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Back in BA

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my sister stayed in a private room ensuite for six nights. We had a problem with the bathroom, because there was a terrible smell coming from the drain, really really awful. But otherwise, we thought the hostel was pretty great. The staff is very friendly, specially Pablo, that always has a big smile on his face. The room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in BA is one of the coolest hostels I've been. It has such a cool and cosy atmosphere. The location in the middle of palermo is great for people who want to go for a good dinner or for those who want to explore the nightlife. The best thing about the hotel is the amazing stuff!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The beds are basic, everything is quite clean. The staff was very nice, very helpful. The location in Palermo can't be beat, but get a SUBE card and take the busses out to explore the rest of the city as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a 23 hr transit I was greeted with smiling faces and generosity! Facilities are basic however the central space is great for family style dinners and drinks & makes up for it. Buzzing bars & restaurants are moments away. Daily strolls around the cafes were also relaxing and chilled. I tested 3 different areas of BA and this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My two friends and I lucked out in booking Back in BA from Australia - IT was out first stop in South America. The hostel was cool and clean. The desk staff were hilarious - Jorge took very good care of us during our stay. The surrounding area, Palermo, is amazing and it is walking distance to La Cabrera, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed in Back in BA for 4 nights. The shared dorm and the private double room were both enjoyable. The place itself is small and relatively quiet, and it's in a great location in Palermo. The staff are probably the best part about this hostel - especially Javier and Jorge, they are both awesome and take very good care... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stayed in Buenos Aires for 5 nights, so booked 2 nights at Back in BA to make the stay a bit cheaper. Location was great, Palermo district is very safe and beautiful, with lots of bars & restaurants etc. Upon arrival we were met at reception by Jorges who was very helpful & welcoming and then showed to our... More 

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BackinBA, Owner at Back in BA, responded to this review

Well, I'm really glad this guest liked our location and friendly staff. Looking at other reviews those are certainly among our strong points, although other reviewers don't seem to have had the bad experience these guests did. I'm sorry that the cleaning wasn't up to scratch during their stay - I can only assume that the cleaners - and management... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Hostel is very good locateted, Palermo is a save and beautiful district. The Hostel is clean an well organized. The Stuff is very helpfull and friendly. I had an amazing time In Back in BA!! The hostel has good vibes and good equipment. I definitely would recomment Back in BA and i will come again! Sebastian

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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 December 16, 2014

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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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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