We booked a double room at the Millhouse Avenue Hostel in Buenos Aires for 3 nights while trying to save a bit of cash on our 3 month travels around South America.
While I am sure that the hostel is great for individuals who are looking to meet people and party, it is not one I would recommend for anybody over the age of about 23 that wants to have a more relaxed and authentic experience of Buenos Aires.
The hostel was a factory, clearly aimed at the Club 18-30s style holiday maker. When we arrived, the welcome was pleasant enough, but we were both aggrieved - at 30 years old - to be told we had to wear a bright blue festival style wrist band for the next 3 days to allow us in and out of the hostel.
We were then briefed by the staff on the rules of the hostel, that included not being late for check-out which would incur a charge for the full extra day. This was slightly irritating as when we returned at 2pm to check-in to our room, it was a twin room (we had booked a double), the cleaners were just going to work and it was clear that it wouldn't be ready for a while given the state it had been left in. When I spoke with the reception I was met with a very arrogant and dismissive response 'oh sorry mate, well get it sorted and make it into a double for you, come back in an hour or so'. I challenged them on the fact that I assumed this would just mean pushing the beds together, which it did.
At this point we decided to use that hour and find somewhere else to stay accepting the fact we would have to pay for the 3 nights at Millhouse in addition to the new hotel. I was happy to pay not to stay there and we booked into the Riva Lofts around the corner which was only slightly more expensive per night and much more appropriate for us.
Overall, the hostel will be ideal if you are looking for an English speaking, easy location to stay as a young individual that will enjoy the organised group activities and drinking games. If you are a bit older and want to enjoy a true Buenos Aires experience, avoid at all costs and stay around the corner instead!
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