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“Good Hostel, very small private room” 3 of 5 stars
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Eco Pampa Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Guatemala 4778, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina (Palermo)   |  
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good Hostel, very small private room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We liked the staff at this hostel, they were very friendly and eager to assist. We booked a private room with own bathroom for 5 nights, when we saw the room it was just too small for us, seemed larger online.
Not even a chair to sit on or a place for a laptop. Big sign in the bathroom.
You can't put toilet paper in the toilet which seemed odd as I can't figure out how this could be part of eco friendly as this would cause the housekeeping staff to come in contact with bacteria as even with gloves there is still matter on the gloves if you touch #2 stuff
We expected a double bed but 2 singles where what was in the room. we just moved them beside each other.
The manager was fine for us to find another place if we stayed 1 night. They offered another place nearby that they owned and even drove us over, to check it out, the room was much nicer but still tiny with no room for a laptop or any space to hang out.

We agreed to the 1 night and proceeded to go back online and shop and also walk around for a few hours to see what we could find, close by, that cost us a half a day which was a loss of some of our time. A bit stressful too. We found a place which I will refer to later in this.
We went to an asado ( BBQ ) that same evening for 60 pesos each, supposed to start at 8pm, we did not leave the hostel till 8:45 waiting for straglers to join, walked 10 minutes then took the subway and then a short walk to another place on a roof top, when we arrived 9:30 ish they were not ready and were cutting the meat with a basic steak knife, primitive but fine, no big deal, sadly it was all just beef and basically nothing else, about 20 people came including some of the hotel staff which were fun. 1 head of lettuce, 1 tomato and 1 onion was supposed to be enough salad for the group. No oil or vinegar or none that I could see. No one seemed in charge.

1 gal came who was a vegetarian from NY. It took some time for them to gather enough cups to drink our wine 90% were coffee cups. The first of the meat was ready by around 11 pm by then the group was drunk which was fine. The vegetarian gal left.
There were a few buns to have the meat with but no butter or anything else, I would expect a bit more professional service and basic tools to eat a meal with, hardly anyone had a plate, basically they would put meat on a plate and let everyone do finger food. While the meat was very good we ended up leaving early as there was no dessert or anything else. We were told it would start around 8pm, no big deal but waiting to 11pm is a bit much when you are starved and thinking around 8 is when you will at least get a bite of something, enough about the BBQ
The hostel is in a very good location, reasonably clean and good sized general area for all to gather, with 3 TV's and several couches, also you can buy booze there.
Can't comment on the dorm rooms but if you want a private room where you want to hang out in the room and need a place for a laptop etc you may find these rooms too small.
internet was ok but did require giving your email address to some system which we have never had before, it worked fine once we got that figured out.

We ended up moving to Boco Rooms about 5 minutes by taxi, which turned out to be a great change, room was double the size and for around the same price. Great service, in the end we were delighted about the change and our decision. It ended up being closer to the action and shopping etc, 4 restaurants within 1 block, some top rated

A tip about booking online if you choose hostelworld be care full about how many people you put in the initial booking when filling out the online form, it was our first time with hostelworld, when we got to the hostel the price was double of what it said online, in the end we got that corrected. Probably better to use Booking.com or call the hostel direct. USA funds will get you a discount and also eliminate any tax so that can be a huge savings

I am not happy to inform others but the NY vegetarian gal emailed us the next day letting us know she was ok as she left alone. We kinda hit it off with her, an interesting artist.
Sadly Someone probably another traveller had stolen her laptop, she was staying in a dorm room.
Guessing our experience was different from most who are looking for a private room
The manager of this hostel is a professional and dealt with the issue to our satisfaction.
All the best to fellow travellers

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello Alex!

Thank you for your opinion and comments of your stay. We are always ready to change the things to make more confortable and memorable the travel for our guests.

We hope to see you soon.

Best wishes.

Greetings.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Well located in the heart of Palermo, the hostel has a very friendly staff and comfortable accomadations. Surrond the hostel you will find the best clubs and restaurants in town. Twenty minutes walking and you will be in the Outlet's street where you will find the best bargains.
Inexpensive and woth the money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Hola Fernando!

Muchas gracias por tu comentario y observaciones.

Esperamos verte pronto nuevamente.

Saludos!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I always think the staff can make or break a hostel and the staff at Eco Pampa were excellent, they directed us to local restaurants, evenings out and day trips with no pressure to book things through them. The rooms were cleaned every day and were comfortable. Lovely location, felt very safe staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your review.
We regret that you could not enjoy your stay with us.
In general ,the atmosphere in the hostel is quiet. If there is music and people gathered it´s in our lobby (at the ground floor),specially equipped for that.
If there was noise at night in the rooms area ( first and second floor) may be due to other guests.
Our staff is always available for ask for silence if it is necesary.
Anyway,thank you for your observation,we would like to receive you again and improve your experience with us.

Best regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a place i loved while saying in buenos aires.
staff is lovely and lodge lovely.
it is placed in palermo barrio, and a little walk from cortazar square.
rooms are ok and bathroom clean. yes there r ladders for the rooms, but it is an old building and there is no option.
it deserve a stay,.

Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello Steven!

It's good to know that you feel like home. It's really confortable for us and we still working in that way.

We would like to see you again.

Greetings!
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I stayed in a 8 mixed room, which means that I payed a very cheap price it, and It totally worth every cent spent.
- It is located in a fancy neighborhood :)
- The hostel is cleaned daily, it has a very nice terrace with grass and a bio kitchen garden.
- Staff is more than excellent, always helpful!

- The only negative point, which don't bothered me a lot, It is just that the hostel didn't had any party during my 8 nights stay. Maybe It is different on high season.

Conclusion: go ahead and book it!

  • Stayed June 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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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
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Hola Eros!!

Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Que haya sido una experiencia inolvidable nos reconforta muchisimo y nos ayuda a mejorar cada dia mas.

Te esperamos pronto!!

Nuestros mejores deseos.

Saludos!
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Devon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We originaly just booked two nights here but on seeing the place imediately booked two more. It is in a very good location in Palermo, and hase been recently renovated to a high standard. The rooms are spacious, clean and have excellent bathrooms/showers. The staff were incredibly helpful, and would research activities for you while you were out and then give you a summary of the options when you return. The rooms are air condtioned, with excellent beds and our room was on the top floor so was very quiet making for easy sleeping. The security here is very good as well. Our room opened straight onto a lovely roof terrace, complete with loungers, and a little herb garden which was a nice place to relax in the evening with a bottle of wine.

A calm oasis in which to escape the hustle and bustle of the city - great place to base your adventured from.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lovely hostel. Location in Palermo excellent, 4 blocks from the Subte (underground) and similar from the main square in Palermo. Could easily walk to places in Palermo. Subte to centro takes about 30 mins.

We stayed in 8 bed dorm which was a little cramped, but bathroom etc a very clean. Also beds are made daily which is a luxury for a hostel!!

Staff are very helpful and all speak good English.
But during our stay not so many guests who speak English.

The rooftop terrace is gorgeous!!

Would recommend!


Stayed April 2013 as a couple

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EcoPampaHostel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Eco Pampa Hostel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for your comment!

Hope to receive you again!!

Cheers!
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Additional Information about Eco Pampa Hostel

Address: Guatemala 4778, Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 445 Specialty Lodging in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Eco Pampa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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