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Calle Chile 680 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ostinatto Hostel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was never an actual guest there. I was always only a guest of guests in the afternoons and evenings. I found the hostel to be very cool in decoration and style. Super knowledgeable, friendly staff. Crazy many activities going on that you could participate in. From my experience this was a great, sociable hostel with very many cool activites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there last year and prefered same for this year. And I am sure I will stay in Ostinatto Hostel whenever I visit Buenos Aires in future. Best location, great staff, value for money. The building is 7 floor with different design. Highly recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awoken by a drunk staff member sitting on my bed pulling open my shorts at 7am new years day. He had no business being in my dorm and absolutely no business touching me. Staff have excused the incident because a) he was drunk, b) it was new years eve and c) he didn't actually hurt me. I'm shocked and disappointed.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed at Ostinatto for 4 nights before we finally found a better place to stay. The hostel is big, crowded, very loud and dirty, especially the bathrooms are discusting! The staff are really nice and helpful though and they were always ready to give advise and recommendations about the city. Would not choose to stay there again though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This hostel is huge ! It is on almost 7 floors. The tenants are very nice and we have a large choice of activities (spanish lessons, tango etc.). The breakfast is very good and the hostel is located in the city center, in a nice area, close to several touristic spots. The only two things I regret about this place... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I booked 6 nights in this hostel, and couldn't have made a better choice. The location is perfect, when you read in their website that is walking distance of many sightseeings you can trust them, and the pictures are real as well. The staff is great, the accommodations very good, hot water all the time, good breakfast a great environment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ostinatto was a fantastic place to stay while in BA. Friendly, helpful staff and very central to all the action in San Telmo. As a solo traveller this was a great place to meet other travelers! There is a warm and welcoming bar which is a great meeting place. The Friday night Asado was yummy and get directions to La... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you're traveling on a budget in Buenos Aires, Ostinatto is a best case scenario for you. Large, comfy, quiet and neat rooms, The aren't any private bathrooms, but Ostinatto has a crowd of respectful and neat regulars who keep the bathrooms as tidy as possible. Every week or so, owner Frederico hosts a BBQ on the top of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We started our South America journey here, and it remained one of our favorite hostels. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Plus, they all spoke very good English! We found it to be clean and well-kept with a good breakfast and nice bar. Ostinatto also offer a number of good services, such as Spanish lessons, yoga, and tango lessons.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I arrived at the hostel and was very well welcomed, with information about the city! The hostel was clean and an elevator serves all floors. There is also an array of activities that were very interesting and fun! It's right is the middle of San Telmo! Great for the weekend fair and only 10 minutes walk to plaza 25 Mayo... More 

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Address: Calle Chile 680 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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