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America del Sur Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Chacabuco 718 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina   |  
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“Great Hostel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

This place is great! Located in the heart of San Telmo great for the weekend markets. The staff was helpful the breakfast was just enough to get your day started and the showers were warm and the place was clean!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We went in September 2012 to vacations. Staff was very nice.
Great location, San Telmo. Rooms are clean. Bathrooms is clean too.
They have activities every days. Only problem was my bedroom smelled cigarrete. AT night is so noisy if you room is in front of street.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

My sister and I travelled around South America and spent the first two weeks of our trip here.
The hostel is pretty clean and very secure (all rooms have lockers (bring your own lock) and the main door is always locked). The rooms are smaller and more private than some other hostels that offer 10 or 30 person dorms, so it's much more of a hotel than a hostel. If you're looking to meet a lot of new people then maybe this isn't your place. But, if you're looking for a cozy place to sleep (it does get loud sometimes, bring earplugs), and helpful staff that will help you find your way around the lovely city of Buenos Aires (most or all of whom speak really good english) and especially San Telmo, the area in this city that it's located, then this hostel might suit you.
Oh, and also, the kitchen is poorly stocked, but it's not that big of an issue, it just seems like most of us budget travelers are too cheap to buy and donate salt and pepper or cooking oils to the hostel. But it's located right across the way from a small grocery store so don't worry too much on that!
Overall a nice place to start our trip. It was our first time experiencing such a different culture from our own and we felt super comforable here. Be sure to check out the San Telmo market on Sundays and have a fun and safe trip!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Really good location in San Telmo, and a 10/15 minute walk into the city centre, I loved the America del Sur - and statyed here a full week in total. Started off in a twin private room, which had all the amenities you could want - including a tv! Then moved into a 4 bed dorm which was very spacious and again, had everything you could want. The staff couldn't have been more helpful during our stay helping us with all our coach bookings as we moved on and helping us with how to get to other places within BA - they really added to our positive experience of this great city. The outdoor area is also great for some relaxing in the evening, and the all you can BBQ is amazing!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

I went on a business trip to Buenos Aires in August 2012, and found the América del Sur to be an excellent place to stay both for leisure and business purposes. The place is highly recommendable for low- and mid-budget travellers. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, they organize lots of activities and try to help you out to the best of their abilities with whichever problem you might have. The rooms are of good quality, especially considering the fact that it´s a hostel, with tv´s and private bathrooms for those who don´t mind spending a little bit more. What distinguishes them most from other places in the same category is the lobby: it´s spaceous, well-lit and a good place to meet other travellers and work. The general atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.

A few minor things to take into account: drainage system for both showers and toilets is a little faulty sometimes, which can cause minor inconvenience, and the wireless internet in the rooms is not very quick and has the tendency to drop. The staff however, is quick to solve any problems.

Room Tip: If your room is on the first or second floor, you´ll have better wifi connection.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in a double. No complaints with room, really comfy bed, clean, security box and hot & powerful shower, always a plus! Location is good in san Telmo, close enough to walk to the microcentro, subway close, lots of buses if you can figure them out! The double was a bit pricier than some other hostels in the area but it was good quality, and was well sound proofed from internal noise at least. Bit noisy from the street but not too bad.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I've stayed at the Buenos Aires hostel twice and had 2 very different experiences. The first time we were headed there from the El Calafate hostel. The Calafate hostel made the reservation for us, confirmed our stay for several nights in BA. When we arrived in BA, they only had us reserved for 1 night and were all booked for continuing nights. They had private rooms available, but wouldn't let is stay at the dorm rate, even though it was their staff that made the error. The woman who owns the hostel is abrupt and someone inappropriate. This time we found the hostel to be exactly what we were looking for, but their organization and error ruined our stay. If you reserve here, reserve ahead of time and take your confirmation in print so that there's no confusion. This was during high season and it was also quite noisy at night because our window opened to the back where people stay up late drinking outside- not a problem if you're one of them ;)

The second stay was great. We got the dorm beds at a very low price because of a www.hostelbookers.com promotion... 30 euro cents/night. Needless to say at that price, with breakfast included, they were paying us to stay there!

The dorms are great...there are only 2 bunk beds (4 people per dorm). The shower, toilet and sink are all in separate rooms so people can be getting things done at the same time. There are large lockers for your stuff and each bed has its own reading lamp. It was low season this time and we had no noise issues. The breakfast is carb-heavy, but totally acceptable (cereal, toast, juice, yogurt, coffee, etc.)...they've got a decent kitchen, supermarket right across the street. Some of the front desk staff are friendlier than others, but overall helpful. Our taxi drivers seemed to be informed of a different price to/from the airport than the hostel had confirmed so it's good to have them talk to the front desk upon arrival so they don't argue and try to overcharge.

The basement has great couches, 3 computer with free internet, and extra bathrooms. There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. I had a peek into the private rooms and they seemed nice too. Maybe a little hit or miss, but if it all goes smoothly, it's a really nice hostel in BA.

Room Tip: the street facing rooms have street noise and the back facing rooms have the smoke, chatter of the p...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Chacabuco 718 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 419 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — America del Sur Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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