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“Good and cheap hostel with a friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Garden House Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Av. San Juan 1271, Buenos Aires 1148, Argentina   |  
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good and cheap hostel with a friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We can recommend this hostel. The rooms and beds are cheap. The hostel is located in San Telmo, but near to Constitution (an area which should be avoided at night). The staff is very friendly and helpful and some of them speak English. Nice roof terrace and a fully equipped but not so clean kitchen. The rooms are good but not great. The hostel can be a bit noisy, esp.. At weekends (Mind the doorbell); but compensates by nice and entertaining people staying in the hostel. The crowd was a great mixture of people: Some of them travelers from South America, some from Europe, some of them stayed for months, ... We felt welcome.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The garden and common areas are nice, those were the bits we liked.

In general though the whole place is in desperate need of maintenance. You can tell they haven't put any of the profit they make back into up keep for sometime. For instance the piping in the bathroom up stairs was exposed and the bathroom sink was running directly onto the floor,

Staff are very friendly. You may notice however they tend to have there friends over for drinks (people clearly not staying in the hostel) and this did.distract them when they should have been working.

Our room had a distinct smell of grandmothers house about it, we also found it very noisy till late as we were in the middle of the hostel not on the outside.

All in all we would not recommend this place to other travellers.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Timrat, HaZafon, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The staff is very friendly, helpful and english speaking.
The hostel is arranged in a way that creates interactions with the rest of the guests all of the time and has a good vibe. A great place to stay in buenos aires!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Vientiane, Laos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed her 3 nights and we will come back because it is really a good place to stay a few days in BUENOS AIRES
It is closed to the center (San Telmo) and not far fron the Malecon and Plaza de Mayo
Everybody is friendly from early in the morning to late in the evening
Very nice experience
PATRICK and LIZ

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was a perfect hostel. Not to big, not to little. Very easy to get interaction with other travellers. The people who are staying here are not the average lets-go-to-south-america-and-party-and-drink-very-cheap, but more the kind of people where you can have a good conversation with. The staff in the hostel is very kind and very helpful. Location is perfect, because it is next to San Telmo, which is the nicest neighborhood in BA and it is very close to the center as well. Beds and bathroom are good. Common living room and kitchen are good. Breakfast is good. Can´t complain about anything! Every saturday they a barbeque on the roof terrace! (Which is a very nice place to hang out)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I went for two nights and ended up staying over two weeks and then came back when I returned to BA!! I can't recommend The Garden House Hostel highly enough! It's a fantastic place to meet fellow travellers and make friends, its clean and comfortable, a really good mixture of staying up and having a drink and also relaxing peace and quiet. Pamela, Reina, Bo, Sara and Carlos made everyone feel so welcome and were so much fun. You woke up to laughing and banter at breakfast and they all genuinely want to be friends with everyone. The best hostel in Buenos Aires by a long way And fantastic value for money!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Really enjoyed my stay at garden. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Room was clean and linen was changed regularly. Also a great location being so close to San Telmo and right on a Subte line.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Garden House Hostel

Address: Av. San Juan 1271, Buenos Aires 1148, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 419 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Garden House Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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