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El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel) (Palermo)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Buffalo, New York
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37 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend - keeping in mind that it is a hostel and therefore the bar is pretty low, the stay was fine. The shared bathrooms were very clean and no lines for the shower. The wi-fi was fast and easy to access. The storage lockers in the shared dorm were spacious and had plugs within. However, the... More

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Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Great location, adequate breakfast, friendly staff, and good mix of people coming through. Cons: Weird open air layout, nasty mattresses, and questionable cleanliness (although the cleaning staff we met was friendly and trying her best). One of our group left with an ugly spider bite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed here just the night but was impressed with it! It's in a good location in Palermo Soho and easy walking distance to nice restaurants, cafes, markets and the gardens. It doesn't look like a 'hostel' as such from the outside, more just another house along the road - it's red though with a big black door! Making it... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed at Back in BA for 3 nights and really enjoyed the hostel. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to make your time in BA as good as possible. It's in a really great location - close to Plaza Serrano and good nightlife. Bed was super comfy and linen was clean and new. Just... More

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Zittau, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A good place to stay for a few nights for that it's very affordable and nicely located. Mattresses and bathrooms could have been a little better, to be honest. Still a great place with very good service too!

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights. - Staff were really good - giving directions and information about places of interest - A cab is 70 pesos from the main bus station to this hostel, you can catch public transport to Plaza Itialia and walk 15 minutes from station to hostel - You are right in Palermo so there are lots of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I suppose I could start and end this review with, they have clean, functioning powerpoints inside your locker (not a burst cupboard)..but apparently I need another 52 characters... Secure entry, clean rooms, clean bathrooms, free calls, cable tv, parrilla, staff actually work (not listen to their own music loudly and harumph any time you ask for something), very clean kitchen... More

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Tempe
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We only stayed here one night, and they were very great to work with. We had a cancelled flight, and ended up gettting in around 4am. The bed was probably one of the best we had the entire trip, as it was extermely comfortable and warm. However, the shared bathroom was pretty gross. If you just need to stay a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great location (Palermo Soho), great people (special thanks to our dear Jorge!) it was a pleasure to be there. The hostel looks like a home, little and confortable, colors on the walls, you feel good when you get back there after walking all day long in Buenos Aires streets.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stayed in a few hostels around BA this was a quality location. Staff were great, breakfast adequate. Only complaint, there was a rotten smell in the room, like a sewer pipe broke under it, could not get rid of it. Didn't worry about alerting staff as we were only in one night. Overall it's a small but friendly joint, good... 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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