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Back in BA

El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little hostel that was very clean & well managed. Very secure with great communal areas. For those days where you're hungover / want to relax, they have Netflix and the wifi is great. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Back in ba was the first place I stayed in South America. Planned on staying in bsas for about 5 days and wound up staying two weeks. Back in ba has great staff, a great location, and great atmosphere. I recommend it to everyone I talk to who is going to buenos aires.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lot of fun using Back in BA as our headquarters for our first trip to BA. Helpful and friendly counter staff, great location to go explore from, great restaurants nearby. Special thanks Jorge for showing us around and it was fun cooking some great meals with Chef at the helm!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been in "back in BA" quite a lot, starting a trip of several months in Buenos Aires and around... I loved this hostel, for its situation, its guys, all the time available and full of good advices, good wifi, cheap, clean, "human sized", organised asados and parties... I'll for sure be back in Back in BA!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I definitely recommend this hostel. This hostel is in the Palermo area, which is more upscale with cute restaurants, boutiques, a money exchange place, and the metro very close by. You can easily take a 15-20min metro to the center of the city and to other locations. The rooms are not the cleanest, but this is a hostel where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel has a lot to offer it's got good facilities, a nice kitchen. The bed rooms are comfortable and the beds even have a curtain which I thought was a good touch. It's in a good location of Palermo lots of restaurants and bars close by. The staff are very helpful and real friendly. For the price you pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent hostel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff is friendly, helpful and genuinely want you to have a great time in Buenos Aires. Everyone made us feel right at home. Good vibes and great people here. The hostel has a full kitchen available for guests. The rooms are clean and comfortable. And the location is perfect. Palermo is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I spent over 6 weeks at Back in BA and can't speak highly enough of it. It's located in Palermo, in my opinion, the best location in Buenos Aires. The super friendly and inviting atmosphere makes it so easy to meet people. The staff is amazing and has the answer to any question you may have. Pablo, Javier, and Jorge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

While the location is great, with numerous restaurants, bars and other sites close by, the hostel itself isn't that great. It's really small, cramped, the dorms smell pretty (although as I was leaving, they were beginning to rennovate one of the dorms), and leave you feeling constantly muggy, focring you the spend all the time in the only room with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Just finished staying here. Great location in Palermo, very central and an easy area to navigate. Tons of bars, restaurants and clubs within walking distance. A few blocks from the metro. Everyone that works here was so helpful and friendly. They offered tons of suggestions and helped make sure I didn't get lost while taking the bus/train/metro. It has a... More 

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Address: El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel)
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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