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El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel) (Palermo)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
aaron k Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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
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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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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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La Serena, Chile
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I just spent 3 weeks in BA, and ended up staying in three hostels in this time - this was by far the best! It's not a massive hostel, but nor is it too small - I met really great people travelling, but could also sleep at night when I wanted - it strikes the balance well! It's clean, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the little gem of a place for a week and were so sad to leave. The staff and owner are incredible and it's cheap as chips for the brilliant Palermo Soho location. One of the staff even cooked us an incredible asado one night! We're taking some of his bbq tips back to Australia. We stayed in... More

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A very small hostel with a great website, a wonderful naberhood (very safe), but with bad service. The rooms are not like they seem in the pictures, the toilets were broken and the showers not very clean. The room we stayed in had its window to the court of the hostel - so at night it was noisy until the... More

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Additional Information about Back in BA

Also Known As:
Back In Ba Hotel Buenos Aires
Back In Ba Hotel
Address: El Salvador 5115 | Palermo, Buenos Aires 1414, Argentina (Formerly Bait International Hostel)
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 381 Specialty lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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