Buenos Aires which means: it´s really easy to get around!Portal del Sur Hostel is set in a XIX century building which has been carefully refurbished and decorated to keep the historical charm of its architecture.The 4 stories high building has a rooftop terrace with an incredible view of the city. Our hostel is recognized as one of the most chosen hostels by travelers of all ages and nationalities ... more   less 
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