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El Sol Hostel Recoleta

Pte Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590 | P. 2 & 3, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina (Recoleta)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends who had previously stayed here recommended and organised a 3 night stay over a weekend and it was amazing! The rooms are basic, but you have to expect this when staying in hostels, same with the quality of sleep. If you don't like noise and socialising, go else where. Expectation management!! We stayed in a room near he quad... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Positive- some of the staff are great. They are happy to help. One (the argentinian) was cold however. The location is great. Negative- incredibly noisy due to the bar and people staying up to all hours and even the staff making an incredible amount of noise. The hostel has no quiet hours. The kitchen is almost unusable and the breakfast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Whenever I go to BsAs I stay here. Very welcoming. Has a unique feel and great flow to it. The staff is friendly and it seems to attract fun, interesting, and friendly travelers from around the world. I love this hostel.

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

When we first arrived to the hostel we were a little turned off, the first thing we saw was the kitchen: extremely tiny, stacks and stacks of dishes, and felt more like a kitchen belonging to the seemingly endless amount of people who lived at the hostel rather than a kitchen for the guests... The room was very basic, had... More

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The staff was so helpful in giving us direction on what to see and where to go. The location was excellent we could walk to many great bars and restaurants. Taxis where easy and cheap to get around. The water was clean and drinkable. On Christmas the staff went all out, strung lights every where and served us food and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

here is the thing staff are russian i kind of like them a lot so that's helping the owner is really nice as well... adrian who work in the bar hes a real brother (get 5 stars ha ha) the private rooms at the first floor are really nice. the problem is the room on the roof they noisy and... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I had a good time for the 3 days I was here. Everyone was really friendly and hospitable and it was a good environment with lots to do in the surrounding neighborhood. The kitchen and bathrooms were well kept. Also, a band played on the outdoor patio one night and that was a lot of fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Really safe area, with cheap nice places to eat nearby.. Close to the famous Recoleta cemetery with cool bars (bullers is very nice).. Close walking distances to all attractions and good bus links to the main station.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This place has been such a home for me. I came here not knowing anything and anyone in Argentina, I meet such great people in this place. The place is amazing; well located, so you can reach the hottest spots to visit if you´re staying for a few days. It is full with kind people so you can always ask... More

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IvanovaYu, Manager at El Sol Hostel Recoleta, responded to this review

thank you, wey, for your comment! feels like you are part of the vibe of El Sol now :-) More

Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Awesome location and crew. Wont find a better hostel for this price. The kitchen and dinning area are a bit small, but you wont stay there much once you check the terrace. There is a bar where you can get drinks and food, and its also a great space to chill, work, smoke a cigarette, have a chat or listen... More

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Hey, Guillermo! gracias por tu comentario. te extrañamos, en serio, y esperamos que nos vemos de nuevo muy pronto! Saludos More

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Address: Pte Marcelo T. de Alvear 1590 | P. 2 & 3, Buenos Aires 1060, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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A great place at a great price for travellers who want to enjoy Buenos Aires while staying in a safe, central location. El Sol Recoleta is truly one of a kind. Run by a friendly staff that includes artists, adventurers and intellectuals from various countries, we're conveniently located at the southern end of Recoleta neighborhood. Sights such as the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, Teatro Colon, Congreso, Cemeterio de Recoleta and the Florida Street promenade are only minutes away by foot.The well preserved French-style building (1890) evokes the glorious past of the city's Golden Age, although the gritty, fast-paced and highly cultured vibe of contemporary Buenos Aires is never far.The hostel is located on three floors (sorry, no elevator, but we will help you with your luggage, no worries!). There are 4-6-bed dorms, private rooms with shared or private bathrooms. All the rooms on the 1st level have nice balconies, the 2nd level has an open-air terrace and a bar where we make most delicious pizzas and serve drinks in the evenings. At the weekends we organize concerts with local or international bands, don't miss it!The breakfast we serve is a typical argentinian breakfast with fresh pastries. "Medialunas y facturas", daily delivered from the bakery. Dulce de leche, of course :-) Plenty of coffee, milk an tea.In order to remain affordable we provide modestly decorated rooms and fewer extra services. Please remember that this is an affordable youth hostel, not a hotel.We'll go out of our way to make you feel welcome and well informed about our city.Tango shows, tickets for football matches, entrance to clubs and info about the events in BsAs - are only a few things available at the reception. We can call you a cab, arrange an airport transfer, provide you with maps of the city and the neighbourhood area.El Sol Recoleta is the perfect choice for easy-going adventurers, budget-minded backpackers and anyone else looking for a unique place to stay. Think of it as sharing a big house with other travellers.Nos vemos pronto!kind regards,Paul Gallinato and the El Sol Staff. ... more   less 
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