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El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel) (Palermo)
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Back in BA is a great hostel! Located in the hip Palermo neighborhood, Back in BA offers a great place to lay your head while visitng Buenos Aires. Accommodations. The two story hostel contains a mix of dorm rooms and private rooms for one, two, three, or four. Some of the rooms have their own private bathrooms. There are shared... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Back in BA deserves a lot of credit, for being a simple, clean, and fun place to stay. With the absolutely perfect location in Palermo (should be on everybody's list in BA), the staff are entertaining and accommodating, and really know the area and the locals well. It was so vital for me, having just arrived in S. America as... 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): $
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Ideally located in Palermo Viejo, only 2 blocks from the vibrant Plaza Serrano. We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets from doubles to dorms. Whether you want to see tango, football, learn Spanish or take advantage of the great nightlife, we can help you with all aspects of your trip to Buenos Aires. Plus our bar is open 24 hours so we're always available to help. ... more   less 
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